Mission in Mufti: Brazil's Military Regimes, 1964-1985

Synopsis

This study focuses on the regimes which governed Brazil over the twenty-one year span ended in 1985. The book examines the organization and the record established by the military during that period, with attention also given to the ideologic tendencies and internal divisions within the military elite, considers what obstacles the regimes could not overcome, and where that resistance came from in each of the five regimes. Also included is a summarization and post-era assessment aided by the perspective afforded after several years' passage of time.