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Evita

Author : Nicholas Fraser
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An account of the life and personality of Eva Peron, who, as the wife of the president of Argentina, wielded a power that made her idolized as well as feared

Evita Inevitably

Author : Jean Graham-Jones
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Examines Argentina’s most iconic female figures, from saints to pop singers, politicians to anarchists

Evita First Lady

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The story of one of the most fascinating women of all time—Maria Eva Duarte, who rose from poverty to become one of the richest, most powerful women in the world. 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. Evita, as he 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. 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.

Evita

Author : Jill Hedges
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Eva Peron remains Argentina's best-known and most iconic personality, surpassing even sporting superstars such as Diego Maradona or Lionel Messi, and far outlasting her own husband, President Juan Domingo Peron himself a remarkable and charismatic political leader without whom she, as an uneducated woman in an elitist and male-dominated society, could not have existed as a political figure. In this book, Jill Hedges tells the story of a remarkable woman whose glamour, charisma, political influence and controversial nature continue to generate huge amounts interest 60 years after her death. From her poverty-stricken upbringing as an illegitimate child in rural Argentina, Peron made her way to the highest echelons of Argentinean society, via a brief acting career and her relationship with Juan. After their political breakthrough, her charitable work and magnetic personality earned her wide public acclaim and there was national mourning following her death from cancer at the age of just 33.Based on new sources and first-hand interviews, the book will seek to explore the personality and experiences of 'Evita' and the contemporary events that influenced her and were in turn influenced by her. As the first substantive biography of Eva Peron in English, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in modern Argentinean history and the cult of 'Evita'."

Evita

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Life, love, political engagement on behalf of her descamisados, the struggle for women’s emancipation, death, second life and the enduring myth of Eva Peron, one of the most remarkable women of the 20th century and one who is still held dear in the memories and hearts of Argentinians.

Evita

Author : Ricardo Blaustein
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Eva Duarte was born in the town of Los Toldos in the Argentine pampas or flatlands. Miles of nothingness surrounded her early years of bliss. Her single mother struggled to make ends meet but parental struggle had never concerned a child. At fourteen she dreamed with becoming an actress and a year later, in 1935, she was in Buenos Aires auditioning for roles. She landed a small part and her career was on, though, like any artistic endeavor it led to privations. She knocked doors and talked to anyone who might want to offer her a role. Her breakthrough came with a play about condoms. The government wanted to motivate its use and commissioned a play which was staged all over the country, with Eva performing one of the leads. It lasted a few weeks. The theater hardly paid rent. Her hours in buses to and from home in the outskirts of the city gave her time to think. And surely she was edged on to improve her lot from the habitual butt pinching from the males in the crowded buses. Buenos Aires was a hotbed of creativity, with more than twenty films made every year and a booming commercial radio business. It was here, in the latter, where Eva found her calling. She discovered mass media paid her handsomely. She was chosen to play a series of historic characters and every day women all over the country listened to her voice flush out queens, wives of presidents and heroines. Soon she got the handle of producing her own programs: radio soap operas financed by detergent manufacturers. Eva never appeared on stage after the play "Money is to be shared." Soaps provided her with everything she might wanted at twenty three, a nice apartment, steak and potatoes, and many new friends. She had made it. Eva had paid her dues and gotten ahead in a society that provided women few opportunities for independence. And Eva wanted to be her own woman. She found an open door and squeezed in. Meeting Juan Peron-an army colonel-deeply involved in politics was happenstance. It's unclear how she met him. Stories abound and conflicting witness accounts are unhelpful to elucidate the beginnings of their relationship. Considering the heavy stigma against openly sexual relationships or any sex encounter which was not of the marital kind, it's not surprising that they led a quiet, secretive affair before they became a public item. Peron had been a cabinet member in the government of General Ramirez and became Vice President under the government of General Farrell. He was the strongman behind their governments. Day by day he added to his personal power. Peron knew that there was a constituency out there which could rally to anyone who promised them what they wanted, better salaries and dignity. Peron had been to Europe at the height of fascism in Italy and had absorbed their view of life and politics. But the army did not like his ideas. They wanted a corporate man, not a lone shooter or a dictator and deplored his charisma and popularity. Eva was fascinated by the power play and according to Peron's collaborators, she never missed a meeting. Eva was there, learning. Peron angled for the presidency. He needed supporters. It was rumored he could be a leading candidate if and when elections were held. Peron's political enemies leaned on the president to get rid of him. Farrell asked Colonel Juan Peron to resign. Eva feared for his life. The Argentine Navy arrested him in a plot to destroy his political plans but Peron's followers staged a rally of millions and he was released. Peron marries Eva and she becomes Eva Duarte de Peron, later to be known as Evita Peron. She understood what was to be poor, what to was to be treated like dirt. Evita rose to the occasion and helped him become president. Becoming First lady of Argentina at twenty eight was just the beginning of her adventure.

