Che Guevara, The Larger Than Life Hero Of The Revolutionary Victory That Overturned The Cuban Dictatorship, Believed That Revolution Would Also Topple The Imperialist Governments In Latin America Che S Call To Action, His Proclamation Of Invincibility The Ultimate Victory Of Revolutionary Forces Continues To Influence The Course Of Latin American History And International Relations His Amazing Life Story Has Lifted Him To Almost Legendary Status This Edition Of Che S Classic Work Guerrilla Warfare Contains The Text Of His Book, As Well As Two Later Essays Titled Guerrilla Warfare A Method And Message To The Tricontinental A Detailed Introduction By Brian Loveman And Thomas M Davies, Jr Examines Guevara S Text, His Life And Political Impact, The Situation In Latin America, And The United States Response To Che And To Events In Latin America Loveman And Davies Also Provide In Depth Case Studies That Apply Che S Theories On Revolution To Political Situations In Seven Latin American Countries From The S To The Present Also Included Are Political Chronologies Of Each Country Discussed In The Case Studies And A Postscript Tying The Analyses Together This Book Will Help Students Gain A Better Understanding Of Che S Theoretical Contribution To Revolutionary Literature And The Inspiration That His Life And Guerrilla Warfare Have Provided To Revolutionaries Since The SThis Volume Is An Invaluable Addition To Courses In Latin American Studies And Political Science
Ernesto Che Guevara, commonly known as El Che or simply Che, was a Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, since his death Guevara s stylized visage has become an ubiquitous countercultural symbol and global icon within popular culture.His belief in the necessity of world revolution to advance the interests of the poor prompted his involvement in Guatemala s social reforms under President Jacobo Arbenz, whose eventual CIA assisted overthrow solidified Guevara s radical ideology Later, while living in Mexico City, he met Ra l and Fidel Castro, joined their movement, and travelled to Cuba with the intention of overthrowing the U.S backed Batista regime Guevara soon rose to prominence among the insurgents, was promoted to second in command, and played a pivotal role in the successful two year guerrilla campaign that topled the Cuban government.After serving in a number of key roles in the new government, Guevara left Cuba in 1965 to foment revolution abroad, first unsuccessfully in Congo Kinshasa and later in Bolivia, where he was captured by CIA assisted Bolivian forces and executed.Guevara remains both a revered and reviled historical figure, polarized in the collective imagination in a multitude of biographies, memoirs, essays, documentaries, songs, and films Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century, while an Alberto Korda photograph of him entitled Guerrillero Heroico, was declared the most famous photograph in the world by the Maryland Institute of Art.
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