Brazil on the Rise by Larry Rohter
The Story of a Country Transformed

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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. He charts Brazil's amazing jump from a debtor nation to one of the world's fastest growing economies, unravels the myth of Brazil's sexually charged culture, and portrays in vivid color the underbelly of impoverished favelas. With Brazil leading the charge of the Latin American decade, this critically acclaimed history is the authoritative guide to understanding its meteoric rise.
 

About Larry Rohter

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Larry Rohter served as a correspondent in Rio de Janeiro for fourteen years for Newsweek and later as The New York Times bureau chief. He is widely considered a top expert on Brazil. Currently he is a culture reporter for The New York Times and a commentator for Brazilian media. He lives in Hoboken, NJ.
 
Published February 28, 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade. 305 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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Having traveled and lived in the country since the early ’70s, New York Times culture reporter Rohter has found that Brazil’s motto of “Order and Progress”—once denigrated as “Disorder and Backwardness”—has finally come to fruition.

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In his first book in English, Rohter, a former New York Times bureau chief for Rio de Janeiro, breezes through Brazil's colonial history and then organizes an examination of contemporary events around themes like race, arts, industry, and the Amazon.

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Christian Science Monitor

When Larry Rohter, then an aspiring China scholar, first dropped into Brazil in 1972, he saw a country on a path that few envied.

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London School of Economics

Too often, however, Rohter presents U.S. models and foreign policy initiatives as the obvious ones for Brazil to follow, and agreements for economic, technological or military collaboration between Brazil and nations other than the U.S. are treated dismissively, even with derision.

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The Finance Professional's Post

Larry Rohter’s new book, Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed , is an excellent introduction to Brazil.

Jan 24 2011 | Read Full Review of Brazil on the Rise: The Story...

Sounds and Colours

The main thing is to wiggle your hips – Clodoaldo style – get all the Italians going the wrong way – and make off with the best looking woman, the deal, the game, the money – whatever.

Jun 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Brazil on the Rise: The Story...

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