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 Per├Án 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, she became first the actress Eva Duarte, then the mistress of colonel Per├Án, before becoming in October 1945--after the "shirtless ones" had swept Per├Án 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 once she became Evita, the legend.
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About the Authors
Nicholas Fraser has worked as a journalist for the London Times, Sunday Times, and the BBC. He coauthored Eva Peron with Marysa Navarro.
Marysa Navarro is a former professor of history at Dartmouth College. She received her PhD from Columbia University and was appointed resident scholar at the David Rockefeller Institute for Latin American Studies, Harvard University. In addition to coauthoring Eva Peron with Nicholas Fraser, she has published a number of articles about Evita and Peronism.
About Wanda McCaddon
Wanda McCaddon (d. 2023) narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, sometimes with the pseudonym Nadia May or Donada Peters. She earned the prestigious Audio Award for best narration and numerous Earphones Awards. She was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.