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Death of a Revolutionary: Che Guevara's Last Missionby Richard Harris
Synopses & Reviews
This new edition coincides with the 40th anniversary of Che Guevara's death and the 80th anniversary of his birth. Updated with a new epilogue.
Richard L. Harris includes in this updated edition of Death of a Revolutionary new revelations about Che's revolutionary legacy and discusses the renewed interest in his revolutionary ideas stimulated by the election of leftist governments throughout Latin America. In response to this growing resurgence of interest in Che's life, a feature film directed by Steven Soderbergh, and several documentaries are scheduled for release in late 2007 and 2008. To commemorate Che's life and death many international conferences and events will be held and his iconic image will be seen repeatedly in the mass media. This new edition of Death of a Revolutionary—hailed as "well written, provocative, and fair minded" by Choice—contains the latest information on this charismatic and legendary figure and reveals why he is a hero for millions of people around the world.
Book News Annotation:
Based on field research in Bolivia months after Che's death in 1967, Harris (global studies, California State U.-Monterey) profiles the legendary revolutionary's life and legacy. First published in 1970.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This probing account into the life and death of South American revolutionary icon Che Guevara includes a new chapter on the effects of his legacy today. "Provocative and fair-minded".--"Library Journal". of illustrations.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-264) and index.
About the Author
Richard L. Harris, professor of global studies at California State University-Monterey Bay, is the author and editor of many works on politics, economics, and revolutionary change in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He lives in Sacramento, California.
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