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The Shadows of Elisa Lynch
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The Shadows of Elisa Lynch (Paperback)

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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 in the northern hills but she survived, only to be expelled from Paraguay and die an obscure death in Paris.







Reviled and respected, loved and distrusted, Elisa Lynch has been described as both a heroic companion to Lopez and a malign enchantress. In The Shadows of Elisa Lynch, Sian Rees tells her fascinating story of recovered history.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: Headline Publishing Group Publication Date: 05/01/2004 ISBN-13: 9780755311156  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sian Rees has a degree in history from Oxford University. The bestselling work of narrative non-fiction The Floating Brothel was her first book.

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