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After visiting Buenos Aires, I became interested in knowing more about Evita. She seems to be such a mythical figure; a building on the famous Avenida 9 de Julio displays her image on both sides. This biography is not kind to her, which is probably a good balance to the mythic portrayal of her, especially through the musical, Evita (which our community theatre will be performing for their next show). It is true that she did have sympathy for "the people", she did give women the right to vote, she did have an orphanage and a foundation in which she gave to the poor. But she was vindictive, corrupt, greedy, and cruel, especially to the "oligarchs" who had shunned her previous to her rise to power. I am glad I found this book (at our used book store, Kona Bay Books), she does not deserve to be adored. She is not heroic, but she is interesting.