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Freedom's mercenaries

£29.99

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Between 1817 and 1825, 10,000 British mercenaries, many of them veterans of the Napoleonic Wars, left Europe to join the armies and navies of Bolivar, San Martin, and other leaders fighting to liberate their countries from the colonial domination of Spain and Portugal. Very few of these mercenaries came back. Many succumbed to tropical diseases or battles, and the remainder settled in the new states that they helped to create. This two-volume edition tells the little known story of these freedom mercenaries. Using historical evidence, this work offers a complete study of the struggle of both Britons and South Americans in these Wars of Independence and analyzes their actions in the larger context of the foreign policies of the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Imperial Russia, and the German States. Each volume features self-contained, but complementary chapters that follow one major unit or volunteer. Written in an approachable style, this book offers insight into an under-examined historical epic.

The book is in good condition, there is some shelf-wear to the covers. The top and bottom corners of the covers show slight bowing. There is an inscription by the author on the inside page (see photo).

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Author(s):
Moises Enrique Rodriguez
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23cm x 16cm
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0761834370
ISBN-13:
9780761834373
Number of pages:
411
Publisher:
Hamilton Books
Title:
Freedom's Mercenaries

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Between 1817 and 1825, 10,000 British mercenaries, many of them veterans of the Napoleonic Wars, left Europe to join the armies and navies of Bolivar, San Martin, and other leaders fighting to liberate their countries from the colonial domination of Spain and Portugal. Very few of these mercenaries came back. Many succumbed to tropical diseases or battles, and the remainder settled in the new states that they helped to create. This two-volume edition tells the little known story of these freedom mercenaries. Using historical evidence, this work offers a complete study of the struggle of both Britons and South Americans in these Wars of Independence and analyzes their actions in the larger context of the foreign policies of the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Imperial Russia, and the German States. Each volume features self-contained, but complementary chapters that follow one major unit or volunteer. Written in an approachable style, this book offers insight into an under-examined historical epic.

The book is in good condition, there is some shelf-wear to the covers. The top and bottom corners of the covers show slight bowing. There is an inscription by the author on the inside page (see photo).

Author(s):
Moises Enrique Rodriguez
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23cm x 16cm
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0761834370
ISBN-13:
9780761834373
Number of pages:
411
Publisher:
Hamilton Books
Title:
Freedom's Mercenaries

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