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This is an auction for THE SHADOWS OF ELISA LYNCH: HOW A 19th CENTURY IRISH COURTESAN BECAME THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN PARAGUAY by Sian Rees.

Amazon.com review:

"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."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sian Rees has a degree in history from Oxford University.

From Wikipedia:

"Eliza Lynch (1835–1886) was the mistress of Francisco Solano López, president of Paraguay... She was described as possessing a Junoesque figure, golden blonde hair and a provocative smile. It was 1854 when Eliza Lynch met Francisco Solano López, son of the president of Paraguay. Lynch and López would begin a relationship which led her to return with him ..."

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Large format paperback 2003.

344 pages + photographs & other illustrations.

Near new condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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