Acclaimed around the world and a national best-seller, this is the definitive work on Che Guevara, the dashing rebel whose epic dream was to end poverty and injustice in Latin America and the developing world through armed revolution. Jon Lee Anderson’s biography traces Che’s extraordinary life, from his comfortable Argentine upbringing to the battlefields of the Cuban revolution, from the halls of power in Castro’s government to his failed campaign in the Congo and assassination in the Bolivian jungle. Anderson has had unprecedented access to the personal archives maintained by Guevara’s widow and carefully guarded Cuban government documents. He has conducted extensive interviews with Che’s comrades—some of whom speak here for the first time—and with the CIA men and Bolivian officers who hunted him down. Anderson broke the story of where Guevara’s body was buried, which led to the exhumation and state burial of the bones. Many of the details of Che’s life have long been cloaked in secrecy and intrigue. Meticulously researched and full of exclusive information, Che Guevara illuminates as never before this mythic figure who embodied the high-water mark of revolutionary communism as a force in history.
This title examines the remarkable life of Dorothy Dandridge. Readers will learn about Dandridge's family background, childhood, education, and groundbreaking work as an actress who broke down racial barriers. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Chronicles the life and accomplishments of the Latin American revolutionary and guerrilla fighter.
The controversial life and career of Ernesto Ché Guevara (1928-1967) has earned the revolutionary leader admirers and detractors across the world. In his critical biography, Daniel James penetrates the myths that have grown up around Guevara since his death. The biography carefully analyzes the Cold War situations in which Guevara lived and fought, and which turned the young medical student into a guerilla and political theoretician. Ché Guevara: A Biography includes interviews with Guevara's first wife, and extensive information on the revolutionary's early years and family life lacking in other biographies. James also discusses Guevara's actions in Cuba as a leader in the rebel army of Fidel Castro, covering in detail Guevara's military victories, his post-war executions of anti-Castro prisoners, and his criticism of Soviet Communism. This unique and unsparing portrait of Guevara includes and an in-depth examination of his last guerilla campaign in Bolivia.
At the dawn of the twenty-first century, we are living in a global era, yet schooling systems remain generally reactive and slow to adapt to shifting economic, technological, demographic, and cultural terrains. There is a growing urgency to create, evaluate, and expand new models of education that are better synchronized with the realities of today’s globally linked economies and societies. Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World examines one such model: the ethos and practices of the Ross Schools and their incubation, promotion, and launching of new ideas and practices into public education. Over the last two decades Ross has come to articulate a systematic approach to education consciously tailored for a new era of global interdependence. In this volume, world-renowned scholars from a variety of disciplines, as well as veteran teachers, administrators, and students, come together to examine some of the best practices in K-12 education in the context of an increasingly interconnected world. Together they explore how the Ross model of education, which cultivates in students a global perspective, aligns with broader trends in the arts, humanities, and sciences in the new millennium. Contributors: Nick Appelbaum, Ralph Abraham, Antonio M. Battro, Sally Booth, Michele Clays, Elizabeth M. Daley, Antonio Damasio, Hanna Damasio, Kurt W. Fischer, Howard Gardner, Vartan Gregorian, Christina Hinton, Hideaki Koizumi, Debra McCall, Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, John Sexton, Carola Suárez-Orozco, Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, William Irwin Thompson, and Sherry Turkle.
An extraordinary illustrated graphic novel about the legendary political figure Che Guevara. His name is equated with rebellion, revolution, and socialism. His face is on tee-shirts all over the world. Che Guevara's life has been explored and portrayed in numerous books and films, including The Motorcycle Diaries, and he continues to captivate the public imagination more than forty years after his death. Guevara became politically active in his native Argentina, but gained notoriety after he met Fidel Castro and became instrumental in Castro's efforts in Cuba. Guevara then went on to Bolivia, where he was captured and killed by the Bolivian army while trying to incite revolution. This illustrated biography tells the riveting story of Che's life and death through the popular Japanese art form manga.
Chronicles the life and accomplishments of the internationally famous Argentinian guerrilla fighter.
Che Guevara remains an iconic figure, four decades after his death. Yet his most significant contribution - his work as a member of the Cuban government - is rarely discussed. This book explores his impact on Cuba's economy, through fascinating new archival material and interviews.
'I was born in Argentina. I fought in Cuba, and I began to be a revolutionary in Guatemala.' Che Guevara was the most admired and beloved revolutionary of his time, the first man since Simon Bolivar seriously to plan to unite the countries of Latin America. This concise biography unravels Che's life, from his birth in 1928, the child of free-thinking radical Argentinian aristocrats, his youthful membership of Accion Argentina and his training as a doctor in Buenos Aires, through his witnessing of the fall of the new revolutionary government in Guatemala alongside its leader, Arbenz, his action as a commander in the guerrilla war in Cuba with Fidel Castro and his part in the reforming Marxist Cuban government, to his fight for liberation of the Congo and, finally, of Bolivia, where he was executed.
Chronicles the life and accomplishments of the internationally famous Argentinian guerrilla fighter.
