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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Yet while dozens of books on China and India flood the market every year, the number of authors who attempt to present a succinct yet comprehensive overview over contemporary Brazil remains low. Outsiders can be fooled, he poses, by the athletes, the artists and the Carnival that represent Brazil on the international scene. Divided into chapters on specific topics: 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 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.

Jun 12, Fred Landis rated it it was amazing. It is too unstable, domestic consumption is too low given how much wealth flows to the rich and middle class people have to spend too much on personal security of their homes to become the dynamic force they could be.

Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed

It is interesting to learn of the culture of Brazil the importance of Carnival, the beach, soccer and realize that I really have no desire to become interested in these things despite a keen interest in Brazil and the rainforest throughout my earlier life.

Product details File Size: In the former, he writes about the history of the country, while also covering some of the corruption and inequalities that have blighted Brazil’s development.

I was surprised by how thorough Larry Rohter was in his insights, but then again he is married to a Brazilian and did live in the riee for 15 years. Aiming to go beyond the popular stereotypes and media representations, he discusses a stunning and varied landscape and how ny complex and vibrant people defy definition. Jun 17, Fabio C. 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 ride underbelly of impoverished favelas.


So much is there to learn about one of the future powers of our world. Only the second half of the book deals with the rising on its title but without any hard fact to corroborate its text.

I really recommend this book to any American traveling to Brazil – it’s really helpful! The author knows his subject well, and presents social, economic and historical issues in a highly readable manner. The author offers fascinating journalistic engagement with the personalities and stories of modern Brazil, from samba to President Lula and Amazonia to urbanism, replete with data, quotations, and general recommendations for the future.

Americans are the only people on earth who obey all traffic laws and Brazilians obey almost none. Rohter essentially debunks the image that Brazil is a country of multi-cultural acceptance. Published ina lot of the information will be probably out-dated by now in but I still think it’s a good source of getting the overall picture of the country. Two assertions make Rohter’s book controversial and more than a mere summary of current affairs in Brazil.

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This lively overview of a major yet unfamiliar emerging global power, based on decades of work for Newsweek and The New York Times, provides an engaging introduction to politics, economics, culture, and development.

The Story of a Country Transformed. In several instances, it becomes obvious that US-American and Brazilian culture occupy the two opposite extremes of the scale. Brazilians may not be used to discussing domestic problems with outsiders. 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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However, I was positively surprised with the book. Some larryy the vignettes are interesting and the book is well written. Today Brazil is not only the world’s eighth largest economy with a vibrant democracy; it has achieved energy independence, and its discovery of the largest oil field thus far this century should soon make it a major energy exporter.


No one is better equipped than Larry Rohter to weigh and measure Brazil’s remarkable transformation of recent years. Larry Rother has lived in Brazil, among Brazilians for more than 40 years. Interesting read and facts rohetr newcomer should know, but… This is a good book for those who know nothing about Brazil and Brazilians.

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

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. Book reviews, Brazil, English. Obviously an expert on the region, Rohter excels at bringing order to a mass of information about a historically disorderly country.

His writings on corruption were interesting, some of the memorable phrases included: Books by Larry Rohter. Through interviews with every important political, business, cultural, and religious leader on the scene, Rohter delivers a sharp and fresh account of the country’s rapid and radical changes, uncovering” rohteg Brazil continues its meteoric rise, this is an authoritative guide to understanding a country that will be a major player on the world stage in the lzrry ahead.

After a brief review of history and culture, journalist Rohter tackles issues ranging from racism and lifestyle carnival, beaches, soccer to cultural production, with a stress on changing industry, agriculture, energy, and national and international politics. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

One author he mentions is the Brazilian anthropologist Roberto DaMatta. Other rising powers such as India and China suddenly realize that their claim to a more powerful international role causes a surge in scrutiny by outsiders. Not Enabled Word Wise: He doesn’t just talk of the presidents, but also mentions leaders who fhe against the current, such as Marina Silva, who was Environment Minister, but had to step down due to differences with Lula. Occasionally I thought politics was excessively analyzed and given too much priority.

I came away with a renewed appreciation for this country and its vast resources. Find me another journalist who has not made errors of fact or judgement in 40 years.