The definitive, authorised version of Che's manifesto on revolution which includes his final revisions, completed just before his death. It is both an incisive handbook and an invaluable historical source. 'Home will be the open sky ! each guerrilla fighter is ready to die not just to defend an idea, but to make that idea a reality.' Che Guevara remains one of the world's most iconic political and revolutionary figures. Fascinating to admirers and adversaries alike, he captured the minds of millions with his leadership and his belief in guerrilla warfare as the only effective agent to achieve political change. Here, in his own classic text on revolution, Che draws on his first-hand experience of the Cuban campaign to document all aspects of guerrilla warfare, from its aims to its organisation and training. He analyses how in Cuba, against all odds, a small band of dedicated fighters grew in strength with the support of the people to defeat a dictator's army. / 'The Motorcycle Diaries' has sold over 200,000 copies in the UK / 'The Argentine' and 'Guerrilla', films based on Che Guevara's later diaries, are due to be released in 2009 They will be directed by Steven Soderbergh and star Benicio del Toro / Benicio del Toro won Best Actor at Cannes 2008 for his role in the films
Ernesto Che Guevara was born in Argentina in 1928. After fighting alongside Fidel Castro in the three-year guerilla war in Cuba, he became Minister for Industry following the victory of the Cuban revolution. In 1966 he established a guerilla base in Bolivia. He was captured and killed in 1967.
'Che's political testament ! a manifesto for revolutionary idealists' Observer Praise for 'Motorcycle Diaries': 'It's true: Marxists just wanna have fun.' Guardian 'What distinguishes these diaries is that they reveal a human side to El Che which historians have successfully managed to suppress!one senses El Che's belief that determination and conviction can be enough to change one's self and others!a joy to read from start to finish.' Financial Times 'Political incorrectness galore!his book should do much to humanise the image of a man who found his apotheosis as a late Sixties cultural icon. It is also, incidentally, a remarkably good travel book about South America.' Scotsman