Che Guevara

Che Guevara

A Revolutionary Life

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
A thorough biography, based on unique access to government documents and extensive interviews with those close to the infamous Latin American rebel, traces Che Guevara's life from its privileged roots to struggles in Cuba and Bolivia. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

Perseus Publishing
This New York Times ?Notable Book of the Year” is the definitive biography on Che Guevara, whose epic dream was to end poverty and injustice in Latin America through armed revolution. Anderson’s biography traces Che’s extraordinary life, from his comfortable Argentine upbringing to 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.

& Taylor

Making use of unprecedented access to Guevara's personal archives, his guerrilla cohorts, and Cuban government archives, an exhaustive biography traces the life of the Latin American communist revolutionary

Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1998
Edition: First paperback edition
ISBN: 9780802135582
Branch Call Number: 988.033 GUEVA ANDER
Characteristics: 814 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York: Grove, 1997


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Mar 14, 2018

Perhaps one of the most intricately detailed biographies ever written in history. One can look at the "Sources" and "Acknowledgements" section and admire it for hours. Not only did Anderson carry interviews with many individuals involved in Guevara's life, he also gained access to many documents and was the first to interview the widow of Che. Anderson used the information to the best extent to compare and contrast accounts/records and edge ever closer to the unbiased truth of this worshipped and despised hero of a revolution. (And if that wasn't enough, he also helped in the process of discovering Che's body after decades of secrecy...) Very accurate, intriguing, and entertaining; trying to binge-read all the information at once was a slow process but definitely worth it, I recommend this to anybody who's studying recent history or is simply curious.


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