Times Gone By : Memoirs of a Man of Action
Contributor(s): Polt, John.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Library of Latin America: Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2003Description: 1 online resource (674 p.).ISBN: 9780199939008.Subject(s): Chile -- History -- 1824-1920 -- Anecdotes | Chile -- History -- War of Independence, 1810-1824 -- Anecdotes | Pe´rez Rosales, Vicente, 1807-1886Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Times Gone By : Memoirs of a Man of ActionDDC classification: 983.04 | 983.04092 | 983/.04 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Series Editors' General Introduction; Translator's Note; Chronology of Vicente Pérez Rosales; Introduction; Times Gone By; I Why the Santiago 1814 to 1822 can't hold a candle to the Santiago of 1860.; II Valparaíso. - My first lesson in international law. - Francisco de la Lastra. - José Miguel Carrera.- The defeat at Rancagua. - Osorio. - Juan Fernández. - Juan Enrique Rosales. - His daughter Rosario. - My mother is imprisoned. - Felipe Santiago del Solar.
III Marco's tribulations. - Chacabuco. - A great soirée in honor of the conquering army. - The coat of arms of Chile. - The defeat at Cancha Rayada. - Second emigration to Mendoza. - The death of Luis and Juan José Carrera.
IV How Lord Spencer repaid the kindnesses done him in Chile. - Brazil. - The first steamship to reach Rio de Janeiro. - What people thought of steamships in those days. - Slavery. - Brazil's achievement of independence. - The famous writer Maria Graham. - The earthquake of 1822. - O'Higgins. - National holidays. - Chile in 1824. - A remarkable proclamation by General Luis Aury. - Camilo Henrtquezs views on immigration.
V The Baron de Mackau and the corsair Quintanilla. - My voyage to France. - Rio de Janeiro. - Le Havre. - The Paris of yesteryear. - María Malibrán García. - A young son of Fernando VII. - The Duchesse de Berry. - Silvelas school. - The mathematician Vallejo. - Don Andrés A. de Gorbea. - Don Leandro Fernández Moratín. - Don Silvestre Pinheiro Ferreira, our civics teacher. - Romanticism. - Alexandre Dumas. - General San Martin in France. - General Morillo.
VI Symptoms of the July Revolution of 1830. - The conquest of Algeria. - The July Revolution. - More on the Duchesse de Berry. - The ridiculous finale to the Parisian visit of the Dey of Algiers.VII How wrong we are when we think the whole world knows us. - Beginnings of the railroad in Europe. - Bordeaux. - Wines and chicanery. - How to make use of sandy terrain. - A lucky escape. - Tenerife. - Tropical seas. - South winds. - Effects of a lack of drinking water at sea. - Doubling and redoubling Cape Horn. - The Falkland Islands.
VIII My arrival in Chile.- The newcomer. - The apprentice rancher. - The distiller. - Why our factories fail. - The shopkeeper. - The physician. - My debut as a journalist. - Consequences of sudden wealth. - Tobacco and cattle smuggling in the Andes. - Cast your bread upon the waters.
These memoirs trace the wild and adventurous life of Perez Rosales from his childhood up to the 1860s. During that approximately half-century he saw and did more than a dozen ordinary men. At age eleven in Argentina he witnessed the executions of Luis and Juan Jose Carrera. From there, his activities and adventures took him on several journeys on sailing vessels around Cape Horn; to Paris, where he witnessed the July revolution of 1830; to various commercial endeavors including a distillery, the practice of medicine, and cattle smuggling; into service as an advisor to an Argentine warlord; as
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