Book Size: 6" x 9"

Pages: 160

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566567596

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Illustrations: b&w photos

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Che Guevara

A Life

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“At Last, at last, a biography of Che Guevara for grown-ups! Nick Caistor, well-known for years as a commentator on Latin America for the BBC, has produced a study of a man who is all too often treated either as a plaster saint incapable of doing wrong or as some devil from the deepest pit of Marxism-Leninism. Caistor portrays him with sympathy and elegance as what he was, a human being with doubts and weaknesses, which he combined with a devotion to the world’s poor.” – Hugh O’Shaughnessy, journalist

About this book

An accessible and well-researched biography that explores the life and ideas of an iconic revolutionary.

Argentine by birth, Ernesto "Che" Guevara came to embody the spirit of the Cuban revolution led by Fidel Castro. Guevara spent two years fighting in the sierras of Cuba, and after the revolutionaries' victory became one of the leading members of the government as well as one of Castro's closest and most controversial associates. Also an important writer, Guevara constantly developed ideas about how to spread anti-imperialist revolution throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Guevara made a huge contribution to theories of socialism, predicting the emergence of a "new man" who would represent what for him were humanist values of the Cuban revolution. His later years took him to Africa, in search of another guerilla war, and finally to a tragic end in the mountains of Bolivia.

Che Guevara was someone who showed few contradictions between his life and his writing, and his example continues to win admirers among new generations anxious to explore ways of changing their world.

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About the author

Nick Caistor has lived for several years in Buenos Aires as well as visiting it often over the past three decades. He has reported on Argentina for the BBC/WGBH and is a translator as well as the author of numerous books on Latin America, including Che Guevara: A Life (also published by Interlink).

Reviews

“Ever balanced, the author provides a clear view of Che, his passion for outcasts, and his flaws in judgment … A readable, interesting, and highly recommended biography for all readers.” – Library Journal

“At Last, at last, a biography of Che Guevara for grown-ups! Nick Caistor, well-known for years as a commentator on Latin America for the BBC, has produced a study of a man who is all too often treated either as a plaster saint incapable of doing wrong or as some devil from the deepest pit of Marxism-Leninism. Caistor portrays him with sympathy and elegance as what he was, a human being with doubts and weaknesses, which he combined with a devotion to the world’s poor.” – Hugh O’Shaughnessy, journalist

Additional information

Author

Caistor, Nick

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

160

Type

PB

Illustrations

b&w photos

Author Home

UK

Subtitle

A Life

Format

6" x 9"

Reviews

"Ever balanced , the author provides a clear view of Che , his passion for outcasts , and his flaws in judgment … A readable , interesting , and highly recommended biography for all readers." – Library Journal

MainReview

"Ever balanced, the author provides a clear view of Che, his passion for outcasts, and his flaws in judgment … A readable, interesting, and highly recommended biography for all readers." – Library Journal