Stars from the Past

Daniel Balmaceda

NON FICTION. SUDAMERICANA, 2015. 284 PAGES.

In Stars from the Past, we see San Martín ask a coquettish older woman to dance at a party, Belgrano leading three hundred men far from the hell of Vilcapugio, Sarmiento putting on a wig, Rosas as an overprotective father, Mitre acting as the neighbourhood gas man, Fangio and Victoria Ocampo learning to drive, Brown dressed in the Argentine flag, Gardel being pickpocketed, Marcelo T. Alvear making jokes over the telephone, General Paz constructing a ridiculous device and we'll also meet the Argentine ET.
Drawing on anecdotes gleaned from painstaking research of correspondence, memoirs, biographies, files, battle accounts, oral tradition and newspapers, Daniel Balmaceda reveals unknown facts about the history of Argentina. In this new book, one of the country's most popular historians invites us to travel back in time to meet the characters who forged our identity, helping us to understand where we came from and why we are the way we are.

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish Worldwide SUDAMERICANA

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