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Brazil on the Move

A non fiction book by

John Dos Passos, the distinguished American novelist and historian has been personally interested in Brazil for the last fifteen years. He first visited the country in 1948, and returned again in 1956 and 1962. This book, which is based on his experiences in Brazil, presents the people and landscapes of a young country on the move.

Here you will find several extraordinary reports on Brasilia, first in the planning stage, second in the wildly frantic period when it was a half-finished group of buildings, and, finally, as it appeared to Mr. Dos Passos in the summer of 1962 when it was at last beginning to function as a city. Here, too, is the story of Brazil's great road building program designed to unify the country, and of the political battles in this enormous country which totters on the verge of a Communist takeover.

From traveling the length and breadth of the land and from interviewing all kinds of people: politicians like Carlos Lacerda and religious leaders like Bishop Sales, Mr. Dos Passos has been able to transmit some of the flavor of the most important of Latin American nations.

Mr. Dos Passos himself is of Portuguese descent, and he speaks Portuguese as well as Spanish. He begins this readable and fascinating book with a much needed short sketch of the history of Brazil and how the Portuguese tradition differs from the Spanish in South America.

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Paperback Editions

June 1994 : USA Paperback

Title: Brazil on the Move (Armchair Traveller Series)
Author(s): John Dos Passos
ISBN: 1-56924-958-X / 978-1-56924-958-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Marlowe & Company
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December 1991 : USA Paperback

Title: Brazil on the move (The Armchair traveller series)
Author(s): John Dos Passos
ISBN: 1-55778-359-4 / 978-1-55778-359-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paragon House
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Brazil on the Move
Author(s): John Dos Passos
Publisher: Doubleday
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