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10%OFFSian Rees - The Shadows of Elisa Lynch: How a Nineteenth-century Irish Courtesan Became the Most Powerful Woman in Paraguay - 9780755311156 - V9780755311156
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The Shadows of Elisa Lynch: How a Nineteenth-century Irish Courtesan Became the Most Powerful Woman in Paraguay

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Description for The Shadows of Elisa Lynch: How a Nineteenth-century Irish Courtesan Became the Most Powerful Woman in Paraguay Paperback. The fascinating story of how a beautiful nineteenth-century Irishwoman came to be the Eva Peron of her day Num Pages: 352 pages, 8pp colour. BIC Classification: 1KLSP; 3JH; BGH; HBJK; HBLL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 129 x 25. Weight in Grams: 262.
Long before Eva Peron turned Argentina upside down, Elisa Lynch brought Paraguay to its knees. In 1854, an ambitious Irish courtesan met a South American General in Paris and returned with him to Paraguay. When he became President, she became his de facto first lady and together they changed the course of the country's history. Consumed by desire for Napoleonic glory, General President Lopez took Paraguay into a disastrous war against her neighbours. Elisa Lynch went with him on campaign, turning conditions of war to her advantage where she could. He was killed ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2004
Publisher
Headline Review
Condition
New
Number of Pages
352
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780755311156
SKU
V9780755311156
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About Sian Rees
Sian Rees has a degree in history from Oxford University. The bestselling work of narrative non-fiction The Floating Brothel was her first book.

Reviews for The Shadows of Elisa Lynch: How a Nineteenth-century Irish Courtesan Became the Most Powerful Woman in Paraguay
[a] complex & remarkable story
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