* Preface * Acknowledgments * Part I. Preliminary Diplomatic Maneuvers *1. Root of the Conflict *2. The Road to War *3. The American States and the Conduct of the War *4. The Search for Peace * Part II. The Conference of Peace in Action *5. Problems of Disarmament, War Responsibilities, and Prisoners *6. The Petroleum and Security Questions *7. The Territorial Question *8. The Peace Conference and Inter-American Diplomacy * Appendix I: Bolivia and the Origins of the Chaco Combat of June 1932 * Appendix II: Protocol of June 12, 1935 * Appendix III: Diplomatic and Military Personnel * Appendix IV: Protocolized Act, January 21, 1936 * Appendix V: Repatriation of Bolivian and Paraguayan Prisoners * Appendix VI: Petroleum Exploration in Paraguay and Bolivia, 1938-1970 * Appendix VII: Confidential Agreement, July 9, 1938 * Appendix VIII: Treaty of Peace, Friendship, and Limits between the Republics of Bolivia and Paraguay * Bibliography * Index
Leslie B. Rout, Jr. (1935-1987) was not only a historian, teaching for many years at Michigan State University, but also a jazz musician. He became interested in the Chaco War and its subsequent settlement while traveling in Latin America as a member of a United States government-sponsored musical group. Informed that unpublished documents could be made available, Rout returned to Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Bolivia in 1965 to prepare this study.