Andean Tragedy: Fighting the War of the Pacific, 1879-1884
The year 1879 marked the beginning of one of the longest, bloodiest conflicts of nineteenth-century Latin America. The War of the Pacific pitted Peru and Bolivia against Chile in a struggle initiated over a festering border dispute. The conflict saw Chile's and Peru's armored warships vying for control of sea lanes and included one of the first examples of the use of naval torpedoes.
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A thorough and workmanlike, if rather uninspired work. It is clear that this will be the standard work in English on the War of the Pacific for the foreseeable future, and serves as an excellent ... Read full review