Bibliography of Paraguay

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This is a bibliography of Paraguay.

Geography and natural history[edit]

  • Attenborough, David, Zoo Quest in Paraguay, (1959; Lutterworth Press)
  • Durrell, Gerald, The Drunken Forest, (1956; Penguin)
  • Hayes, Floyd E., Status, Distribution and Biogeography of the Birds of Paraguay, (1995, American Birding Association)
  • Kerr, John Graham, A Naturalist in the Chaco, (1968; Greenwood Press)
  • Lewis, Daniel K., A South American Frontier: The Tri-Border Region, (2006; Chelsea House Publications)



  • Lambert, Peter & Nickson, Andrew (eds.), The Paraguay Reader: History, Culture, Politics, (2013, Duke University Press)
  • Lewis, Paul H., Socialism, Liberalism and Dictatorship in Paraguay, (1982; Greenwood Press)
  • Macintyre, Ben, Forgotten Fatherland: The Search for Elizabeth Nietzsche, (1993; Broadway)
  • Mora, Frank O. and Cooney, Jerry W., Paraguay and the United States: Distant Allies, (2007; University of Georgia Press)
  • Nickson, Andrew, Historical Dictionary of Paraguay, (2015, Rowman and Littlefield)
  • Nickson, Andrew, Paraguay: An Annotated Bibliography, (1999; ABC-Clio Inc)
  • Souter, Gavin, A Peculiar People: the Australians in Paraguay, (1968; University of Queensland Press)
  • Stoesz, Edward, Like a Mustard Seed: Mennonites in Paraguay, (2008; Herald Press)
  • Washburn, Charles Ames, The History of Paraguay, (1871/2005; Adamant Media Corporation)
  • Whitehead, Anne, Paradise Mislaid: In Search of the Australian Tribe of Paraguay, (1998; University of Queensland Press)

Colonial era[edit]

  • Garrett, Victoria L. and Loaeza, Pablo García (eds.), The Improbable Conquest: Sixteenth-Century Letters from the Río de la Plata, (2014; Latin American Originals)
  • Gott, Richard, Land Without Evil: Utopian Journeys Across the South American Watershed, (1993; Verso)
  • López, Adelberto, The Colonial History of Paraguay: The Revolt of the Comuneros, 1721-1735, (2005; Transaction Publishers)
  • Morison, Samuel Eliot, European Discovery of America: Southern Voyages, A.D.1492-1616, (1974; Oxford University Press)

The Jesuits and the reducciones[edit]

  • Abdou, Sélim, The Jesuit Republic of the Guaranis (1609-1768) and its Heritage, (1997; Crossroad)
  • Caraman, Philip, The Lost Paradise: The Jesuit Republic in South America, (1976; Seabury Press)
  • Cunninghame-Graham, Robert Bontine, A Vanished Arcadia: Being Some Account of the Jesuits in Paraguay, 1607 to 1767, (1901; various publishers - in public domain)
  • Jaenike, William F., Black Robes in Paraguay: The Success of the Guarani Missions Hastened the Abolition of the Jesuits, (2008; Kirk House Publishers)
  • Koebel, William Henry, In Jesuit Land: The Jesuit Missions of Paraguay, (1912/2010; Cornell University Library)
  • McNaspy, C. J., Lost Cities of Paraguay: Art and Architecture of the Jesuit Reductions, 1607-1767, (1982; Loyola University Press)
  • Sarreal, Julia, "The Guarani and their missions", (2014, Stanford University Press)
  • Satterlee, D., 'The Role of Productivity in Community Success: The Jesuit-Guaraní Cultural Confluence, (2013; CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

Paraguay in the 19th and early 20th centuries[edit]

