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The Resource His own man, Edgard Telles Ribeiro ; translated from the Portuguese by Kim M. Hastings

His own man, Edgard Telles Ribeiro ; translated from the Portuguese by Kim M. Hastings

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His own man
Title
His own man
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Edgard Telles Ribeiro ; translated from the Portuguese by Kim M. Hastings
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Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
"A charismatic young diplomat in Brazil's Foreign Ministry, Marcilio Andrade Xavier (Max to his friends and colleagues) renounces his past ideals and becomes an informer after the military coup of 1964. While his colleagues attempt to reconcile themselves to the new realities of a dictatorship, Max begins to navigate the shadowy world of deception. During the ensuing "Dirty War," his government begins preying on its own citizens, and those who resist end up being tortured, killed, or simply "disappeared." Meanwhile, with virtuosic finesse, Max advances swiftly up the diplomatic ladder, somehow evading implication in any darker deeds. His artful maneuvering -- both personal and political -- astonishes his friends and assures him a meteoric career during the military regime. Ironically, once democracy is eventually restored after more than two decades, the enigmatic Max will still manage to thrive. But his singular career is achieved at a dire personal cost, for his relations with family and friends become irrevocably poisoned. Set against the backdrop of ruthless embassy machinations, glittering parties, covert spy activities, and revealing intimate encounters, HIS OWN MAN offers an extraordinary and seductive protagonist, as well as a chilling anatomy of ambition, power, and betrayal."--Amazon.com
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Ribeiro, Edgard Telles
Dewey number
869.3/42
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ9698.28.I1547
LC item number
P8613 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hastings, Kim M.
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  • Dictatorship
  • Brazil
Label
His own man, Edgard Telles Ribeiro ; translated from the Portuguese by Kim M. Hastings
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781590516980
Lccn
2013047561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky258568392
  • (OCoLC)865711537
  • 874589
Label
His own man, Edgard Telles Ribeiro ; translated from the Portuguese by Kim M. Hastings
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781590516980
Lccn
2013047561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky258568392
  • (OCoLC)865711537
  • 874589

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