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Che Guevara : a revolutionary life

Author: Jon Lee Anderson
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : Revised editionView 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Anderson, Jon Lee.
Che Guevara.
(DLC) 2011380063
(OCoLC)712644963
Named Person: Che Guevara; Che Guevara
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Lee Anderson
ISBN: 9780802197252 0802197256
OCLC Number: 881682727
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 819 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: A plantation in Misiones --
The dry climate of Alta Gracia --
The boy of many names --
His own man --
Escape to the north --
I am not the person I was before --
Without knowing which way is north --
Finding north --
Day without shame or glory --
A terrible shower of cold water --
My proletarian life --
God and his new right hand --
The sacred flame within me --
A disastrous beginning --
Days of water and bombs --
Lean cows and horsemeat --
Enemies of all kinds --
Extending the war --
The final push --
The supreme prosecutor --
My historic duty --
We are the future and we know it --
Individualism must disappear --
These atomic times --
Guerrilla watershed --
The long good-bye --
The story of a failure --
No turning back --
Necessary sacrifice --
Epilogue : Deams and curses --
Notes --
Sources --
Selected bibliography --
Maps --
Chronology.
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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"Superb . . . Mr. Anderson does a masterly job in evoking Che's complex character, in separating the man from the myth . . ."--The New York Times Book Review "Excellent . . . admirably honest [and] Read more...

 
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