The Che Handbook gives new life to the values and thinking of the Che Guevara behind the legend, a man who was at once sensitive, passionate, and determined to pursue his socialist dreams to their conclusion. A unique collection of intimate photographs and Che's own words, this book provides an accessible and authentic portrait of one of the most significant revolutionaryThe Che Handbook gives new life to the values and thinking of the Che Guevara behind the legend, a man who was at once sensitive, passionate, and determined to pursue his socialist dreams to their conclusion. A unique collection of intimate photographs and Che's own words, this book provides an accessible and authentic portrait of one of the most significant revolutionary figures of the 20th century.The Che Handbook includes:--Over 250 images, many never published before--More than 100 quotations from Che Guevara's writings, personal correspondence, and speeches--Newly-published interviews with Che's close friends and allies--A collection of remarkable iconic posters and artwork--A time-line giving the chronology of Che's life and career--A map of Che's revolutionary route through Cuba--Essays discussing the key moments of Che's life...
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The Che Handbook Reviews
50th anniversary of Ernesto “Che” Guevara's execution in Bolivia on October 9, 1967, and the CIA's role in his death remains controversial.
I always see this guy’s face on things and never knew entirely what he was all about so enjoyed learning more than what I got out of Motorcycle Diaries. (I’ve also told Dave I thought he looked like a stud and so he bought the book for me for Christmas). It was really cool in that you can literally read it in a day because it consists of tons of pictures of Che (which who can’t get down with that, right?), great quotes from Che interspersed throughout and interesting interviews with influential people in his life many years after his assassination. Arguably one of the most passionate people of the 20th century. One of my favorite parts was when his daughter recounts her last time seeing her father. She says, “I have few memories of my father...I think the most beautiful is the day he saw us for the last time. We didn’t know it was him because he was disguised as the old Ramon. I was five and a half years old...I banged my head on the table. He immediately took me in his arms...I said to my mother, “Mama, I have to tell you a secret. I think this man is in love with me.” (p. 371). Other favorites include his advice to his children: “Above all, always be capable of feeling deeply any injustice committed against anyone, anywhere in the world.” (p. 360)
“If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.” Whether you think of Che as a revolutionary hero who died fighting for the oppressed and the poor or an obstinate warmonger who enforced his ideas to the extreme, there is no question of his reputation as the most iconic rebel of the 20th century whose famous image is lionized in t-shirts and posters. The ironic thing is Che became what he despised: a capitalist icon.
I really loved reading about this very complex man. He was a revolutionary but his goal was to free poor people from the ravages of imperialism. That's not such a bad thing. If you argue, "well, he killed people," I would answer "so did imperialist nations--and enslaved people too to serve their own ends." We still do it today. Lots of photos, which I enjoyed.
stumbled on this looking for a copy of his 2nd motorcycle diaries book.words cannot describe this book, you have to actually look at it to be totally blown-away by the photographs it contains. Long live Che!
"Create two, three, many Vietnams.""Let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality."
Six out of ten.Decent reference book for Che Guevara. Sticks entirely to the facts (barring the odd interview with those that knew him) so more like an encyclopedia entry than story.
This is more of a photography book than anything else, you could get through 100 pages in an hour since theres so little text
A good introductory book to the remarkably profound life and legacy of Che Guevara.