Castello Branco: The Making of a Brazilian President

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Castello Branco: The Making of a Brazilian President

By John W. F. Dulles
Texas A & M University Press, 1979
487 pp. $17.50
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A long and substantial life of the first of the post-1964 military Presidents, amply documenting his unusual talents for political maneuver and negotiation. An interesting foreword by Roberto Campos notes how Castello Branco "skilfully managed to blend the disciplinary and the transformational elements-repression and reform," thus enlisting for the revolution the strong backing of the urban middle class.