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Carlos Lacerda, Brazilian Crusader : Carlos Lacerda, Brazilian Crusader The Years 1914-1960 Volume I - John W. F. Dulles

Carlos Lacerda, Brazilian Crusader

Carlos Lacerda, Brazilian Crusader The Years 1914-1960 Volume I

Paperback Published: 1st March 2010
ISBN: 9780292723733
Number Of Pages: 554

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Journalist and spectacularly successful governor, Carlos Lacerda was Brazil's foremost orator in this century and its most controversial politician. He might have become president in the 1960s had not the military taken over. In the first volume, John F. W. Dulles paints a portrait of a rebellious youth, who had the willfulness of his prominent father and who crusaded for Communism before becoming its most outspoken foe. Recalling Lacerda's rallying cry, "Brazil must be shaken up," Dulles traces the career of the journalist whose unsparing attacks on the men in power led authorities to imprison him and employ thugs who pummeled him physically. Lacerda's spirited oratory helped him become Brazil's most popular congressman, but it scared the rulers of Brazil, who prohibited the broadcast of his speeches after he returned from exile in 1956. Their effort to deprive him of his mandate stirred the entire nation and culminated in one of the most dramatic sessions ever held in the Chamber of Deputies.

* Prologue * Part I. Son of Mauricio (1914-1931) * Part II. Crusader for Communism (1931-1939) * Part III. Crusader for Democracy (1939-1945) * Part IV. Indefatigable Columnist (1946-1949) * Part V. Director of a New Newspaper (1949-1953) * Part VI. Dethroner of Vargas (1953-1954) * Intermission. Journalist and Orator * Part VII. Advocate of an Emergency Regime (1955-1956) * Part VIII. UDN Leader in Congress (1957-1959) * Part IX. Backer of Quadros (1959-1960) * Part X. Candidate for Governor (1960) * Epilogue. Governor-Elect * Notes * Sources of Material * Index * Photographs

ISBN: 9780292723733
ISBN-10: 0292723733
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 554
Published: 1st March 2010
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 0.73