Author: Jon Lee Anderson
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release Date: 2010-04-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Author: Hilda Gadea
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2008-07-22
Che Guevara's first wife, Hilda Gadea, paints a personal portrait of the legendary figure, revealing his lesser known side as 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 to Mexico, where their relationship grew stronger and where, stimulated by Hilda, Che's convictions were shaped. In Hilda's account, their life together is filled with joy, and the excitement of involvement with the Castros and other Cuban refugees. Gadea was with Guevara during a tumultuous period in his life, which turned him from an intellectual theorist to a dedicated revolutionary. Against this backdrop, she offers insight into their long courtship, five years of marriage, and the birth of their daughter, Hildita. Gradually the character of this influential leader is revealed by the woman who knew him best, providing a vital key to the comprehension of Che's legendary qualities.
Author: Juan Martin Guevara
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-04-21
Genre: Political Science
On 9 October 1967, Ernesto Che Guevara, Marxist guerrilla leader and hero of the Cuban Revolution, was captured and executed by Bolivian forces. When the Guevara family learned from the front pages that Che was dead, they decided to say nothing. Fifty years on, his younger brother, Juan Martin, breaks the silence to narrate his intimate memories and share with us his views of the character behind one of history's most iconic figures. Juan Martin brings Che back to life, as a caring and protective older brother. Alongside the many practical jokes and escapades they undertook together, Juan Martin also relates the two extraordinary months he spent with the Comandante in 1959, in Havana, at the epicentre of the Cuban Revolution. He remembers Che as an idealist and adventurer and also as a committed intellectual. And he tells us of their parents - eccentric, cultivated, bohemian - and of their brothers and sisters, all of whom played a part in his political awakening. This unique autobiographical account sheds new light on a figure who continues to be revered as a symbol of revolutionary action and who remains a source of inspiration for many who believe that the struggle for a better world is not in vain.
This title examines the remarkable life of Dorothy Dandridge. Readers will learn about Dandridge's family background, childhood, education, and groundbreaking work as an actress who broke down racial barriers. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
An author's unprecedented access to Latin American political activists brings to life the life and ideals of Che Guevara, a revolutionary gunned down in 1979, in a biography that encompasses a thorough understanding of Che's political and personal details. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Author: Lucia Alvarez de Toledo
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Che Guevara is something of a symbol in the West, a representative of Sixties counterculture and the face adorning the T-shirts of a million student radicals. But in the rest of the world he is something else: a charismatic revolutionary who redrew the political map of Latin America and gave hope to those resisting colonialism everywhere. Lucia Alvarez de Toledo comes from the same social milieu as Che Guevara; born and raised in Buenos Aires, she was at school while he attended university, and then as a journalist she closely followed his meteoric political rise. As a result she is able to put him into context like few others among his biographers, dispelling numerous popular misconceptions and revealing aspects to his life which have been missed before. Based on interviews with Che's family and those who knew him intimately, this is an accessible biography that concentrates on the man rather than the icon. With the political developments in Latin America in the twenty-first century, Guevara's influence can be seen to be even greater than it was during his lifetime.
Author: Ciro Bustos
Release Date: 2013-06-04
Riveting memoir of revolution in South America by Che Guevara’s Argentine lieutenant Ciro Bustos was Che Guevara’s Argentinian lieutenant, fighting beside El Comandante in Bolivia. Here, for the first time, Bustos tells his story. As a young man, with plans for a career as an artist, he was inspired by the Cuban example, and in particular by the bravery and revolutionary zeal of his compatriot Che Guevara. Bustos went to Havana, was recruited to the cause, and returned to Argentina determined to foment revolution, an ambition that resulted in the disastrous Salta expedition of 1964, in which most of the guerrillas were killed or captured. Bustos’s account of the debacle finally sets the record straight; he was lucky to get out alive. It was not until 1966 that Bustos was contacted by the Cubans once again and told, ‘Che wants to see you.’ Travelling under false papers, Bustos crossed the border into Bolivia, where Che was in hiding with his guerrilla forces. Che made Bustos his confidante, revealing to him his plans for a continental revolution. The two men shared the hardships of life in the jungle, as the Bolivian forces and the CIA closed in on their camp. When fighting began, Bustos attempted to escape with Régis Debray only to be captured by local forces and interrogated by the CIA. In this fascinating memoir, Ciro Bustos reveals what really happened in Bolivia in 1967 and who was responsible for Che’s execution.
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.
Author: Daniel James
Publisher: Cooper Square Press
Release Date: 2001-03-20
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.
Author: Che Guevara
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Che Guevara, the larger-than-life hero of the 1959 revolutionary victory that overturned the Cuban dictatorship, believed that revolution would also topple the imperialist governments in Latin America. Che's call to action, his proclamation of "invincibility"-the ultimate victory of revolutionary forces-continues to influence the course of Latin American history and international relations. His amazing life story has lifted him to almost legendary status. This edition of Che's classic work Guerrilla Warfare contains the text of his book, as well as two later essays titled "Guerrilla Warfare: A Method" and "Message to the Tricontinental." A detailed introduction by Brian Loveman and Thomas M. Davies, Jr., examines Guevara's text, his life and political impact, the situation in Latin America, and the United States' response to Che and to events in Latin America. Loveman and Davies also provide in-depth case studies that apply Che's theories on revolution to political situations in seven Latin American countries from the 1960s to the present. Also included are political chronologies of each country discussed in the case studies and a postscript tying the analyses together. This book will help students gain a better understanding of Che's theoretical contribution to revolutionary literature and the inspiration that his life and Guerrilla Warfare have provided to revolutionaries since the 1960s. This volume is an invaluable addition to courses in Latin American studies and political science.
Cuando llegó el momento en que fue muerto en las selvas de Bolivia, donde su cuerpo fue exhibido como un Cristo destronado, Ernesto "Che Guevara se había convertido en sinónimo de revolución en todas partes desde Cuba hasta los terrenos universitarios de los Estados Unidos. Esta biografía extraordinaria por uno de los más prominentes analistas políticos de Latinoamérica revela la leyenda del Che Guevara para mostrar el carismático e inquieto hombre detrás de ella. Tomando de los archivos de tres continentes y de entrevistas con la familia y asociados de Guevara, Jorge Castañeda sigue al Che desde su niñez en la clase media argentina hasta los años de peregrinaje que lo hicieron un revolucionario dedicado. Castañeda examina las complejas relaciones entre Guevara y Fidel Castro, quien lo hizo su mano derecha aún cuando el Che se convirtió en la conciencia política de Fidel. Y Castañeda analiza las fallas de carácter que forzaron al Che a irse de Cuba y dar sus energias y, finalmente, su vida a aventuras quijotescas en el Congo y Bolivia. Una obra maestra de erudición y simpatía literaria, Compañero es el retrato definitivo de una figura que continua fascinando e inspirando a gentes del mundo entero. From the Trade Paperback edition.
An intimate look at the man behind the icon, from the Guevara family's private archives. Includes extraordinary unpublished short stories and poems written to his wife and children as well as photos from the Guevara family album, showing a surprisingly sensitive and artistic side to the legendary revolutionary. Che's self-portrait photography are a key feature of the selection, presented alongside other material finally released for publication from his family's archives.