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Rio de Janeiro Brazil, South America, Latin America, Colonial and Post-Colonial History, Politics, Government, Carioca

The Story of the Marvelous City
by Orde Morton

Rio de Janeiro’s is a lush, complex history that spans five centuries, and Marvelous City is the first full length retelling of that history written in English. From the beach life of the Ipanema and Copacabana to the struggles of the Rio’s infamous favelas, this is a story of contrast and contradiction. We are offered a glimpse into Rio’s high society and rich culture and are shown the endemic violence, corruption, and social disparity with which it struggles to this day. With its populist politics and its unique blend of European, African and Amerindian influences, Rio de Janeiro has grown, over the centuries, into a place all its own, one that is greater than the sum of its parts, distinctively Brazilian, and whose symbol is the Rio Carnaval, the greatest show on earth. The beating cultural heart of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is poised to host the 2016 Olympic Games. Author Orde Morton invites you to look beyond the postcard perfection of its natural beauty and discover this one of a kind city in all its many-sided wonder.

Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Orde Morton was educated at the universities of Manitoba and Toronto before attending Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. In 1965 he was posted to the Canadian Embassy in Rio. Subsequent to that, he earned an Oxford Doctorate for his thesis on Brazilian history at the time of Independence. Orde Morton has taught in the Graduate School of History at Rio’s Universidade Federal Fluminense in Niteroi. He has served as president of the Brazil- Canada Chamber of Commerce and is an Honorary Citizen of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Marvelous City is his first book.


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