An iconic photo of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara was taken in 1960 that is now thought to be the most reproduced image in the history of photography. What comes to mind when you see this picture? Most likely words like “revolution” and “hero”; or ideas like anti-establishment and freedom. But would you think about vodka? Che Guevara is a revealing look at the incredibly varied ways the photo and Che himself have been appropriated. From Che Gay T-shirts to psychedelic posters, tattoos to Warholesque fine art, ads for booze to photographs by Annie Liebowitz, this ever-present image has taken Che from heroic guerilla through Pop celebrity to a symbol of radical chic. The image has become an ideal of abstraction, and Che Guevara vividly demonstrates that the diverse ways in which it has been used can tell us quite a lot about our culture and ourselves. An iconic photo of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara was taken in 1960 that is now thought to be the most reproduced image in the history of photography. What comes to mind when you see this picture? Most likely words like “revolution” and “hero”; or ideas like anti-establishment and freedom. But would you think about vodka? Che Guevara is a revealing look at the incredibly varied ways the photo and Che himself have been appropriated. From Che Gay T-shirts to psychedelic posters, tattoos to Warholesque fine art, ads for booze to photographs by Annie Liebowitz, this ever-present image has taken Che from heroic guerilla through Pop celebrity to a symbol of radical chic. The image has become an ideal of abstraction, and Che Guevara vividly demonstrates that the diverse ways in which it has been used can tell us quite a lot about our culture and ourselves.
A biography of the revolutionary leader who befriended Fidel Castro and helped guerrilla forces overthrow the government of Cuba.
Making use of unprecedented access to Guevara's personal archives, his guerrilla cohorts, and Cuban government archives, an exhaustive biography traces the life of the Latin American communist revolutionary
Che Guevara is an iconic figure, four decades after his death. Yet his most significant contribution is largely unknown--his work as a member of the Cuban government is rarely discussed. This book explores his impact on Cuba's economy, through fascinating new archival material and interviews.
Reginaldo Ustariz Arze nació en Cochabamba-Bolivia el 15 de junio de 1940. Ingresó en la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Mayor de San Simón de Cochabamba, donde se graduó como médico en año 1966. Entre 1962 y 1967 trabajó como periodista en Prensa Libre de la ciudad de Cochabamba. En 1967 recabó de Prensa Libre su credencial de Corresponsal de Guerra, el cual lo hizo visar legalmente en el Ministerio de Defensa. Entre 1995 y 2006 realiza cuatro viajes a la Argentina y Cuba con el objeto de entrevistar a sus amigos y compañeros de lucha del Che. Publica su primer libro Exitus Letalis el año 1966, basado en un diario que escribió durante toda la enfermedad de su esposa. El año 2002 publica Vida, muerte y resurrección del Che en Bolivia, publicándolo en Brasil en 2004. El año 2006, publica tres libros. El Combate del Churo y el Asesinato del Che, Evo Morales, un Indígena Presidente y Fidel Castro. Un repaso de su vida.
Che Guevara Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara has long been revered as a hero by countless teenagers with an ax to grind. You can see them wearing his t-shirts with the iconic image of Che with long unkempt hair stylishly sticking out of a jauntily slanted beret on his head. For many, he is the standard bearer of a revolution that they know very little (if anything) about. Many who have pointed to the exploits of Che Guevara as a revolutionary ideal, don't have much of an idea of what his revolution was about. What did Che Guevara actually stand for? What was he trying to achieve? Inside you will read about... - The Minds of Revolution- The Proudest Man in the World- This is Not Communism- Friendly Enemies- The Roving Revolutionary- Betrayed by the Proletariat- A Captive AudienceAnd much more!In this book, we will explore the man behind the revolution, explore the good and the bad of the man who-despite his lionization-was still a man with all of the foibles and complexities that can plague us all.From his days as a carefree medical student roving the South American countryside to his tenure as the most preeminent revolutionary in the world, the true story of Che Guevara is finally uncovered. Beyond all of the hype and hyperbole, the real man behind the beret is revealed. This book takes a refreshing and unbiased approach in presenting the men who became the legend: Che Guevara.
Accessible and affordable illustrated biography about a topical historical figure
October 9, 1967. World-renowned revolutionary Che Guevara is dead at the age of thirty-nine. The charismatic Argentinian revolutionary had been leading guerilla fighters in the jungles of Bolivia and was captured by the Bolivian army. Mario Terán, a sergeant in the Bolivian army, volunteered to execute the prisoner. He carried out the bloody assignment with nine point-blank shots to Guevara's body. Around the globe, reactions to the assassination were mixed. In Cuba, where Guevara had helped overthrow a brutally repressive dictatorship in 1959, more than a million people mourned openly. But in the United States and elsewhere, many business leaders and government officials were relieved. Guevara's anti-capitalist movement sought to strip big businesses of their land and power. He wanted to set up socialist systems to spread wealth and resources among ordinary workers-in Latin America and all around the world. To the rich and powerful, Guevara was a dangerous threat. Why did the assassination happen? How did the fiercely independent and internationally admired revolutionary leader end his life as a captive in a tiny Bolivian village? Why did he die a hunted man, without a fair trial, at the hands of a Bolivian soldier? How did his story become a legend? In this chronicle of an assassination, find out what inspired the myth of Che Guevara and what brought him to this bloody crossroads of history.
Presents a catalog of an exhibition that highlights the life and myths surrounding Che Guevara.