Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life

Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life Author Jon Lee Anderson
ISBN-10 080214411X
ISBN-13 9780802144119
Year 2010-04-20
Pages 672
Language English
Publisher Grove Press
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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 Andersons biography traces Ches extraordinary life from his comfortable Argentine upbringing to the battlefields of the Cuban revolution from the halls of power in Castros 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 Guevaras widow and carefully guarded Cuban government documents He has conducted extensive interviews with Ches comradessome of whom speak here for the first timeand with the CIA men and Bolivian officers who hunted him down Anderson broke the story of where Guevaras body was buried which led to the exhumation and state burial of the bones Many of the details of Ches 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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