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100 Years Brazilian Music History By Anna Elis de Jong
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This book tells about the Brazilian Music History of the last 100 years. It's artists, instruments, composers and musical styles from a musicians point of view. You will find examples of how... More > different styles sound in rhythm, melody and harmony and where they originated and how was their development.< Less
The Basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu By Michael Williams
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an increasingly popular Martial Art with a proven and tested method for self-defence and as a sport. This publication gives a brief history of the art, advice on finding a... More > suitable Do Jo and some considerations that you should give before you join a club. Learn a few simple techniques. Learn about the rules of the Do Jo, what equipment you may require etc. You will find this a very useful document if you are a complete novice or you are considering your options with regard to learning a Martial Art. Not reccommended for anyone above novice level.< Less
Tabom. The Afro-Brazilian Community in Ghana By Marco Aurelio Schaumloeffel
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The first book on the History of the Tabom, the community of the Afro-Brazilian returnees in Ghana. They returned to Ghana from Bahia between 1829 - 1836. "This book seems to be small, but has... More > many doors, as if it were a mansion. They lead to several and different sceneries and let us see, first, in tail-coat and top-hat, and later wrapped in a beautiful kenté cloth, the human beings who filled them and whose stories the Tabom of today repeat by heart. If in its pages we learnt a lot about the Tabom People, thanks to the accuracy and the intelligence with which Marco A. Schaumloeffel listened and read, they demand from us, that we learn more" (Alberto da Costa e Silva). This is the English edition, Portuguese & bilingual editions are also available.< Less
QUIMBANDA RELIGION, THE SECRETS OF AFRO-BRAZILIAN MAGIC, SPELLS & RITUALS By CARLOS ANTONIO DE BOURBON-GALDIANO-MONTENEGRO
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QUIMBANDA RELIGION, THE SECRETS OF AFRO-BRAZILIAN MAGIC, SPELLS & RITUALS. A great introduction book about the Afro-Brazilian magical religious tradition of Quimbanda. An excellent handbook for... More > beginners to learn about the powerful spiritual realm of the Holy Quimbanda Trinity and the Seven Quimbanda Kingdoms. This book contains the Quimbanda religious history. Learn how to do spells & rituals of the Spirit Exu and the female Spirit Pomba Gira. This book contains the complete ritual instructions of how to do a very powerful Seven Day Quimbanda Ritual for protection, luck, money, health, fame, fortune, escaping legal problems and to triumph over your enemies.< Less
Lost in the Stars of the Southern Cross By Jordan M. Young
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Just weeks before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 21-year-old Jordan Young arrived in Brazil with $35 in his pocket and dreams of adventure. Unable to return to the U.S. because of war travel... More > restrictions, Jordan studied at the University of São Paulo, worked as a rural sociologist in the Amazon, and helped organize the Rubber Army to support the WWII war effort. In the process he met the Brazilian beauty whom he married many years later. His memoir tells the story of the Brazil of the 1940s that no longer exists and the making of a Brazilianist. Jordan M. Young is professor emeritus of history at Pace University in New York, NY. He is the author of several books about Brazil and an early proponent of the study of Brazilian culture in the United States.< Less
On the Mat-and Off: Memoirs of a Wrestler By Hjalmar Lundin
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Lundin arrived in the U.S. in 1893 and was touring as a strongman by 1894. For decades following, he toured the U.S. and other countries as an exceptional wrestler. Lundin documents his... More > associations with the most famous wrestlers of his time, such as Farmer Burns, Frank Gotch, Mitsuyo Maeda (Konde Koma), Ed "Strangler" Lewis, Tom Jenkins, George Hackenschmidt, Jim Londos, and many others. Lundin describes the differences between the "shooting" matches and the "works" that came later. He tells who could wrestle and who couldn't, and discusses everyone from Olympians to those who made their living purely as entertainers in the rasslin' ring. Included is Lundin's account of his defeat of Mitsuyo Maeda, the man responsible for Brazilian jiu-jitsu.< Less
GEORGE ANTON SCHAEFFER: Shipping Germans to Brazil By Lee B Croft
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George Anton Schaeffer leaves Russia in 1813 after being involved in a secret plan of Tsar Alexander I to have a giant shark-shaped, hydrogen filled, balloon made to drop timed-fuse explosives on... More > Napoleon Bonaparte and his invading army in 1812. As part of a Russian-American-Company-chartered circumnavigation of the world he is stranded in Sitka, Alaska, from where Russian-American Manager Alexander Baranov sends him on a mission to the Hawaiian Islands. There he meddles in island politics, becoming the de facto ruler of Kaua'i with its last independent King Kaumuali'i and building forts there in 1816-7 which remain to this day. This book, the THIRD in a trilogy, describes the life of his wife Barbara who waits for him in St. Petersburg for over five years, and his adventures paying the way to Brazil, where he founds a colony called Frankenthal in the Bahia State, of thousands of German mercenaries and emigrant families for Brazilian Emperor Dom Pedro I.< Less
GEORGE ANTON SCHAEFFER: Shipping Germans for Brazil By Lee B Croft
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Dr. George Anton Schaeffer leaves Russia in 1813 after being involved in a secret plan of Tsar Alexander I to have a giant shark-shaped, hydrogen-filled, balloon made to drop timed-fuse explosives on... More > Napoleon Bonaparte and his invading army in 1812. As part of a Russian-American-Company-chartered circumnavigation of the world he is stranded in Sitka, Alaska, from where Russian-American Company Manager Alexander Baranov sends him on a mission to the Hawaiian islands. There he meddles in island politics, becoming a de facto ruler of the island of Kaua'i with its last independent King Kaumuali'i and building forts there in 1816-7 which remain to this day. This book, the THIRD in a trilogy, describes the life of his wife Barbara who waits for him in St. Petersburg for over five years, and his adventures paying the way to Brazil, where he founds a colony called Frankenthal in the Bahia State, of thousands of German mercenaries and emigrant families for Brazilian Emperor Dom Pedro I.< Less
The Feathered Snake By Adam Linley
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Thanks to the mysterious prism at the heart of Tinker's time machine, there are now as many orange squirrels as red ones. But many more squirrels remain grey, and Wing is determined to find out why.... More > Was their colour stolen, too? Then Macadamia makes a startling discovery - a film of Brazilian marine archaeologists raising a wreck that sank in 1532. Among its treasures is a familiar-looking triangular column of glass. If there was a prism in 1532... ...had the Tar Rat been there too?< Less
My beloved Magdalene By Marina Nunes
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Marina Nunes is a breath of fresh air in the world of Brazilian literature. With her rich style and meaningful themes, Nunes engages the reader paragraph after paragraph, building subtle suspense... More > that leads to profound revelations about life and the spirit. My Beloved Magdalene is a book you just can't stop reading. My Beloved Magdalene is Nunes's second novel. It was originally published in Portuguese. With My Beloved Magdalene, Nunes is making her debut in English-speaking markets. Happy readings!< Less