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A great book
on 12 February 2005
If you are looking for a book on Che Guevara that is well-balanced and well written then this is it.
My interest in Che Guevara was sparked by watching 'The Motorcycle Diaries' at the cinema, but it left me thinking.. so then how did he get to be a global symbol of revolution? Then I saw 'Thirteen Days' on the Cuban Missile crisis and read somewhere that Guevara was in favour of a nuclear showdown with the US. I wanted to know more - so bought this book.
At first I suspected that the book was going to give a glowing account of Guevara's achievements and the success of the revolution in Cuba. Instead the book is very well balanced, and I learned a lot about Guevara and Castro and realised my assumption that they were all committed communists from day one was completely wrong.
The book is also well written - it isn't too academic, and it isn't too long! Well done Mike Gonzalez.