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"A great city deserves a great reader, and this one rises to the occasion. From the colonial outpost to the modern megalopolis, from emperors to the humblest of residents, this reader offers snapshots of Rio from every angle. Chico Buarque described Cariocas as 'completely crazy citizens, with truckloads of reason.' This book captures the craziness and the reason." — Bryan McCann, author of Hard Times in the Marvelous City: From Dictatorship to Democracy in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro
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