Evita

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 198 pages
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The story begins in a dusty village lost in the Argentine pampas, where a girl, born out of wedlock, scrambles her way to the capital city by the time she is fifteen. It ends with the embalmed corpse of Eva Peron being hidden away by nervous politicians for fear that if the working people of Argentina knew where it was buried, it would inspire them to revolution.In between Eva Peron became first the actress Eva Duarte, then the mistress of Colonel Peron, then, in October 1945 after the "shirtless ones" had swept Peron into office, the president's wife. In the colorful, tumultuous setting of postwar Argentina, she wielded a power--spiritual and practical--that has few parallels outside of hereditary monarchy. She was literally idolized by millions but was hated and feared by many as well. She became Evita, the legend."
 

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Who was Eva Perón? Was she a sinner or a saint? Was she simultaneously a whore and the Spiritual Leader of the Nation? According to Nicholas Fraser and Marysa Navarro, it was difficult to determine ... Read full review

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Contents

The Colonel and the Actress
28
Wife of the President
69
The New Argentina
102
The Bridge of Love
134
Death and its Public
148
The Body and the Myth
168
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About the author (1996)

Nicholas Fraser has worked as a journalist for The Times (London), the Sunday Times (London), and the BBC.

Marysa Navarro is a professor of history at Dartmouth College and has published a number of articles about Evita and Peronism.

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