What is the best Eva Peron biography?

backwoodsbarbie
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What is the best Eva Peron biography?
Posted: 1/24/13 at 05:03pm
I know there are many out there and a majority are very inaccurate. Does anybody have any suggestions of some good biographies of Eva Peron?
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What is the best Eva Peron biography?
Posted: 1/24/13 at 05:41pm
'Patti Lupone' by Patti Lupone.
Emma White
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What is the best Eva Peron biography?
Posted: 12/22/13 at 12:52am
Bumping this thread in hopes of a legitimate answer?
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best12bars
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What is the best Eva Peron biography?
Posted: 12/22/13 at 07:39am
Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron
Evita: In My Own Words
Evita: An Intimate Portrait (for the fantastic photos and visual history)
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gavyj
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What is the best Eva Peron biography?
Posted: 12/22/13 at 11:20am
^^^these three are pretty good. However, the accuracy of "In My Own Words" is questionable. Still a magnificent read if you are interested in Eva.
best12bars
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What is the best Eva Peron biography?
Posted: 12/22/13 at 11:39am
It's her own words. That should be required reading if you're interested in the subject.
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GlindatheGood22
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What is the best Eva Peron biography?
Posted: 12/22/13 at 11:44am
I've only read one so I have nothing to compare it to in terms of accuracy, but the one by Alicia Dujovne Ortiz is very thorough.

Consensus among most Evita scholars is that her autobiography is heavily invention.

And Besty, IIRC Ortiz asserted that very little of it was actually written by Eva. She had people for that, as the saying goes.
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best12bars
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What is the best Eva Peron biography?
Posted: 12/22/13 at 11:50am
Yes, and it's been translated into English. She approved of having it say "in her own words." There were no lawsuits filed, so I'm assuming she approved of what it said and the use of "In My Own Words" as the title of the book.

I think people should understand her POV, and that is equally as important as any third-party "factual" account.

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Updated On: 12/22/13 at 11:50 AM
smallworld
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What is the best Eva Peron biography?
Posted: 12/22/13 at 12:42pm
Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron by Nicholas Fraser and Marysa Navarro is a good read.
philly03
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What is the best Eva Peron biography?
Posted: 12/22/13 at 01:33pm

^^ That is the best one in my opinion.

When I was in Buenos Aires, I managed to go the Eva Peron museum, and it seemed that a lot of the stories are invented (as said above) or skewed towards a more favorable opinion of her. (Most of the stuff in the museum was dresses/hats; and originals of the constitution or records of her speeches) I think that biography is a fair balance.

One thing is certain, she is still a giant national symbol.

Emma White
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What is the best Eva Peron biography?
Posted: 12/27/13 at 08:56pm
The one by Alicia Ortiz is certainly very thorough, and my personal favourite because it revealed a lot of facts that aren't often spoken about - particular Eva's shyness, her terrible grasp of the Spanish language, her fear of humiliation and what seems to be an eating disorder. I liked it because it managed to highlight all of Evita's many flaws and mistakes in life, but it didn't seem vindictive, and pointed out many of her qualities as well. It was the first thing that, to me, seemed to be giving background to why she was so power hungry and manipulative, and made it seem like her frequent cruelty was a result of her severe inferiority complex.
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