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THE BASIS OF THE MOVIE "CHE: PART TWO" FROM STEVEN SODERBERGH STARRING BENICIO DEL TORO

This is Che Guevara's last diary, compiled from notebooks found in his backpack when he was captured by the Bolivian army in October 1967 and subsequently executed. It became an instant bestseller.

Newly revised by Che's widow (Aleida March), and including a thoughtful preface by his eldest son Camilo, this is the definitive account of the attempt to spark a continent-wide revolution in Latin America.

Features of this new edition include:

Preface by Camilo Guevara
Introduction by Fidel Castro

Revised translation

Biographical note
Chronology
Glossary
Maps

32 pp black and white photos

Synopsis:

This book tells of the last doomed eleven months of the most courageous and dedicated revolutionary of the 20th century. First published in Cuba in 1968 in a free edition of 250,000 copies, it has since become a classic.

With its terse and simple prose, "Bolivian Diary is a unique account of the guerrilla's lonely fight against armies, mountains, jungles, hunger, disease and death. And the reader's knowledge of Guevara's fate makes the book an even more moving record of the guerrillas' day-to-day suffering and bravery.

Synopsis:

Che's account of the fateful Bolivia mission - now the basis of a Soderbergh biopic.

Synopsis:

This is Che Guevara's last diary, compiled from the notebooks found in his knapsack when he was captured by the Bolivian army in October 1967 and subsequently executed. It is the basis of a new biopic directed by Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean's Eleven) starring Benicio del Toro as Che.

Now revised by Che's widow (who originally transcribed the diary), this is the definitive account of the attempt to spark a continent-wide revolution in Latin America.

The story of the publication of The Bolivian Diaryis itself a remarkable saga. Initially published as extracts by the CIA in order to discredit Che's guerrilla movement and to justify mass arrests in Bolivia and elsewhere, it was also used in the trial of Regis Debray and to suggest a romance between Che and Tania (the subject of Ulises Estrada's book Tania: Undercover with Che Guevara in Bolivia, published by Ocean Press in spring 2005), who will be portrayed by Franka Potente (Run Lola Run, The Bourne Supremacy) in Soderbergh's movie.

Features of this new edition include an insightful preface by Che's eldest son Camilo Guevara; a range of new materials such as photos, maps, documents, and a glossary prepared in collaboration with the Che Guevara Studies Center (Havana); as well as memoirs by guerrillas who fought with Che in Bolivia.

The Soderbergh movie about Che Guevara will be based on two new Ocean Press fall 2005 titles: The Bolivian Diaryand Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War.

About the Author

Che Guevara was the legendary Latin American guerrilla fighter who joined the Cuban revolutionary movement that toppled the Batista dictatorship. He played a leading role in the early years of the Cuban Revolution and made an extraordinary and original contribution to Marxist theory. He died at the hands of CIA assassins in Bolivia in 1967. Camilo Guevara (preface) is 42 years old and is Che Guevara's and Aleida March's eldest son. He has written an insightful preface for this new edition.

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saxonusers, June 27, 2008 (view all comments by saxonusers)
This is the type of book that an individual who have a passion for the liberation of the masses should read.Am hungry for a copy and i surely will do everything possible to grab it.It is a great work by the editor
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781920888244
Author:
Guevara, Ernesto Che
Publisher:
Ocean Press (AU)
Preface by:
Guevara, Camilo
Preface:
Guevara, Camilo
Introduction by:
Castro, Fidel
Introduction:
Castro, Fidel
Author:
Guevara, Camilo
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Revolutionaries
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NONE, Authorized Edition
Series:
Che Guevara Publishing Project
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
36 BandW photographs and maps
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.00 in

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Product details 320 pages Ocean Press (AU) - English 9781920888244 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book tells of the last doomed eleven months of the most courageous and dedicated revolutionary of the 20th century. First published in Cuba in 1968 in a free edition of 250,000 copies, it has since become a classic.

With its terse and simple prose, "Bolivian Diary is a unique account of the guerrilla's lonely fight against armies, mountains, jungles, hunger, disease and death. And the reader's knowledge of Guevara's fate makes the book an even more moving record of the guerrillas' day-to-day suffering and bravery.

"Synopsis" by ,
Che's account of the fateful Bolivia mission - now the basis of a Soderbergh biopic.
"Synopsis" by , This is Che Guevara's last diary, compiled from the notebooks found in his knapsack when he was captured by the Bolivian army in October 1967 and subsequently executed. It is the basis of a new biopic directed by Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean's Eleven) starring Benicio del Toro as Che.

Now revised by Che's widow (who originally transcribed the diary), this is the definitive account of the attempt to spark a continent-wide revolution in Latin America.

The story of the publication of The Bolivian Diaryis itself a remarkable saga. Initially published as extracts by the CIA in order to discredit Che's guerrilla movement and to justify mass arrests in Bolivia and elsewhere, it was also used in the trial of Regis Debray and to suggest a romance between Che and Tania (the subject of Ulises Estrada's book Tania: Undercover with Che Guevara in Bolivia, published by Ocean Press in spring 2005), who will be portrayed by Franka Potente (Run Lola Run, The Bourne Supremacy) in Soderbergh's movie.

Features of this new edition include an insightful preface by Che's eldest son Camilo Guevara; a range of new materials such as photos, maps, documents, and a glossary prepared in collaboration with the Che Guevara Studies Center (Havana); as well as memoirs by guerrillas who fought with Che in Bolivia.

The Soderbergh movie about Che Guevara will be based on two new Ocean Press fall 2005 titles: The Bolivian Diaryand Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War.

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