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Ernesto "Che" Guevara was born in Rosario, Argentina on June 14, 1928, to an aristocratic family of Spanish-Irish descent. He was known from an early age for his dynamic personality and radical points of view. Guevara graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a degree of doctor of medicine show more and surgery in 1953. He witnessed the 1954 CIA-backed coup in Guatemala that ended the regime of socialist Jacobo Arbenz. As a direct result, Guevara became convinced that the United States would never support leftist governments and that violent revolution was the only way to end poverty in Latin America. He joined Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement in 1956, and following the Cuban Revolution held several influential posts in the new socialist government, including Minister of Industries. In 1965, Che left Cuba for the ex-Belgian Congo to support the Marxist Simba movement, which was ultimately unsuccessful. Following his time in Africa, Guevara traveled to Bolivia to teach guerrilla warfare to native Communists preparing for revolution. He was captured during a military operation by army forces supported by the United States and executed on October 9, 1967. Guevara's remains were discovered in 1997 and relocated to a mausoleum in Cuba. Guevara had a daughter with Hilda Gadea, whom he married in 1955 and divorced in 1959, and four children with his second wife, Aleida March, a Cuban-born member of the 26th of July movement. He also had a son with Lilia Rosa López. After his death Guevara became a global icon of martyrdom and a symbol of rebellion, particularly during the worldwide student protests of the late 1960s. Among his most noted written works, which include texts on guerilla warfare, socialism, and political economy, are "The Motorcycle Diaries," "Bolivian Diary," and "Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War." (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Che Guevara

Guerrilla Warfare (1961) 940 copies
The Bolivian Diary (1968) 787 copies
Episodes of the Cuban Revolutionary War, 1956-58 (1968) — Author — 83 copies
Self Portrait Che Guevara (2004) 55 copies
Socialism and Man in Cuba (1968) 45 copies
Les guerilleros (1967) — Diary essay — 23 copies
Escritos revolucionarios (1999) 22 copies
The Motorcycle Diaries (2021) 18 copies
Vallankumoussota Kuubassa (1975) 13 copies
La guerra per bande (2005) 13 copies
Ideario (2007) 9 copies
Escritos y Discursos (1985) 8 copies
I giovani (1997) 8 copies
Che på svenska : texter (1997) 6 copies
Justicia Global (2002) 6 copies
Kubanisches Tagebuch (2008) 6 copies
1: L' azione armata (1996) 5 copies
Politica e sviluppo (1993) 5 copies
El Libro Verde Olivo (1970) 4 copies
Scritti scelti (1994) 4 copies
Man and Socialism In Cuba (1967) 4 copies
Obras escogidas (1976) 3 copies
L' economia (2003) 3 copies
Selbstportrait (2005) 3 copies
Partizanų karas (2007) 3 copies
Diario del Che 2 copies
Apuntes filosóficos (2013) 2 copies
Sobre literatura y arte (1997) 2 copies
Poemas al Che (1977) 2 copies
Mein Sohn Che (buch) (1990) 2 copies
Obras Completas 2 copies
Che. Die Fotobiografie (2000) 2 copies
Cubanisches Tagebuch (2003) 2 copies
Seleccion de Articulos (1998) 1 copy
Lettere scelte (1997) 1 copy
Socialism and Man (1969) 1 copy
Che, escritor (1990) 1 copy
Breviario (2003) 1 copy
3 Combates 1 copy
Che y la juventud (1993) 1 copy
Gerilla savaşı (2008) 1 copy
Bolivya Gunlugu (1995) 1 copy
Guerillakrig (1971) 1 copy
Oeuvres 1 copy
Textes politiques (2001) 1 copy
Diario 1 copy
Socialism and Man (1968) 1 copy
Ideario 1 copy
Afrika Rüyası (2006) 1 copy
CE DITARI 1 copy
Reminiscences (1968) 1 copy
Dagbok 1 copy

Associated Works

The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Contributor — 583 copies
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (2000) — Contributor, some editions — 544 copies
The Motorcycle Diaries [2004 film] (2004) — Original book — 204 copies
The Mammoth Book of True War Stories (1992) — Contributor — 87 copies
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Contributor — 30 copies
Dikt og sak — Contributor — 2 copies