  • Barret, William Edmund, Woman on Horseback: the Biography of Francisco Lopez and Eliza Lynch, (1938; F.A. Stokes)
  • Brodksy, Alvin, Madame Lynch and Friend: The True Account of an Irish Adventuress and the Dictator of Paraguay Who Destroyed That American Nation, (1976; Littlehampton Book Services Ltd)
  • Burton, Richard, Letters from the Battle-Fields of Paraguay, (1870/2005; Adamant Media Corporation in Spanish)
  • Chesterton, Bridget María, The Grandchildren of Solano López: Frontier and Nation in Paraguay, 1904-1936, (2013; University of New Mexico Press)
  • Doratioto, Francisco, Maldita Guerra: Nueva Historia de la Guerra del Paraguay, (2004; Emece Editores)
  • Esposito, Gabriele, Armies of the War of the Triple Alliance 1864-70: Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay & Argentina, (2015; Osprey Publishing)
  • Escudero, Antonio Gutiérrez, Francisco Solano Lopez: Napoleon de Paraguay, (1994; Anaya Publishers; in Spanish)
  • Hooker, Terry D., Armies of the 19th Century: The Americas - The Paraguayan War, (2008; Foundry Books)
  • Kohn, Roger, Weep, Weep, Grey Bird, Weep: The Paraguayan War 1864-1870, (2008; AuthorHouse)
  • Kraay, Hendrick and Whigham, Thomas L., I Die with My Country: Perspectives on the Paraguayan War, 1864-1870, (2005; University of Nebraska Press)
  • Leuchars, Chris, To the Bitter End: Paraguay and the War of the Triple Alliance, (2002; Praeger)
  • Lewis, Paul H., Political Parties and Generations in Paraguay's Liberal Era, 1869-1940, (2009; University of North Carolina Press)
  • Plá, Josefina, The British in Paraguay, 1850-1870, (1976; The Richmond Publishing Company)
  • Rees, Sián, The Shadow of Elisa Lynch, (2003; Review)
  • Saeger, James Schofield, Francisco Solano López and the Ruination of Paraguay: Honor and Egocentrism, (2007; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)
  • Thompson, George, The War in Paraguay: With a Historical Sketch of the Country and Its People and Notes Upon the Military Engineering of the War, (1869/2007; various - in the public domain)
  • Warren, Harris Gaylord, Paraguay and the Triple Alliance, (1978; University of Texas Press)
  • Warren, Harris Gaylord, Rebirth of the Paraguayan Republic: The First Colorado Era, 1878-1904 (1985; University of Pittsburgh Press)
  • Whigham, Thomas, The Paraguayan War: Causes and Early Conduct (Volume 1), (2002; University of Nebraska Press)
  • Williams, John Hoyt, The Rise and Fall of the Paraguayan Republic, 1800-1870 (1979; University of Texas Press)

The Chaco War[edit]

  • English, Adrian J., The Green Hell: A Concise History of the Chaco War Between Bolivia and Paraguay, 1932-35, (2008; The History Press)
  • Farcau, Bruce, The Chaco War: Bolivia and Paraguay, 1932-1935, (1996; Praeger Publishers)
  • Hagedorn, Dan and Sapienza, Antonio L., Aircraft of the Chaco War 1928-1935, (2000; Schiffer Publishing Ltd.)
  • Quesada, Alejandro, The Chaco War 1932-35, (2011; Osprey Publishing)

Modern History[edit]

  • Alegria, Claribel and Flakoll, Darwin, Death of Somoza, (1996; Curbstone Press)
  • Lambert, Peter & Nickson, Andrew (eds.), The Transition to Democracy in Paraguay, (1997; Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Lewis, Paul, Paraguay Under Stroessner, (1980; The University of North Carolina Press)
  • Miranda, Carlos R., The Stroessner Era: Authoritarian Rule in Paraguay, (1990; Westview Press)
  • O'Shaughnessy, Hugh, The Priest of Paraguay: Fernando Lugo and the Making of a Nation, (2009; Zed Books)
  • Painter, James, Paraguay in the 1970s: Continuity and Change in the Political Process, (1983; University of London)
  • White, Richard Alan, Breaking Silence: Case That Changed the Face of Human Rights, (2004; Georgetown University Press)



  • Diaz, Milton Rui, Cocina Paraguaya, (2005; La Grulla; in Spanish)
  • Van Houten, Lynn, Flavors of Paraguay: A Cookbook, (1997; Anteater Press)

Indigenous Paraguayans[edit]

