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Che : a revolutionary icon  Cover Image Book Book

Che : a revolutionary icon

Summary

Summary: "With ancestors who could be traced back to Galway in Ireland, and mother who was a life-long militant communists, there is little doubt that Ernest "Che" Guevara was born a rebel. In 1956 when Che met Fidel Castro, his rebel blood was stirred by talk of violent revolution and the two men went into battle together to bring freedom to the Cuban people. After they conquered Cuba, they set about spreading revolution and rebellion across South America and Africa. In the early 1960s Cuba frequently clashed with US President John F. Kennedy, and some conspiracy theorists even try to pin the blame on the Castro regime for JFK's assassination. In 1960 Che was the subject of what has been called "the most famous photograph in the world." Captured forever in that moment in time, his face was a ferocious mixture of anger and pan. Alberto Korda's photograph of Che became one of the most recognizable images of the twentieth century, and has since been found on cigarette packs, coffee mugs, baseball caps, posters, and T-shirts. As a Marxist Communist, being the face of such capitalist profiteering would have been Che's worst nightmare." --

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780785836322
  • ISBN: 0785836322
  • Physical Description: 191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
    print
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Chartwell Books, 2018.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Part One: The blood of Irish rebels -- Part Two: The road to revolution -- Part Three: The Cuban conquest -- Part Four: iHasta la Victoria Siempre! -- Part Five: Che lives forever!
Subject: Guevara, Che 1928-1967
Revolutionaries Cuba Biography
Revolutionaries Latin America Biography
Cuba History Revolution, 1959
Guevara, Che 1928-1967
Revolutionaries
Cuba
Latin America
Genre: Biographies.
History.
Biographies.

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