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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February 28, Sold by: Not Enabled Word Wise: Not Enabled Gy Typesetting: Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 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 rohhter 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 lagry acclaimed history is the authoritative guide to understanding its meteoric rise.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Life in Brazil through the eyes of a foreigner. Winning in Emerging Markets: A Road Map for Strategy and Execution. Leadership on the Line, With a New Preface: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Change. Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly In his first book, 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.

Brazil, we learn, is a wildly enthralling country with a vast racial background, an enormous amount of agricultural opportunity, and a generally laissez-faire attitude; its influence on the rest of the world is substantial. While Brazil’s economy and governance seem to be stabilizing, its people, Rohter argues, are stuck in a pattern of long-held race and class prejudice.

Having spent 14 years in Brazil, Rohter is able to share many personal anecdotes, lending his concise effort tremendous color. Obviously an expert on the region, Rohter excels at bringing order to a mass of information about a historically disorderly country. He not only addresses the stereotypical Brazilian topics of soccer, beaches, and the Amazon, but he also tackles such complex subjects as oil, race, and politics…Recommended.


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This account of Brazil is very contemporary and clearly written. The author knows his subject well, and presents social, economic and historical issues in a highly readable manner. For someone who wants a basic understanding lary Brazil, this is a great book to start with.

On the plus side, the author hits hard at the issues that are most important for the rise of Brazil into the twenty-first century.

He spent many years in the country as a journalist, and the anecdotes he shares with the reader, based on his personal experience, are like little gems. On the negative side, his first four chapters seem to me a bit heavy-handed in larryy depiction of the down side of Brazilian culture. It may create a rhoter misconception about the country for anyone reading the book who is not familiar with Brazil, its culture, and its history.

For example, the beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro are stratified by class, Carnival is commercialized, and soccer is corrupt. All this might be true, but should that be the primary focus of these three topics? Other than this criticism, I want to emphasize that the book is very, very good.

It is especially good because, as a journalist, the author has personally talked with key players in Brazilian culture and karry over a period of many years. Brail is very much attuned to the sociology, economics and politics of the country. One author he mentions is the Brazilian anthropologist Roberto DaMatta. It is available on Amazon, but only in Portuguese. DaMatta has keen insight, a witty style, and the cartoon drawings to illustrate his themes are hilarious!

Page, available on Amazon, too in English. Hmm, I think if you really want to know Brazil, learn the language, neh? I am giving Brazil on the Rise brazkl starts instead of five only because I felt uneasy about the presentation of the first four chapters. If you have taken alrry interest in Brazil, or would like to, you can’t beat this author’s telling of it’s rise.

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

It’s not highly esoteric, but very readable, and understandable. Author gets into Brazil’s politics, economy, culture.

I’m reading as many Brazil books as I can find. See if you find it so. Therefore I need a good source that would back me up with all my knowledge and experience in Brazil that was sharing.

Here is what is amazing about the book: Larry wrote absolute what and how Brazil is. If you are looking to how the Brazilian culture with a nice writing style, this is your guide.


Even that I am Brazilian and I believed that I did not need to read about Brazil, I enjoyed some much seen from others prospective that I read the entire book and I bought one just in case I need in the future.

Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed

Instead I was rse first with a short chapter that tries to condense the five hundred years-long brazilian history and second with a long rant about sexual oddities, racism, and the real meaning of beach, soccer and carnival. All this was permeated with comparisons to the “Anglo-saxon” values. Only the second half of the book deals with the rising on its title but without any hard fact to corroborate its text. Finally the book concludes with profiles of the current candidates to the Brazilian presidency.

In summary the book is a very long op-ed recollection of personal impressions rohtdr an american llarry working in Brazil. It can only be of some use to people that know absolutely nothing about Brazil, but i don’t recommend it as a good introduction to my country and also as an in-depth analysis of the political and economic rse that unleashed the Brazil rising that the book title refers to.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This book gave me all the info I needed, it is the perfect primer on Brazil. 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.

I read lxrry book because I went there for work. Wouldn’t read it otherwise. You can find most of this information online. It was a text for a class. It’s ok and I found it useful when we visited Brazil. It’s just not a very good read. I liked it because it helped prepare me for my first visit to the country. See all 54 reviews.

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