  • Aren, Richard, Genocide in Paraguay, (1976; Temple University Press)
  • Batten, Mary, Anthropologist: Scientist of the People, (2001; Houghton Mifflin)
  • Bessire, L, Behold the Black Caiman: A Chronicle Of Ayoreo Life, (2014; University of Chicago Press)
  • Blaser, Mario, Storytelling Globalization from the Chaco and Beyond, (201; Duke University Press Books)
  • Britton, A. Scott, Guarani-English/English-Guarani Concise Dictionary, (2004; Hippocrene Books)
  • Clastres, Helene, The Land-without-Evil: Tupi-Guarani Prophetism, (1996; University of Illinois Press)
  • Clastres, Pierre, Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians, (1972/1998, Zone Books; originally published in French as Chronique des indiens Guayaki)
  • Duckworth, Cheryl, Land and Dignity in Paraguay, (2011; Continuum)
  • Escobar, Ticio, The Curse of Nemur: In Search of the Art, Myth and Ritual of the Ishir, (2007; University of Pittsburgh Press)
  • Foote, Nicola and Horst, René D. Harder, Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America: Race, Nation, and Community during the Liberal Period, (2010; University Press of Florida)
  • Ganson, Barbara, The Guarani Under Spanish Rule in the Rio de la Plata, (2003; Stanford University Press)
  • Gaska, Henryk, Constructing Ava Guarani Ethnic Identity: The Emergence of Indian Organization in Paraguay, (2010; VDM Verlag Dr. Müller)
  • Grubb, Wilfred Barbrooke, An Unknown People in an Unknown Land: An Account of the Life and Customs of the Lengua Indians of the Paraguayan Chaco..., (1914; Cornell University Library)
  • Hill, Kim and Hurtado, A. Magdalena, Ache Life History: The Ecology and Demography of a Foraging People, (1996; Aldine Transaction)
  • Horst, René Harder, The Stroessner Regime and Indigenous Resistance in Paraguay, (2010; University Press of Florida)
  • Keeney, Bradford, Guarani Shamans of the Forest, (2000; Leete's Island Books)
  • Maybury-Lewis, David, The Indian Peoples of Paraguay: Their Plight and Their Prospects (1980; Cultural Survival)
  • Miller, Elmer S. (ed.), Peoples of the Gran Chaco, (2001; Greenwood Press)
  • Olivera, David A. Galeano, La Idioma y Cultura de Guarani en Paraguay, (2011; Piro Tase; in Spanish)
  • Olson, James Stuart, The Indians of Central and South America: an Ethnohistorical Dictionary, (1991; Greenwood Press)
  • Reed, Richard, Forest Dwellers, Forest Protectors: Indigenous Models for International Development, (1996; Pearson)
  • Reed, Richard K., Prophets of Agroforestry: Guarani Communities and Commercial Gathering, (1995; University of Texas Press)
  • Renshaw, John, The Indians of the Paraguayan Chaco: Identity and Economy, (2002; University of Nebraska Press)
  • Simoneau, Karin and Wilbert, Johannes, Folk Literature of the Ayoreo Indians, (1990; University of California at LA)
  • Simoneau, Karin and Wilbert, Johannes, Folk Literature of the Chamacoco Indians, (1989; University of California at LA)


  • Stover, Richard D., Six Silver Moonbeams: The Life and Times of Agustín Barrios Mangoré, (1992; Querico)

Travel and tourism[edit]

  • Boschmann, Erwin, Paraguay - A Tour Guide, (2009; Science Enterprises)
  • Box, Ben, Footprint Focus Guide: Paraguay, (2011; Footprint Travel Guides)
  • Carver, Robert, Paradise with Serpents: Travels in the Lost World of Paraguay, (2009; HarperCollins UK)
  • Crespo, Martin, Magic Hour: Hora Magica en Asuncion (2013; CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)
  • Gimlette, John, At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels Through Paraguay, (2003; Arrow)
  • Goldberg, Romy Natalia, Other Places Travel Guide: Paraguay, (2012, Places Publishing)
  • Hebblethwaite, Margaret, Bradt Travel Guide: Paraguay, (2010; Bradt Travel Guides)
  • Iyer, Pico, Falling Off the Map: Some Lonely Places of The World, (1994; Vintage)
  • Meyer, Gordon, The River and the People, (1967; Readers Union)
  • Smith, Julia Llwellyn, Traveling on the Edge: Journeys in the Footsteps of Graham Greene, (2003; St. Martin's Griffin)

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