According to Time magazine, Che Guevara was one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Che’s legend has continued to grow since his death in 1967, and the revolutionary, anti-imperialist ideals he lived and died for now appeal to a new generation of 21st-century men and women.
Che Guevara is one of the most controversial and iconic figures in recent memory and is still a hero to many. Che Guevara: A Biography provides a balanced and engaging introduction to the famous revolutionary leader. Based on original research, the biography reveals how Che’s early life prepared him for leadership in the Cuban Revolution. It also explores his revolutionary activities in Africa and Bolivia, as well as the circumstances surrounding his tragic death on October 9, 1967.
More than just a record of events, the book cogently examines Che’s contributions to the theory and tactics of guerrilla warfare, his ideas about imperialism and socialism, and his enduring political legacy. It includes original information on the 1997 discovery of the hidden remains of his body and on the celebration of his life and ideals by the socialist regime in Cuba. And it looks at the reasons why contemporary leftist political leaders, movements, and governments in Latin America and the Caribbean still pay homage to this charismatic man.
Book Features: • Photographs • An up-to-date annotated bibliography of the major print and electronic sources of information on Che Guevara • A timeline of key events in his life
About the Author
Richard L. Harris, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Global Studies at California State University, Monterey Bay. He has written extensively on Che Guevara and is the author of many books and articles on politics, economics and revolutionary change in Africa, Asia and Latin America.