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The war in Nicaragua.

Walker, William.

Published by S.H. Goetzel & Co., Mobile & New York, 1860
From SessaBks (ABAA, ILAB) (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

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Published the year he was executed, this is => Walker's own account of his filibustering expedition to take over Nicaragua, after having failed to wrest Baja and Sonora from Mexico. Walker was a man who wanted his own country and did not let initial failure deter him. His attempt to take Nicaragua was successful at first but a combination of local resistance, the Costa Rican army, and mercenaries in the employ of Cornelius Vanderbilt (who viewed Walker as a threat to his own interests in Central America) brought about Walker's downfall. After a brief respite back in the U.S., where he was welcomed as a hero, Walker, the quintessential filibusterer, returned to Central America wanting to capture Honduras. He died there trying. The map (14" x 16") is in four colors and is titled "Colton's Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, San Salvador & Costa Rica. Small 8vo. Frontis. port., xii, 431 pp., fold. map. Publisher's brick colored textured cloth stamped in blind. Top and bottom of spine pulled and frayed. Some foxing at front and rear. Newspaper articles at front and rear of volume. Some added owner's notes about Walker on blanks. Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 21372

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Title: The war in Nicaragua.

Publisher: S.H. Goetzel & Co., Mobile & New York

Publication Date: 1860

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