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by Jon Lee Anderson

Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). The book’s mere table of contents could serve as the syllabus for Che l0l. -The Washington Post Book World.

Jon Lee Anderson's biography traces Che's extraordinary life, from his comfortable Argentine upbringing to the battlefields of the Cuban "Acclaimed around the world and a national best-seller, this is the definitive work on Che Guevara, the dashing rebel whose epic dream was to end poverty and injustice in Latin America and the developing world through armed revelation.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 777-787) and index. Few will continue to venerate the memory of Guevara after reading this book"-Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. by Wilfred Thesiger · Jon Lee Anderson.

Che Guevara - Jon Lee Anderson. Anderson’s book, easily the best so far on Guevara, is a worthy monument to a flawed but heroic Utopian dreamer. The Sunday Times (London). You would do well to read Jon Lee Anderson’s monumental biography, Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life.

Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life has received widespread acclaim as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and many reprints. In her 1997 critique of the book, . author Jane Franklin claims "Anderson never quite communicates an understanding of why Guevara remains such a powerful presence.

Jon Lee Anderson’s biography traces Che’s extraordinary life .

Jon Lee Anderson’s biography traces Che’s extraordinary life, from his comfortable Argentine upbringing to the battlefields of the Cuban revolution, from the halls of power in Castro’s government to his failed campaign in the Congo and assassination in the Bolivian jungle.

More by Jon Lee Anderson. Che: A Revolutionary Life. This is a very even-handed and thorough look at Che Guevara's life. As an anti-communist Cuban-American, I approached this book with skepticism, but ultimately thought it to be sound. A Revolutionary Life. com User, June 26, 2004. Ernesto "Che" Guevara was a revolutionary.

Che Guevara: Lessons From a Revolutionary Life

Che Guevara: Lessons From a Revolutionary Life. Che Guevara: Lessons From a Revolutionary Life. Fifty years after Che Guevara’s death, The Nation interviews his biographer, Jon Lee Anderson. By Miguel Salazar Twitter. In his 1997 biography of the Argentine guerrilla, titled Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, Jon Lee Anderson explains how the Bolivian military officers who had captured and killed Che hid his corpse in a mass grave in efforts to delegitimize his legacy. They hoped that, with the disappearance of his body, the legend of Che Guevara would also die. Instead, Anderson writes, the Che myth grew and spiraled beyond anyone’s control.

Making use of unprecedented access to Che's personal archives, his guerrilla cohorts, and Cuban government archives, an exhaustive biography traces the life of the Latin American communist revolutionary. 40,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.
I must concur with all the other reviews here - this is a fascinating and moving book about a most unique person, and once read, makes one feel that they really know what made Che Guevara tick. It is a look inside his heart and head, since much of the research came from his own diaries and letters. Whether you agree with his politics or not (and the book does not lean one way or the other), Che is revealed as a man with a purpose and a vision, who cared deeply and sacrificed totally for the cause he belived in. Each reader can draw his own conclusions about his ultimate failure but I think his super human determination and single mindedness which were assets in the beginning made him unable to re-think and adapt when world situations changed and when the ideals of socialism and communism began to crumble.
All in all this is a very thought provoking and readable book about a most uncommon human being.
A very detailed and impartial history of the Cuban Revolution, one of the most important events in Latin America in the 20th century. Additionally, a meticulously researched biography of a Marxist revolutionary who inspired many.
Book. Exactly as described.
Please note that I'm writing this review after only having completed about one-half of the book, so weight it accordingly.

The author clearly is a sympathizer and proponent of Che Guevara and presents his facts in that light, painting Che as a true hero. That said, it's not difficult to see through his obvious bias, as he does present a lot factually-based anecdotal information from which the reader can draw his or her own conclusions.

I doubt that anyone who chooses to read this book, or any book about Che's life for that matter, doesn't begin with some predisposition about him as a hero or a cowardly murdering mercenary. I'm finding the author's portrayal of him to be very conflicting in a lot of instances. For example, he's clear in his depiction of Che's intense hatred for the USA because of their "intervention" into Latin America and its politics. And yet that's exactly what Che did in Guatemala, Cuba and other Latin American countries to whom he was just as much an outsider. But apparently his cause is considered by those who support his revolutionary activities as a just means to a noble end. But, conversely, those who saw Communism at that same time as a world-wide threat, and took decisive action to stop those threats, are instead seen as imperialistic meddlers and invaders. It kind of reminds me of those who continue to support Bill Ayers and his so-called counter-culture activities with the Weather Underground, which despite his claims to the contrary, clearly led to the murder of at least one police officer. To them (and to him) I'd ask how is what Bill Ayers did any different than what Charles Manson did (i.e., incite people to go out and murder in the name of some perceived just cause)? Bill Ayers says his cause only promoted property damage activities; it was not about murder. So if you plant an explosive under someone's vehicle to destroy it, and someone happens to get killed in the process, that doesn't count as murder? I don't see what Che did as much different. The end he envisioned, and the cause to reach that end, just didn't justify the means.

All of that said, I'm finding the book to be very interesting and very easy reading. It's a tome (over 800 pages) so be prepared to spend a lot of time with it. And it really has given me a much better insight into who Che really was. I'm learning things I never really knew about him. No question, he was an incredible human being, who's heart appeared to be in the right place. He was a true champion for the working-class people, the proletariat as Marx called them. And he was clearly an extremely intelligent person. Perhaps my view of Che will change more in his favor by the time I finish the book. Either way, at this point I'm convinced that anyone who has any strong feelings, one way or the other, about Che Guevara, absolutely should read this book.
A really well written book, that I felt gave a good history and account of all of Che's live. I never felt that there was an agenda by the author to make you like or hate Che - only to present the facts of his life and better understand the man who has become a walking advertisement for those who think the tshirt is cool, but know nothing about who he was or what he represented. I would definitely read other books by Jon Lee Anderson!
I don't think you will find a more thorough account of Che Guevara anywhere. The author exhausts all sources of information and goes above a beyond the expected subject matter to give the reader ample information about the communist/socialist revolution that occured during the 50's and 60's in Central and South America.

The author does a splendid job of showing how Ernesto (friendly, happy-go-lucky, adventurous doctor) slowly became Che (fierce, militant, cold killer). The bulk of the book revolves around the Cuban revolution and touches on the attempted Congonesse, Bolivian, Guatemalan and Argentinan revolutions
Excellent book. Only wish the author would have
This was a great read. I had a hard time putting it down. I bought it to learn a little more about Che Guevara. I felt like I got a very balanced view of him. I don't believe the author sugar coated his atrocities, nor did he glamorize/glorify the revolutionary lifestyle he lead.
Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life ebook
Jon Lee Anderson
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Grove Press; 1st edition (March 1, 1997)
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