Brazil: The Once and Future Country
by Marshall C Eakin (9780312162009)

Brazil: The Once and Future Country
 
Marshall C Eakin
Release Date: 61 March 6151
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Category: South America
ISBN: 9780312162009
ISBN-10: 0312162006



As the most comprehensive introduction to Brazil available in English, "Brazil: The Once and Future Country" shows Brazil to be a land of the marvelous and the mystical, the sublime and the tragic. Marshall Eakin describes a country defined by paradoxes: immense wealth surrounded by widespread poverty, a modern industrial infrastructure alongside an outmoded agricultural system, a largely white South and a Northeastern coast that is overwhelmingly of African descent. Eakin chronicles Brazil's development from its origins in the sixteenth century, when it was created as a by-product of European imperial expansion, to the present day. He takes the reader from the hovels of Sao Paolo to the pleasure palaces of Rio de Janeiro and all places in between to show the rich cultural mix that is Brazil. "Brazil: The Once and Future Country" is a fascinating read that anyone interested in Brazil will want. It is also the perfect book for the traveler, armchair or otherwise, interested in this endlessly fascinating country.

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