Wintersalen Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Interviews | October 28, 2014

    Jill Owens: IMG Miriam Toews: The Interview

    Some people are compelled by a restlessness from within; others are shaped by the unwieldy forces around them. In Miriam Toews's poignant new novel... Continue »

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $12.75
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Local Warehouse Latin America- Brazil

More copies of this ISBN

A Land to Die for


A Land to Die for Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"To view Brazil's struggle over land through the life and death of a man like Padre Josimo Morais Tavares is a privilege". — Joseph Nangle, Franciscan Mission Service of North America<P>"Why are hundreds of people killing each other each month in the Brazilian amazon while the authorities look the other may? Le Breton reveals, through the words of the people who represent them, the man forces at play in the land wars that threaten the survival of the world's largest rain, rest. She tells the story of the murder of one hero, Father Josimo, and in do doing tells the stories of so many more". — Melina Selverston, Director, The amazon Coalition<P>This is a true story of a death foretold. To tell it, the author of the acclaimed Voices From the Amazon traveled to the famous Parrot's Bak (Bico de Papagaio) at the outskirts of the Amazon rain forest, plunging into the Brazilian wild west where, beyond the feeble grasp of law and order, the world's last great land grab is still taking place. Tracing the circumstances surrounding the murder of the Afro-Brazilian priest, Josimo Morals Tavares, one of the most dedicated activists involved in the struggle of Brazilian squatters for land, Le Breton captures a unique grass roots view of the Brazilian land wars with its panoply of social forces: large landowners, wealthy speculators, pistoleiros, peasants, and on both sides, the Catholic Church, torn between ancient privilege, and contemporary liberation theology, which heeds the cries of the poor and calls for justice. Though land reform widely recognized in the Brazilian peasants' wars for land. A land to Die For illuminates our understanding of the problem. This is not another theoretical tract orstatistical survey on the land reform issue. This is its life and blood.

Product Details

Le Breton, Binka
Clarity Press
Environmental Science
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Environmental policy
Environmental protection
Latin america
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Latin America - General
World History-Latin America
Publication Date:
8.49x5.53x.54 in. .52 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. From Fanatics To Folk : Brazilian... Used Trade Paper $18.50
  2. Sanuma Memories: Yanomami... Used Trade Paper $4.95
  3. Dreaming Equality: Color, Race, and... Used Trade Paper $8.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Latin America » Brazil
History and Social Science » World History » Latin America
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

A Land to Die for Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$3.50 In Stock
Product details 140 pages Clarity Press - English 9780932863249 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at