Brazil on the Rise has ratings and 54 reviews. Fred said: Larry Rohter is an important figure in American is one of the few jounalist f. In this hugely praised narrative, New York Times reporter Larry Rohter takes the reader on a lively trip through Brazil’s history, culture, and. Brazil on the rise – book by Larry Rohter. Brazil on the rise- the story of a country transformed is a book which fills the need and curiosity of the world which has.

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He risse very much attuned to the sociology, economics and politics of the country. It is a great read for anyone who is interested in Brazil as a country that is up and coming in the world stage as well as those who is thinking of traveling and seeing it braxil themselves. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I came away with a renewed appreciation for this country and its vast resources. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Book review: “Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed” by Larry Rohter

It would also have been kind of nice to see a list of the major politicians, perhaps a list of the presidents in their order, or an alphabetical order of the major leaders and what party they were with. Brazil on the Rise, written by the go-to journalist on Brazil, intimately portrays a country of contradictions, a country of passion and above all a country of immense power.

It’s amazing how Rohter manages to condense five hundred years of history into a few short chapters, tye to also cover the most important components of modern Brazil in the rest, but he pulls it off. Dec 23, Louise rated it it was amazing Shelves: Published ina largy of the information will be probably out-dated by now in but I still think it’s bg good source of getting the overall picture of the country.


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The story of how the bossy nova music movement came to be is my favorite part of the book, and even got me into listening to the catchy rhytms. Yet as Brrazil rises, Brazilians will have to get used to an ever growing attention and brighter spotlight.

Americans see something sanctified about not just laws but rules. Seeking explanations but highlighting contradictions, he tackles many of the key aspects of Brazilian daily life that are likely to puzzle, fascinate or perhaps irritate outsiders unfamiliar with the country.

I especially enjoyed Rohter’s anecdotes and his first hand experiences with the big You will be hard-pressed to find a more all-encompassing book on modern Brazil than this. Make this your default list. If you have taken an interest in Brazil, or would like to, you can’t beat this author’s telling of it’s rise.

To be fair, Rohter strives for a balanced account.

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thee I am glad I did. He also covers Brazil’s rich tradition in elevating music as a way of life, in a similar way that the French do. I was surprised by how thorough Larry Risr was in his insights, but then again he is married to a Brazilian and did live in the country for 15 years. The writing style is great, though i did have to pull out the dictionary a few times and it was short enough to finish in a weekend.


All this might be true, but should that be the primary focus of these three topics? We use cookies on this site to understand how you use our content, and to give you the best browsing experience. Comprehensive primer on economy, culture, and politics. Then, I could have understood more as I was reading about each major player described in the book.

The most troubling aspects for me in the book were the situations with the loss of the Amazon rainforest due to development, and awful, abusive labor situations that can exist in some parts of Brazil.

Brazil on the rise : the story of a country transformed

Each chapter brazjl with one major topic. Winning in Emerging Markets: It includes a history of the Portuguese arrival in the earlyslavery, economics, dictatorships, soccer, culture, carnival, political corruption, and With Brazil leading the charge of the Latin American decade, this critically acclaimed history is the authoritative guide to understanding its meteoric rise.

It is an equally interesting read for Brazilians themselves as it says a lot about how an American experienced and interpreted everyday life in Brazil. Not Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: It braxil a unique focus, part history, part economic, part geography, part culture, and large part sociology.