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Eva Perón: The Myths of a Woman

3.27 of 5 stars 3.27  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  5 reviews

Eva Perón, one of the most powerful women in the world at the time of her death in 1952, rose from humble origins to international renown as First Lady of Argentina and the force behind the throne of her husband Juan Perón. Despite her immense popularity, she was inaccessible to the people of Argentina, and so images were constructed around her to fill that void. According

Paperback, 206 pages
Published February 15th 1981 by University Of Chicago Press (first published November 1st 1979)
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Excellent. Although Taylor does a great job of objectively reporting on the three defining myths of Evita, I am now convinced that Eva was a noble leader. So am disappointed to realize that the musical Evita is inadvertently anti-Peronist propaganda. The chapters that describe the same bio from two different perspectives (saint vs whore) are brilliant. Loved this book.
Jan 15, 2008 Daniel rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who want to govern
I think she was more of a saint than the book portrays.

The rich hated her.

At many official occasions and social events she would take their pearls and expensive adornment right off of them and sell it for money for the poor.

She was different !
L-J Johnson
The style of writing - painfully detailed and carefully objective - was typical of nonfiction from another era and made this a lot less interesting than it should have been.
Mar 13, 2014 Sharon rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
Factually correct, but dry as a bone.....
The current selection for my book club:)
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JULIE TAYLOR writes about teen relationships for magazines such as Cosmo Girl, Jump, Teen, and YM. She is also author of Franco American Dreams, which is currently being made into a feature film. Julie lives in Hollywood, California.
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