Evita : In My Own Words

Evita : In My Own Words

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In 1987, a small Argentine publishing house published a document that had recently been found in a government archive in Buenos Aires. The document was called "Mi mensaje," or "My message," and appeared to be the long-lost deathbed manuscript of Eva Perón, referred to by her and mentioned in several biographies of her. Rumor had it that the document, which is critical of the Argentine church and military, had been suppressed for thirty years after her death by her husband, Argentine President Juan Perón. With an extensive introduction by Joseph A. Page, In My Own Words offers English readers a firsthand glimpse of the woman who left an indelible mark on Argentina and the world.

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ISBN-13: 9781595580412
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 09/15/2005

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killianmcrae on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Occasionally, a self-biography will give wonderful, engaging insights into prominent figures, and show by gaze of their trials and tribulations the paths by which they learned wisdom. The auto-biography is Eva Peron is no such book. Amazingly, it comes off rather as a propaganda piece. Note,however, that later chapters were written when "Evita" was very ill, and likely understood that she wasn't much longer for this world. Knowing that, one then has the option of looking at this tome as her last token of love for her husband, Juan Peron, understanding that after her death, his connection -whatever remained of it after enacting the policies of totalitarian regime- with the common people would be buried with her.