Pombo, A Man of Che's Guerrilla: With Che Guevara in Bolivia, 1966-68 / Edition 1

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Overview

A firsthand account of the 1966-68 revolutionary campaign in Bolivia led by Ernesto Che Guevara.

This is the story of Pombo-the nom de guerre of Harry Villegas, a young fighter still in his 20s, who was a member of Guevara's general staff. Villegas led the small group of combatants who survived the Bolivian army's encirclement and lived to recount this epic chapter in the history of the Americas.

"Most important in this volume is a never-published 135-page 'summary' of the escape to Chile of the remaining revolutionary troops . . . . Recommended for libraries with Latin American collections."-Library Journal

"Highly recommended reading for political and military history reading lists and will engage anyone with an interest in the memoirs of a most remarkable man."-Midwest Book Review

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Library Journal
The author, known primarily by the pseudonym Pombo, is a brigadier general in the Cuban army. This book is an English translation of the 1996 Cuban publication of the diary he kept during Ernesto "Che" Guevara's attempt to create a revolution in Bolivia in the mid-1960s. Part of the diary was captured by the Bolivian army after Che's death and published in editor Daniel James's The Complete Bolivian Diaries of Che Guevara and Other Captured Documents (1968). This diary has been reviewed and corrected by the author and some changes made. The English translation has also been improved. Most important in this volume is a never-published 135-page "summary" of the escape to Chile of the remaining revolutionary troops. Thirty years after Che's death, this is an interesting addition to the story of the Cuban-led insurrection in Bolivia. Recommended for libraries with Latin American collections.Mark L. Grover, Brigham Young Univ., Provo, Utah
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873488334
  • Publisher: Pathfinder Press GA
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Series: The Cuban Revolution in World Politics
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 5.27 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.92 (d)

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