The Bandit King: Lampiao of Brazil

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What Jesse James was to the United States, Lampiao was to Brazil, and then some. With a band that at times numbered a hundred or more, this notorious bandit confronted state armies on more than equal terms and cowed political bosses, virtually dominating large sections of his native northeastern backlands during the 1920s and 1930s. Although Lampiao was often brutal and merciless, his occasional acts of compassion, together with his exploits, have made him a folk figure in Brazil. Based on contemporary news accounts, ...

The Bandit King: Lampiao of Brazil 2000, Texas A&M University Press, College Station

ISBN-13: 9780890961940

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