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Insight into Brazil, 13 July 2011
This book is excellent background for any traveller who wants to understand the Brazilians. It covers the history, politics, culture and social conditions from the first Portuguese settlers up to the 21st century. Although mainly focused on the north east of the country the observations have wider relevance. The book is well written from the perspective of a visitor who, based in his local bar, investigates sociological issues that interest him.