Compa~nero

Compa~nero

The Life and Death of Che Guevara

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By the time he was killed in the jungles of Bolivia, where his body was displayed like a deposed Christ, Ernesto "Che" Guevara had become a synonym for revolution everywhere from Cuba to the barricades of Paris. This extraordinary biography peels aside the veil of the Guevara legend to reveal the charismatic, restless man behind it. Drawing on archival materials from three continents and on interviews with Guevara's family and associates, Castaneda follows Che from his childhood in the Argentine middle class through the years of pilgrimage that turned him into a committed revolutionary. He examines Guevara's complex relationship with Fidel Castro, and analyzes the flaws of character that compelled him to leave Cuba and expend his energies, and ultimately his life, in quixotic adventures in the Congo and Bolivia. A masterpiece of scholarship, Companero is the definitive portrait of a figure who continues to fascinate and inspire the world over. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679440345
0679440348
Branch Call Number: 980.033092 C346
980.03 Guevara Castaned
980.033092 C346
Characteristics: xvii, 457 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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