Guerrilla Warfare

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This book includes three of Che Guevara's most influential essays describing his tactical philosophy of fighting a guerrilla war in Latin America. "Guerrilla Warfare," written in 1960, outlines Guevara's doctrine for guerrilla fighters, especially against Caribbean-style dictatorships. In "Guerrilla Warfare: A Method" (1963) and "Message to the Tricontinental" (1967), Guevara modified some of his earlier tenets. These latter two works move away from his earlier dogmatism, suggesting that Marxist revolution was possible even in purportedly democratic regimes. All three essays reflect his deeply held belief that a small, rural-based guerrilla army could trigger a revolution.
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Library Journal
Ches volume is the other side of the coin, as he details his style of hit-and-run tactics that were paramount to the overthrow of Cubas government and the establishment of the Castro regime that Didions Cubans fled from. Published in 1969, this sports three of Ches most famous essays on guerrilla combat tactics.
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: 9780803270756
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Pages: 175
  • Sales rank: 474,156
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Introducer Marc Becker is a visiting scholar at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and the author of MariƔtegui and Latin American Marxist Theory.

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Table of Contents

I Introduction: Guerrilla Warfare, Revolutionary Theory, and Revolutionary Movements in Latin America 1
II Che on Guerrilla Warfare 39
Guerrilla Warfare (1960) 41
"Guerrilla Warfare: A Method" (1963) 147
"Message to the Tricontinental" (1967) 163
III Case Studies of Guerrilla Movements and Political Change 177
Guatemala 181
Venezuela 209
Colombia 233
Peru 269
Bolivia 311
Nicaragua 335
El Salvador 385
IV Postscript: Guerrilla Warfare into the 1990s 419
Index 427
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2002

    The startegy book for every aspiring revolutionary

    I feel this book illustrates how Fidel and Che were able to use the knowledge of the land and resources to their advantage against Batista and the U.S. It's a great historical manuel for people interested in the Cuban Revolution or war in general.

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