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The Politics Of Military Rule In Brazil, 1964-85
The Politics Of Military Rule In Brazil, 1964-85
By Thomas E. Skidmore
Oxford, 1988, 420 pp
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A worthy successor to the author's earlier Politics of Brazil, 1930-1964, this volume will quickly establish itself as the authoritative work in English on Brazil under military rule and on the country's gradual transition toward democracy. Assiduously researched and elegantly written, the book combines lucid analysis of economic and social trends with sound political history and balanced judgments.