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Book Title: Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War: The Authorised Edition|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.67 MB
v The author of the book: Ernesto Che Guevara
Edition: Harper Pernnial
Date of issue: 2009
ISBN 13: 9780007277216
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Read full description of the books Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War: The Authorised Edition:This is a wonderful account of battles on the ground during the Cuban revolution, but it can be very hard to follow at times. The book features lots of different names and places which can leave the reader at times quite confused.
Although this book lacks a considerable amount of stand out anecdotes, there is a story about a puppy that will tug on the heart strings and a few tales of individual acts of bravery that you will have no choice but to admire.
This is not a book that encourages you to judge Che Guevara, as it focuses far more on his companeros than it does on him. It does however offer an interesting, if occasionally complicated eye witness account of what happened in the Sierra Maestra.
If you are looking for a book on the politics of the revolution or a measure of the man, you are probably better off digging into Jon Lee Andersons book 'Che: A Revolutionary Life'. However, if you want to read an account of the day to day activities and struggles of a Cuban revolution (including, a guerilla 'pop up' cigar factory), warts and all,then this is a bit of history that you shouldn't ignore or pass by.
Read information about the authorErnesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as El Che or simply Che, was a Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, since his death Guevara's stylized visage has become an ubiquitous countercultural symbol and global icon within popular culture.
His belief in the necessity of world revolution to advance the interests of the poor prompted his involvement in Guatemala's social reforms under President Jacobo Arbenz, whose eventual CIA-assisted overthrow solidified Guevara's radical ideology. Later, while living in Mexico City, he met Raúl and Fidel Castro, joined their movement, and travelled to Cuba with the intention of overthrowing the U.S.-backed Batista regime. Guevara soon rose to prominence among the insurgents, was promoted to second-in-command, and played a pivotal role in the successful two year guerrilla campaign that topled the Cuban government.
After serving in a number of key roles in the new government, Guevara left Cuba in 1965 to foment revolution abroad, first unsuccessfully in Congo-Kinshasa and later in Bolivia, where he was captured by CIA-assisted Bolivian forces and executed.
Guevara remains both a revered and reviled historical figure, polarized in the collective imagination in a multitude of biographies, memoirs, essays, documentaries, songs, and films. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century, while an Alberto Korda photograph of him entitled "Guerrillero Heroico," was declared "the most famous photograph in the world" by the Maryland Institute of Art.
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