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Che Guevara : a revolutionary life

Author: Jon Lee Anderson
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Author obviously admires Guevara and thus tends to exaggerate his role in the Cuban Revolution; however, he has managed a degree of objectivity sufficient for production of the best biography of the guerrilla thus far. Author's research is wide and deep, his work is careful and meticulous, and he always remains close to the facts. Few will continue to venerate the memory of Guevara after reading this  Read more...
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Named Person: Che Guevara; Ernesto Guevara
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Lee Anderson
ISBN: 0802116000 9780802116000 0802135587 9780802135582
OCLC Number: 36219387
Description: xv, 814 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Unquiet youth --
1. A mate plantation in Misiones --
2. The dry climate of Alta Gracia --
3. The boy of many names --
4. His own man --
5. Escape to the North --
6. "I am not the same I was before" --
7. "Without knowing which way is North" --
8. Finding North --
9. "Days without shame or glory" --
10. "A terrible shower of cold water" --
11. "My proletarian life" --
12. "God and his new right hand" --
13. "The sacred flame within me" --
Pt. 2. Becoming Che --
14. A disastrous beginning --
15. Days of "water and bombs" --
16. Lean cows and horsemeat --
17. Enemies of all kinds --
18. Extending the war --
19. The final push --
pt. 3. Making the new man --
20. The supreme prosecutor --
21. "My historic duty" --
22. "We are the future and we know it" --
23. "Individualism must disappear" --
24. "These atomic times" --
25. Guerrilla watershed --
26. The long good-bye --
27. The story of a failure --
28. No turning back --
29. Necessary sacrifice --
Epilogue : dreams and curses.
Responsibility: Jon Lee Anderson.

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"Author obviously admires Guevara and thus tends to exaggerate his role in the Cuban Revolution; however, he has managed a degree of objectivity sufficient for production of the best biography of the guerrilla thus far. Author's research is wide and deep, his work is careful and meticulous, and he always remains close to the facts. Few will continue to venerate the memory of Guevara after reading this book"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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