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Evita, First Lady: A Biography of Evita Peron (1979)

by John Barnes

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A very good, easy-to-read, even-handed account of the life of Eva Peron. She was certainly an enigma--darling of the populace, hated by the military, ruthless in getting her own way. It was a good history of Argentina for that time period too. ( )
  tloeffler | Nov 4, 2013 |
Superb. A fascinating review of the life of a fascinating woman. ( )
  Pippilin | Mar 15, 2007 |
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PROLOGUE

Estas cosas pense en la Recoleta

en el lugar de mi cenzia.


These thoughts came to me in the Recoleta

in the place where my ashes will lie.

      Jorge Luis Borges
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THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS

'If ever a man wishes to know what it is to have an inclination to commit suicide, let him spend a week in a rural town in Argentina.'
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802134793, Paperback)

Eva Peron was a star and a legend during her lifetime, one of the most alluring women of the twentieth century. Through the hit Broadway musical Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber, her story became famous, and with the release of the film starring Madonna as Eva Peron, her life became a media obsession once again. Whore and feminist, tyrant and saint, Evita was the beautiful and legendary woman who rose up from poverty to become the hypnotically powerful first lady of Argentina. To millions of poor people she was a savior; to her enemies she was a monstrous dictator. In this riveting biography, John Barnes explores the astonishing paradox of this champion of the poor who attacked the rich and, in the process, made herself the wealthiest woman in the world.

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