Che Guevara

A Revolutionary Life (Revised Edition)

Author: Jon Lee Anderson

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802197252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

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Acclaimed around the world and a national best-seller, this is the definitive work on Che Guevara, the dashing rebel whose epic dream was to end poverty and injustice in Latin America and the developing world through armed revolution. Jon Lee Anderson’s biography traces Che’s extraordinary life, from his comfortable Argentine upbringing to the battlefields of the Cuban revolution, from the halls of power in Castro’s government to his failed campaign in the Congo and assassination in the Bolivian jungle. Anderson has had unprecedented access to the personal archives maintained by Guevara’s widow and carefully guarded Cuban government documents. He has conducted extensive interviews with Che’s comrades—some of whom speak here for the first time—and with the CIA men and Bolivian officers who hunted him down. Anderson broke the story of where Guevara’s body was buried, which led to the exhumation and state burial of the bones. Many of the details of Che’s life have long been cloaked in secrecy and intrigue. Meticulously researched and full of exclusive information, Che Guevara illuminates as never before this mythic figure who embodied the high-water mark of revolutionary communism as a force in history.
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Che

A Revolutionary Life

Author: Jon Lee Anderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525560920

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 432

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The graphic adaptation of the groundbreaking and definitive biography of Che Guevara Che Guevara's legend is unmatched in the modern world. Since his assassination in 1967 at the age of thirty-nine, the Argentine revolutionary has become an internationally recognized icon, as revered as he is controversial. As a Marxist ideologue who sought to end global inequality by bringing down the American capitalist empire through armed guerrilla warfare, Che has few rivals in the Cold War era as an apostle of revolutionary change. In Che: A Revolutionary Life, Jon Lee Anderson and José Hernández present the man behind the myth, creating a complex and human portrait of this passionate idealist. Adapted from Jon Lee Anderson's definitive masterwork, Che vividly transports us from young Ernesto's medical school days as a sensitive asthmatic to the battlefields of the Cuban revolution, from his place of power alongside Castro, to his disastrous sojourn in the Congo, and his violent end in Bolivia. Through renowned Mexican artist José Hernández's drawings we feel the bullets wing past the head of the young rebel in Cuba, we smell the thick smoke of his and Castro's cigars, and scrutinize his proud face as he's called "Comandante" for the first time. With astonishing precision, color, and drama, Anderson and Hernández's Che makes us a witness to the revolutionary life and times of Che Guevara.
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Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life

Author: Samar Dana

Publisher: lresda kames

ISBN: N.A

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He Became A Myth In His Own Lifetime And An International Martyr-Figure Upon His Death; He Was A Revolutionary Fighter, A Military Strategist, A Social Philosopher, An Economist, A Medical Doctor, And A Friend And Confidant Of Fidel Castro. Che Guevara S Dream Was An Epic One To Unite Latin America And The Rest Of The Developing World Through Armed Revolution, And To End Once And For All The Poverty, Injustice And Petty Nationalisms That Had Bled It For Centuries. In The End Che Failed In His Quest But He Is Recognized As That One-In-A-Million Personality Who Just Might Have Pulled It Off.Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life Shuttles Between The Revolutionary Capitals Of Havana And Algiers To The Battlegrounds Of Bolivia And The Congo; From The Halls Of Power In Moscow And Washington To The Exile Havens Of Miami, Mexico And Guatemala, In A Gripping Tale Of Revolution, International Intrigue And Covert Operations. It Has An Epic Sweep As It Evokes An Era Of Tumultuous Change, Describing Major Events Like The Bay Of Pigs Invasion, The October Missile Crisis And Kennedy S Assassination. Among Its Cast Of Characters Are Scores Of Historic Personalities Including Castro, Kennedy, Kruschev, Mao Tse-Tung, Jean Paul Sartre And Simone De Beauvoir, To Name But A Few.Jon Lee Anderson Has Been Given Unprecedented Access To The Cuban Government S Archives And Has Had Total Co-Operation From Che S Widow, Aleida March, Who Has Never Previously Spoken For Publication About Her Late Husband. He Has Obtained Hitherto Unpublished Documents, Including Several Of Che S Personal Diaries And, In The Course Of His Research, Broke Open A Twenty-Eight-Year-Old Mystery The Whereabouts Of Che S Body In Bolivia. There Is No Doubt That This Monumental Work Will Stand As The Definitive Portrait Of One Of The Twentieth Century S Most Fascinating, Yet Largely Unexplored, Historical Figures.
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ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA

