Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron

Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron

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by Nicholas Fraser, Marysa Navarro
     
 

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The life that inspired Evita, the major motion picture starring Madonna.
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

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The life that inspired Evita, the major motion picture starring Madonna.
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 Perón, 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.

Editorial Reviews

Cleveland Plain Dealer
“A fascinating, frightening, straightforward look at the way a private mythology integrated a public personality.”
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Biography of the mythic Argentinian whose life is also the subject of a forthcoming movie starring Madonna. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393315752
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
373,248
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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