Che Guevara

Che Guevara

A Revolutionary Life

Book - 1997
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With an epic dream to unite South America through armed revolution, Ernesto Che Guevara became one of the most idolized and controversial figures of the postcolonial world. For this dynamic and definitive biography, Jon Lee Anderson gained unprecedented access to Che Guevara's personal archives, including his diaries, as well as Cuban intelligence files; he also conducted interviews with former members of the KGB.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c1997.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780802116000
0802116000
Branch Call Number: 980.033/ANDE
Characteristics: xv, 814 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

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persempreJohan
Mar 14, 2018

Perhaps one of the most intricately detailed biographies ever written in history. One can look at the "Sources" and "Acknowledgements" section and admire it for hours. Not only did Anderson carry interviews with many individuals involved in Guevara's life, he also gained access to many documents and was the first to interview the widow of Che. Anderson used the information to the best extent to compare and contrast accounts/records and edge ever closer to the unbiased truth of this worshipped and despised hero of a revolution. (And if that wasn't enough, he also helped in the process of discovering Che's body after decades of secrecy...) Very accurate, intriguing, and entertaining; trying to binge-read all the information at once was a slow process but definitely worth it, I recommend this to anybody who's studying recent history or is simply curious.

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