Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War: Authorized Edition

Ernesto Che Guevara Aleida Guevara March

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Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War: Authorized Edition

Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War Authorized Edition THE BASIS OF THE MOVIE CHE PART ONE FROM STEVEN SODERBERGH STARRING BENICIO DEL TOROThe dramatic art and acute perceptiveness evident in Che Guevara s early diaries fully blossom in this highly readab

  • Title: Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War: Authorized Edition
  • Author: Ernesto Che Guevara Aleida Guevara March
  • ISBN: 9781920888336
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Paperback
  • THE BASIS OF THE MOVIE CHE PART ONE FROM STEVEN SODERBERGH STARRING BENICIO DEL TOROThe dramatic art and acute perceptiveness evident in Che Guevara s early diaries fully blossom in this highly readable and often entertaining account of the guerrilla war that led to the 1959 Cuban Revolution Reminiscences is one of the two books for Steven Soderbergh s biopic along wiTHE BASIS OF THE MOVIE CHE PART ONE FROM STEVEN SODERBERGH STARRING BENICIO DEL TOROThe dramatic art and acute perceptiveness evident in Che Guevara s early diaries fully blossom in this highly readable and often entertaining account of the guerrilla war that led to the 1959 Cuban Revolution Reminiscences is one of the two books for Steven Soderbergh s biopic along with The Bolivian Diary.Feature chapters describe Che s first meeting with Fidel in Mexico, the mythical moment when Che had to choose between a knapsack of medicine and another of ammunition, and the anguished story of the murdered puppy.This new, thoroughly revised edition includes for the first time corrections made to the diary by Che himself and a preface by his daughter Aleida Reflects the life of an extraordinary and important man Library Journal When Che Guevara cast his lot with Marxism and revolution the world of letters suffered an incalculable loss Guevara is a brilliant, thoughtful writer He is lucid, candid and revealing The Cleveland Press Features of this new edition include Preface by Aleida GuevaraRevised translationBiographical noteChronologyGlossary32 pp black and white photos

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    1. David on said:

      This is a wonderful account of battles on the ground during the Cuban revolution, but it can be very hard to follow at times. The book features lots of different names and places which can leave the reader at times quite confused.Although this book lacks a considerable amount of stand out anecdotes, there is a story about a puppy that will tug on the heart strings and a few tales of individual acts of bravery that you will have no choice but to admire.This is not a book that encourages you to ju [...]

    2. Dani (The Pluviophile Writer) on said:

      Full review at The Pluviophile Reader: wp/p3VFNP-8l3/5 stars.Paperback, 320 pages.Read from February 07 to 16, 2015.I picked up this gem while I was actually in Cuba back in January of this year. It was my first trip to Cuba and I realized how little I knew about this fascinating little country with its big and expansive history. Thankfully there wasn't a shortage of propaganda where I was staying. If I had more money and space in my suitcase I would have purchased quite a few more books.Che is [...]

    3. Apolla on said:

      I think this is probably necessary reading for anyone who ever cared about political change. You don't have to agree with him, but it's fascinating - to a point.There's a lot of reciting of facts - names mostly - and while it's actually quite touching that he cared enough to want the names of his fellow revolutionaries to be remembered, it doesn't make it a page-turner.Mostly, it was one of those books which didn't change my mind so much as reassure me that I hold the opinions I hold for good re [...]

    4. Manuel Albaladejo on said:

      Pasajes y vivencias personales del Che desde el desembarco del Granma en la playa de las Coloradas hasta la batalla final en Santa Clara. El libro muestra a un Che intimista que reconoce sus miedos e incluso su falta de destreza tanto con el fusil como con el botiquín. Para Fidel una Cuba libre de Batista es el objetivo final, mientras que para el Che Cuba no es más que el ejemplo para otros países sometidos. Quizás el aspecto más interesante que ofrece el libro, desde mi punta de vista, es [...]

    5. Evelyn on said:

      I've always been fascinated by the cult status of Che Guevara, a man who is still held up as a symbol of hope and freedom that resonates with anyone who has felt oppressed by others around them. This book covers his diary entries from his time fighting in the Cuban Revolution and gives an honest and interesting eyewitness account of the events that unfolded. There are a lot of facts and names in each entry which can make it difficult to read at times, but I admire Che's commitment to keeping the [...]

    6. Jorge A. on said:

      It's a great story, but not by Che's telling. I don't consider him a very accomplished diarist. His is a reportage style, declarative and dry. I was hoping for more. A diarist that has all the tools of "creative nonfiction " at his disposal and rarely utilizes them. A Canonical work for some, an opportunity missed for me.

