The Road to Armageddon: Paraguay Versus the Triple Alliance, 1866-70 (Latin American & Caribbean Studies #14) (Paperback)

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The Road to Armageddon: Paraguay Versus the Triple Alliance, 1866-70 (Latin American & Caribbean Studies #14) (Paperback)

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In 1864 the capture of Brazilian steamer the Marqu's de Olinda initiated South America's most significant war. Thousands of Brazilian, Argentine, and Uruguayan soldiers engaged in a protracted siege of Paraguay, leaving the Paraguayan economy and population devastated. The suffering defied imagination and left a tradition of bad feelings, changing politics in South America forever.

This is the definitive work on the Triple Alliance War. Thomas L. Whigham examines key personalities and military engagements while exploring the effects of the conflict on individuals, Paraguayan society, and the continent as a whole. The Road to Armageddon is the first book utilize a broad range of primary sources and materials, including testimony from the men and women who witnessed the war first-hand.

Product Details ISBN: 9781552388099
ISBN-10: 1552388093
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Publication Date: December 11th, 2017
Pages: 672
Language: English
Series: Latin American & Caribbean Studies