The Brazilians

The Brazilians

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by Joseph A. Page
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0201441918

ISBN-13: 9780201441918

Pub. Date: 09/01/1996

Publisher: Da Capo Press

A country warmly hospitable and surprisingly violent, physically beautiful, yet appallingly poor—these are the contrasts Joseph Page explores in The Brazilians, a monumental book on one of the most colorful and paradoxical places on earth.Once one of the strongest market economies in the world, Brazil now struggles to emerge from a deep economic and

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A country warmly hospitable and surprisingly violent, physically beautiful, yet appallingly poor—these are the contrasts Joseph Page explores in The Brazilians, a monumental book on one of the most colorful and paradoxical places on earth.Once one of the strongest market economies in the world, Brazil now struggles to emerge from a deep economic and social crisis, the latest and deepest nose-dive in a giddy roller-coaster ride that Brazilians have experienced over the past three decades. Page examines Brazil in the context of this current crisis and the events leading up to it. In so doing, he reveals the unique character of the Brazilian people and how this national character has brought the country to where it is today—teetering on the verge of joining the First World, or plunging into unprecedented environmental calamity and social upheaval. Not since Luigi Barzini’s The Italians has a society been so deeply and accurately portrayed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201441918
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Pages:
564
Sales rank:
598,118
Product dimensions:
1.26(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

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The Brazilians 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent - well written, informed, informative and a pleasure to read - no matter what your level of knowledge of Brazil is.