Che Guevara Reader Writings on Politics and Revolution

ISBN-10: 1876175699
ISBN-13: 9781876175696
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
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List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Ocean Press
Publication date: 7/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

The most comprehensive version of Che's writings available in English. Covering 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 "Two, Three, Many Vietnams". Contains several unpublished articles, essays and letters, including a letter from Che to his children shortly before his death in Bolivia in 1967 and an essay, "Strategy and Tactics for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".

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 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 Lpez. 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."

Ernesto Che Guevara
Introduction
Chronology of Ernesto Che Guevara
The Cuban Revolutionary War
Selections from Episodes of the Revolutionary War
What we have learned and what we have taught (December 1958)
The essence of guerrilla struggle (1960)
The Cuba Years 1959-65
Political sovereignty and economic independence (March 20, 1960)
Speech to medical students and health workers (August 20, 1960)
Notes for the study of the ideology of the Cuban revolution (October 1960)
A new culture of work (August 21, 1962)
The cadre: Backbone of the revolution (September 1962)
To be a Young Communist (October 20, 1962)
A party of the working class (1963)
Against bureaucratism (February 1963)
On the budgetary finance system (February 1964)
Socialism and man in Cuba (1965)
International Solidarity
The OAS conference at Punta del Este (August 8, 1961)
The philosophy of plunder must cease (March 25, 1964)
At the United Nations (December 11, 1964)
At the Afro-Asian conference in Algeria (February 24, 1965)
Create two, three, many Vietnams (Message to the Tricontinental, April 1967)
Letters
To Jose E. Marti Leyva
To Jose Tiquet
To Dr. Fernando Barral
To Carlos Franqui
To Guillermo Lorentzen
To Peter Marucci
To Dr. Aleida Coto Martinez
To the companeros of the Motorcycle Assembly Plant
To Pablo Diaz Gonzalez
To Lydia Ares Rodriguez
To Maria Rosario Guevara
To Jose Medero Mestre
To Eduardo B. Ordaz Ducunge
To Haydee Santamaria
To Dr. Regino G. Boti
To Elias Entralgo
To my children
To my parents
To Hildita
To Fidel Castro
Glossary
Bibliography of Che Guevara's writings and speeches
Index

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