The Fortunes of War : World War II and the Making of Modern BrazilBook - 2014
"In The Fortunes of War, acclaimed historian Neill Lochery reveals the secret history of Brazil's involvement in World War II, showing how the cunning politicians who ran the country extracted enormous wealth from both the Axis and the Allies, fundamentally transforming Brazil's economy and infrastructure during and after the war. Brazil's simplistic reputation as a faraway land of palm trees and samba dancers masked the country's immense strategic value to both the Axis and the Allies; its abundant natural resources made Brazil a crucial source of sustenance for Nazi Germany, while its geographical location made it a potential launching pad for a southerly invasion of the United States--a danger that American leaders remembered all too well from World War I, when Germany had urged Mexico to carry out just such an assault.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 
Branch Call Number: 940.5381 LOCHERY
Characteristics: xv, 345 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Fortunes of war