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Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed

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In this hugely praised narrative, New York Times reporter Larry Rohter takes the reader on a lively trip through Brazil's history, culture, and booming economy. Going beyond the popular stereotypes of samba, supermodels, and soccer, he shows us a stunning and varied landscape--from breathtaking tropical beaches to the lush and dangerous Amazon rainforest--and how a complex and vibrant people defy definition. He charts Brazil's amazing jump from a debtor nation to one of the world's fastest growing economies, unravels the myth of Brazil's sexually charged culture, and portrays in vivid color the underbelly of impoverished favelas. With Brazil leading the charge of the Latin American decade, this critically acclaimed history is the authoritative guide to understanding its meteoric rise.

About the Author

Larry Rohter served as a correspondent in Rio de Janeiro for fourteen years for Newsweek and later as The New York Times bureau chief. He is widely considered a top expert on Brazil. Currently he is a culture reporter for The New York Times and a commentator for Brazilian media. He lives in Hoboken, NJ.

Table of Contents

A History of Booms and Busts

Sin and Salvation South of the Equator

The Myth of a Racial Paradise

The Tropical Lifestyle

Creativity, Culture, and 'Cannibalism'

Industrial Giant, Agricultural Superpower

Energy to Burn: Petroleum, Ethanol, and Hydropower

The Amazon: Nationalism and Paranoia in the Jungle

Becoming a 'Serious Country'

Politics After Lula and FHC

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230120730
Author:
Rohter, Larry
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
South America - Brazil
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
World History-South America
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Economic History
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.21 x 6.14 x 0.845 in

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