Thorough and detailed guidebook on Brazil, long on history and folkways, short on hotel data and travel, because of changing conditions. She covers 28 Brazilian cities, capitals with or without portfolio, many of them spots ignored by most guides. Museum highlights, churches, country excursions, suggested in each place, with historical background. Impersonal and factual, not to be read for entertainment value, but indispensable for those who would go beyond Rio. Reminiscent of the Clara Laughlin type of guidebook -- minus the hotel data.""