Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life
Grove Press, 1997 - 814 pages
"Superb ... Mr. Anderson does a masterly job in evoking Che's complex character, in separating the man from the myth and in describing the critical role Che played in one of the darkest periods of the cold war". -- The New York Times Book Review
The Philadelphia Inquirer called Che Guevara "the best treatment of its subject to date", and the Denver Post wrote, "It is Anderson's careful research that will define Guevara for the future". 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 his assassination in the Bolivian jungle. Combining unprecedented access to the personal archives maintained by Guevara's widow, carefully guarded Cuban government documents, and extensive interviews with both Che's comrades and the CIA men and Bolivian officers who hunted him down, Che Guevara illuminates as never before this mythic figure who embodied the greatest moment of revolutionary communism as a force in history.
"Excellent ... admirably honest and staggeringly researched ... it is unlikely that after Anderson's exhaustive contribution, much more will be learned about Guevara". -- Los Angeles Times
"An enduring achievement. Other biographies are in the works, but it is hard to imagine that any will match the volume and detail of the research here.... Guevara's victories andfailures, equally spectacular, are part of our common history.... Che lives, not only in this book but in the world". -- The Boston Globe
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That time, he had won office through elections generally considered fair, ruling
afterward over a coalition government with Cuba's Communist Partido Socialista
Popular. Then, Cuba had languished through the uninspired, graft-ridden
presidencies of Grau San Martin and Carlos Prio Socarras. With his 1952 coup
Batista had put an end to Carlos Prio Socarras's presidency, and although he
may have legitimized his rule in Washington's eyes — with his elections and by
turning on his ...
"I believe this conversation — coupled with other evidence that has been
accumulating — indicates that Cuba is undergoing severe economic stress, that
the Soviet Union is not prepared to undertake the large effort necessary to get
them on their feet, and that Cuba desires an understanding with the U.S. It is
worth remembering that Guevara undoubtedly represents the most dedicated
communist views of the Cuban government — and if there is room for any
spectrum of viewpoint in ...
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - GRB - LibraryThing
Prepare to be enthralled! To describe Che as a complex personality is much more than a cliché. You will be touched by his tenderness while being horrified at his cruelty. You will be enamoured by his ... Consulter l'avis complet
LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - KrisR - LibraryThing
Jon Lee Anderson's biography of Che Guevara is exhaustively researched, which was a benefit to me, since I had never before studied Che's life in detail, nor had I read about the Bay of Pigs or the ... Consulter l'avis complet
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