Che: The Diaries of Ernesto Che Guevara
Ernesto Che Guevara
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The book of the new, two-part epic movie on Che Guevara starring Benicio Del Toro as the legendary revolutionary.
Director Steven Soderbergh has based his two-part movie "Che" (Part 1: The Argentine and Part 2: Guerrilla) on two classic diaries written by Che Guevara: Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War (an account of the guerrilla movement led by Fidel Castro that overthrew the Batista dictatorship in 1959) and Bolivian Diary (Che’s famous, unfinished diary discovered in his backpack when he was captured and killed in Bolivia in October 1967).
Che includes a selection from each book, showing the young Argentine’s evolution from the wide-eyed medical student of the Motorcycle Diaries-era to the revolutionary hero the world knows as Che.
- Key excerpts from Che’s Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War, his final Bolivian Diary, and his fiery address to the UN General Assembly, New York in December 1964.
- Che’s first encounter with Fidel Castro in Mexico, when he immediately commits himself to join the guerrilla expedition to Cuba.
- The dramatic moment when Che has to decide his future either as a doctor or a guerrilla fighter, symbolized by the choice of two backpacks: one with medicine, the other with ammunition.
- Che’s poetic letter to his parents before he sets out on the fateful Bolivia mission.
- Maps, chronology, and a useful glossary.
- 24 pages of original photos from the period
- Movie tie-in cover.
- Blurbs by Benicio del Toro and Steven Soderbergh.
Also published in Spanish this season is Che: Los Diarios de Ernesto Che Guevara, 978-1-921235-48-1.
Hombrito. I was then able to see for myself that we each carried on our backs everything necessary for individual survival: salt and oil—very important—canned food and milk, everything required for sleeping, making fire, and cooking, and the instrument I had relied on very heavily until then, a compass. Finding myself lost, the next morning I took out the compass and, guiding myself by it, continued for a day and a half until realizing I was becoming even more lost. I approached a peasant hut
whatever the circumstances. The guerrilla soldier should be an ascetic.1 Social relations will vary according to the development of the war. At the beginning it will not be possible to attempt any changes in the social order of the area. Goods that cannot be paid for in cash will be paid for with bonds; and these should be redeemed at the first opportunity. The peasant must always be given technical, economic, moral, and cultural assistance. The guerrilla fighter will be a kind of guardian
2)Continued sense of the lack of peasant recruitment, although there are some encouraging signs in the reception from peasants whom we have known for a while. 3)The legend of the guerrilla force is acquiring continental dimensions; [Argentine President] Onganía is closing the borders and Peru is taking precautions. 4)The attempt at contact through Paulino failed. 5)The morale and combat experience of the guerrilla fighters is increasing with each battle; Camba and Chapaco remain the weak ones.
DIARIES NOTES ON A LATIN AMERICAN JOURNEY ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA PREFACE BY ALEIDA GUEVARA ISBN 978-1-876175-70-2, 175 PP. + 24 PP. PHOTOS ALSO AVAILABLE AS MOVIE TIE-IN EDITION: 978-1-920888-10-7 The book of the movie of the same name by Walter Salles, starring Gael Garcia Bernal. The young Che Guevara’s lively and highly entertaining travel diary features exclusive, unpublished photos taken by the 23-year-old Ernesto on his journey across a continent, and a tender preface by Aleida
of charges against me. I told him that by no means should the revolution be held up on my account; that he could leave me behind; that I understood the situation and would try to fight wherever I was sent; and that the only effort on my behalf should be to have me sent to a nearby country and not to Argentina. I also remember Fidel’s sharp reply: “I will not abandon you.” And he didn’t, and precious time and money had to be diverted to get us out of the Mexican jail. Fidel’s personal commitment