Journal de Bolivie
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 defin...more
This book is a translation of the diary that he wrote when he was in Bolivia with a small team of revolutionaries. It is written with daily notes and reports on their progress as they move through the jungle, avoiding the army that is looking for them and talking to the peasants to g ...more
It's hard to say what do I think about this book. It's not really a book. It's a diary. I took it with hope to find some ideas, some ideals and to make a better picture of Che, without the propaganda and his icons. I didn't.
Well, it's just an account of him and his comrads trying to get a revolution going on. At first you get bored ...more
It was interesting to note that Che was the leader from the start, though hailing from Argentina, having success in Cuba, and assembling a guerilla army made up of men AND women from Bolivia, Cuba and Peru. At no time did Che and his cr ...more
The accompanying notes are very helpful as a Who's Who as you read through - I found myself referring to it frequently to keep on top of this.
If you're looking to learn about the Guevara's history, there will be better books to start on. If, however, you want to get into the man's head, then what better place than his diary. It strikes me as honest and it's ...more
A few bits that stood out while reading..
"This might have been the first time I was faced literally, with the dilemma of choosing between my devotion to medicine and my duty as a revolutionary soldier. There at my feet, was a backpack full of medicine and a box of ammunition. They were to ...more
The Bolivian Diary of Ernesto "Che" Guevara details the 11 months of the guerilla campaign for the liberation of Bolivia, until the day before his death. Found amongst Che's posessions following his capture and execution by the Bolivian Army, and thus not rewritten for publication, it soberly describes campaign efforts. Preparing trails and provisioning expeditions; recruiting fighters and supporters; skirmishes and ambushes against the army; ilnesses, infections and in ...more
To really get a complete understanding of the "man behind the myth" (cliche, I know), it is vital to read this final diary: recommended.his very own words from the guerrilla front.
As a sidebar, the glossary in the back which defines the ...more
" اخلقوا فيتنامين ثلاثاً .. عدة فيتنامات , هذا هو الشعار "
كتاب يستحق القراءه فعلاً , عن هذ ...more
يبدأ الكتاب بتقديم خاص بقلم الرئيس الكوبي آنذاك فيديل كاسترو يتحدث فيه عن مشروع جيفارا الثوري و الصعاب التي رافقته و دور الامبريالية الامريكية في تحطيم امكانية حدوث ثورة فعلية في بوليفيا و امتدادها عبر امريكا اللاتينيةقاطبة.
بالنسبة لمشروع جيفارا الذي خطط له ليكون نسخة عن الثورة الكوبية التي خاض غمارها رفقة كاسترو و ...more
The book begins with the preface of his son Camilo, and a lengthy introduction by Fidel Castro (which is kinda boring, yet tempting). The first ...more
Those who have been following my reviews will know that I have always been a curious individual, they will also know that this curiosity was one of the main reasons I spent almost all my weekly theatre earnings on a list of books that I had been making since this curiosity began. So, it was once again a ...more
Kitap on iki bölümden oluşuyor, her bölüm bir ayı kapsıyor ve neredeyse iki cümle bile olsa her gün bir şeyler karalanmış. Her bölümün sonuna bir de "ayın değerlendirmesi" kısmı konulmuş. Benim sarı-beyaz kulak seviyesindeki gerillacılığımla her a ...more
Che je, bar po dojmu mog sjećanja, bio dobar pisac dnevnika.
Ovome bi se trebao vratiti.
Kako sam bio mlad kad sam se u ovo uživio. Eh ta mladost.
في هذا الكتاب لربما لن تجد فصول قصة النهاية كاملة ولكنك ستراها بعيون بطلها وتعيشها معه يوماً بيوم طوال إحدى عشر شهراً قضاها في حرب العصابات بين الجوع والشبع والمرض والصحة وبين الإنتصار والخسارة, كانت بعض الأيام مملة ومكررة وبعضها ا ...more
Sebuah buku yang menginspirasi tentang kekuatan sebuah idiologi bisa mendorong orang menjadi martyr dan tidak lagi memikirkan kepentingan di ...more
His belief in the necessity of world revolution to adva ...more