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Francisco Solano Lopez and the Ruination of Paraguay: Honor and Egocentrism

History


by
James Schofield Saeger

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 252 pages

File size: 3.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

The first serious biography of Francisco Solano L-pez in English for decades, this richly researched book tells the dramatic story of Paraguay’s most notorious ruler. Despite the heroic stature he gained after his death, L-pez was a monumentally flawed leader who made the disastrous decisions in 1864 and 1865 to invade Brazil and Argentina, initiating the most devastating interstate conflict in South American history. Drawing on a trove of primary sources, James Saeger offers a critical analysis of Paraguayan politics and L-pez’s life and erratic rule in this meticulous study.

The first serious biography of Francisco Solano L-pez in English for decades, this richly researched book tells the dramatic story of Paraguay’s most notorious ruler. Despite the heroic stature he gained after his death, L-pez was a monumentally flawed leader who made the disastrous decisions in 1864 and 1865 to invade Brazil and Argentina, initiating the most devastating interstate conflict in South American history. Drawing on a trove of primary sources, James… (more)

The first serious biography of Francisco Solano L-pez in English for decades, this richly researched book tells the dramatic story of Paraguay’s most notorious ruler. Despite the heroic stature he gained after his death, L-pez was a monumentally flawed leader who made the disastrous decisions in 1864 and 1865 to invade Brazil and Argentina, initiating the most devastating interstate conflict in South American history. Drawing on a trove of primary sources, James Saeger offers a critical analysis of Paraguayan politics and L-pez’s life and erratic rule in this meticulous study.

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