Che Guevara: A Biography, 1st Edition

  • Richard L. Harris
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  • ISBN-10: 0313359172
  • ISBN-13: 9780313359170
  • DDC: 972.9106
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 237 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Che Guevara is one of the most controversial and iconic figures in recent memory and is still a hero to many. CHE GUEVARA: A BIOGRAPHY provides a balanced and engaging introduction to the famous revolutionary leader. Based on original research, the biography reveals how Che's early life prepared him for leadership in the Cuban Revolution. It also explores his revolutionary activities in Africa and Bolivia, as well as the circumstances surrounding his tragic death on October 9, 1967. More than just a record of events, the book cogently examines Che's contributions to the theory and tactics of guerrilla warfare, his ideas about imperialism and socialism, and his enduring political legacy. It includes original information on the 1997 discovery of the hidden remains of his body and on the celebration of his life and ideals by the socialist regime in Cuba. And it looks at the reasons why leftist political leaders, movements, and governments in Latin America and the Caribbean still pay homage to this charismatic man.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Greenwood Biographies.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Introduction: The History of a Legendary Revolutionary.
1: Timeline: Events in the Life of Che Guevara.
2: Guevara's Early Life in Argentina.
3: The Motorcycle Diaries: Guevara's South American Odyssey.
4: A Call to Arms in Guatemala and Mexico.
5: El Che: The Heroic Guerrilla Warrior.
6: Che's Role in Cuba's Revolutionary Government.
7: Che's Contribution to Revolutionary Guerrilla Warfare.
8: Che's Ideas about Imperialism and Socialism.
9: The Secret Mission in Africa.
10: Che's Final Mission in Bolivia.
11: The Tragic Death of a Revolutionary.
12: Che's Diary and Hidden Remains.
13: Che's Enduring Legacy.
14: ¡Che Vive!—Che's Continuing Influence in Latin America.
Further Reading: Print and Electronic Sources.
About the Author.