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Publisher: Signal Books
ISBN10: 1902669215 ISBN13: 9781902669212 DDC: 355 Edition: Paperback; 2002-09-01


Since the early 19th century, South America has witnessed a series of conflicts, some short & small-scale, others long-lasting & extensive. Battles have been fought over serious issues -- border disputes, trading disagreements & oil wealth -- but also over such seemingly trivial matters as manure & the result of a soccer match. The heyday of South American war-mongering was the 19th century, the period reconstructed here. Considers how Britain treated the continent as part of its empire with a policy of gunboat diplomacy. Analyzes how distant wars were viewed in Europe & how they affected the people who actually fought them. Captures the imperial ambitions, belligerence & incompetence of Victorian generals & profiteers. Illustrations.


  • Dewey Decimal: 355

Book Details

  • Physical Description: 5.8"x8.9"x0.7"; 0.7 lb; 194 pages
  • Edition Info: Paperback; 2002-09-01


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