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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.

McConahay, Mary Jo (author.).
Book Book (2018.)
Description: xiv, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
5 of 5 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Peabody - Peabody Institute Library. (Show preferred library)
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Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Peabody Main Adult New Nonfiction NEW D 768.18 .M38 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers New Nonfiction (1st Floor) D 768.18 M38 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Lawrence Campus Stacks D768.18 .M38 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 940.538/McCONAHAY (Text to Phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Lower Level 940.538 MCC (Text to Phone) Reshelving -

  • ISBN: 9781250091239 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1250091233 (hardcover)
  • Edition: First edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographic references (pages 291-310) and index.
Contents: The fight for Southern skies -- Black gold, oil to fuel the war -- White gold, the rubber soldiers -- "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 -- Seduction -- Spies, masters of spies -- Operation Bolivar, German espionage in South America -- The battle of the Atlantic : southern seas -- Smoking cobras -- Ratlines -- Connections, the Cold War.
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"--
Citation: McConahay, Mary Jo. "The tango war : the struggle for the hearts, minds, and riches of Latin America during World War II." New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
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