Michael Rodriguez

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The Greatest Fury: The Battle of New Orleans and the Rebirth of America

Extensively researched, tediously old-school military history.
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Escalante’s Dream: On the Trail of the Spanish Discovery of the Southwest

As in Greg MacGregor’s photo essay In Search of Dominguez & Escalante, this work breathes new life into a centuries-old journey.

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Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story

This polished narrative with a rigid thematic structure lacks space for deeper nuance and context. Readers seeking a general history of Latin American should opt for Chasteen’s Born in Blood and Fire.

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The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century

A sympathetic, journalistic account of an unruly band of brothers whose 45 days of fighting in Cuba changed the world.

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Atlas of World War II: History's Greatest Conflict Revealed Through Rare Wartime Maps and New Cartography

Thoughtfully curated and beautifully designed, this volume is sure to appeal to military history aficionados and anyone with an unadorned coffee table.
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The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain's Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War

Part history, part melodrama, and sure to entertain public library patrons attracted to family biographies or Spain.
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Reference Librarianship & Justice: History, Practice & Praxis

This thought-provoking, radical, and persuasive work will excite even the most theory-averse readers and challenge librarians to see reference through a critical theory lens of empathy and social justice.
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El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America

A thorough, relevant, and insightful survey of Hispanic North America.
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The Tango War: The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II

McConahay sheds light on long-neglected history in this fantastic read that will have far-reaching appeal.—Michael Rodriguez, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

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