Evita Songbook

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(Easy Piano Vocal Selections). The songbook for this movie musical spectacular features 12 beautiful Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice songs. Includes the Oscar-winning single "You Must Love Me" and the mega-hit "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," plus: Another Suitcase in Another Hall * I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You * On This Night of a Thousand Stars * She Is a Diamond * Waltz for Eva and Che * and more.

Evita the Legend of Eva Per n 1919 1952

Author : Andrew Lloyd Webber
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The lyrics of the musical based on the life of the charismatic Argentinian leader are presented with original photographs from her career and a historical commentary

Evita Musical Excerpts and Complete Libretto Songbook

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(Vocal Selections). 11 songs from this beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical: And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out) * Another Suitcase in Another Hall * Buenos Aires * Don't Cry for Me Argentina * Eva, Beware of the City * High Flying, Adored * I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You * On This Night of a Thousand Stars * Rainbow High * She Is a Diamond * Waltz for Eva and Che. Includes fabulous color photos from the Broadway production!

Evita

Author : Tomás de Elia
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By the time of her death in 1952 at the age of 33, the charismatic Argentine first lady Eva Peron--Evita to millions of loyal followers--had become a saint-like figure and spiritual leader to her people and the world. This lavish photographic chronicle reveals the private and public life of Peron, from her impoverished childhood to her glorious end. 170 photos.

Santa Evita

Author : Tomas Eloy Martinez
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Eva Peron entered immortality on 26th July, 1952. The bizarre after-life of her embalmed body - hidden, hijacked, replicated, smuggled abroad, buried, resurrected, repatriated - echoed her equally strange life. From the story of the plain poor-trash girl who reinvented herself to become first the uncrowned queen of Argentina's masses and then their uncanonized saint, Tomas Eloy Martinez has created a mesmerizing, highly readable work of fiction.

Evita

Author : Mary Main
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Maria Eva Duarte de Peron was born in poverty in 1919 and died of cancer in 1952, at the age of 33, the richest and most powerful woman in Argentina. Her story is one of the most fantastic in history. Driven by a compelling ambition, she made her way to Buenos Aires and set about becoming an actress. In a very short time she had climbed to the top of Argentina's military-social ladder until at last she met Colonel Juan Peron -and her climb took a new direction. Here is the story of 'Evita' and how her rise to power became an almost unbelievable account of intrigue, bloodshed, and pure chicanery. Her multimillion-dollar tour of Europe; her setting up of the Eva Peron Foundation whereby she cornered the market on clothes, toys, books, groceries, imported drugs, medical equipment, and housing; her impassioned campaign speeches; her shameless flaunting of jewels and clothes in the very faces of her worshipping 'shirtless ones' - these are but a few of the facets of her incredible career that are described in detail. There was a fatal fascination about Eva Peron that remains, even after her death - an aura of evil that has become a legend.

