Episodes of the Cuban Revolutionary War, 1956-58

Pathfinder, 1996 - 483 pages
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firsthand account of the military campaigns and political events that culminated in the January 1959 popular insurrection that overthrew the U.S.-backed dictatorship in Cuba. With clarity and humor, Guevara describes his own political education. He explains how the struggle transformed the men and women of the Rebel Army and July 26 Movement led by Fidel Castro. And how these combatants forged a political leadership capable of guiding millions of workers and peasants to open the socialist revolution in the Americas. Guevara's Episodes appears here complete for the first time in English."Corrects hundreds of little errors that have crept into the Che Guevara essays; it also fully identifies figures alluded to or previously identified only by noms de guerre. Photographs, a glossary of terms, an order-of-battle chart, and rosters of names with minibiographies make this work mandatory reading for students of the Cuban Revolution."-Hispanic American Historical Review"A convenient addition to the literature on the Cuban revolution.... [T]his edition has some previously unpublished material, a very good introduction, a chronology of events, a series of excellent photographs, and a detailed list of individuals mentioned in the Guevara writings."-Choice "Episodes is interesting as both a historical document and a profile of the personalities involved in Revolutionary Cuba. It shows us how the men and women of the Rebel army were transformed by their experiences and how the rebels forged a political leadership capable of guiding the first socialist revolution in the Americas."-Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations"Beautifully edited and illustrated...."-Russell W. Ramsey, Troy State University, in Hispanic American Historical ReviewIntroduction by Mary-Alice Waters, 36-page photo section, maps, chronology, notes, index. Includes speech by Fidel Castro: 'Men contribute to the making of history, but history also makes men.' Glossaries and charts: List of Granma expenditionaries, glossary, glossary of weapons, evolution of Rebel Army columns and fronts,

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I wish I could read this in its original language (whatever Che was speaking and writing.) A good read overall. Consulter l'avis complet

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He had an attack of nerves, there in the solitude of the mountains and the guerrilla camp. He began to shout that he had been promised a camp with abundant food and antiaircraft defenses, but instead ... Consulter l'avis complet

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List ofGranma expeditionaries 424
Index 469
The battle of Mar Verde November 1957
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Ernesto "Che" Guevara was born in Rosario, Argentina on June 14, 1928, to an aristocratic family of Spanish-Irish descent. He was known from an early age for his dynamic personality and radical points of view. Guevara graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a degree of doctor of medicine and surgery in 1953. He witnessed the 1954 CIA-backed coup in Guatemala that ended the regime of socialist Jacobo Arbenz. As a direct result, Guevara became convinced that the United States would never support leftist governments and that violent revolution was the only way to end poverty in Latin America. He joined Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement in 1956, and following the Cuban Revolution held several influential posts in the new socialist government, including Minister of Industries. In 1965, Che left Cuba for the ex-Belgian Congo to support the Marxist Simba movement, which was ultimately unsuccessful. Following his time in Africa, Guevara traveled to Bolivia to teach guerrilla warfare to native Communists preparing for revolution. He was captured during a military operation by army forces supported by the United States and executed on October 9, 1967. Guevara's remains were discovered in 1997 and relocated to a mausoleum in Cuba. Guevara had a daughter with Hilda Gadea, whom he married in 1955 and divorced in 1959, and four children with his second wife, Aleida March, a Cuban-born member of the 26th of July movement. He also had a son with Lilia Rosa López. After his death Guevara became a global icon of martyrdom and a symbol of rebellion, particularly during the worldwide student protests of the late 1960s. Among his most noted written works, which include texts on guerilla warfare, socialism, and political economy, are "The Motorcycle Diaries," "Bolivian Diary," and "Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War.

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