Guerrilla Warfare / Edition 3

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Che Guevara, the larger-than-life hero of the 1959 revolutionary victory that overturned the Cuban dictatorship, believed that revolution would also topple the imperialist governments in Latin America. Che's call to action, his proclamation of "invincibility"-the ultimate victory of revolutionary forces-continues to influence the course of Latin American history and international relations. His amazing life story has lifted him to almost legendary status. This edition of Che's classic work Guerrilla Warfare contains the text of his book, as well as two later essays titled "Guerrilla Warfare: A Method" and "Message to the Tricontinental." A detailed introduction by Brian Loveman and Thomas M. Davies, Jr., examines Guevara's text, his life and political impact, the situation in Latin America, and the United States' response to Che and to events in Latin America. Loveman and Davies also provide in-depth case studies that apply Che's theories on revolution to political situations in seven Latin American countries from the 1960s to the present. Also included are political chronologies of each country discussed in the case studies and a postscript tying the analyses together. This book will help students gain a better understanding of Che's theoretical contribution to revolutionary literature and the inspiration that his life and Guerrilla Warfare have provided to revolutionaries since the 1960s. This volume is an invaluable addition to courses in Latin American studies and political science.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Latin American Studies
For teaching purposes this volume is extremely worthwhile. The evaluation of guerrilla experiences is on the whole judicious, the prose highly readable, and the package coherent.
The Bookwatch
A fine document describing the struggles in seven South American countries, this remains a useful tool in today's world.
Journal Of International Law and Politics
This interesting book is more than a mere translation of Che Guevara's handbook on how to be a guerrilla fighter. Rather, the translation of Guevara's historic work, Guerrilla Warfare, and two of his later pieces, 'Guerrilla Warfare: A Method" and "Message to the Tricontinental," are nestled between an informative and well-developed introduction and essays describing the struggles in seven South American countries whose guerrilla movements were inspired by Che Guevara's writings and beliefs. . . . This work is quite useful for anyone who desires to understand the struggles occurring around the world today.
Hispanic American Historical Review
Aside from Che's own compelling rhetoric, the case histories demonstrate Che's influence and the application of his analysis in very specific terms. . . . Those who teach courses on the Third World or on the history of Latin America since World War II should welcome this volume.
Latin America In Books
Che's insights are just as alive today as they were when he first wrote them down in 1960.
Journal Of Latin American Studies
For teaching purposes this volume is extremely worthwhile. The evaluation of guerrilla experiences is on the whole judicious, the prose highly readable, and the package coherent.
Che Guevara's book was originally published in 1960, the written output of a revolutionary who had proved his talents in the real world. His text includes sections on propaganda, sabotage, the role of the woman, and the guerilla fighter as social reformer, and an epilogue in which he analyzes the events leading to the Cuban Revolution of 1959 and the possible future of revolutionary ideals in the Americas. Che's book, accompanied by introductory matter and case studies by Brian Loveman and Thomas M. Davies, Jr., was published by U. of Nebraska Press in 1985; in this third edition, the introduction and case studies have been revised and updated and contain new perspectives on Che's life and political impact, the situation in Latin America, the United States' reaction to both, and the application of Che's theories on revolution to the political situation in seven Latin American countries from the 1960s to the present. Paper edition unseen, $21.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780842026789
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: Latin American Silhouettes Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 458
  • Sales rank: 650,094
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Ernesto Che Guevara (1928–1967) was born in Rosario, Argentina, and became attracted to Marxist theory after witnessing the conditions in South America as a young medical student. He went on to serve as a military advisor to Fidel Castro and as guerrilla commander against Batista forces during the Cuban Revolution. After Castro’s insurgent victory, he served in various posts but left the Cuban government to take the ideas of the Cuban revolution around the world. He later took part in guerrilla action in Bolivia, where he was executed by government forces. Nearly a half century after his death, Che remains a potent revolutionary and cultural figure.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 I Introduction—Guerrilla Warfare, Revolutionary Theory, and Revolutionary Movements in Latin America Part 2 II Che on Guerrilla Warfare Chapter 3 Guerrilla Warfare (1960) Chapter 4 "Guerrilla Warfare: A Method" (1963) Chapter 5 "Message to the Tricontinental" (1967) Part 6 III Case Studies of Guerrilla Movements and Political Change Chapter 7 Guatemala Chapter 8 Venezuela Chapter 9 Colombia Chapter 10 Peru Chapter 11 Bolivia Chapter 12 Nicaragua Chapter 13 El Salvador Part 14 Postscript—Guerrilla Warfare into the 1990s

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    Posted May 30, 2002


    This book was excellent!!! Definately buy it.

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