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Che Guevara

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'I was born in Argentina. I fought in Cuba, and I began to be a revolutionary in Guatemala.' Che Guevara was the most admired and beloved revolutionary of his time, the first man since Simon Bolivar seriously to plan to unite the countries of Latin America. This concise biography unravels Che's life, from his birth in 1928, the child of free-thinking radical Argentinian ar ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by The History Press (first published October 9th 1970)
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Ian Skalky
May 12, 2010 Ian Skalky rated it really liked it
This novel is about Che Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, doctor, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. Born into a middle class, well off, educated family, makes many curious as to why such a well off person would fight for the people and decide to became a revolutionary. The fact of the matter was that unlike most people of his time, he was brought up to be a free thinker. This gave him the ability to question the society in which he lived in and why it was so cruel. ...more
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Aug 02, 2013 Titus Hjelm rated it really liked it
A sympathetic account written soon after Che's murder. In addition to biography, tries to synthesise Che's thought--a feature lacking in many of the other books I've read on the man.
Denise
Mar 01, 2012 Denise rated it it was amazing
Excellent. I read this in Spanish. It has become even more meaningful since I spent time in Cuba
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Becky Douglas
It’s part of the pocket biographies series published by The History Press. It comes in at only 128 pages, including a references section and it was quite a quick read. Unfortunately its briefness is probably the only reason I stuck with it. Perhaps it’s not fair, given that Andrew Sinclair, the author only had ~110 pages in which to cover Che’s whole life, but it was a really simplistic book.

Sinclair is very clearly a Che fan. There are a few attempts within the book to be objective and to offer
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Debra Parienta
Jul 18, 2015 Debra Parienta rated it really liked it
If you are interested in the Cuban Revolution and the life of Guevara, you will like the insight this book provides. Che was an enigmatic, contradictory man and I was interested in understanding what motivated him to give up his bourgeois, educated, suburban life to fight for the rights of the Latin American peasants.
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Andrew Sinclair was born in Oxford in 1935 and was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. After earning a Ph.D. in American History from Cambridge, he pursued an academic career in the United States and England. His first two novels, written while he was still at Cambridge, were both published in 1959: The Breaking of Bumbo (based on his own experience in the Coldstream Guards, and later ...more
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