Maria Eva Duarte de Peron

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Evita : The Real Life of Eva Peron

by Nicholas Fraser, Marysa Navarro (Contributor)

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Paperback - 222 pages (October 1996) W W Norton & Co; ISBN: 0393315754 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.65 x 8.27 x 5.53

Review - Synopsis: In the colorful, tumultuous setting of postwar Argentina, Eva Peron wielded a power--spiritual and practical--that has few parallels outside of hereditary monarchy. In this "fascinating, frightening, straightforward" (Cleveland Plain Dealer) biography, Fraser and Navarro have produced "a work of great political sophistication. . . . Factual, nuanced, and absorbing" (Kirkus Reviews). Photos.



Evita : An Intimate Portrait of Eva Peron

by Tomas De Elia (Editor), Juan Pablo Queiroz (Editor), Tomas De Elia

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Hardcover - 192 pages (May 1997) Rizzoli Bookstore; ISBN: 0847820289 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.94 x 12.35 x 9.45

Reviews - Synopsis: By the time of her death in 1952 at the age of 33, the charismatic Argentine first lady Eva Peron--Evita to millions of loyal followers--had become a saint-like figure and spiritual leader to her people and the world. This lavish photographic chronicle reveals the private and public life of Peron, from her impoverished childhood to her glorious end. 170 photos.



In My Own Words: Evita

by Eva Peron, Joseph Page (Introduction), Laura Dail (Translator)

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Paperback - 119 pages (November 1996) New Press; ISBN: 1565843533 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.41 x 8.29 x 5.54

Reviews In My Own Words is extracted from a document, "My Message," purportedly written by Evita on her deathbed. The introduction by Joseph A. Page of Georgetown University argues for the authenticity of the document and provides a useful introduction to Evita's life and work. Evita rose from illegitimacy and poverty in rural Argentina to a stellar life as a celebrated beauty and consort of Juan Peron, president of Argentina. Evita as First Lady famously looked after the poor of her country and was beloved by ordinary people. She died tragically of uterine cancer at the age of 33 and became an icon for Argentina.

New York Times Book Review: A primer to Eva Pern's life and times.

The New Yorker: Excellent introduction by Joseph A. Page.

The New York Times Book Review, Kate Jennings: ... today's plodding breed of political speech writers ... could learn a thing or two ... Best line: "I like fanatics and all of history's fanaticisms."



Eva Peron; A Biography

by Alicia Dujovne Ortiz, Shawn Fields (Translator)

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Paperback - 336 pages (September 1997) Griffin Trade Paperbacks; ISBN: 0312168276 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.91 x 9.22 x 6.08

Reviews A biography of Evita, the saintly madonna of Argentina which leans more toward entertainment than heavy history. Ortiz recounts Eva Peron's humble birth, her extraordinary rise to power in Argentina at the side of her husband General Juan Peron, and her short and legendary reign as a virtual queen, dispensing comfort to the masses before she died from cancer at 33. Evita was christened Eva Maria Duarte by her mother, whose liberal sex life was a necessary response to poverty. The beautiful Eva found the same necessity when she went to find work as an actress in Buenos Aires. Eva's power over men eventually caught General Peron, and together their hatred of the ruling oligarchy reshaped the country. It is a political story with enough spice to make a dozen bodice-ripping novels. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The New York Times Book Review, Kate Jennings: [Ortiz] fearlessly piles on the bromides, gossip, conspiracy theories and psychology ... over-imagined, over-written, over the top--way over the top--but then so was Eva Peron. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.



Evita First Lady : A Biography of Eva Peron

by John Barnes

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Paperback (October 1996) Grove/Atlantic; ISBN: 0802134793 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.62 x 8.26 x 5.38

Reviews - Synopsis: Eva Peron's life is once more an obsession with the scheduled release of the movie version of Andrew Lloyd Weber's hit Broadway musical, Evita. Now the classic biography of her fascinating life--including 16 pages of photographs--is back in print. Whore, feminist, tyrant, and saint, Evita was the beautiful and legendary woman who rose from poverty to become First lady of Argentina.



The Peron Novel

by Tomas Eloy Martinez, Helen Lane (Translator)

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Paperback - 435 pages Reprint edition (January 1999) Vintage Books; ISBN: 0679768017 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.04 x 7.99 x 5.17



LA Razon De Mi Vida : Y Otros Escritos (Evita Por Ella Misma)

by Eva Peron

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Paperback (July 1997) Planeta Pub Corp; ISBN: 8408020250



Eva Peron : The Myths of a Woman

by Julie M. Taylor

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Paperback Rep edition (October 1996) Univ of Chicago Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0226791440 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.62 x 9.31 x 6.16



Santa Evita

by Tomas Eloy Martinez, Helen Lane (Translator)

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Paperback - 384 pages Reprint edition (August 1997) Vintage Books; ISBN: 0679768149 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.82 x 7.99 x 5.20

Reviews Among the great corpses of our age are Lenin, Mao Zedong and Stalin. Mao, at least, is still on view for the masses to see, some two decades after his demise. But no corpse engendered as much intrigue as that of Eva Peron. Elevated to near sainthood in Argentina after her death in 1952, her perfectly preserved corpse was seized by the Argentine Army following the ouster of her husband in 1955. By then, her corpse was the equivalent of a sacred relic, and while army officials wanted to keep it out of the hands of Peronists, they were loath to destroy the corpse for fear of the wrath that might follow. Tomas Eloy Martinez has reassembled the story of the corpse of Eve Peron in Santa Evita, and in the process, produced a riveting, rich book that not only tells the tale of one of the more bizarre sagas in the history of South American politics, but that also gets to the heart of the age-old human impulse to create myths and tell stories. --This text refers to the audio cassette edition of this title

The New York Times Book Review, Nicolas Shumway: ...brilliant ... Mr. Martinez's book is a profound meditation on the nature and meaning of memory, the relationship between authors and subjects, and the anarchic drive of popular mythology.... A superb craftsman, Mr. Martinez moves through stories of Evita's life and death--and the peregrinations of her body--with a dazzling array of literary devices, including imagined interviews and memoirs, even fake screenplays.... he affirms his place among Latin America's best writers. --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title