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Brazil : The Fortunes of War.

Author/Creator:
Lochery, Neill.
Publication:
Boulder : Basic Books, 2014.
Format/Description:
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1 online resource (287 pages)
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Subjects:
Vargas, GetĂșlio, -- 1883-1954.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Brazil.
Brazil -- Strategic aspects.
Brazil -- Politics and government -- 1930-1945.
Brazil -- Foreign relations -- 1930-1945.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
In 1939, Brazil seemed a world away from the chaos overtaking Europe. Yet despite its bucolic reputation as a distant land of palm trees and pristine beaches, Brazil's natural resources and proximity to the United States made it strategically invaluable to both the Allies and the Axis alike. As acclaimed historian Neill Lochery reveals in The Fortunes of War, Brazil's wily dictator GetĂșlio Dornelles Vargas keenly understood his country's importance, and played both sides of the escalating global conflict off against each other, gaining trade concessions, weapons shipments, and immense political power in the process. Vargas ultimately sided with the Allies and sent troops to the European theater, but not before his dexterous geopolitical machinations had transformed Rio de Janeiro into one of South America's most powerful cities and solidified Brazil's place as a major regional superpower. A fast-paced tale of diplomatic intrigue, The Fortunes of War reveals how World War II transformed Brazil from a tropical backwater into a modern, global power.
Contents:
Cover
Title Page
Copyright
Dedication
Contents
Introduction
Prologue: The Good Neighbor
Part One: Prelude to War
1 The Key
2 The Left Eye of Vargas
Part Two: Brazilian Neutrality
3 Dangerous Games
4 A Shot Across the Bow
5 Discordant Allies
6 Escape from Rio
7 Deepening Ties and Widening Divides
Part Three: Slipping Toward War
8 Right Behind You
9 Welles Checks Out and Welles Checks In
10 A Question of Succession
Part Four: Brazil Goes to War
11 The Decision
12 Lights Out Over Rio
Photos
13 The Dinner Party
Part Five: Brazil's Active Participation
14 Late Arrivals
15 The Promise
16 A Farewell to Aranha
17 The Challenge
Part Six: Postwar Blues
18 The Exit
19 The Final Act
Epilogue: The Legacy
Acknowledgments
Photo Credits
Bibliography
Notes
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Lochery, Neill Brazil
ISBN:
9780465080700
9780465039982
OCLC:
880825316