Che: A Revolutionary Icon by NaChe: A Revolutionary Icon by Na

Che: A Revolutionary Icon


Paper over Board | January 10, 2019

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Cheis the story of the man behind the famous photograph—a richly illustrated biography of the Marxist revolutionary, guerrilla leader, military theorist, and pop icon.

Che Guevara was aMarxist revolutionaryand anally of Fidel Castrowho became a major figure during the Cuban Revolution. Born into a middle-class family in Rosario, Argentina, he studied medicine, but after seeing terrible poverty in Latin America, he concluded that the only way tochange societywasthrough violent rebellion. He then became a champion for worldwide revolution.

Since his death, Guevara has become alegendary political figure. His name is often equated with rebellion, revolution, and socialism. Others, however, remember that he could beruthlessand ordered prisoners executed without trial in Cuba. In any case, Guevara's life continues to be asubject ofgreat public interestand has been explored and portrayed in numerous books and films, includingThe Motorcycle Diaries.

On October 9, 1967, he was executed by the Bolivian army, his hands were cut off, and preserved in formaldehyde to confirm his identity. After he died, “Che became an even bigger hero for revolution withTimemagazine naming him one of the 100 most influential people of the twentieth century and an iconic photograph of him being cited as “the most famous photograph in the world.

While Che Guevara documented his life meticulously, this book encapsulates him in one carefully crafted volume.
Luis Enrique Martinezspecializes in South American history. Born in Venezuela, he now lives in London after leaving his home country where violent crimes are so prevalent that the government no longer produces any crime data and a person is murdered every 21 minutes.
Title:Che: A Revolutionary IconFormat:Paper over BoardProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 10, 2019Publisher:Book SalesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0785836322

ISBN - 13:9780785836322