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The African dream : the diaries of the revolutionary war in the Congo

Author: Che Guevara
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"Ernesto "Che" Guevara was one of the greatest exemplars of the revolutionary 1960s, an essential player in the Cuban Revolution whose legend fired the imaginations of a whole generation. In 1965, amid worldwide conjecture, Guevara left Cuba, where he was a minister in Fidel Castro's post-revolutionary government, and traveled incognito to the heart of Africa. People's hero Patrice Lumumba had been assassinated, and
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Che Guevara; Che Guevara
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Che Guevara
ISBN: 0802138349 9780802138347
OCLC Number: 47625328
Description: lvii, 244 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction / Richard Gott --
Foreword / Aleida Guevara March --
First Act --
Second Act --
First Impressions --
The First Month --
A Hope Dies --
A Defeat --
The Shooting Star --
Winds from the West, Breezes from the East --
Breaking Loose --
Sowing the Seed --
Attempted "Pursuit" --
The Patient Gets Worse --
Taking the Pulse --
The Beginning of the End --
Battling against Time --
Various Escapes --
Disaster --
The Whirlwind --
Mean Blows --
The Eastern Front Sinks into a Coma --
The Collapse.
Other Titles: Pasajes de la guerra revolucionaria.
Responsibility: Ernesto 'Che' Guevara ; translated from the Spanish by Patrick Camiller ; with an introduction by Richard Gott and a foreword by Aleida Guevara March.

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"Ernesto "Che" Guevara was one of the greatest exemplars of the revolutionary 1960s, an essential player in the Cuban Revolution whose legend fired the imaginations of a whole generation. In 1965, amid worldwide conjecture, Guevara left Cuba, where he was a minister in Fidel Castro's post-revolutionary government, and traveled incognito to the heart of Africa. People's hero Patrice Lumumba had been assassinated, and Guevara was sent to put his theories of guerrilla warfare into use, helping the oppressed people of the Congo throw off the yoke of Western imperialism. The first task was to assist the young Laurent Kabila in his struggle against Mobutu and Tshombe, the two key figures in the newly independent nation."

"For the first time, The African Dream collects Guevara's unabridged journals of the expedition. They are the record of the bitter failure of a political and ideological dream and provide telling background to Kabila's late-1990s rise and his death in 2001. Most of all, the diaries afford the reader a very personal insight into the thoughts and emotions of Che Guevara, the twentieth century's great revolutionary martyr."--Jacket.

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