Che Guevara was the legendary Argentine-born guerrilla fighter who joined the Cuban revolutionary movement that toppled the Batista dictatorship in 1959. He played a leading role in the early years of the Cuban revolution and made an extraordinary and original contribution to Marxist theory. He died at the hands of CIA assassins in Bolivia in 1967.
Maria del Carmen Ariet Garcia is a historian and world-renown scholar of the works of Ernesto Che Guevara. She played a leading role in the research that led to the discovery of Che's remains in Bolivia in 1997. She now directs the work of the Che Guevara Studies Center in Havana. Her other published books include “El Pensamiento Político de Ernesto Che Guevara” and “Ernesto Che Guevara” (Vidas Rebeldes series).