Evita by Nicholas Fraser
The Real Life of Eva Peron

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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.
 

About Nicholas Fraser

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Nicholas Fraser has worked as a journalist for The Times (London), the Sunday Times (London), and the BBC. Marysa Navarro is a professor of history at Dartmouth College and has published a number of articles about Evita and Peronism.
 
Published October 17, 1996 by W. W. Norton & Company. 198 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Biography of the mythic Argentinian whose life is also the subject of a forthcoming movie starring Madonna. (Oct.)

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Biography of the mythic Argentinian whose life is also the subject of a forthcoming movie starring Madonna. (Oct.)

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