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Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War: Authorized Edition: Authorised Edition with Corrections Made by Che Gu (Che Guevara Publishing Project)

Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War: Authorized Edition: Authorised Edition with Corrections Made by Che Gu (Che Guevara Publishing Project) [Kindle Edition]

Ernesto Che Guevara
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'Powerful and poetic…For anyone interested in the myth of Che Guevara, and in the idea that a small group of determined men can take over a country, this book is essential reading.' Colm Toibin, Observer

'Che's life is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom. We will always honour his memory.’ Nelson Mandela

Praise for the films, ‘Che Part 1’ and ‘Che Part 2’.

‘Brilliant.’ The Times

‘A grand Hollywood war movie. Del Toro gives a stunning performance as Che Guevara. ****’ Empire

‘Soderbergh’s best film. A masterpiece. ****’ Total Film

'Che is brilliant…incandescent – a piece of full-on, you-are-there realism…[A] perfect dream movie, which is also politically vibrant and searing.' Jeffrey Wells, Hollywood Elsewhere

'Che is a piece of entertainment that delivers excitement, pathos and pure film-making passion…The end result is masterful – expressive, innovative, striking, exciting.'

Praise for The Motorcycle Diaries:

'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…this 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

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

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The dramatic art and acute perceptiveness evident in Che Guevara’s early diaries fully blossom in this highly readable and often entertaining account of the guerrilla war that led to the 1959 Cuban Revolution. Reminiscences is one of the two books for Steven Soderbergh’s biopic (along with The Bolivian Diary).

Feature chapters describe Che’s first meeting with Fidel in Mexico, the mythical moment when Che had to choose between a knapsack of medicine and another of ammunition, and the anguished story of the murdered puppy.

This new, thoroughly revised edition includes for the first time corrections made to the diary by Che himself and a preface by his daughter Aleida .

 “Reflects the life of an extraordinary and important man.”—Library Journal

“When Che Guevara cast his lot with Marxism and revolution the world of letters suffered an incalculable loss. Guevara is a brilliant, thoughtful writer. He is lucid, candid and revealing.”—The Cleveland Press



Features of this new edition include:


  • Preface by Aleida Guevara
  • Revised translation
  • Biographical note
  • Chronology
  • Glossary
  • 32 pp black and white photos

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2174 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1920888330
  • Publisher: Ocean Press (4 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #100,845 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guerilla days 30 July 2009
An ever-present aspect of Che Guevara's writing is the human touch. Ideologue he may have been, but as with The Motorcycle Diaries, he never fails to understand the person, be they friend or foe.

I've been lucky enough to visit the Sierra Maestra and it was hard enough, even for a well-nourished westerner, to trek the path used by the revolutionaries, so quite how this asthmatic and weakly young man managed to tread this path countless times, let alone march hundreds of miles and conduct a war against an enemy hugely superior in numbers, is mind-boggling.

The success of the Cuban revolution is one of the great stories of the twentieth century, and in Che Guevara, it has the narrator it fully deserves.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War 4 Sep 2009
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`Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War' is Che Guevara's diary of the Cuban revolution and rather than being a straight narrative, from A-Z, of the war, it is more a collection of episodes that include various battles and other aspects of war logistics. It is written with his unique short, descriptive sentences and you are quickly drawn in to the accounts on offer. The first half is the text from the original book and the second half includes various other articles and accounts he wrote afterwards that flesh out the details. The various battles are exciting to read about and his revolutionary zeal and drive show through on every page. This book also has numerous black and white photos in a middle photo plate section, as well as a comprehensive glossary that list the various combatants and key players on both sides. If you are interested in the Cuban Revolution, or Che, then this is required reading. It shows a side of the war from one man who was intimately involved and it is well written and engaging to boot. Well worth a read.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Reminiscences - Cuba 16 May 2012
By Richard
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Having just returned from a weeks tour of the northern half of Cuba I wanted to gain a further insight into the background of the Cuban Revolution as seen through the eyes of Che Guevara. I couldn't have chosen a more insightful book - fascinating reading. Having read this one I'm tempted to read further books by Che. Inspirational! Recommended for anyone planning a touring visit or someone who has just returned and wants to learn more.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling and instructive 28 July 1999
By A Customer
This collection of memories conveys the excitement, zeal, possibilities, problems and limitations of Guevara's "guerilla warfare" strategy as it was practiced in the Sierra Maestra. At times, one can almost hear Guevara wheezing as he traverses the rugged terrain. It is, in general, light on ideological substance and heavy on battlefield drama. A classic nonetheless...
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5.0 out of 5 stars From Youth to Man. 11 Sep 2014
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I purchased this book as part of the "Diaries" series written by Guevara.
It is the perfect follow on from Motorcycle and Latin America "Diaries".
Here we see the youthful adventurer doctor has matured into a commander on the guerrilla war in Cuba, working under Castro.
He is very honest and in his intimate writings will openly criticise himself if he fails or lets his Comrades down, always trying to learn from his mistakes, striving to be a better person for the revolution.
You have to read this book it in "Diaries" sequence, to do otherwise would be like walking in half way thorough an epic at the cinema and asking in a hushed voice "What's happening?"
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book - 2 Feb 2009
I am currently reading che's work in the order he wrote it
I recently got to this book about the war
and as a keen fan of che and i have read allot of other books on che and fidel, I thought i wasnt going to learn much new ( Mr knowitall ) but was shocked by the detail che has kept in this diary

you know nothing of this war till you have read this book
i couldnt put it down
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Revolution through Che's eyes 16 Oct 1998
By A Customer
This first hand account of the Cuban Revolution through the eyes of Che give the reader the feeling and emotion that Che felt as he wrote these words. We can see and feel the emotion from his words and can see how complex he was. At times he was cruel and hard driving, at others, compassionate and unsure. Good reading for anyone interested in Che
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