Summary Of Heroes On Horseback By John Chasten

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In John Chasteen’s book Heroes on Horseback we learn about the life and struggle of the brothers Saravia. These two brothers Gumercindo and Aparicio led rebellious movements in Brazil and Uruguay. These rebellious movements not only galvanized thousands of people from rural areas but also threatened large governments that had both numbers and weaponry in their favor. One important thing about the brothers that Chasteen mentions is not their prowess in battle or their tactical movements but fact that they were able to inspire so many individuals and unlike many rebel leaders did not become generals until after they had secured an army worthy of their cause. Despite the fact that these brothers drew men from rural society, it was in fact the
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