A Mythical Revolutionary or a Historical Fraud :His Revolutionary Life

Author: Marcos A. Alvarez

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479763748

Category: History

Page: 219

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This book is a compilation of facts, and ideas expressed by Guevara in his own speeches, essays, interviews, working papers, diary, and others from conversations of family members, friends, subordinates, and Castro, including information from his best-known biographers and supporters’ persuasive works published in Cuba and out, after Che’s death in Bolivia. This was when he was not a threat to Fidel Castro’s megalomania, when Guevara did not constitute anymore a danger to Fidel’s dream of becoming a hero, and he would be the most important politician in America, even perhaps in the whole world. At that moment, it was very important for Castro to use his limitless power in the Cuban government to develop the instrumentality necessary to transform Che’s figure in what he is today, an icon.
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Che Guevara

A Biography

Author: Richard Legé Harris

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313359164

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 237

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Chronicles the life and accomplishments of the internationally famous Argentinian guerrilla fighter.
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Che Guevara

A Biography

Author: Daniel James

Publisher: Cooper Square Press

ISBN: 1461732069

Category: History

Page: 416

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The controversial life and career of Ernesto Ché Guevara (1928-1967) has earned the revolutionary leader admirers and detractors across the world. In his critical biography, Daniel James penetrates the myths that have grown up around Guevara since his death. The biography carefully analyzes the Cold War situations in which Guevara lived and fought, and which turned the young medical student into a guerilla and political theoretician. Ché Guevara: A Biography includes interviews with Guevara's first wife, and extensive information on the revolutionary's early years and family life lacking in other biographies. James also discusses Guevara's actions in Cuba as a leader in the rebel army of Fidel Castro, covering in detail Guevara's military victories, his post-war executions of anti-Castro prisoners, and his criticism of Soviet Communism. This unique and unsparing portrait of Guevara includes and an in-depth examination of his last guerilla campaign in Bolivia.
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My Life With Che

Author: Hilda Gadea

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1848325061

Category: History

Page: 224

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He stayed to talk that day for some time. Eventually Lucila left the room. Then we turned to more personal matters, the disagreement completely forgotten. I confessed that I had been deeply moved by what he had written in the book' Che Guevara's first wife, Hilda Gadea, was with him during a tumultuous period in his life, the period which turned him from an intellectual theorist to a dedicated revolutionist. After 5 years of marriage and the birth of their daughter, Hildita, Hilda Gadea paints an intimate and extraordinary portrait of this legendary figure; one who is a romantic wanderer, a philosopher and doting suitor and father. Ernesto Guevara and Hilda Gadea met in Guatemala as members of the political-exile community. Later they were forced to flee Mexico, where their friendship grew stronger and where, stimulated by the intelligence and knowledge of Hilda, Che's vista's broadened and his convictions hardened. Hilda's account of their life together in Mexico is filled with joy but at times is terribly strained. They found it difficult to make a living and Che suffered from severe asthmatic attacks. Nevertheless the excitement of involvement with the Castros and other Cuban refugees infuses every page. Gradually the character of this great leader is revealed by the woman who knew him best, providing a vital key to acomprehension of Che's legendary qualities.
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The Fall of Baghdad

Author: Jon Lee Anderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101200940

Category: History

Page: 400

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In the months leading up to the American invasion of Iraq, this New Yorker correspondent “embedded’ himself among the people of Baghdad and, along with a small number of other Western reporters, rode out the entire invasion and much of the subsequent occupation from inside the city. Jon Lee Anderson’s dispatches from Baghdad were immediately and widely recognized as the most important writing anyone was doing on the war anywhere, for any publication. In recognition of its significance, The New Yorker routinely held the magazine open an extra day and set up a special production team to deal with the pieces; around the office, comparisons to John Hersey’s fabled article “Hiroshima” were flying. The Fall of Baghdad is not a collection of New Yorker pieces, though; it is an original and organically cohesive narrative work that tells the story of what the people of Baghdad have endured at the hands of Saddam Hussein, during the war and during its aftermath. This is not a pro- or anti-war book; the point is to bear witness to what the people in this city have endured, to put a human face on a calamity of epic dimensions. The focus alternates among a small cast of characters, a group of disparate Iraqis who allow Anderson to bring to life different facets of the story he wants to tell; and he fills in the canvas around his figures with rich background that makes their significance sing, and helps bind the book together as the definitive reckoning with one of the most fateful stories of our time.
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Ernesto "Che" Guevara

Author: Dennis Abrams

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438134649

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 129

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Examines the life of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who was a trained doctor, writer, military leader and radical activist.
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