The Story of Che Guevara

The Story of Che Guevara

by Lucia Alvarez de Toledo
     
 

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Che Guevara is something of a symbol in the West, a representative of Sixties counterculture and the face adorning the T-shirts of a million student radicals. But in the rest of the world he is something else: a charismatic revolutionary who redrew the political map of Latin America and gave hope to those resisting colonialism everywhere.

Lucia Alvarez de

Overview

Che Guevara is something of a symbol in the West, a representative of Sixties counterculture and the face adorning the T-shirts of a million student radicals. But in the rest of the world he is something else: a charismatic revolutionary who redrew the political map of Latin America and gave hope to those resisting colonialism everywhere.

Lucia Alvarez de Toledo comes from the same social milieu as Che Guevara; born and raised in Buenos Aires, she was at school while he attended university, and then as a journalist she closely followed his meteoric political rise. As a result she is able to put him into context like few others among his biographers, dispelling numerous popular misconceptions and revealing aspects to his life which have been missed before. Based on interviews with Che's family and those who knew him intimately, this is an accessible biography that concentrates on the man rather than the icon. With the political developments in Latin America in the twenty-first century, Guevara's influence can be seen to be even greater than it was during his lifetime.

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'There are many books on Che but writing as an Argentine, and a woman, Lucia Alvarez de Toledo brings a valuable new perspective to the story of Che Guevara - the man. Her personal recollections of the times and places Che moved through and her journalist's eye for the telling anecdote bring to life his unique story from a truly Latin American perspective.' Simon Reid-Henry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781623652173
Publisher:
Quercus
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
390
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Lucia Alvarez de Toledo was born in Buenos Aires, went on to work for the National Broadcasting System of Argentina, before being offered a scholarship to the University of Delhi. She has been researching Che Guevara's life for the past fifteen years and has read everything that has been written by and about Guevara in four languages.

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