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The Motorcycle Diaries (Movie Tie-in Edition): Notes on a Latin American Journey
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
1920888101
September 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A freewheeling account of an extended youthful road trip undertaken in the early '50s by the future poster boy of Communist insurrection. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Midwest Book Review
Full of high drama and comedy, The Motorcycle Diaries is the story of a remarkable road journey in the words of a 23-year-old medical student known as "Che". There are fights, parties, and serious drinking. There are also moving examples of Guevara's idealism and solidarity with the oppressed, in this vivid record of what for others would have been the adventure of a lifetime. No biographical study or understanding of Che Guevara is complete without the reading of his diaries recording...


Che Guevara
Andrew Sinclair
0753106418
June 2000
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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From AudioFile
This concise biography of Che Guervara's revolutionary life and his political influence in Cuba, Argentina, Guatemala, and Bolivia conveniently encapsulates the author's extensive knowledge of his subject. The British reader constantly reminds listeners of the writer's point of view and predictably anglicizes the few Spanish words and names. Since political theory rarely dominates a biography so much, readers may see it as a worthwhile and refreshing advantage. Baby boomers who observed the Cuban and other South and Central American revolutions during their adolescence will feel this story and relive the mid-century struggles between communism, socialism and capitalism. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine


Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life
Jon Lee Anderson
0802135587
April 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Even to those without Marxist sympathies, Che Guevara (1928-67) was a dashing, charismatic figure: the asthmatic son of an aristocratic Argentine family whose sympathy for the world's oppressed turned him into a socialist revolutionary, the valued comrade-in-arms of Cuba's Fidel Castro and a leader of guerilla warfare in Latin America and Africa. Journalist Jon Lee Anderson's lengthy and absorbing portrait captures the complexities of international politics (revolutionary and counter); his painstaking research has unearthed a remarkable amount of new material, including information about Guevara's death at the hands of the Bolivian military. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal
Although Ernesto "Che" Guevara was captured and...


The Motorcycle Diaries: A Latin American Journey
Ernesto Che Guevara
1876175702
August 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A freewheeling account of an extended youthful road trip undertaken in the early '50s by the future poster boy of Communist insurrection. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Midwest Book Review
Full of high drama and comedy, The Motorcycle Diaries is the story of a remarkable road journey in the words of a 23-year-old medical student known as "Che". There are fights, parties, and serious drinking. There are also moving examples of Guevara's idealism and solidarity with the oppressed, in this vivid record of what for others would have been the adventure of a lifetime. No biographical study or understanding of Che Guevara is complete without the reading of his diaries recording...


Diarios de motocicleta. Notas de viaje por Am¿rica latina
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
192088811X
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description

"When I read these notes for the first time, I was quite young myself and I immediately identified with this man who narrated his adventures in such a spontaneous manner . . .

"There were moments when I literally took over Granado's place on the motorbike and clung to my dad's back, journeying with him over the mountains and around the lakes . . .

"To tell you the truth, the more I read, the more I was in love with the boy my father had been . . ."- from Aleida Guevara's preface

"A journey, a number of journeys. Ernesto Guevara in search of adventure, Ernesto Guevara in search of America, Ernesto Guevara in search of Che. On this journey of journeys, solitude found solidarity, 'I' turned into 'we'."-Eduardo Galeano

About the Author
Che Guevara was the legendary Latin...



Companero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara
Jorge G. Castaneda
0679759409
October 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
With the partial opening of Cuban archives to foreign scholars and increased access to Cuban historical individuals come back to back two important new biographies of the Argentinean-born Cuban revolutionary leader and ideologue, Che Guevara. First there was American journalist Jon Lee Anderson's Che Guevara (LJ 4/15/97) and now this one, by one of Mexico's leading political writers and a professor of international affairs (New York Univ.). Though the two volumes cover similar territory, they are not the same. Anderson's volume is the larger and occasionally includes greater detail on aspects of Che's life, but Casta?eda takes more of an academic approach and is better at placing Che in the context of Cuban and world history. Anderson writes journalistically, while Casta?eda is perceptive and creative. This...


Che: Self Portrait
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
1876175826
December 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
For the first time Che's private world and thoughts are brought to light, unveiling his extraordinary candor, irony, dry humor, and passion. A dedicated amateur photographer, Che's own self portraits are a stunning feature of this book.

About the Author
Che Guevara was the legendary Latin American guerrilla fighter who joined the Cuban revolutionary movement that toppled the Batista dictatorship. He played a leading role in the early years of the Cuban Revolution and made an extraordinary and original contribution to Marxist theory. He died at the hands of CIA assassins in Bolivia in 1967.


Ernesto Guevara, tambi¿n conocido como el Che
Paco Ignacio Taibo II
8408041916
April 2002
Paperback
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Che Guevara Myth and the Future of Liberty
Alvaro Vargas Llosa
1598130056
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Nearly four decades after his death, the legend of Che Guevara has grown worldwide. In this new book, Alvaro Vargas Llosa separates the myth from the reality of Che's legacy, and shows that Che's ideals were a re-hash of notions about centralized power that have long been the major source of suffering and misery in the underdeveloped world. With testimonies from witnesses of Che's actions, Alvaro Vargas Llosa's detailed account of the "real Che" sets the record straight by exposing the delusion at the heart of the Che phenomenon. Vargas Llosa shows that Che's legacy—making the law subservient to the most powerful, crushing any and all dissent, and concentrating wealth under the guise of "social equality"—is not the solution to poverty and injustice but is the core of the problem.

Besides exposing the...


The Accidental President of Brazil: A Memoir
Fernando Cardoso
1586483242
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Cardoso, who served as Brazil's Finance Minister in the early 1990's and then president from 1995 to 2002, shows in his first-rate memoir how far his country has traveled in the 125 years since Emperor Dom Pedro. Cardoso appears, by virtue of being a third-generation politician raised in an upper-middle-class household, to have been minted for the presidency. Yet, as he describes with the panache of a seasoned history writer, privilege did not obscure his vision of Brazil's injustice and poverty: he was born into a time of upheaval and worker revolts and lived through his first coup at age six, a foreshadowing of the tumult he would witness throughout his adult life. This philosopher-turned-politician gives a thorough history of 20th century Brazil, a country blessed with resources but racked by instability and...


The Bolivian Diary
Ernesto Che Guevara
1920888241
September 2005
Paperback
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Review
"Guevara was a figure of heroic proportions. These diaries, stark and moving, will be his most enduring monument." - Observer


"Che Guevara is part of the great myths of this century--our era's most perfect man." - Jean-Paul Sartre


"An inspiration for every human being who loves freedom." - Nelson Mandela

Book Description

This is Che Guevara's last diary, compiled from the notebooks found in his knapsack when he was captured by the Bolivian army in October 1967 and subsequently executed. It is the basis of a new biopic directed by Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean's Eleven) starring Benicio del Toro as Che.

Now revised by Che's widow (who originally transcribed the diary), this is the definitive account of the attempt to spark a...


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