Land that Lost Its Heroes: How Argentina Lost the Falklands War Paperback – 26 Apr 2012
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Full of insights about the extraordinary story of Argentina under Galtieri and Alfonsin (Max Hastings)
An excellent study of the crisis (Robert Harris, Observer)
Exceptionally well written and well presented (Sunday Times)
A beautifully written and well-researched book, competently annotated and documented, which is special on several counts. His is a first-hand and authoratative account of the Falklands war as seen from Buenos Aires. Burns brings to bear his unique experience of a mixed British and Spanish upbringing in his quest for an answer to Argentina's incomprehensible descent into violent political chaos and moral as well as economic bankruptcy (Sunday Telegraph)
Essential title for the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War on April 2, 2012See all Product description
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23 September 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed the book; I found it to be very well balanced and covered areas I never previously knew or understood about the lead up to the conflict. I found Jimmy Burns account very easy to follow & informative and would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to better understand the Argentinian claim to the Islands and the subsequent conflict. An excellent an important book on the history and political aspects of the continued dispute.
30 December 2014
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A fantastic read which shows the conflict from both sides a must read for people with a interest in both sides of the story.
28 December 2012
I am a Brit living in South America who was 12 when the UK and Argentina went to war over the Falklands. Living here has not made made me reconsider my support for the Falkland Islanders and their right to self-determination, but has made me realise that others see things differently. Importantly, the author was on the ground in Argentina before the war and is a native Spanish speaker. He has produced a gripping read that provides an excellent means to see the other side of the coin. By providing an objective warts and all account of all the protagonists (UK, Argentines and Falkland Islanders), I feel that he has provided a useful service for those of use trying to understand how two nations came to the point of killing large numbers of each other's young men before their time.
7 October 2013
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The title says it all really. A sorry tale of how a succession of corrupt, and incompetent, politicians and often megalomaniac generals made a total mess of running a country over a period of many years. Despite my interest in the Falkland Islands in general and the war in particular I could not summon up the enthusiasm to finish it.
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brilliant read considers the social,economic,political reasons that led to the falklands/malvinas campaign interesting that argentinian forces were promoted by the usa as a...Read more