Seperating Man and myth. Jon Lee Anderson does a valiant job in the course of seven years pulling together the resources to gather the life and the personality of Latin America's Most Influential Person of the 20th Century. A contraversial disciplinary Ernesto Guevara de la Serna was a iconic figure with a cult personality.
Ernesto (Che) Guevara's life from the beginning was trifled with affliction, from his chronic asthma that would plague him his entire life, to his contempt for the United States, to his many romances with women in and around his life - Che was a complex character of many dimensions.
His collection of books was extraordinary and his feild of subject matter was horizonless, a dedicated philosopher and student of war, Che embodied the charisma and strength of a leader during the Revolutionary war of Cuba (1956).
The man's myth grew during the guerilla wars in the Sierra Maestra with his almost insane courage. A graduate of medical school and chancho (Argentine word for 'pig') Che displayed many characteristics that would make him memorable amongst his comrades, family, and lovers. He was married twice and had 5 children (four from his last). The complexities of Russian/Chinese Communism ties with Cuba are detailed in documents previously unknown, including the Cuban Missle crisis and the funding of Granma (the boat that took the small guerilla band to Cuba on November 1956.)
A well written, put together book, a recommended read for anyone of any genre. Do you know the man? Have you seen him or heard of Che Guevara? Nevermind the shirt and countless numbers of items circulating world wide, read the biography and seperate the Man from the Myth....Continua
An interesting biography, written after an extensive research.
Che Guevara was fascinating in his unperfect humanity and this whether you share his ideas or not.