Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life

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Grove Press, 20 avr. 2010 - 672 pages
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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 Anderson’s biography traces Che’s extraordinary life, from his comfortable Argentine upbringing to the battlefields of the Cuban revolution, from the halls of power in Castro’s 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 Guevara’s widow and carefully guarded Cuban government documents. He has conducted extensive interviews with Che’s comrades—some of whom speak here for the first time—and with the CIA men and Bolivian officers who hunted him down. Anderson broke the story of where Guevara’s body was buried, which led to the exhumation and state burial of the bones. Many of the details of Che’s 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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Very informative and well researched. - Goodreads
This bio was fun and easy to read. - Goodreads
Jon Lee Anderson is an amazing researcher and writer. - Goodreads
An amazingly well researched and detailed book. - Goodreads
A great insight into the great man Che was (is... - Goodreads
Very thorough, very well researched, very engaging. - Goodreads

Review: Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life

Avis d'utilisateur  - Winnie Lai - Goodreads

This is the most detailed biography I've read. It covers, in great detail, all periods of Che's life. The author has put in a lot of work into this and has gone out of his way to interview people who ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Cheguevaraveera - Goodreads

wonderful person biography... very inspiring subject.... i love him... i follow him.... i inspired him.... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

A Plantation in Misiones
3
The Dry Climate of Alta Gracia
13
The Boy of Many Names
27
His Own Man
43
Escape to the North
70
I Am Not the Person I Was Before
91
Without Knowing Which Way Is North
95
Finding North
107
My Historic Duty
405
We Are the Future and We Know It
422
Individualism Must Disappear
433
These Atomic Times
471
Guerrilla Watershed
507
The Long GoodBye
563
The Story of a Failure
596
No Turning Back
637

Days without Shame or Glory
123
A Terrible Shower of Cold Water
141
My Proletarian Life
152
God and His New Right Hand
167
The Sacred Flame within Me
183
A Disastrous Beginning
205
Days of Water and Bombs
225
Lean Cows and Horsemeat
239
Enemies of All Kinds
257
Extending the War
286
The Final Push
321
The Supreme Prosecutor
359
Necessary Sacrifice
669
Dreams and Curses
711
Notes
733
Sources
749
Selected Bibliography
757
Maps
773
Chronology
783
Acknowledgments
789
Index
793
Credits for Photographs
819
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À propos de l'auteur (2010)

Jon Lee Anderson has been a foreign correspondent for over twenty years. His work has appeared in Time, Harper's, The New York Times, and other periodicals. For The New Yorker, he has written profiles of General Pinochet, Gabriel García Márquez, and Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, as well as reporting from Angola, Cuba, Panama, Liberia, Iraq, and the Basque country in northern Spain. He is the author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life and Guerrillas: Stories from the Insurgent World. He received a Citation for Excellence from the Overseas Press Club of America for the pieces collected in The Lion's Grave.

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