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Brazil and the United States during World War II and Its Aftermath

Negotiating Alliance and Balancing Giants

Authors: McCann, Frank

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  • Draws upon newly available archival material to illuminate Brazilian-American military relations during World War II and its aftermath
  • Examines the often-overlooked economic, diplomatic, and geographic contributions of Brazil to World War II
  • Appeals to scholars of international affairs, Latin American studies, World War II, diplomacy, and military history, as well as military and Foreign Service personnel
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About this book

The military alliance between the United States and Brazil played a critical role in the outcome of World War II, and yet it is largely overlooked in historiography of the war. In this definitive account, Frank McCann investigates Brazilian-American military relations from the 1930s through the years after the alliance ended in 1977. The two countries emerge as imbalanced giants with often divergent objectives and expectations. They nevertheless managed to form the Brazilian Expeditionary Force and a fighter squadron that fought in Italy under American command, making Brazil the only Latin American country to commit troops to the war. With the establishment of the US Air Force base in Natal, Northeast Brazil become a vital staging area for air traffic supplying Allied forces in the Middle East and Asian theaters. McCann deftly analyzes newly opened Brazilian archives and declassified American intelligence files to offer a more nuanced account of how this alliance changed the course of World War II, and how the relationship deteriorated in the aftermath of the war.

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Frank D. McCann is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of New Hampshire, USA. 

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Nearly fifty years after the publication of the classic Brazilian-American Alliance, 1937–1945, Frank D. McCann deepens our knowledge of the subject with new sources and abundant bibliography. This book reveals an alliance that was rife with distrust and yet ultimately victorious, whose importance in World War II is little known.” (Francisco C. A. Ferraz, Professor of History, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Paraná, Brazil)

“A beautifully researched and engaging study, it offers a detailed account of diplomatic and military negotiations between the two nations and makes important corrections to the record. McCann is an exceptional storyteller and this is a story of wartime not to be missed.” (Darlene J. Sadlier, Professor Emerita, Indiana University-Bloomington, USA)

“Frank D. McCann’s research and writing are first-rate. This work will be the authoritative text on the subject for the foreseeable future.” (W. Michael Weis, Professor of History, Illinois Wesleyan University, USA)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92910-1
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Hardcover $99.99
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Softcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-06544-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Brazil and the United States during World War II and Its Aftermath
Book Subtitle
Negotiating Alliance and Balancing Giants
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92910-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92910-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92909-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06544-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 318
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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