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  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (7 Jan. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1481927663
  • ISBN-13: 978-1481927666
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 0.3 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 281,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for ‘Guerrilla Warfare’:

'Che's political testament…a manifesto for revolutionary idealists.' Observer

‘An incredible opportunity to see inside the mind of a revolutionary and learn not just why he fought but how.’ Leeds Guide

‘In “Guerrilla Warfare” we find the idealism that made Che an icon decades after his death and an inspiration.’ Buzz magazine

Praise for ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’:

‘It’s true: Marxists just wanna have fun.’ Guardian

'What distinguishes these diaries is that they reveal a human side to El Che which historians have successfully managed to suppress…one senses El Che's belief that determination and conviction can be enough to change one's self and others…a joy to read from start to finish.' Financial Times

'Political incorrectness galore…his book should do much to humanise the image of a man who found his apotheosis as a late Sixties cultural icon. It is also, incidentally, a remarkably good travel book about South America.' Scotsman

'Politically-correct revolutionary hero? Perhaps a few years later, but in this account Che Guevara comes over as one of the lads.' Bike News

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara was born in Argentina in 1928. After fighting alongside Fidel Castro in the three-year guerilla war in Cuba, he became Minister for Industry following the victory of the Cuban Revolution. In 1966 he established a guerilla base in Bolivia. He was captured and killed in 1967.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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At the beginning of January, 1959, in a rapid consideration and synthesis of the guerrilla Cuban process, newly reached, Fidel Castro, got enthusiastic with his social military operational "discovery", was defining categorical: "Without training, without war tactics, we manage to conquer that Army ..." "No professional Army (in America) would have forces to offset the activities of revolutionary guerrillas". "In any other (geographical) stage, with the same political conditions that ours, the popular guerrillas are invincible". See Carlos Franqui. Diario de la Revolución Cubana. Ediciones R. Torres. Barcelona, 1976. Pages, 703 and 704. Simultaneously published in France and Italy.

With all this statement, he was who first established the social ideological operational theoretic basis of the Spanish-American guerrilla warfare. Afterwards Guevara developed, with more scientific than doctrinaire aspirations, its military guerrillas lived ideology. It was wrote in his "Guerrilla Warfare" book. He centered it on two postulates. That he was claiming the Cuban guerrilla warfare had absolutely (undoubtedly and without variation) demonstrated in practice. "The popular forces can win a war against the Army" Indeed, this has happened in other occasions. "Not always it is necessary to wait that all the conditions for the revolution are present. (He was thinking in Mao's theory of protracted warfare). The rebel revolutionary focus can create and develop them". His tragic end in Bolivia, where he lived as a "wandering irregular rebel", without supporting popular bases, would give the "relative, local character, questionable, particular and conditioned" real measure of his military theory "discovery".
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I suspect this book was born out of the need to educate the clueless campesinos, in the Sierra Maestra and beyond, when a quick introduction to guerrilla warfare was required. Thus it is a manual, albeit a short one.
So if you soon intend to pack your bags with revolutionary intentions, you may want to consider finding something with a little more depth, lest you find yourself out of yours.

Indeed the devoted disciples will cry "Nay!". Yes this book has most certainly later been refined to reflect his own experiences and does ameliorate ones knowledge of his life, but only in minute fashion. However if you are interested in Che, you are only a few clicks away from the impeccable "Che: A Revolutionary Life" whence you may pack that "iconic" t-shirt away, as the man himself would most certainly not approve.

Guerrilla Warfare is a short and arguably worthwhile read, but life is equally terse and there are better books to be bothered with.
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By A Customer on 26 July 1999
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Most people feel the need to regard this book as an instruction manual. It was intended as such, but as a mature reader, one should take the context into account. This book embodies the spirit of a courageous warrior who's attributes all of us wish we had. This book is recomended not just for those aspiring to revolt against their oppressors, but those who wish to learn of the ideals of one of the greatest men ever born.
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In this book, the legendary 'Che' Guevara offers an insight into his preferred methods of guerilla warfare. The man has become without doubt one of the most recognised figures of the 20th Century, and it is books like these that are his legacy, not the legions of students parading in t-shirts emblazoned with his face.
Anybody with even a fleeting interest in this great man are advised to read this book.
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By A Customer on 16 Oct. 1998
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This book gives us the manual needed for revloution. Che hits home with his candid ideas about guerrilla warfare. The case studies that the editors added to this version help to show that the conditions that Che spoke about in Latin America 40 years ago, still exist and that the time for another revolution could be near.
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A must read for any military men/women, this being the way all future conflicts will be conducted by insurgencies. Especially relevant for guys in the jungle environment.
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The book it self is fine but this edition is awful. It is full of typos and the text is printed on huge pages meaning the book has an awkward size.
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Great book i wanted to order it for a long time and i am very glad that i finally got it. Met my expectation 100%.
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