Friday, June 30, 2017

the last book I ever read (Evita, First Lady: A Biography of Eva Perón, excerpt five)

from Evita, First Lady: A Biography of Eva Perón by John Barnes:

On June 4, 1946, Juan Domingo Perón became the twenty-ninth President of Argentina. Restored to his army commission and promoted, he wore the blue dress uniform of a brigadier-general as he stood before the newly reconstituted Congress and took the oath of office, swearing by ‘Almighty God’ to uphold the constitution. Exactly three years to the day after his band of colonels seized the Government, he pledged ‘respect for the country’s traditions and institutions.’ Then, to the notes of martial music and the cheers of a million Argentines, he drove along Avenida de Mayo to the Casa Rosada.

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