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Scientist, traveller, revolutionary. That’s the portrait of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara that emerges from a new collection of his letters that uses material long guarded in Cuban archives. I Embrace You with All My Revolutionary Fervor: Letters 1947-1967 begins with Guevara as a 19-year-old in his native Argentina, spans his ventures across Latin America and in Congo, and ends months before his death in Bolivia. Guevara is a fine letter-writer and this collection highlights the maturity of his young mind. A research medic and a stringent social critic, he is a lively wit who describes himself as a ‘little wandering prophet who, in a loud voice, goes around announcing the coming of the final judgment day’.

The wandering prophet’s communist commitment gestated in his young adulthood, as he saw Latin America’s vast inequalities at close quarters during his motorcycle trip through South America in 1952 and his travels across Central America from 1953 to 1956. In Costa Rica, having witnessed the treatment of local workers by the US multinational company United Fruit, Guevara writes to his aunt: ‘I swore before a picture of the old and lately lamented compañero, Stalin, not to rest until I see these capitalist octopuses annihilated.’

Along with the strength of his ideology, the letters underscore his devotion to science. Guevara appears to have been close to the cutting edge of allergy medicine in Latin America. ‘I am certain’, he wrote in 1954, ‘that if I reach my truly creative phase at about 35, my exclusive, or at least main, concern will be nuclear physics, or genetics, or some other field that brings together the most interesting aspects of knowledge.’

Read the rest of the review at a href="https://www.historytoday.com/archive/review/i-embrace-you-all-my-revolutionary-fervor-letters-1947-1967-che-guevara-review">HistoryToday.com.

Daniel Rey is a writer and critic based in New York.
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HistoryToday | Aug 31, 2023 |
Classic works by Ernesto Che Guevara, presenting a revolutionary view of a different world in which human solidarity and understanding replace imperialist aggression and exploitation. Includes Socialism and Man in Cuba, plus Che's controversial speech in Algiers in 1965 and his final Message to the Tricontinental in which he calls for the creation of Two, Three, Many Vietnams'.'
LarkinPubs | 1 other review | Mar 1, 2023 |
This is the story of a group of boys who try to save the world As boys, Kenji and his friends came up with a bunch of stories about an evil organization bent on world destruction. As adults, someone is now turning their fantasies into reality Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T . Humanity, having faced extinction at the end of the 20th century, would not have entered the new millennium if it weren't for them. In 1969, during their youth, they created a symbol. In 1997, as the coming disaster slowly starts to unfold, that symbol returns. This is the story of a group of boys who try to save the world. There once was a hero who stood against evil. He sacrificed himself to save the world, and everyone believed he died on Bloody New Year's Eve. But eighteen years later, when the entire world is under the control of the enigmatic figure known as the Friend, the hero comes back Kenji is back and is heading for Tokyo, where the Friend is preparing his next horrific plan. Meanwhile, Kanna and the rest of Kenji's group make their move toward the final battle Could it finally be time for justice to rise once again?… (more)
LarkinPubs | 5 other reviews | Mar 1, 2023 |
A new, revised and expanded edition of an Ocean Press classic. This reader is the bestselling, most comprehensive selection of Che Guevara's writings, letters and speeches available in English. This volume covers Che's writings on the Cuban revolutionary war, the first years of the revolution in Cuba and his vision for Latin America and the Third World. It includes such classic essays as "Socialism and Man in Cuba" and his call to create "Two, Three, Many Vietnams." Among the features of this expanded edition are several unpublished articles, essays and letters, including a letter from Che to his children shortly before his death in Bolivia in 1967 and an essay, "Strategy and tactics for the Latin American revolution." This new edition of a popular Ocean title is published in collaboration with the Che Guevara Archive in Havana. It includes: * an expanded and revised chronology * complete bibliography of the works of Che Guevara * new, extensive annotation and index "Deep inside the T-shirt where we have tried to trap him the eyes of Che Guevara are still burning with im-patience."--Ariel Dorfman… (more)
LarkinPubs | Mar 1, 2023 |



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