Brazil: A Biography -

Brazil: A Biography

By Heloisa M. Starling, Lilia Moritz Schwarcz



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A superb history of one of the most grand, beautiful and varied countries on Earth, from its origins to today Since Europeans first reached Brazil in 1500 it has been an unfailing source of extraordinary fascination. More than any other part of the 'New World' it displayed both the greatest beauty and grandeur and witnessed scenes of the most terrible European ferocity. Brazil- A Biography, written by two of Brazil's leading historians and a bestseller in Brazil itself, is a remarkable attempt to convey the overwhelming diversity and challenges of this huge country from its origins to the 21st century - larger than the contiguous USA and still in some regions not fully mapped. The book's major themes are the near-continuous battles to create both political institutions and social frameworks that would allow stable growth, legal norms and protection for all its citizens. Brazil's failure to achieve these except in the very short term has been tragic, but even now it remains one of the world's great experiments - creative, harsh, unique and as compelling a story for its inhabitants as for outsiders.

Product code: 9780141976198

ISBN 9780141976198
No. Of Pages 816
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS35
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd