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Author Sater, William F.

Title Andean tragedy : fighting the war of the Pacific, 1879-1884 / William F. Sater
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (442 pages) : plans
Series Studies in war, society, and the military
Studies in war, society, and the military.
Contents Introduction -- The prewar maneuvers -- Comparing the armies -- Comparing the navies -- Chipana to Iquique -- Angamos and beyond -- The land war begins -- The Tacna and Arica campaigns -- Investing Lima -- The dirty war -- Conclusion
Summary 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 Chiles and Perus armored warships vying for control of sea lanes and included one of the first examples of the use of naval torpedoes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-435) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject War of the Pacific, 1879-1884.
Bolivia -- History, Military -- 19th century.
Chile -- History, Military -- 19th century.
Peru -- History, Military -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Military history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 080320759X (electronic bk.)
9780803207592 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)