"Among Cuban revolutionary leaders, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was unique in discerning that the Cuban Revolution could be a powerful influence in promoting insurgency elsewhere in Lati ...more
Guerrilla Warfare by Che Guevara is the book of standards and tactics for guerrilla warfare for the 1960s. Guevara needs no introduction. He is either loved or hated with very few people not taking sides.
Although dated in terms of weapons and the lay of the land after fifty years, the bo ...more
Che's basic principles are simple - any guerrilla force, if properly trained and motivated and with popular support, can overthrow an unpopular repressive government and replace it with one which represents the popular will. Che's record was 1 for 3. Cuba being an unequivocal success, with the Congo less so, and Bolivia ending in his own death.
Some of his principles ...more
This text includes a somewhat sympathetic introductory essay by a guy who advances a lukewarm critique of Guevara's foco theory of warfare, which is discredited by the mere fact of Guevara's death while enacting same in Bolivia. Fair enough.
The text itself of the *Guerrilla Warfare* is likewise accompanied by two essa ...more
The book looks at guerrilla warfare in particular fighting in places of a similar landscape to South America and elsewhere. He talks about tactics and how to survive as a fighter which clearly comes from experience. He extols the rights of ordinary people to rule themselves and not to be lead by colonialists, wi ...more
But the real value of this edition lies with the numerous case studies that Loveman & Davies hav ...more
On one hand, he did not thrive on violence; he fomented revolution, but did seek to minimize killing.
- opposed to terrorism (rarely proportional benefit for the costs incurred), but a great proponent of sabotage. Primary target: communications, and lines of communication. Two categories: National- must be strategic target, and only at the right time. Other category was more tacti ...more
alot of ideas that doesnt get straightened out fully, more of people managing in the field then of actually small groups tactic, more over basic strategic thinking for a geurilla hearts and minds then a insurgency operation
worth reading, but remember he died chased down by Bolivian & u.s special forces...
ويدخل في تفاصيل مملة عفا عليها الزمن . اما القسم الثاني فهو عبارة عن مقالات متبعثرة لا رابط بينها .
في الكتاب بعض الأفكار المفيدة لكنها قليلة نسبة لحجم الكتاب ونسبة لاسم الكاتب الكبير.
قد يكون تغير الزمان وكذلك الجغرافيا وطبيعة السكان وتطور السلاح ووفرته اثر علی القدرة من الاستفادة من هذا الكتاب .
However, this book really could have used a ghost writer. It's repetitive (the phrase "avoid encirclement" must be used 100 times ...more
Nevertheless there are some interesting concepts and strategic lessons here.
For example, the "seven golden rules" could be applied creatively and nonviolently in many situations:
1. Do not engage in a fight that cannot be won.
2. Move continuously, hit and run.
3. Use the ...more
* Why the cobbler is the most important member of the armed struggle
* Why discipline is the most important aspect of the guerilla fighter
* Why respect for women is essential to a successful revolution
* How to properly praise Fidel Castro
* What it was like for a Central American band of guerillas in the middle of the 20th century
* Why bullets are ultimately more impor ...more
Lo que nos cuenta. Manual sobre guerra de guerrillas que analiza el fenómeno desde las perspectivas de su tiempo, tanto a nivel estratégico como táctico, el despliegue en territorios amistosos u hostiles, su organización y un análisis de la situación en la Cuba del tiempo del autor y su visión sobre posible evolución del entorno.
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The cover is not very imaginative, and does not portray my beard correctly, second a better title would have been "This is your Life Che Guevara" you know like the TV show.
I don't know why I care since I am dead anyway. By the way Ernie don't forget to pick up some cereal for mom she knows that I've been very busy being dead and all
His belief in the necessity of world revolution to adva ...more