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

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The first serious biography of Francisco Solano López 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, López 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 Schofield Saeger offers a critical analysis of Paraguayan politics and López's life and erratic rule in this meticulous study.

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Publication Date
July 20, 2007
Publisher
Collection
Page count
252
ISBN
9780742580565
Paper ISBN
9780742537552