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Narrative of Services in the Liberation of Chili, Peru, and Brazil, from Spanish and Portuguese Domination

Narrative of Services in the Liberation of Chili, Peru, and Brazil, from Spanish and Portuguese Domination
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  • Date Published: November 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108054058

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  • The most renowned naval officer of the mid-nineteenth century, Thomas Cochrane, tenth Earl of Dundonald (1775–1860), led an eventful life. Due to a financial scandal, he left the Royal Navy for a period and became a celebrated mercenary. This two-volume work was first published in 1859. Volume 1 concerns Cochrane's activity in the wars of independence of Chile and Peru, covering his command of the Chilean navy from 1818, his recruitment of British and American officers, attacks on Spanish shipping, and seizure of booty. It goes on to recount his command of a Chilean expedition to liberate Peru from the Portuguese in 1820. Volume 2 concerns the period, from 1823, of Cochrane's command of the Brazilian navy, largely characterised by infighting, bitterness and administrative machinations. Cochrane was the quintessential naval hero of the age, and his memoir remains of interest to both scholars and readers of maritime adventure.

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    • Date Published: November 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108054058
    • dimensions: 216 x 142 x 41 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1. Preface
    1. Invitation to take command of Chilian navy
    2. Second expedition to Peru
    3. Departure for Chiloe
    4. Obstacles to equipping the squadron
    5. San Martin's violation of truth
    6. Return to Callao
    7. Tampering with Chilian officers
    8. Prolonged destitution of a squadron
    9. Arrival at Guayaquil
    10. Return to Valparaiso
    11. Negociations with Bolivar
    12. The squadron taken from me
    13. Freire marches on Valparaiso
    14. Injustice to the squadron
    Appendix. Volume 2. 1. Brazilian and Portuguese factions
    2. Attempt to cut off the enemy's ships
    3. Capture of the Don Miguel
    4. Captain Grenfell sent to summon Parà
    5. First effort to curtail the imperial power
    6. Remonstrance against decree of prize tribunal
    7. Ministerial malignity towards me
    8. Republican government proclaimed at Pernambuco
    9. Arrival at Maranham
    10. Misrepresentations made in England
    11. Imperial approval
    12. I quit Maranham for a cruise
    13. I am dismissed from the service by the Brazilian government
    14. Proclamation for payment of officers and men.

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    Thomas Cochrane

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