Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life

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Grove Press, 2010 - 819 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
A very non-biased depiction. - Goodreads
Very well researched book. - Goodreads
A great insight into the great man Che was (is... - Goodreads

Review: Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life

Avis d'utilisateur  - Bandile Nxele - Goodreads

Very well researched book. Very well written. Che's life was extra ordinary. He did have weaknesses but he is exemplary as a person who lived a principled life and was willing and did die for those principles. Consulter l'avis complet

Review: Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life

Avis d'utilisateur  - Shane Castro - Goodreads

A very non-biased depiction. Reveals how biased American history has been taught in the US. Although he committed atrocious crimes, they are (very arguably) equally atrocious to every puppet regime ... 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 (born January 15, 1957) is a biographer, author, international investigative reporter, and staff writer for The New Yorker, reporting from war zone locales such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Uganda, Israel, El Salvador, Ireland, Lebanon, Iran, and throughout the Middle East. Anderson has also written for The New York Times, Harper's, Life, and The Nation. Anderson is renowned for his numerous profiles of political leaders, including Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and Augusto Pinochet. Anderson is also the author of the best-selling and definitive 800 + page biography of the iconic Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara. Entitled Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, it was first published in 1997. While researching the book in Bolivia, he discovered the hidden location of Guevara's burial from where his skeletal remains were exhumed in 1997 and returned to Cuba.

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