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Andean Tragedy


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Richly detailed history of the War of the Pacific (1879-1884), fought between Bolivia, Peru, and Chile

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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.


"A well-researched and serious study that both scholars and casual readers will learn from."-Thomas L. Whigham, Hispanic American Historical Review -- Thomas L. Whigham * Hispanic American Historical Review *
"A fine example of the new vision of battle history as the author discusses arms, strategies, and tactics, as well as descriptions of encounters and the conduct of soldiers. . . . This is a well-written, well-researched work on a crucial event in the history of the west coast of South America and highly recommended to those interested in this region as well as to military history buffs."-Jerry W. Cooney, The Americas -- Jerry W. Cooney * The Americas *
"This is an outstanding study of an important later nineteenth-century South American war."-Christon I. Archer, Journal of Military History -- Christon I. Archer * Journal of Military History *

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