Evita

Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
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*Includes pictures. *Comprehensively covers Evita's life and legacy, including the ways she has been depicted in media over the last 60 years. *Includes a Bibliography for further reading. Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, known to the world as Evita, stands with Jesus Christ as a highly influential historical figure who lived only 33 years. The similarities do not end there: as Argentine novelist Tomas Eloy Martinez has observed, Evita came to "symbolize certain naive, but effective, beliefs: the hope for a better world; a life sacrificed on the altar of the disinherited, the humiliated, the poor of the earth . . . myths which somehow reproduce the image of Christ." During her life she was elevated to the status of "spiritual leader" of her country, Argentina, and after death she was regarded there as a martyr and a saint by her many followers. A visit to the museum dedicated to Evita's legacy in the Botanico neighborhood of Buenos Aires reveals the spirit of quasi-religious devotion that surrounds her: more than simply a collection of historical displays, the museum stands as a shrine to her legacy and intends to imbue its viewers with the spirit and beliefs of the deceased First Lady. In one of the rooms, the visitor stands in the presence of one of her most famous dresses in a centrally placed glass case, with the scent of roses artificially pumped into the air. Like many of the other objects, the dress is presented much as were the relics of medieval saint. Evita's tomb in the same city's Recoleta cemetery, constantly garlanded with fresh bouquets and notes of gratitude from pilgrims who have come to pay their respects, provides further evidence of her revered presence in Argentine culture. At the same time, the presence of the major artifacts of Evita's person in these particular locations is also ironic and revealing of the great social divisions over which she presided. Botanico is a prestigious and wealthy neighborhood, and the Recoleta is the burial place of Argentina's oligarchy; Eva Peron prided herself on having antagonized and earned the hatred of precisely these social classes. Over 50 years after her death, Peronism, the political philosophy devised by her and her husband Juan Domingo Peron, remains a potent force in Argentine politics (the current president identifies herself closely with the Perons and their legacy), but it also continues to inspire deep enmity. While a large portion of the country sees Evita as a symbol of national pride, there is also a significant sector that sees her as an impostor and a demagogue whose brilliant but irresponsible manipulation of mass politics helped sink the country into chaos. Whereas some controversial political figures tend to become more broadly and neutrally admired as the distance from their lifespan grows, within her own country Evita remains as much a lightning rod as ever. Since her death, the mythology and legend of Evita have grown monumentally. Though millions worshipped Eva, who nearly became the Vice-President of Argentina before her premature death, opinions of her still vary between two extremes. While some think of her as an angelic woman who sought to uplift women and the poor, others view her as a self-serving, egotistical, and embittered woman who used sex to rise up Argentina's social and political ladder and seek vengeance on the upper classes. Evita: The Life of Eva Peron humanizes the youngest of 5 siblings who once had more modest ambitions as Eva Duarte, and it explores the mythology and legacy that have grown around Evita, examining her representations in literature, film, and theatre to uncover the truth behind her enigmatic existence.

Evita

Author : Andrew Lloyd Webber
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Poor People s Politics

Author : Javier Auyero
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DIVExamines how Argentina's urban poor use political networks and informal webs of reciprocal help to solve their everyday survival needs/div

Evita

Author : Eva Perón
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In 1987, a document that appeared to be the long-lost deathbed manuscript of Eva Peron was found in a government archive in Buenos Aires. Rumours had it that the manuscript- critical of the Argentine church and military, had been suprressed for thirty years after her death by her husband, Argentine President Juan Peron. First published in the U.S by The New Press in 1996, the book remains a fascinating historical document and memoir. Evita offers a firsthand glimpse of the woman who left an indelible if controversial mark on Argentina, and, at the time of her death at age thirty-three, was considered one the of the most powerful women in the world. Leading Peron scholars disagree about whether Evita wrote every word herself, and Evita: In My Own Words includes an extensive introduction by Peron scholar Joseph A. Page, who weighs all the claims and counterclaims about the documents authenticity and provides an essential historical framework to Eva Peron's life.

Evita

Author : Jenny Illus
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Personalized Notebook Ideal as a gift! Do you want: Capture notes Write stories Write down ideas Create sketches With this beautiful notebook you have all the possibilities! Buy now this beautiful notebook. This great notebook features: Softcover with a great design 120 blank pages high-quality, resistant paper Size 6" x 9" You can also use the book as: Diary Recipe book Dream Diary Letterbook for BFFs Watch booklet Budget Book

Eva Evita

Author : Paul Montgomery
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A frank, in-depth portrait of the country girl who became one of Argentina's most powerful political figures chronicles her rise to power and her losing struggle against death at the age of thirty-three

The Girl With The Magical Curls

Author : Evita Giron
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What happens when a curious girl doesn't follow the rules and uses an entire bottle of magical hair growth oil on her curls? Hoping it will make her tresses lengthy and firm like Rapunzel's, little does she know her curly ringlets magically grow overnight!

Caudillos

Author : Hugh M. Hamill
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In this major revision of the Borzoi Book Dictatorship in Spanish America, editor Hugh Hamill has presented conflicting interpretations of caudillismo in twenty-seven essays written by an international group of historians, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, journalists, and caudillos themselves. The selections represent revisionists, apologists, enemies, and even a victim of caudillos. The personalities discussed include the Mexican priest Miguel Hidalgo, the Argentinian gaucho Facundo Quiroga, the Guatemalan Rafael Carrera, the Colombian Rafael Núñez, Mexico’s Porfirio Díaz, the Somoza family of Nicaragua, the Dominican "Benefactor" Rafael Trujillo, the Argentinians Juan Perón and his wife Evita, Paraguay’s Alfredo Stroessner - called "The Tyrannosaur," Chile’s Augusto Pinochet, and Cuba’s Fidel Castro.