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Tango, The Art History of Love
A probing cultural history of the tango, its working class origins in 19th-century Buenos Aires and Afro-Argentine roots.
The Vineyard at the End of the World
Mount traces how the humble Malbec grape, ignored in its native France, helped transform Argentina into one of the world’s premier winemaking destinations in this tale of the making of wine, personalities, grapes and travel.
Argentina, A Traveler's Literary Companion
These choice stories introduce the landscapes and culture of Argentina, from the Andes to the Pampas, through the eyes of its writers
A masterpiece of travel, history and adventure, this award-winning book captures the spirit of the land, history, wildlife and people of Patagonia. There's no travel writer as engaging, insightful and just plain wonderful as Bruce Chatwin.
The Secret in Their Eyes
Basis for the 2010 Oscar-winning film and a portrait of 1970s Buenos Aires, Sacheri's novel-within-a-novel follows Benjamin Chaparro, a retired clerk in the Palace of Justice, who sets out to write a novel about a case that has haunted him for decades.
Culture Smart! Argentina
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
Evita, The Real Life of Eva Peron
Separating fact from myth, Fraser traces Evita’s life from her humble origins to her place as a revered cult figure, also exploring Peronism and Argentine politics of the 1930s and 1940s
Lonely Planet Buenos Aires
The best of Buenos Aires is included in this practical guide, along with a pullout map and insider recommendations on shopping, eating, sleeping and day trips
Vino Argentino, An Insider's Guide to the Wines and Wine Country of Argentina
This detailed, lushly illustrated guidebook to Argentina's wine region includes recipes, travel information, historical anecdotes, photographs, conversations with winemakers and a useful wine glossary
Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way
Inspired recipes of Patagonian born Francis Mallmann.
The classic account of a remarkable, 10,000-mile journey in 1925 across the Andes, pampas, deserts and tropical forest of South and Central America from Buenos Aires to Washington D.C. Astoundingly, Tschiffely made the epic trek with the same two delightful, determined and hardy (and much loved) gaucho horses, Mancha and Gato. Tschiffely captures the people, landscape of the spirit of places along the way in vivid, down-to-earth detail.
Buenos Aires, A Cultural History
An exhilarating, erudite guide to Buenos Aires as it has been portrayed by writers, poets and thinkers; serves well as a guidebook, too, with a street map and detailed neighborhood descriptions.
Cataratas del Iguazu
This foldup, laminated card shows seven maps of the falls, Puerto Iguazu, park and region.