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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To accept cookies, click continue. Brazil on the Rise: Rohter’s conclusions show Brazil to be a country that on the surface may seem straightforward but upon careful examination reveals itself rohtef be much more intricate.

Occasionally I thought politics was excessively analyzed and given too much priority. 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 ,arry dangerous Amazon rainforest–and how a complex 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.

Aside from his assertions about racism, Rohter poingnantly quotes former President Lula arguing that “those who failed to take care of their own forests I came away with a renewed appreciation for this country and its vast resources.

Had it been more of an interest of mine, I would have probably given it brzail I read this book for a summer reading thr at the library. The Story of a Country Transformed. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Rohter’s book thus gives hrazil good overview for those who need to get the basics about Brazil. Jun 12, Fred Landis rated it it was amazing.


Divided into chapters on specific topics: His second claim about the presence of racism in Brazil is unlikely to be well-received in a country where many regard comparisons between racial discrimination in the United States and Brazil as inappropriate.

On the negative side, his first four chapters rohterr to me a bit heavy-handed in their depiction of the down side of Brazilian culture.

It is especially good because, as a journalist, the author has personally talked with key players in Brazilian culture and politics over a period of many years. Informative, detailed, and unbiased.

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Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed

Overall it gives a great overview of the country’s history, society and politics. I also found it fascinating to read about the differences between our cultures through the ey Out of the three textbooks that I was required to thee for my trip to Brazil, I definitely enjoyed this one the most. Maybe it is the country of the tbe now more, the future may be here. Brazilians may not be used to discussing domestic problems with outsiders.

Brazil has millions of people who are racists,but it is not a racist country.

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

Too often, however, Rohter presents U. Jul 30, Gavin rated it liked it Shelves: While most Brazilians remember Collor for his impeachment, Rohter argues that Collor was instrumental in opening Brazil’s economy to the world and making it more competitive. I think it is a vy conversation starter. If you are looking to how the Brazilian culture with a nice writing style, this is your guide.

The discussions of race chapter 3 and the social role of major leisure pursuits such as football and carnival chapter 4for example, are generally lively and perceptive, whilst chapter 5 provides a somewhat dry description of the achievements over many decades of major figures from the lrary, which is not effectively integrated into the overall theme of the book.


Americans are the only people on earth who obey all traffic laws and Brazilians obey almost none. Feb 23, Ron Crockett rated it really liked it. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Interesting read and facts a newcomer should know, but… This is a good book for those who know nothing about Brazil and Brazilians.

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Rather, he is part of a growing number of India-watchers. The scope of the book is wide. Eakin has a fascinating Udemy free webcourse, titled Brazil for Beginners at http: This is an insider’s view.

Winning in Emerging Markets: I liked it because it helped prepare me for my first visit to the country. Publisher’s Weekly Review 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.

Other than this criticism, I want to emphasize that the book is very, very good. Obviously an expert on the region, Rohter excels at bringing order to a mass of information about a historically disorderly country.

Life in Brazil through the eyes of a foreigner. And yet, even if written more leisurely at brqzil, the topics and ideas it treats are not that simplistic. Each chapter deals with one major topic. Jul 16, Alejandro Teruel rated it really liked it Shelves: