- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2009 edition (October 19, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0230114830
- ISBN-13: 978-0230114838
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.7 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,569,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A History of the British Presence in Chile: From Bloody Mary to Charles Darwin and the Decline of British Influence 2009th Edition
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“[Edmundson] has written such an excellent book which ought to appeal to anyone with an interest in Chile. Well-researched and concise, it is an appetite-warming guide for further reading and should be recommended to newcomers planning to spend much time in the country.”--Chilean News (the Bulletin of the Anglo-Chilean Society in London), Year 66, No. 376, 10-11, April 2010
“I congratulate William Edmundson on bringing this important, but largely forgotten, part of Chilean history to the general public.”--Victor C. Hawkins, Chairman, British Commonwealth Society, Chile
“As the modern-day visitor can readily confirm, Chilean attitudes toward Britain are warm and admiring. William Edmundson's book is a well-documented account of how those ties were formed, starting even before the war of independence was won. He has researched extensively the motives--industrial, commercial, and scientific, among others--that brought adventurous and enterprising Britons to Chile, many adopting the country as their new homeland. This is an intriguing, informative book, relevant to the times, and worthy of inclusion in any Foreign Studies curriculum.”--Duncan Campbell, Site Administrator, The British Presence in Southern Patagonia
"This book provides a lot of useful reference material for anyone with Chilean ancestors or whose ancestors pursued careers there." --Jessie Denholm, The Scottish Genealogist
For an interview with the author in Chile's Santiago Times:
About the Author
William (Eddie) Edmundson works as a consultant and writer in Recife, Brazil, following a career in teacher training and management with the British Council that has taken him to Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and his most recent appointment as British Council Director in Cuba. Fluent in Spanish (and Portuguese), he started research into the history of the British presence in Chile while Director of the Chilean-British Institute in Concepción, in 1984-1990. This led to several talks and articles on the subject, in English and Spanish, both in Chile and in Britain. His publications include “Ayrshire to Arauco: The Voyage of the Colinda,” Geogscot, The Royal Scottish Geographical Society (1993); “Calle Exeter and Rua Charles Darwin: British Studies on Your Doorstep,” British Studies Now, the British Council (1994); “La batalla de Coronel,” Revista de la Sociedad de Historia de Concepción (1990); and “Los británicos en la zona carbonífera,” Revista de la Sociedad de Historia de Concepción (1988). Edmundson has also published widely on English language teaching, and on the survival of steam locomotives in Latin America.
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Great Book Mr. Edmundson, and for those who for some reason find themselves in Valparaiso, remember to take a picture of the British Arc.