The Resource The tango war : the struggle for the hearts, minds and riches of Latin America during World War II, Mary Jo McConahay

The tango war : the struggle for the hearts, minds and riches of Latin America during World War II, Mary Jo McConahay

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The tango war : the struggle for the hearts, minds and riches of Latin America during World War II
Title
The tango war
Title remainder
the struggle for the hearts, minds and riches of Latin America during World War II
Statement of responsibility
Mary Jo McConahay
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Language
eng
Summary
"The gripping and little known story of the fight for the allegiance of Latin America during World War II The Tango War fills an important gap in WWII history. Beginning in the thirties, both sides were well aware of the need to control not just the hearts and minds but also the resources of Latin America. The fight was often dirty: residents were captured to exchange for U.S. prisoners of war and rival spy networks shadowed each other across the continent. At all times it was a Tango War, in which each side closely shadowed the other's steps. Though the Allies triumphed, at the war's inception it looked like the Axis would win. A flow of raw materials in the Southern Hemisphere, at a high cost in lives, was key to ensuring Allied victory, as were military bases supporting the North African campaign, the Battle of the Atlantic and the invasion of Sicily, and fending off attacks on the Panama Canal. Allies secured loyalty through espionage and diplomacy--including help from Hollywood and Mickey Mouse--while Jews and innocents among ethnic groups --Japanese, Germans--paid an unconscionable price. Mexican pilots flew in the Philippines and twenty-five thousand Brazilians breached the Gothic Line in Italy. The Tango War also describes the machinations behind the greatest mass flight of criminals of the century, fascists with blood on their hands who escaped to the Americas. A true, shocking account that reads like a thriller, The Tango War shows in a new way how WWII was truly a global war"--
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McConahay, Mary Jo
Dewey number
940.53/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D768.18
LC item number
.M38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
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The tango war : the struggle for the hearts, minds and riches of Latin America during World War II, Mary Jo McConahay
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prizes. The fight for Southern skies -- Black gold, oil to fuel the war -- White gold, the story of the rubber soldiers -- The undesirables. "Where they could not enter" : Jewish lives -- Nazis and not Nazis, in the land of the white butterfly -- In Inca country, capturing "Japanese" -- Inmates, a family affair -- The illusionists. Seduction -- Spies, masters of spies -- Operation Bolivar, German espionage in South America -- The warriors. The battle of the Atlantic : Southern seas -- Smoking cobras -- The end without an end. Ratlines -- Connections, the Cold War
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250091239
Lccn
2018011523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1044769695
  • 875656
  • (OCoLC)on1044769695
  • 875656
Label
The tango war : the struggle for the hearts, minds and riches of Latin America during World War II, Mary Jo McConahay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prizes. The fight for Southern skies -- Black gold, oil to fuel the war -- White gold, the story of the rubber soldiers -- The undesirables. "Where they could not enter" : Jewish lives -- Nazis and not Nazis, in the land of the white butterfly -- In Inca country, capturing "Japanese" -- Inmates, a family affair -- The illusionists. Seduction -- Spies, masters of spies -- Operation Bolivar, German espionage in South America -- The warriors. The battle of the Atlantic : Southern seas -- Smoking cobras -- The end without an end. Ratlines -- Connections, the Cold War
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250091239
Lccn
2018011523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1044769695
  • 875656
  • (OCoLC)on1044769695
  • 875656

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