Che, Part Two: The Bolivian Diary

Che, Part Two: The Bolivian Diary

Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara

The definitive, authorised version of Che’s manifesto on revolution which includes his final revisions, completed just before his death. It is both an incisive handbook and an invaluable historical source.

‘Home will be the open sky … each guerrilla fighter is ready to die not just to defend an idea, but to make that idea a reality.’

Che Guevara remains one of the world’s most iconic political and revolutionary figures. Fascinating to admirers and adversaries alike, he captured the minds of millions with his leadership and his belief in guerrilla warfare as the only effective agent to achieve political change.

Here, in his own classic text on revolution, Che draws on his first-hand experience of the Cuban campaign to document all aspects of guerrilla warfare, from its aims to its organisation and training. He analyses how in Cuba, against all odds, a small band of dedicated fighters grew in strength with the support of the people to defeat a dictator’s army.

Reviews of Che, Part Two: The Bolivian Diary

    • ‘Che’s political testament … a manifesto for revolutionary idealists’ Observer
    • Praise for ‘Motorcycle Diaries’:
    • ‘It’s true: Marxists just wanna have fun.’ Guardian
    • ‘What distinguishes these diaries is that they reveal a human side to El Che which historians have successfully managed to suppress…one senses El Che’s belief that determination and conviction can be enough to change one’s self and others…a joy to read from start to finish.’ Financial Times
    • ‘Political incorrectness galore…his book should do much to humanise the image of a man who found his apotheosis as a late Sixties cultural icon. It is also, incidentally, a remarkably good travel book about South America.’ Scotsman