Che Guevara, the larger-than-life hero of the 1959 revolutionary victory that overturned the Cuban dictatorship, believed that revolution would also topple the imperialist governments in Latin America. Che's call to action, his proclamation of 'invincibility'-the ultimate victory of revolutionary forces-continues to influence the course of Latin ...Read MoreChe Guevara, the larger-than-life hero of the 1959 revolutionary victory that overturned the Cuban dictatorship, believed that revolution would also topple the imperialist governments in Latin America. Che's call to action, his proclamation of 'invincibility'-the ultimate victory of revolutionary forces-continues to influence the course of Latin American history and international relations. His amazing life story has lifted him to almost legendary status. This edition of Che's classic work Guerrilla Warfare contains the text of his book, as well as two later essays titled 'Guerrilla Warfare: A Method' and 'Message to the Tricontinental.' A detailed introduction by Brian Loveman and Thomas M. Davies, Jr., examines Guevara's text, his life and political impact, the situation in Latin America, and the United States' response to Che and to events in Latin America. Loveman and Davies also provide in-depth case studies that apply Che's theories on revolution to political situations in seven Latin American countries from the 1960s to the present. Also included are political chronologies of each country discussed in the case studies and a postscript tying the analyses together. This book will help students gain a better understanding of Che's theoretical contribution to revolutionary literature and the inspiration that his life and Guerrilla Warfare have provided to revolutionaries since the 1960s. This volume is an invaluable addition to courses in Latin American studies and political science.Read Less
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Dear sirs: You are invited me to write a review of the book Guerrilla Warfare, from my countryman, Ernesto Guevara. Thank you for that.
It?s a short book, only 175 pages. Don?t hope to find here a great work of strategy or politics. Nor a handbook of tactics. It?s only a sort of aide-memoire for guerrilla fighters, with a handful of recommendations (how to ambush, how to attack an enemy camp, how not to waste ammo, how to build a first aid packet, etc.).
The political opinions delineated in this book, are, of course, very controversial.
Not hard to reed, in my opinion the principal value of this book is their author, the world wide known and leftwing icon, Ernesto ?Che? Guevara.
It is, anyhow, a classic in any library of war affairs.
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