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Brazil on the Rise The Story of a Country Transformed

ISBN: 9780230120730 | 0230120733
Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pub. Date: 2/28/2012

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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, including:*the myth of Brazil's sexually charged culture, in a country that has the largest Roman Catholic population in the world;*why favelas controlled by drug gangs thrive amid one of the world's highest standards of living;*how Brazil's exports grew from coffee and soybeans to include airplanes and car parts.Brazil will soon be the world's fifth largest economy and is preparing to launch itself onto the world stage by hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. This critically acclaimed history is the authoritative guide to understanding its meteoric rise.


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