Che Handbook

Che Handbook

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by Hilda Barrio, Gareth Jenkins
     
 

The Che Handbook gives new life to the values and thinking of the Che Guevara behind the legend, a man who was at once sensitive, passionate, and determined to pursue his socialist dreams to their conclusion. A unique collection of intimate photographs and Che's own words, this book provides an accessible and authentic portrait of one of the most significant

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The Che Handbook gives new life to the values and thinking of the Che Guevara behind the legend, a man who was at once sensitive, passionate, and determined to pursue his socialist dreams to their conclusion. A unique collection of intimate photographs and Che's own words, this book provides an accessible and authentic portrait of one of the most significant revolutionary figures of the 20th century.

The Che Handbook includes:

—Over 250 images, many never published before

—More than 100 quotations from Che Guevara's writings, personal correspondence, and speeches

—Newly-published interviews with Che's close friends and allies

—A collection of remarkable iconic posters and artwork

—A time-line giving the chronology of Che's life and career

—A map of Che's revolutionary route through Cuba

—Essays discussing the key moments of Che's life

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This small, chunky coffee-table book is a photo biography of the charismatic revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara. End sheets provide a time line of highlights in his life from birth in 1928 to the 1997 transfer of his remains to Santa Clara, Cuba. More than 100 of the subject's quotations are sprinkled throughout, providing Che's opinions on such topics as truth, moral incentives, love, and youth. Previously unpublished interviews with the subject's friends and political allies provide some depth. The interview with Albert Ganado, motorcycle travel companion of his youth, gives a glimpse into Che the friend. Interviews with Colonel Alberto Castellanos and Colonel Oscar Fernandez Mel give pictures of the Cuban revolutionary. The interview with Ulises Estrado Lescaille covers the era of the man as international freedom fighter. The last chapter, "Legend," includes many paintings, posters, and even products, including cigarettes, wine, tote bags, and the ubiquitous T-shirts. The man who said "The people's heroes cannot be separated from the people, cannot be elevated onto a pedestal, into something alien to the lives of that people..." is ironically very much an icon on a pedestal. While Handbook only reinforces that notion, it may be just this angle that draws adolescents to the book.-Paula Dacker, Charter Oak High School, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312322465
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
08/05/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Hilda Barrio was born in Havana and studied philosophy and history of art at the University of Havana. She currently works as a freelance cultural researcher. She undertook the picture research for Havana in my Heart: a celebration of Cuban photography by Gareth Jenkins.

Gareth Jenkins was born in England and studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at Oxford University, followed by a master's degree in economics. He is a leading expert on Cuban culture, business, and politics. He is the author of Havana in my Heart: a celebration of Cuban photography.

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Che Handbook 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book with lot's of good information. It's speaks about all of the important events of his life.