The Wars of Spanish American Independence 1809-29

The Wars of Spanish American Independence 1809-29

by John Fletcher

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782007661
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 12/24/2013
Series: Essential Histories Series
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,239,957
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

John Fletcher is the author of two gamers' guides to the Wars of South American Independence and has written or collaborated on seven published articles on South American military history. He was inspired to research the period after reading Osprey's The Armies of Bolivar and San Martin (MAA 232). John lives in Los Angeles, California where he is a video editor and band tour manager. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with degrees in History and International Affairs. The author lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chronology 9

Background to war; A creaking empire 12

Warring sides "Fight and you shall win" 19

Outbreak Loyal revolutionaries 26

The fighting "War to the Death" 33

Portrait of a soldier William Miller 63

The world around war Anarchy and opportunity 68

Portrait of a civilian Francisco José de Caldas 75

How the war ended "The peoples are tired and want nothing but peace and order" 79

Conclusion and consequences 85

Bibliography 92

Index 94

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