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The dramatic and entertaining account of the revolution in Cuba, from the architect of its success

We were an army of shadows, of ghosts, walking as if to the beat of some dark psychic mechanism'

The Cuban Revolution changed the course of the twentieth century. Following years of brutal tyranny and poverty, a band of idealistic young people fought against immense odds to overthrow a dictator and emerged victorious. This is the story of how they did it. Che Guevara's classic eyewitness account chronicles the transformation of a country, and of Che himself, from troop doctor to revolutionary icon.

'Powerful and poetic ... For anyone interested in the myth of Che Guevara ... this book is essential reading' Colm T ibin, Observer

'Che's life is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom' Nelson Mandela
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Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   249g
ISBN:   9780241465097
ISBN 10:   0241465095
Series:   Penguin Modern Classics
Pages:   272
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was born into a wealthy family in Argentina in 1928 and trained as a doctor, but became radicalised by the poverty and hunger he witnessed in South America. He played a key role in the Cuban revolution and served in Fidel Castro's government. He then travelled to Bolivia to lead the rebellion there, where he was executed by the Bolivian and US forces in 1967. In 1997 his remains were discovered and returned to Cuba, where he was reburied.

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