Evita, First Lady

Author: John Barnes

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802196527

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 9383

The story of one of the most fascinating women of all time—Maria Eva Duarte, who rose from poverty to become one of the richest, most powerful women in the world. 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. Evita, as he preferred to style herself, 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.


Author: Jill Hedges

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786730235

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 6876

Eva Peron remains Argentina's best-known and most iconic personality, surpassing even sporting superstars such as Diego Maradona or Lionel Messi, and far outlasting her own husband, President Juan Domingo Peron himself a remarkable and charismatic political leader without whom she, as an uneducated woman in an elitist and male-dominated society, could not have existed as a political figure. In this book, Jill Hedges tells the story of a remarkable woman whose glamour, charisma, political influence and controversial nature continue to generate huge amounts interest 60 years after her death. From her poverty-stricken upbringing as an illegitimate child in rural Argentina, Peron made her way to the highest echelons of Argentinean society, via a brief acting career and her relationship with Juan. After their political breakthrough, her charitable work and magnetic personality earned her wide public acclaim and there was national mourning following her death from cancer at the age of just 33.Based on new sources and first-hand interviews, the book will seek to explore the personality and experiences of 'Evita' and the contemporary events that influenced her and were in turn influenced by her. As the first substantive biography of Eva Peron in English, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in modern Argentinean history and the cult of 'Evita'."


Author: Susana Magdalena Sandmann

Publisher: N.A



Page: 620

View: 8487


Author: domenico vecchioni

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 1071546562

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 94

View: 8127

Life, love, political engagement on behalf of her descamisados, the struggle for women’s emancipation, death, second life and the enduring myth of Eva Peron, one of the most remarkable women of the 20th century and one who is still held dear in the memories and hearts of Argentinians.

Evita, Inevitably

Author: Jean Graham-Jones

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472052330

Category: Drama

Page: 271

View: 9158

Examines Argentina’s most iconic female figures, from saints to pop singers, politicians to anarchists

Evita's Revenge

Author: Richard J. Walter

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491790121

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 1992

In this thrilling sequel to the author's Twisted Tango, former OSS officer Pete Benton finds himself in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 1951, working for a Department of Justice task force investigating organized crime. When a member of the task force is found near dead from a brutal beating, Pete and his wife Mara are confronted with the possibility that they might be next to suffer from an attack. But a greater danger lurks when the Bentons unknowingly become the targets of revenge from the powerful first lady of Argentina, Evita Pern, still bitter over Pete's efforts to spy on her and Juan Pern six years earlier. David Friedman, the man who recruited Benton in Buenos Aires, is now working for the Central Intelligence Agency, continuing his relentless pursuit of Nazi war criminals. In that effort, Friedman himself is recruited by a beautiful Israeli intelligence officer to provide information on Nazi war criminals relocated by the CIA to the United States. Reunited in the nation's capital, the Bentons and Friedman find themselves caught up in a tangled web of intrigue, deceit, betrayal, and revenge that puts them all in peril.

Eva Evita

Author: Paul Montgomery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780671453640

Category: Women in politics

Page: 240

View: 1365

A frank, in-depth portrait of the country girl who became one of Argentina's most powerful political figures chronicles her rise to power and her losing struggle against death at the age of thirty-three

Evita - Musical Excerpts and Complete Libretto (Songbook)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1476803323

Category: Music

Page: 72

View: 9600

(Vocal Selections). 11 songs from this beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical: And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out) * Another Suitcase in Another Hall * Buenos Aires * Don't Cry for Me Argentina * Eva, Beware of the City * High Flying, Adored * I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You * On This Night of a Thousand Stars * Rainbow High * She Is a Diamond * Waltz for Eva and Che. Includes fabulous color photos from the Broadway production!

Evita's Bossie Sikelela

Author: Evita Bezuidenhout

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1415205280

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

View: 1527

Evita – acclaimed chef and icon of the nation – presents her recipes for delicious dishes gathered on travels in South Africa and around the world. From the Cape to Limpopo, the West Coast to our president’s home province, come divine platefuls: guineafowl with prunes, potroasted quail, quince bredie and orange duck. Pofadders, oxtail and even sweet and sour warthog. Evita reinvents old favourites, and deliciously prepares veldkos – who would have thought of waterblommetjie chicken or dandelion salad for the dinner table? Each recipe has been tested and vetted, and they’re all ridiculously easy to make. My liewe aarde, just paging through the book is a mouth-watering experience, with all these pictures taken on her visits. First there was Kossie Sikelela, now there is Bossie. A new culinary front hits your table.

Evita Burned Down Our Pavilion

Author: Timothy Abraham,James Coyne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472132505

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 8840

'A highly entertaining read, deftly melding social history with sporting memoir and travelogue' Mail on Sunday A history of Latin America through cricket Cricket was the first sport played in almost every country of the Americas - earlier than football, rugby or baseball. In 1877, when England and Australia played the inaugural Test match at the MCG, Uruguay and Argentina were already ten years into their derby played across the River Plate. The visionary cricket historian Rowland Bowen said that, during the highpoint of cricket in South America between the two World Wars, the continent could have provided the next Test nation. In Buenos Aires, where British engineers, merchants and meatpackers flocked to make their fortune, the standard of cricket was high: towering figures like Lord Hawke and Plum Warner took star-studded teams of Test cricketers to South America, only to be beaten by Argentina. A combined Argentine, Brazilian and Chilean team took on the first-class counties in England in 1932. The notion of Brazilians and Mexicans playing T20 at the Maracana or the Azteca today is not as far-fetched as it sounds. But Evita Burned Down Our Pavilion is also a social history of grit, industry and nation-building in the New World. West Indian fruit workers battled yellow fever and brutal management to carve out cricket fields next to the railway lines in Costa Rica. Cricket was the favoured sport of Chile's Nitrate King. Emperors in Brazil and Mexico used the game to curry favour with Europe. The notorious Pablo Escobar even had a shadowy connection to the game. The fate of cricket in South America was symbolised by Eva Peron ordering the burning down of the Buenos Aires Cricket Club pavilion when the club refused to hand over their premises to her welfare scheme. Cricket journalists Timothy Abraham and James Coyne take us on a journey to discover this largely untold story of cricket's fate in the world's most colourful continent. Fascinating and surprising, Evita Burned Down Our Pavilion is a valuable addition to cricketing and social history.