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Latin American and Caribbean Book Series presents its latest publication

Latin American Research Centre is proud to present the 14th publication from the Latin American and Caribbean Series, “The Road to Armageddon: Paraguay Versus the Triple Alliance, 1866-70” by Thomas L. Whigham, published by University of Calgary Press. 

In this is the definitive work on the Triple Alliance War, Thomas L. Whigham examines key personalities and military engagements while exploring the effects of the conflict on individuals, Paraguayan society, and the continent as a whole. The Road to Armageddon is the first book utilize a broad range of primary sources and materials, including testimony from the men and women who witnessed the war first-hand.

In 1864, the capture of Brazilian steamer the Marquês de Olinda initiated South America's most significant war. Thousands of Brazilian, Argentine, and Uruguayan soldiers engaged in a protracted siege of Paraguay, leaving the Paraguayan economy and population devastated. The suffering defied imagination and left a tradition of bad feelings, changing politics in South America forever.

Thomas L. Whigham has authored or edited twenty-two books on the history and culture of Latin America, including The Paraguayan War: Causes and Early Conduct. He is Professor of History at the University of Georgia and a member of Paraguay’s National Academy of History.

This is the lastest publication of the Latin American and Caribbean Series edited by Professor Hendrik Kraay. The Series has published 13 more books on Latin American topics since 2002.