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Author Lochery, Neill.

Title Brazil : the fortunes of war : World War II and the making of modern Brazil / Neill Lochery.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    940.5381 LOC    Available
Description xv, 345 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-332) and index.
Summary "In The Fortunes of War, acclaimed historian Neill Lochery reveals the secret history of Brazil's involvement in World War II, showing how the cunning politicians who ran the country extracted enormous wealth from both the Axis and the Allies, fundamentally transforming Brazil's economy and infrastructure during and after the war. Brazil's simplistic reputation as a faraway land of palm trees and samba dancers masked the country's immense strategic value to both the Axis and the Allies; its abundant natural resources made Brazil a crucial source of sustenance for Nazi Germany, while its geographical location made it a potential launching pad for a southerly invasion of the United States--a danger that American leaders remembered all too well from World War I, when Germany had urged Mexico to carry out just such an assault.
Subject Vargas, Getúlio, 1883-1954.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Brazil.
Brazil -- Strategic aspects.
Brazil -- Politics and government -- 1930-1945.
Brazil -- Foreign relations -- 1930-1945.
Added Title Fortunes of war
ISBN 9780465039982 (hardback)
0465039987 (hardback)

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