    7. David on said:

      This is a book important for what it reveals and the man who wrote it rather than the style and prose. I read it in bite sizes and the short chapters suited this. My only criticism would be that the final stages seem rushed and given short attention compared to the early stages of struggle.The main interest is in the degree of personal sacrifice given by each companero in the struggle. Lack of essential supplies, hunger, thirst, exhaustion, lack of shoes, ammunition, reliable support from those [...]

    8. stormie on said:

      FINALLY FINISHED. aside from the small section featuring a few of castro's letters, this book has likely been my least favorite to read this semester. to me, guevara's writing is impossibly bland, mixed with his tendency to be an unreliable (and unlikeable) narrator. but hey, i have an exam next week over roughly 30 pages' worth of notes, including bits from this book, as well as two others. (at least the other two books are more memorable? eh.) i don't -not- like learning about the cuban revolu [...]

    9. Rita Abdul-Malak on said:

      This book gives a great insight into the everyday struggles of revolution. I find it so interesting, to be able to get inside Che's mind, the incredibly intelligent and cultured man who had a big heart and a dream of spreading freedom and joy across the world. Che's admirable attention to detail and his remarkable depiction of a guerrilla's emotional and psychological developments during a revolutionary war makes this a very dynamic read, not to mention his wit, which, at times, will really give [...]

    10. Damien Hanrahan on said:

      Very interesting and insightful book. Not necessarily a book you enjoy reading immensely but still I consider it a must-read into the POV of such an interesting part of human history

    11. Jacare Vueltamuerte on said:

      Beautifully written by the legend himself. Puts you right into the shoes (or boots) of El Che. Very cool piece of history.

    12. Animesh on said:

      many a times I have seen people wearing tshirts with the portrait of Che Guevara but it was not until when I watched motorcycle diaries that I started to comprehend so he really isis memory is a tribute to all the people and their acts which made his mission possible. although to fully understand it, one needs to have a map ready and a little knowledge of why Cuba really needed a revolution ( which I don't have and I will re read this in the near future ).Revolution is not easy, not on the recei [...]

    13. Faffer on said:

      Real enjoyed to read this book it's a good star to anyone who what to find a few parts of revolutionaries life. The Author wrote his story of Cuban Revolutionary War with passion and his thoughts about it.

    14. Owain on said:

      Every time I opened this book I swear I could hear distant machine gun bursts accompanied by the smell of tropical jungle. Obviously this is a classic, a must read for anyone interested in Cuba or guerilla warfare, or indeed the famous historical figure of Che Guevara. It will also be of auxiliary interest to Marxists due to its significance regarding the application of Marxism-despite the book containing practically no mention of Marxism. In other words it's not a theoretical book, it's a journ [...]

    15. Chronics on said:

      We may know the outcome, and it may not have been intention, but this almost reads in the fashion of a fictional action novel. Guevera's distinct analytical style however shines through, and if the reader was somehow unaware it wouldnt take long to realise they were reading history.This is a fairly short diary that spans just over a year from the boarding of the Granma in Mexico to the final victory battle, reading to and from work and for an hour or so a night it took me a couple of days. As yo [...]

    16. Abhishek on said:

      There would be many among us who can pick out the picture of "Che" Guevara among a thousand others, but know little of his actions and ideologies. Che has grown into a global icon over the years, someone featured endlessly on t-shirts and mugs. So we sort of owe it to him to know more about him. Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War is the book to read if you want to gather what happened on the ground in one of the most important revolutions post World War II. It is a diary maintained by [...]

    17. Adrián Sánchez on said:

      Fue al terminar de leer el libro que me di cuenta (luego de una investigación) que la película Che: El Argentino fue basada en este propio libro y es que al leerlo sentía eso, que estaba viendo la película.El Che reporta con buen detalle la travesía que sufrió durante la revolución cubana, hace mucho énfasis en la camaradería de su tropa, la importancia que es la lucha ideológica para mantenerlos moralizados, creo que es un buen libro si se quiere conocer sobre cambio políticos indepe [...]

    18. Marie-Claude on said:

      J'ai finalement terminé ma lecture de ce livre que j'ai acheté à Cuba lors de mon voyage en janvier dernier. Je n'avais rien lu du Che, ça manquait à ma culture. J'avoue que lire en espagnol autre chose qu'un roman léger s'est avéré un peu plus demandant, même si l'écriture est relativement simple à comprendre et va droit au but.J'ai bien aimé la première partie du livre, moins la seconde. On y entre trop dans les détails de la révolution sur le terrain et cela m'intéressait moin [...]

    19. Jhumjhum Chakrabarti on said:

      "In situations like these, suicide is the gravest stupidity one can indulge in" To understand this one line in the book, one needs to have a thorough understanding of the situation that is being referred to. Starvation, injury, diseases and bereavement mark it for people who are willing to risk their everything for the greater good- the liberation of a nation toiling under the shackles of dictatorship!! My interest in Che developed as I read the autobiography of Ms. Benazir Bhutto and 'The songs [...]

