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Lula of Brazil: The Story So Far

Lula of Brazil: The Story So Far (Paperback)

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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's dramatic life story has captured the imagination of millions, and his progressive politics have brought hope and excitement to Brazil - and the world. This compelling work is the first major English-language biography of the metalworker who became president of Latin America's largest and most powerful country. In a clearly written, vividly detailed narrative, Richard Bourne describes Lula's childhood hardships in an impoverished family, his days as a revered trade unionist, and the strike movement that brought down Brazil's military dictatorship. The book chronicles Lula's campaigns for the presidency, his first term in office beginning in 2002, a major corruption scandal, and his re-election in 2006. Throughout, "Lula of Brazil" connects this charismatic leader's life to larger issues, such as the difficulty of maintaining a progressive policy in an era of globalization.

Brazil's contemporary history, parallels with other developing countries and other world leaders, the conservatism of Brazilian society, and other themes provide a rich backdrop for assessing the struggles, achievements, and failures of this major figure on both the Brazilian and the world stage.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological21st century history: from c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: University of California Press Publication Date: 01/10/2009 ISBN-13: 9780520261556  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Richard Bourne is Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at London University. He is author of several books including Assault on the Amazon, Getulio Vargas of Brazil: Sphinx of the Pampas, and Political Leaders of Latin America.

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