Rebellion in the Backlands (Google eBook)
Euclides da Cunha's classic account of the brutal campaigns against religious mystic Antonio Conselheiro has been called the Bible of Brazilian nationality.
"Euclides da Cunha went on the campaigns [against Conselheiro] as a journalist and what he returned with and published in 1902 is still unsurpassed in Latin American literature. Cunha is a talent as grand, spacious, entangled with knowledge, curiosity, and bafflement as the country itself. . . . On every page there is a heart of idea, speculation, dramatic observation that tells of a creative mission undertaken, the identity of the nation, and also the creation of a pure and eloquent prose style."—Elizabeth Hardwick, Bartleby in Manhattan
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Review: Rebellion in the BacklandsUser Review - Neil - Goodreads
The author is a huge white supremacist, which is pretty cool. The descriptions of guerrilla war are probably the best I have ever read, even better than practitioners/theorists of said technique. Read full review
Review: Rebellion in the BacklandsUser Review - Adam Frederik - Goodreads
This book should be standard reading for any soldier, any politician and any voter. I read it during a time where people I know had sons serving in Afghanistan. This brutal narrative read like a ... Read full review