Fifty years after his death, this book tells the story of the Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara (1928–67)exploring his legacy as a historical figure, but also encountering him as a human being.
Taking its subtitle Tú y Todos from the title of a poem Guevara wrote for his wife before leaving Argentina for Bolivia, the publication aims to rediscover the man behind the iconic revolutionary image, restoring Guevara's story to its more human and historical dimensions. To do so, the book interweaves the geopolitical, the biographical and the personal, mixing different narrative tones and sourcesfrom journalistic narration to the most intimate diary entries. Numerous original archival materials sketch how Guevara's private and public experiences helped develop his ideas about education, foreign policy and economics, his sense of revolution and his hope in the "New Man." Official speeches share space with Guevara's diaries, letters to friends and family and his poems dedicated to his wife, Aleida, a more personal register in which doubts, contradictions and reflections emerge.
Che Guevara: Tú y Todos offers an intimate portrait of a figure who has shaped the modern world and captured the imagination of generations. It is the story of Ernesto Guevara, El Che, in his own words.