Feb 24, 2020
The Shadows of Elisa Lynch
Posted by Siân Rees

La se ora Elisa Alicia Lynch is the greatest heroine of America 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 Parag La se ora Elisa Alicia Lynch is the greatest heroine of America 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, Si n Rees tells her fascinating story of recovered history.

  • Title: The Shadows of Elisa Lynch
  • Author: Siân Rees
  • ISBN: 9780755311149
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Shadows of Elisa Lynch La se ora Elisa Alicia Lynch is the greatest heroine of America In an ambitious Irish courtesan met a South American General in Paris and returned with him to Paraguay When he became President

    4triplezed

    The War Of The Triple Alliance is an area of South American history that has received not as much attention in the English speaking world as it should have I would say that this book alone would not make up for that but none the less the story of the life of Irish courtesan who married Paraguayan dictator Lopez is a very interesting read The sheer brutality of this war is overlooked because at the same time the US was fighting a very famous civil war itself For those that know nothing of the War [...]


    Velvetink

    So far the most uninspiring book I ve read all year reads like a dry history book, and is about War in Paraguay than about about the woman Eliza Lynch Not sure I will finish this one in a hurry


    Harriet

    An intriguing premise but I suspect that the research materials did not yield the story that the title suggests Elisa Lynch remains a shadowy figure, and not a very sympathetic one It covers an extremely bloody and complicated period of South American history and does an good job of narrating the ins and outs of a disasterous war In the aftermath, Elisa s meglomaniac lover carried out an appalling series of reprisals and this part of the book is not for the faint hearted I did not feel that sens [...]


    Nicholas Whyte

    nhwvejournal 919332ml return return I picked this up very cheaply remaindered in Belfast, basically because the only thing I knew about Paraguay was that after fighting a disastrous war with its neighbours in the middle of the nineteenth century, the country had become so depopulated of men that polygamy was made legal I m not actually sure if this is true, but it seems to be in the lore anyway return return This book explains how Paraguay got into such a mess, by examining the career of Eliza L [...]


    Jo

    This book seemed to focus on the establishment and development of Paraguay I realise that it s necessary to set the scene but I picked up this book to learn about Elisa Lynch It was okay I guess, if a little snoozesome.



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