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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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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William F. Sater is an emeritus professor of history at California State University-Long Beach. He is the coauthor of The Grand Illusion: The Prussianization of The Chilean Army (Nebraska 1999) and of A History of Chile, 1802-2002, second edition.

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