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Motorcycle Diaries

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ISBN-10: 192088811X

ISBN-13: 9781920888114

Edition: 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Ernesto Che Guevara

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"When I read these notes for the first time, I was quite young myself and I immediately identified with this man who narrated his adventures in such a spontaneous manner . . . "There were moments when I literally took over Granado's place on the motorbike and clung to my dad's back, journeying with him over the mountains and around the lakes . . . "To tell you the truth, the more I read, the more I was in love with the boy my father had been . . ."- from Aleida Guevara's preface "A journey, a number of journeys. Ernesto Guevara in search of adventure, Ernesto Guevara in search of America, Ernesto Guevara in search of Che. On this journey of journeys, solitude found solidarity, 'I' turned into 'we'."-Eduardo Galeano
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Ocean Press
Publication date: 9/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

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."

Nota a la primera edicion
Mapa de Notas de Viaje
Itinerario del primer viaje por America Latina
Notas de viaje
El descubrimiento del oceano
...Parentesis amoroso
Hasta romper el ultimo vinculo
Para las gripes, cama
San Martin de los Andes
Exploracion circunvalatoria
Por el Camino de los Siete Lagos
Y ya siento flotar mi gran raiz libre y desnuda... Y
Objetos curiosos
Los expertos
Las dificultades aumentan
La Poderosa termina su gira
Bomberos voluntarios, hombres de trabajo y otras yerbas
La sonrisa de la Gioconda
Esta vez, fracaso
Kilometraje arido
Acaba Chile
Chile, ojeada de lejos
Tarata, el mundo nuevo
En los dominios de la Pachamama
El lago del Sol
Hacia el ombligo del mundo
El ombligo
La tierra del Inca
El Senor de los Temblores
El solar del vencedor
Cuzco a secas
Siempre al norte
Por el centro peruano
Esperanza fallida
La ciudad de los virreyes
Ucayali abajo
El dia de San Guevara
La Kontikita se revela
Hacia Caracas
Este extrano siglo XX
Acotacion al margen
Peru: del Diario de viaje
Carta desde Colombia, Bogota, 6 de julio de 1952