Che Guevara became an icon of the 1960s and 1970s, darling of the Marxists and those who just wanted to be seen as radicals and rebels. This new book provides a comprehensive study of the subject in crisp text, supported by a fine collection of photographs, many of which are rare and not previously published together. – Highly Recommended
NAME: Che Guevara FILE: R2724 AUTHOR: editor Valentina Rossini PUBLISHER: SKIRA BINDING: soft back PAGES: 191 PRICE: £30.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Cuba, Cuban revolution, Marxist revolution, South America, political corruption, Cold War, Soviet exploitation, Bolivia, Venezuela, Che Guevara, cult figure
IMAGE: B2724.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/ybv6f2bv LINKS: DESCRIPTION: Che Guevara became an icon of the 1960s and 1970s, darling of the Marxists and those who just wanted to be seen as radicals and rebels. This new book provides a comprehensive study of the subject in crisp text, supported by a fine collection of photographs, many of which are rare and not previously published together. - Highly Recommended The publisher has established a high reputation for large format books containing the highest quality images. This new book is of the high standard now expected. Che Guevara was a Marxist fighting in Cuba for a socialist State, claiming to be peaceful but part of a vicious civil war that saw many killed and many more cast into prisons and tortured. Many myths have sprung up over the years, encouraged by Marxists who seek to cause mayhem in their own societies. South America has long been a place of political extreme and civil war, with more than a few wars between neighbouring countries. It has great natural resources, but even in oil rich Venezuela, Marxists have managed to create a poverty stricken State where its people are starving and an exodus is underway as its citizens seek refuge in neighbouring countries. Cuba could therefore be said to be part of a regional standard. In the case of Cuba, its potential wealth was in tourism and the regime that was overthrown by Guevara and Castro was closely engaged with US organized crime to develop a casino-based tourist industry. That provided substantial wealth for a small number of corrupt politicians and officials, poverty for many Cubans and a fertile ground for Marxist revolt. The civil war resulted in a new Cuba that looked to the Soviet Union for support and viewed the US as a natural enemy. The Soviet exploitation of the situation ensured that poverty continued and expanded, leading to a regime as brutal as the one it replaced. Guevara sought to export this 'workers paradise' to the rest of South America, Africa and anywhere else, making him an unlikely hero. This new book charts his progress from childhood to a bloody death in Bolivia. The reader can decide if Guevara was a hero, or a bloody revolutionary, or some combination of both. He was certainly part of a revolutionary army in Cuba that replaced a corrupt and bloody regime and he became the subject of a sustained propaganda project to make him an international Marxist hero. His part in the attempts to destabilize the rest of South America and make it a Marxist launch pad for the Soviet destruction of the USA was not a success. He failed to build a broad movement to replace existing governments and was eventually run down and killed. The photographs have been very well chosen to illustrate his story and readers will undoubtedly learn things they never knew before in an absorbing account of an icon of the 1960s and 1970s in the most dangerous period of the Cold War that the Soviets eventually lost.