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on 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.