Venezuela: a list of "must have" titles

A Listmania! list by Maria D. (Miami, USA)
The list author says: "Alright, so you'd like to know more about what it means to be Venezuela and what the country and its people are about? Everybody has a Venezuelan friend nowadays, so perhaps you'd like to understand them a little better and find out what makes them tick?

Well, I've been waiting a while for a particular Venezuelan novel to come out and since I'm already here, I might as well share some of the books in my libary with you.

Here are my top choices. Enjoy!"
CultureShock! Venezuela: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette
1.  CultureShock! Venezuela: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette by Kitt Baguley
The list author says:
  "Here's my first choice for those who have Venezuelan friends or have visited the country (or are planning to). It's fun, concise and truthful."
$1.99   Used & New from: $0.01

Chronicles of a Nomad: Memoirs of an Immigrant
2.  Chronicles of a Nomad: Memoirs of an Immigrant by A. A. Alvarez
The list author says:
  "This is a lovely story of a young Venezuelan expatriate. It accurately portrays why Venezuelans are leaving the country like never before, so it will help you understand your Venezuelan friends a heck of a lot better. It will make you laugh, cry, and "hit your head against the wall" as the main character in the book.

Read my full review in the product's page."
$15.00
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

The Silence and the Scorpion: The Coup Against Chavez and the Making of Modern Venezuela
3.  The Silence and the Scorpion: The Coup Against Chavez and the Making of Modern Venezuela by Brian A. Nelson
The list author says:
  "The Silence and the Scorpion is a "clocked" account of what happened, where, to whom, and by whom during the massacre of April 11; an event which resulted in the temporary ousting of President Hugo Chavez in 2002.

Read my full review in the product's page.

If you care about Venezuela at all, do yourself a favor and read it."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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v2036: A Venezuelan Chronicle
4.  v2036: A Venezuelan Chronicle by A. A. Alvarez
The list author says:
  "I can't wait for this to come out!"
$15.00
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

New Sound of Venezuelan Gozadera
5.  New Sound of Venezuelan Gozadera by Los Amigos Invisibles
The list author says:
  "Los Amigos Invisibles is perhaps"
$17.32   Used & New from: $1.24
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

Grandes Exitos
6.  Grandes Exitos by Carlos Baute
The list author says:
  "Carlos Baute is an amazing singer who hasn't made it big who knows for what reason. The talent is there . . . and he's got the looks too."
Used & New from: $14.55
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Miallegro 6007 MiArepa Maker
7.  Miallegro 6007 MiArepa Maker by Miallegro
The list author says:
  "You can't pretent to know anything about Venezuela if you haven't eaten arepas. With this appliance, you'll be on your way to becoming a Venezuelan master chef."
$43.99
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Cuatro
8.  Cuatro by Crestwood
The list author says:
  "I thought the "Cuatro" was a Venezuelan exclusive until I saw Jake Shimabukuro play the Ukulele. Oh well, Venezuelan or Hawaiian, this four-stringed guitar-like instrument can play wonders in the right hands."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela (American Encounters/Global Interactions)
9.  The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela (American Encounters/Global Interactions) by Miguel Tinker Salas
$23.11   Used & New from: $10.70
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

In the Shadow of Papillon: Seven Years of Hell in Venezuela's Prison System
10.  In the Shadow of Papillon: Seven Years of Hell in Venezuela's Prison System by Frank Kane
$13.46   Used & New from: $3.68

Venezuela: Hugo Chavez and the Decline of an "Exceptional Democracy" (Latin American Perspectives in the Classroom)
11.  Venezuela: Hugo Chavez and the Decline of an "Exceptional Democracy" (Latin American Perspectives in the Classroom) by Miguel Tinker Salas
The list author says:
  "I guess the price of this book is a pun intended to symbolize the high price Venezuelans have had to pay these past 20 years of thiefocracy...

This will remain in my wishlist until I have some extra cash (does anyone?)"
$80.36   Used & New from: $10.85
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Food & Cooking of South America: Ingredients, techniques and signature recipes from the undiscovered traditional cuisines of Brazil, Argentina, ... Ecuador, Mexico, Columbia and Venezuela.
12.  Food & Cooking of South America: Ingredients, techniques and signature recipes from the undiscovered traditional cuisines of Brazil, Argentina, ... Ecuador, Mexico, Columbia and Venezuela. by Jenni Fleetwood
The list author says:
  "Learn the flavors that make Latin Americans dance, laugh and celebrate no matter what. If that's not a recipe for happiness, I don't know what is."
$17.99   Used & New from: $1.06
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Three Gringos in Venezuela and Central America
13.  Three Gringos in Venezuela and Central America by Richard Harding-Davis
The list author says:
  "Haven't read it but sounds fun. I wonder if Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short make an appearance."
$17.12

From Windfall to Curse?: Oil and Industrialization in Venezuela, 1920 to the Present
14.  From Windfall to Curse?: Oil and Industrialization in Venezuela, 1920 to the Present by Jonathan DiJohn
$59.56   Used & New from: $31.62

Crafting Civilian Control of the Military in Venezuela: A Comparative Perspective
15.  Crafting Civilian Control of the Military in Venezuela: A Comparative Perspective by Harold A. Trinkunas
$28.58   Used & New from: $2.00

Romulo Betancourt and the Transformation of Venezuela
16.  Romulo Betancourt and the Transformation of Venezuela by Robert J. Alexander
$44.22   Used & New from: $15.93
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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