Saturday, 19 November 2011

Synchronicity strikes again!

Having written two Chaco War-related blog entries in the past few days it should not really have been much of a surprise when the postman delivered the latest Osprey Men-at-Arms book this morning; its title is THE CHACO WAR 1932-35: SOUTH AMERICA'S GREATEST MODERN CONFLICT.


The book has been written by Alejandro de Quesda and Phillip Jowett, and illustrated by Ramiro Bujeiro. It is No.474 in Osprey's Men-at-Arms series (ISBN 978 1 84908 416 1) and follows the usual format of being 48 pages long, including 8 pages of colour illustrations.

This is no definitive history of the conflict, but it is an excellent starting point for anyone who wants to find out more about the Chaco War. The short bibliography has some very good suggestions for those who want to read more about the war, but most are written in Spanish and this may be a problem. That said, the two English language books that are included in the bibliography are well worth reading; I know, because I have copies on my bookshelves!

4 comments:

  1. Wasn't there one called "Green Hell" - I think I saw it in Waterstones at one point.

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  2. Conrad Kinch,

    There is, and it was written by Adrian English. I have a copy on my bookshelves, and recommend it to anyone who is interested in the Chaco War.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Nice little Osprey there Bob

    I think they are at their best when they pick out the peculiar periods

    Another one is the Mexican War 1861 to 1867 when the French took a large interest in Mexican affairs

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  4. Geordie an Exile FoG,

    I totally agree with you! At their best Ospreys are great primers or starting points ... especially for a conflict that might be new or not well known to the reader.

    All the best,

    Bob

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