Book talks

Tracks in the Amazon: The Day-to-Day Life of the Workers on the Madeira-Mamoré Railroad

Tracks in the Amazon: The Day-to-Day Life of the Workers on the Madeira-Mamoré Railroad

By Gary and Rose Neeleman

Thursday, April 24, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Rolfe Hall 4302
Lydeen Library, UCLA

Gary Neeleman and Rose Neeleman lived in Brazil for more than ten years, where Gary worked as a foreign correspondent for United Press International (UPI) and later was the vice president of UPI for the Latin American area. They live in Salt Lake City, where Gary serves as Honorary Brazilian Consul for the state of Utah. Three of their seven children and twenty of their thirty four grandchildren are dual citizens of the United States and Brazil. Tracks in the Amazon is the first volume of an emerging trilogy that will include a study on rubber soldiers that migrated from the Northeast to the Western Amazon in the 1940s and on the more than twenty thousand Americans who immigrated from the South to Brazil in the years following the end of the Civil War.

Books will be available for purchase.

Refreshments will be served

Cost: Free and open to the public

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Sponsor(s): Center for Brazilian Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Center for Brazilian Studies.