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Che Guevara

Che Guevara

Jon Lee Anderson

Che Guevara’s legend is unmatched in the modern world. Since his assassination in 1967 at the age of 39, the Argentine revolutionary has become an internationally famed icon, as revered as he is controversial. A Marxist ideologue, he sought to end global inequality by bringing down the American capitalist empire through armed guerrilla warfare – and has few rivals in the Cold War era as an apostle of change.

In Che: A Revolutionary Life, Jon Lee Anderson and José Hernández reveal the man behind the myth, creating a complex portrait of this passionate idealist. Adapted from Anderson’s masterwork, Chetransports us from young Ernesto’s medical school days to the battlefields of the Cuban revolution; from his place of power alongside Castro to his disastrous sojourn in the Congo, and his violent end in Bolivia.

Through renowned Mexican artist José Hernández’s drawings, we feel the bullets fly past in Cuba; smell the smoke of Castro’s cigars; and scrutinize the face of the weary guerrilla as he is called ‘Comandante’ for the first time. With astonishing precision, colour, and drama, Che makes us first-hand witnesses to the revolutionary life and times of this historic figure. Combining Anderson’s unprecedented access and research with Hernández’s emotionally gripping artwork, Che resurrects the man for a new generation of readers.

RRP: £25.00

Published: 11/13/2018

ISBN: 9780571331703

Length: 432 pages

Format: Hardback

About Jon Lee Anderson

Jon Lee Anderson is the author of The Fall of BaghdadGuerrillasThe Lion’s Grave, and Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. His reporting led to the discovery of Che’s skeletal remains thirty years after their secret burial in Bolivia. He is a New Yorker staff writer, and has reported frequently from Latin America and from war zones around the world. Anderson has written profiles of Augusto Pinochet, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He is at work on a book about Fidel Castro and modern Cuba.

José Hernández is a political cartoonist for La Jornado, the weekly Proceso, and the magazine El Chamuco y los hijos del Averno. In 2001, he won el Premio Nacional de Periodismo, the National Journalism Award of Mexico.