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Eva Peron epub ebook

by Shawn Fields,Alicia Dujovne Ortiz

Eva Peron epub ebook

Author: Shawn Fields,Alicia Dujovne Ortiz
Category: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1st edition (November 1, 1996)
Pages: 325 pages
ISBN: 0312145993
ISBN13: 978-0312145996
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 238
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Eva Peron: A Biography Paperback – July 15, 1997. by Alicia Dujovne Ortiz (Author), Shawn Fields (Translator). Not knowing much about Eva Peron, I found this book extremely interesting as pertaining to her short but eccentric life.

Eva Peron: A Biography Paperback – July 15, 1997.

Ortiz recounts Eva Peron's humble birth, her extraordinary rise to power in Argentina at the side of her husband General Juan Peron, and her short and legendary reign as a virtual queen, dispensing comfort to the masses before she died from cancer at 33. Evita was christened Eva Maria. Evita was christened Eva Maria Duarte by her mother, whose liberal sex life was a necessary response to poverty.

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In the book Inside Argentina from Perón to Menem: 1950–2000 from an American Point of View, Levine writes: The American government demonstrated no knowledge of Perón's deep admiration for Italy (and his distaste for Germany, whose culture he found too rigid).

By Alicia Dujovne Ortiz. Translated by Shawn Fields

By Alicia Dujovne Ortiz. Translated by Shawn Fields. Alicia Dujovne Ortiz's ''Eva Peron'' is a popular biography, that is to say, written with regard for entertainment rather than fact - with what she describes as ''intuitive finesse. On a visit to Spain described in the Ortiz book, when it was pointed out that Queen Isabella's mummified head had sunken further into its pillow than her consort Ferdinand's, proof of her superior intellect, Evita tartly responded, ''It's still like that.

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Using newly declassified documents from the Peron government, Peron's own memoirs, and the testimonies of Peron's priest, an Argentine journalist attempts to answer many of the questions that have surrounded the enigmatic life of Eva Peron. 35,000 first printing.
Reviews (7)
The best biography of Evita Peron, ever written! A fascinating look behind the scenes, well written and suspenseful..
Try to read in Spanish if you are able, because although the translator did a good job, there were a couple of errors. One which I remember was "capelin" meaning "picture hat." Unfortunately "capelin" as a translation for the Spanish word "capelina" does not exist.
Am I a nitpicker or a grammarian? A bit of both, I think.

Having read pretty much all I could find about Eva Peron I found this biography to be the best. It's very well-researched and written in an engaging manner. Just as important the author doesn't pass any judgments and simply tells the story of Evita a normal person, as best as can be done with all evidence available to us today.

A life that deserves to be better known.


Very poorly printed and unreadable - font way too small

Alicia Dujovne Ortiz's major biography of Eva Perón is an interesting book chronicling the rise and fall of Argentina's most famous First-Lady. Ortiz's book is well researched but sometimes her personal opinion of Eva gets in the way. Ortiz does a good job laying out Eva's life from her humble beginnings to her amazing transformation into "Evita"- the elegant blonde crusader of the less-fortunate. She uses a lot of witness testimony and she goes into detail when covering Eva's charitable work and social aid foundation however having read both the Spanish and English versions of this biography, the Spanish edition is far more detailed and enlightening (more on this a little later). Like Fraser/Navarro, Taylor, Crassweller and the several other historians/scholars who have researched Eva Perón and have written well-documented accounts, Ortiz also tries to separate myth from fact. At times, she is a bit rough towards the legend she is writing about, but she does try to portray her as objectively as possible and Evita still comes across as a flawed but truly exceptional woman.

