The Paraguayan War

Causes and Early Conduct, 2nd Edition

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The Paraguayan War

Reissued with a new preface by the author, The Paraguayan War is an engrossing and comprehensive account of the origins and early campaigns of the deadliest and most extensive interstate war ever fought in Latin America. A 2003 CHOICE Academic Title of the Year, this book sets the stage for The Road to Armageddon. Together, these books fill an important gap in our understanding of Latin American History.

Table des matières

Table des matières
Front Cover 1
Half Title Page 2
Full Title Page 4
Copyright Page 5
Dedication 6
Preface to the 2018 Edition 8
Contents 24
List of Illustrations and Maps 26
Acknowledgments 28
Introduction 30
Half Title Page 36
SECTION I: The Dawn of Nationhood 38
1 | Environment and Society 40
2 | The Rise of Politics 58
3 | War and Nation Building 85
SECTION II: Uneasy Neighbors 112
4 | Paraguay Faces the Empire 114
5 | The Misiones and Chaco Disputes 130
6 | The Uruguayan Imbroglio 155
SECTION III: The War Begins 200
7 | Military Preparedness 202
8 | Mato Grosso Campaign 229
9 | Neutrality Tested 254
SECTION IV: The Paraguayan Offensive 308
10 | Corrientes under the Gun 310
11 | The Battle of the Riachuelo 361
12 | The March into Rio Grande 381
SECTION V: The Tide Turns 402
13 | Missteps in the South 404
14 | The Seige of Uruguaiana 427
15 | Retreat to Paso de la Patria 444
Conclusion 469
Notes 476
Index 558
Back Cover 576