This bestselling biography of Eva Peron reveals the true story behind Madonna's film portrayal of the fascinating woman known as "Evita".
No other female political leader in the twentieth century is surrounded by more mythology and more romantic lore than Eva Peron. Here, in this in-depth, irresistibly revealing biography, Alicia Dujovne Ortiz leaves no stone unturned as she penetrates the complexities behind Peron's enduring allure. Taking into account every source of information -some never before available to any other biographer -- Ortiz has tapped into dozens of personal testimonies, including the confidences of Father Hernan Benitez, Eva's personal confessor as well as Eva's own memoirs. With access to newly declassified archives of the Peron government, Ortiz is also finally able to tell the truth about rumored connections between Juan Peron and the Nazi Party. Eva Peron is provocative and impressive in its depth and discovery of one of the most fascinating legends of our times.
"By far the best researched and most balanced (biography)...Ortiz's book is as much about Argentina as it is about Eva Peron". -- Newsday