The Fall of Che Guevara: A Story of Soldiers, Spies, and Diplomats / Edition 1

The Fall of Che Guevara: A Story of Soldiers, Spies, and Diplomats / Edition 1

by Henry Butterfield Ryan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195131002

ISBN-13: 9780195131000

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book tells the story—for the first time—of the United States government's response to Guevara's ill-starred insurgency in Bolivia in 1967. Henry Butterfield Ryan argues that Guevara's life must be re-evaluated in light of secret documents only recently released by the CIA, the State Department, the Pentagon, and the National Security Council. Ryan's

Overview

This book tells the story—for the first time—of the United States government's response to Guevara's ill-starred insurgency in Bolivia in 1967. Henry Butterfield Ryan argues that Guevara's life must be re-evaluated in light of secret documents only recently released by the CIA, the State Department, the Pentagon, and the National Security Council. Ryan's dramatic account of the last days of Che Guevara is sure to appeal to scholars and students of United States foreign policy, Latin American history, military history, and to all others interested in this modern revolutionary's remarkable life.

"Ryan offers a thoughtful critique of both the operational and intelligence-gathering aspects of the US intervention against the Cuban intervention in Bolivia....[He] enlivens his narrative with vivid portraits of the two American officials who played key parts in the hunt for Guevara....[This] is a welcome addition to the literature on both Che Guevara and US intervention in Latin America."—The Washington Monthly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195131000
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsxv
Introduction3
1The Road to Revolution10
2Contact and Alarm40
3The Obstacles Accumulate61
4The Green Berets82
5Guerrilla Triumph and Trouble103
6The Kill--and After126
7Memories and Legacies155
AppendixChronology167
Notes171
Bibliography201
Index217

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