Evita, First Lady

Author: John Barnes

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802196527

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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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

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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: domenico vecchioni

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 1071546562

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 94

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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: 8745

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


Author: Susana Magdalena Sandmann

Publisher: N.A



Page: 620

View: 9696

Eva Evita

Author: Paul Montgomery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780671453640

Category: Women in politics

Page: 240

View: 6521

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

Life and Times of Evita

Author: Amy Dempsey,Parragon Book Service Limited

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780752517759


Page: 68

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Author: William Allen Harbinson

Publisher: Black Lace


Category: Argentina

Page: 134

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Author: Tomás de Elia,Juan Pablo Queiroz

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 191

View: 7643

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.


Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber,Tim Rice

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton


Category: Argentina

Page: 122

View: 4937