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eBook Evita - First Lady: A Biography of Eva Peron ePub

by John Barnes

  • ISBN: 0394170873
  • Category: Dramas and Plays
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: John Barnes
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House~trade; First Edition edition (July 1979)
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  • Rating: 4.7
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A Biography of Eva Perón.

A Biography of Eva Perón. Scanning, uploading, and electronic distribution of this book or the facilitation of such without the permission of the publisher is prohibited.

Eva Perón has become a part of international popular culture, most famously as. .

Eva Perón has become a part of international popular culture, most famously as the subject of the musical Evita (1976). Cristina Álvarez Rodríguez claims that Evita has never left the collective consciousness of Argentines. According to the book Evita: A Biography by John Barnes, while she traveled down a street with many people crowding her car, someone threw two stones and smashed the windshield.

The final straw came when Perón appointed a friend of Eva's as secretary of communications, enraging those in government who believed Eva had become too involved . Evita First Lady: a Biography of Eva Perón. Grove/Atlantic, 1996.

The final straw came when Perón appointed a friend of Eva's as secretary of communications, enraging those in government who believed Eva had become too involved in affairs of state. Perón was forced by a group of army officers to resign on October 8, 1945, and taken into custody. Eva unsuccessfully appealed to a judge to have Perón released. Eva Perón: The Myths of a Woman. University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Originally published: 1978. Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-184) and index. The wrong side of the tracks - An aspiring actress - An ambitious Army officer - Eva to the rescue - Perón for President - Evita- First lady - European adventure - 'Love conquers all' - Eva's rule - Teething troubles - Repression - 'My life for Perón' b. - Death of the legend - Saint Evita? Biography of Eva Peron, who died in 1952 and finally buried in 1976.

Eva Perón was a star and a legend during her lifetime, one of the most alluring women of the twentieth century. Evita, as she preferred to style herself, was the beautiful and legendary woman who rose up from poverty to become the hypnotically powerful first lady of Argentina

Eva Perón 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 Perón, her life became a media obsession once again. Evita, as she 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.

Eva Peron served as Argentina’s First lady from 1946 to 1952. Eva Peron or ‘Evita’ became a powerful political figure with a large support base amongst the poor and working-class trade union members. She inspired millions with her campaigns to help the poor and give women the right to vote. To her supporters, she was a saint who strove to overcome poverty and injustice. To her detractors (in the nation’s military and bourgeoisie) she was a controversial figure at the heart of Argentinian politics

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Evita-First Lady book. 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. Ulteriori informazioni. Informazioni sull'autore. John Barnes (b. 1957) is the author of more than thirty novels and numerous short stories.

Eva Peron was a star and a legend during her lifetime, one of the most alluring women of the twentieth century. 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.

Eva Perón used her position as the first lady of Argentina to fight for women's suffrage and improving the lives of the . Eva Perón was born on May 7, 1919, in Los Toldos, Argentina. After moving to Buenos Aires in the 1930s, she had some success as an actress.

Eva Perón used her position as the first lady of Argentina to fight for women's suffrage and improving the lives of the poor. Learn more at Biography. in 1945, she married Juan Perón, who became president of Argentina the following year. Eva Perón used her position as first lady to fight for women's suffrage and improving the lives of the poor, and became a legendary figure in Argentine politics.

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. Whore and feminist, tyrant and saint, Evita 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.

Comments

Golkree Golkree
I wanted to give it 3.5 stars really. This is a somewhat hostile biography of Evita, but it must be remembered that she had her detractors for a reason. To learn completely about Evita, I recommend both the biographies biased for and against her since both the White and Black Myth are important parts of her story.

This is an easy read, although somewhat seemy and gossipy in parts. Still, it is not as tabloidy or vicious as biopgahises such as The Woman with the Whip or W.A Harbinson's bio.

All in all, I don't regret this purchase. However, I still think Dujone Ortiz's bio is the best, and I still recommend Fraser and Navarro's work as well. But if you are an Evita fan, don't pass this up, especially for the photos. .
Tygokasa Tygokasa
Having performed in the musical Evita a number of times, I have always felt "close" and sympathetic to Evita herself. Most of this book followed the musical closely (or vice versa), sans Che.
I expected few surprises, but what struck me most is how much Peron and Evita reminded me of Donald Trump. I write this in the summer of 2016, less than 3 months away from our next presidential election. Trump is acting much like the Perons, particularly in inciting mobs of his followers to violence against his enemies, in threatening censorship of newspapers critical of him, pretending to be "for" the American version of descamisados, in this case, white men who have lost their jobs due to globalization and changing econoic conditions, and his admiration for fascist demagogues, in Peron's case, Hitler and Franco, in Trump's case, Putin. The many parallels are eerie and frightening.

I am fascinated by how Eva, an uneducated teenage girl from a hovel in the sticks, had the political savvy to grab onto power and threaten her enemies the way she did. How she amassed a fortune in jewels and money by bending the oligarchs, newspapers and the unions to her will. Where did this instinct come from in her? How did she know how to push Peron to be the leader he would never have been without her? This is a well-researched and utterly fascinating story which would be unbelievable as fiction, except that it is history. I highly recommend.
Still In Mind Still In Mind
This is not a candy-coated story, and the rise of Eva Peron to power is completely believable. She was a smart, calculating woman who knew what she wanted, went out to get it and, when she got it, held on to it no matter the cost. The ruthlessness of a dictator in a slight person that could crush you if you weren't on her team is only overshadowed by her laser focus on her prize. I found the explanations of why and how things unfolded as they did very interesting. Gave me a much better sense of the divisive person that was Eva Peron.
SmEsH SmEsH
Prior to reading this I knew very little about Evita. This was a fascinating picture of a woman who was probably brilliant. Evita slept her way to the spot she wanted and set her eyes on the one man she could manipulate in order to reach the top. She was ruthless and evil but knew she could achieve power by getting the poorest of the poor behind her. It was interesting to see how quickly it all fell apart after her death.
Direbringer Direbringer
Enjoyed every word. I have studied the life of this unbelievable woman for years. She remains a heroine as well as an enigma yet today. I respectfully congratulate the author of this book to keeping Evita in our senses. Thank you.
Mora Mora
This is a thorough, well written treatment of the life and political career of Eva Peron.

Eva, known as Evita, accomplished much good in her brief life as a tireless spokeswoman for the miserably downtrodden laborers of her country.

Though tempestuous by nature, she exhibited a sincere heart and she persisted in her efforts almost until the day she died.

This book is a full accounting of her life. It is often unsparing of her faults, of her temper, and of her love of jewels and gowns. But even the display of luxury had a purpose in her plans: it showed her followers what they too could aspire to.

In the end, the reader comes away with a vivid picture of a woman driven by a desire for justice for the abused and impoverished victims of capitalism. She tried to help them in the only way she could, in the way that fate had led her to. So many other famous and highly placed women, born into wealth, have not chosen to exert themselves similarly yet are nonetheless adulated. Evita stood alone in working tirelessly for the masses of the poor and despised, those disregarded in their own country, abused and exploited.

She should truly be admired, unlike the privileged women of other countries whose names are known everywhere and who are honored everywhere.
JoJoshura JoJoshura
Well written and researched. A good read. It did not go into depth about her illness or the last chapter of her life, although there was some a good accounting of the unrest in the country and the travels of her remains. And while it laid out her motivation pretty well, there really wasn't a lot of personal information from letters or conversations. It only followed her public life.
I found this book very interesting and well written.