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Author Slatta, Richard W
Title Simón Bolívar's Quest for Glory
Imprint College Station : Texas A&M University Press, 2003
©2003
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Descript 1 online resource (367 pages)
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Series Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series ; v.86
Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series
Note Intro -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Maps -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- Chapter 2 A Young Man Seeks His Destiny, 1783-1806 -- Chapter 3 Stirrings of Independence, 1807-10 -- Chapter 4 Disasters for the Foolish Fatherland, 1811-12 -- Chapter 5 Victories from Mompox to Araure, 1812-13 -- Chapter 6 Boves and Royalist Resurgence, 1814-15 -- Chapter 7 Regrouping in Jamaica, 1815-16 -- Chapter 8 From Optimism at Aux Cayesto Disaster at Ocumare, 1816 -- Chapter 9 Frustration from Jacmel to Guayana,1816-17 -- Chapter 10 From Frustration on the Llanosto Victory at Boyacá, 1818-19 -- Chapter 11 Armistice Joining with San Martínto Turn the Tide, 1820-21 -- Chapter 12 Delirium over Manuela and Chimborazo,1822 -- Chapter 13 Final Triumph in Peru, 1823-25 -- Chapter 14 Trying to Hold Gran Colombia Together, 1825-28 -- Chapter 15 Political Decline and Death, 1828-30 -- Chapter 16 From Demagogue to Demigod -- Appendix Highlights of Simón Bolívar's Life and Times -- Glossary of Spanish Terms -- Bibliography -- Index
Simón Bolívar, who fought to free South America from Spanish rule from 1810 to 1826, was one of the most influential figures in Latin American history. His life contained all the makings of an epic war hero: repeated comebacks from defeat, flashes of military genius, a near-manic quest for glory, and fall from political grace. Here, the authors bring forth his story and show how it set the political pattern for the next century
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Link Print version: Slatta, Richard W. Simón Bolívar's Quest for Glory College Station : Texas A&M University Press,c2003 9781585442393
Subject Bolívar, Simón, -- 1783-1830.;Heads of state -- South America -- Biography.;South America -- History -- Wars of Independence, 1806-1830
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Alt Author Grummond, Jane Lucas De
De Grummond, Jane Lucas
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