Andean Tragedy: Fighting the War of the Pacific, 1879-1884

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U of Nebraska Press, 2007 - History - 457 pages
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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

Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Prewar Maneuvers
27
2 Comparing the Armies
44
3 Comparing the Navies
96
4 Chipana to Iquique
116
5 Angamos and Beyond
137
6 The Land War Begins
170
7 The Tacna and Arica Campaigns
212
8 Investing Lima
258
9 The Dirty War
301
10 Conclusion
347
Notes
361
Bibliography
423
Index
437
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