American Evita: Lurleen Wallace

American Evita: Lurleen Wallace

by Janice Law


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ISBN-13: 9781940130835
Publisher: Wild Horse Media Group LLC
Publication date: 02/25/2015
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

LURLEEN WALLACE is award-winning author Janice Law’s sixth book. Her 2006 nonfiction diary of her first year as a Texas criminal court judge was a nonfiction finalist for the 2007 Texas Book Award.

She is the founder of American Women Writers National Museum in Washington, D.C. a non-profit charity.

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American Evita: Lurleen Wallace 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Devotedreader More than 1 year ago
AMERICAN EVITA:LURLEEN WALLACE. Governor Lurleen Wallace of Alabama and First Lady Eva (Evita) Perón of Argentina -- A novel view of the life and accomplishments of two famous ground breaking 20th century women of the Americas. While separated by a continent, their complex lives were essentially on the same trajectory – including their untimely deaths under almost identical circumstance. This is an exceptionally well written book. The character development of both women is excellent. The premise of the book is very well documented. It is a thoroughly satisfying read and I highly recommend it.
PatOhio More than 1 year ago
What a pleasure to read! I recommend American Evita: Lurleen Wallace to those who insist that their background, lack of education, or absence of social status are impenetrable roadblocks to achievement.
DonTX More than 1 year ago
I was attracted to this excerpt from Janice Law's book which reveals Lurleen's character: "When a white woman, Alabama Governor Lurleen Wallace, died of cancer in 1968 in the violent years of Civil Rights confrontations, Rev. Dr. Ralph Abernathy, a top Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lieutenant, issued a public statement of eulogy: "A dark shadow has been cast across the horizon of America by the death of the Honorable Governor Lurleen Wallace." Her husband, George C. Wallace, famously vowed "segregation forever." Public admiration of a black leader for the wife of an avowed segregationist was unimaginable in 1968 America. But it did happen."