    20. Ankush Pahwa on said:

      Beauty will lie in the eyes of Che's lovers and must read artifact for the same. That said let me tell about the book.Expected was strict chronological order of more than 2 years of Symbolic Revolutionary war,chapters shows reflexes, before and after on timeline ,around battles and situations.You can take it as chronological(not exactly) stories best described by titles.Che delivered the account with complete objectiveness even when he talks about himself.This book will not give you a complete p [...]

    21. Kislay Verma on said:

      From Solomon Says:RCRW is a polished version of Che Guevara’s field journal, and contains detailed accounts of the entire war against the Batista regime. It covers the events from the battle at Allegria de Pio to the fall of the dictatorship.As a field journal, it is a plain, often dry account of the condition of the rebel army – their numbers, their supplies, and their morale. Much of the book is dedicated to tallies and lists. This being a first person account, Che does not paint the bigge [...]

    22. Tisaranavamsa on said:

      R.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.This page-turner is bible on revolution.Read the book and feel what revolution really means. It's an important book today when any tom, dick and harry calls any demand made as uprising and struggle for it as revolution. Wake up, guys!What this book is about could be read in other main-stream reviews. What i got out of this book could be found in this review. I found how a closely-knit group of rebels need to lead and manage an uprising against a tyranny that is hundred times [...]

    23. Jenny Grieve-laing on said:

      Che's diary notes on the campaign in Cuba form the basis of part one of this book while the second part is his memories of events written a few years after the events. it states in the preface that it is hopefully to be one of many memoirs of the events by people who took part. Che seems very concerned that a factual account is made available for posterity but his is only one account and he only wants to speak about events he was explicitly involved in or witnessed. It is an admirable intention [...]

    24. Dattatreya Kugve on said:

      I picked this book as I wanted to know about Che from very long time. This book is a compilation of Che's diary which he maintained during Cuban revolutionary war. As such this book is little too detailed for a normal reader who wants to know about Che.You will live with Che throughout this book His endless marches in the hills of Sierra Maestra, His encounters with Cuban forces Initial set back when Cuban army ambushes rebels His asthma attacks in middle of fight , Executing traitors.d so many [...]

    25. SpaceBear on said:

      Reminiscences provides Che's memories of the Cuban Revolutionary War, from the time that he and Castro landed on Cuba aboard the boat "Granma" with only a dozen fighters, to the day they seized Havana and ousted the dictator Batista. Most of the book is discussion of small scale skirmishes and battles in the Sierra Maestra, where the revolution grew in strength and popularity as it went from success to success against the largely untrained and unmotivated regime soldiers. Whereas much of the boo [...]

    26. NELS on said:

      Che's effort in producing this account of the revolutionary war was in part an encouragement for others to tell more of this story. Of course in doing so, Che insisted on the strictest adherence to the facts. You can read some of the pointed jokes he made to those whose remarks went too much in the way of individual praise. In this spirit, I hope those who read this book also read some of the other accounts (Fidel's "My Life", Luis Alfonso Zayas' "Soldier of the Revolution", "Our History is Stil [...]

    27. Tom on said:

      As with all memoirs or diaries this is a bit patchy, metaphorically speaking there is a lot of ebb and flow. It is fairly chronological so its not hard to follow. Its has some good insights into how Guevara viewed the revolution, and his morality, which at times is highly commendable. The most definite and noticeable is his empathy for the peasants particularly his fellow revolutionaries or campaneros as he refers to them. Often listing or mentioning them in detail, this is also commendable of h [...]

    28. Shanti Hofshi on said:

      Un clásico por hecho de ser escrito por un icono como el Che. No soy de acuerdo con su política, pero me impresionó mucho como se comporte con humanidad y humildad en medio de batallas y traiciones. Muy diferente de los que hoy reclamen de luchar por un Dios, un governmiento o un pueblo pero se comporten peor que animales o más como diablos. Me interesó mucho los acontecimientos detallados de una lucha y los pensamientos de uno que espera a matar a alguien un una batalla o emboscada. El lib [...]

    29. J-Man on said:

      Če definitivno nije najbolji pisac koji postoji i ovo nije primer nekakve visoke književnosti ili vešte pa čak i naročito zanimljive naracije ali koliko-toliko uspeva da meni kao potpunom laiku približi i razjasni duh i suštinu gerilske borbe, kao i da mi pomogne da shvatim za šta su se borili ti ljudi. Najjači utisak je ostavio način na koji su se revolucionari razračunavali sa ološem nacije, ubicama, lopovima, oportunistima i parazitima, šaljući ih sve u paketu u izgnanstvo, u SA [...]

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