Eva's detractor's, on the other hand, have portrayed her as a one-dimensional caricature devoid of any reason and lacking in morals. Evita, in the eyes of these more sensationalistic biographers such as Mary Main (“The Woman with the Whip”), W.A Harbinson (“Evita! A Legend for the Seventies” later updated as “Evita: Saint or Sinner”), Paul L Montgomery (“Eva Evita: the Life and Death of Eva Perón) etc, was a beautiful, murderous monster who was smarter than everyone alive in Argentina at the time and who capitalized on her looks and her position as First Lady. Her loyal followers were nothing more than mindless puppets who fell victim to her dark, sinister charms. She would use them, exploit them, fool them and if anyone dared to contradict her, they would be at the receiving end of her vicious whip. These writers dissect and bring to light every single negative character flaw, real or imagined, this woman may have possessed and some would go further of holding her personally responsible for some of the atrocities committed by the state police. A lot of this does make interesting reading but the sources used are very one-sided. Her good works are showcased of course, but when trying to explain her good deeds, they mostly only give vindictiveness, scorn and revenge as the sole motivating factors. They will highlight the schools, hospitals, homes, hostels, orphanages etc that Eva- through her foundation, built between 1948-1952; they will pay some attention to the food, medicine and money she personally handed out to the poor; they may mention her many travels to shanty-towns or to remote country villages but never to give her any credit but to discredit her; to accuse her of exploiting the populace and how well she had them fooled. After all, the Peróns were the ultimate puppet masters. They will mention that through Eva's foundation several malnourished children finally received health care and food; they may hint at the fact that because of Eva, several thousand impoverished country folk finally received running water and electricity; they may mention as a minor note that Eva sent first-aid and food to countries outside of Argentina's borders such as Colombia, Ecuador, Turkey, Israel and the US but only to cite self-aggrandizement as her principal motives - a clever way of proclaiming "charity for all" as she took state funds to fatten her wallet and over-seas bank account so she could adorn herself in D'ior and Van Cleef to feed her over-inflated ego. Interestingly enough, no matter how much these writers try to condemn her, the result is always the same, unintentional glorification. They loathe this bejeweled beauty but can't help love her all the same. The musical "Evita" is a perfect example of this. No matter how much it tries to discredit her, Eva's poetic image is what hovers in most people's mind long after the curtain descends. Most will remember an impeccably dressed blonde clutching a microphone and the famous taglines such as "She Seduced a Nation" or "Evita is immortal" or "EVITA will stir you to your very soul". These are hardly ways to represent such an amoral, corrupt megalomaniac who slept her way to fame. I guess these multiple facets and images of her that still linger today - the saint, the sinner, the angel, the demon etc is what makes her such an interesting historical figure and the subject of such fanatical adoration and scorn and why so many writers, even today, still view her as relevent and important enough to write about.

Out of the many biographies written about Eva Perón, this is one of the better-researched ones so I definitely recommend it over many others. However, this is far from being the best of the bunch. In my opinion, Nicholas Fraser and Marysa Navarro's book Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron is the best in English even though it's several decades old. Julie M Taylor's Eva Peron: The Myths of a Woman is also excellent and insightful, especially in getting a better understanding of the many myths this legendary woman inspired as is Robert Crassweller's Peron and the Enigmas of Argentina which covers in detail, the Perón's and Perónism; it is lengthy but a fascinating read. Ortiz's biography was released around the same time as the film in 1996 (at least the English version was). It was originally written in French and later translated into several languages. It is very detailed and it held my interest throughout; also included are some really nice photographs of the subject but I have to state my disappointment with the English edition. Having read the Spanish translation, the English version was poorly handled. Not in the design and layout of the book since the cover and photographs, as well as the chapter layout, are elegant and expertly designed; it is the handling of the writing that I am having issues with. I read the Spanish edition after reading the English and I noticed the Spanish version has way more content. Unfortunately the English version is heavily and unnecessarily edited with some sections being completely omitted rendering this work incomplete and in parts, the translation suffers. For instance, in one section of the Spanish translation, the author describes Eva's elaborate "banana" roll hairstyle (which makes sense in describing her elaborate pompadour of her earlier years), while in the English version, it's not her hair that is described as resembling a banana, but her earrings (this does not make sense since Eva never wore banana earrings- at least according to her photographic history). For those of you who can read Spanish, I wholeheartedly recommend that version instead as it is a far more complete work and worthy of your time. Having said that, Alicia Dujovne Ortiz treats Eva Duarte Perón as a flawed but extraordinary human being. After all that's exactly what Evita was, flawed but extraordinary. I guess that's how she should be remembered.

*** 1/2 out of 5

Spanish Edition: **** 1/2 out of 5

Alicia Dujovne Ortiz's book "Eva Peron," provides a fascinating look at the woman that inspired a nation and formed the basis of a Broadway musical and a movie. The weak point of the book is that it was not originally written in English, but translated. There are times the reader is left stumped knowing something was lost in translation. However, the author did a superb job in research and seems to have followed every lead. Where multiple myths abound about this fascinating and complex woman, the author presents each viewpoint, with the results of her research and lets the reader determine the truth

I've read about 5 different biographies concerning the life of Evita, and I believe this to be the best of them all. It seemlessly presents a balanced account of her life, combining and collecting the information presented by many previous biographies

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