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Aggression and History: The Case of Ecuador and Peru
Aggression and History: The Case of Ecuador and Peru
By Bryce Wood
University Microfilms (for the Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbi, 1978, 309 pp.

Combining intricate research and large generalizations with a lapidary's precision, the author recounts the history of the Peruvian-Ecuadoran border disputes and the fighting in the summer of 1941 that resulted in Ecuador's loss of its province of El Oro. The focus is on the perceptions of the two adversaries, with many fascinating glimpses and insights that invoke instant life out of small details long forgotten.