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Description - The New York Public Library Amazing Hispanic American History by The New York Public Library

Authoritative and fascinating Hispanic American history from the most respected name in reference. Why do some people call themselves Hispanic while others call themselves Latino? Where in America did the Spanish first settle? Which Spanish explorer discovered the Mississippi River? Who was Cesar Chavez? Is "La Bamba" a traditional Mexican song? In this, the fifth book in the New York Public Library's bestselling young adult series, author George Ochoa answers these questions and hundreds more to render a comprehensive portrait of Hispanic American history. The answers are detailed, often surprising, and always fascinating. Young people will find this book entertaining, enlightening, and ideal for research. Contains more than 400 challenging questions and intriguing answers. * Written in the same wide-ranging, fact-filled style that has made previous NYPL references such popular bestsellers. * Packed with lists, photographs, illustrations, fun facts, and sidebars. The New York Public Library's bestselling reference books include The New York Public Library Desk Reference and The New York Public Library Science Desk Reference. George Ochoa (Dobbs Ferry, NY) is the author of The Fall of Mexico City for young adults, Wilson's Chronology of the Arts, and the coauthor of The Book of Answers: The New York Public Library Telephone Reference Service's Most Unusual and Enlightening Questions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471192046
ISBN-10: 047119204X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 154mm x 13mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 25-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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