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ISBN: 004972004X
Author: V. Ortiz,Che Guevara
Language: English
Publisher: Allen & Unwin (March 1968)
Pages: 287
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
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Episodes of the Cuban Revolutionary War, also titled Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War, is an autobiographical book by Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara about his experiences during the Cuban Revolution (1956–1958) to overthrow the dictato.

Episodes of the Cuban Revolutionary War, also titled Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War, is an autobiographical book by Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara about his experiences during the Cuban Revolution (1956–1958) to overthrow the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. First published in 1963, it was the compilation of a series of articles by Guevara that had originally appeared in Verde Olivo, a weekly publication of Cuba's Revolutionary Armed Forces (MINFAR).

MIA: Marxist Writers: Che Guevara: 1963. Online Version: Guevara Internet Archive (marxists. This document has been published on MIA with the permission of Ocean Press

MIA: Marxist Writers: Che Guevara: 1963. This document has been published on MIA with the permission of Ocean Press. This is a time limited publication, as the present contract expries on October 9, 2008, though both parties hope and desire the agreement will continue long past this date. Alternative Formats: Word, PDF. CONTENTS.

Reminiscences is one of the two books for Steven Soderbergh’s biopic (along with The Bolivian Diary . I really enjoyed this book because it offered a first-person perspective of the Cuban Revolutionary War.

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. Those who are interested in what made Che Guevara the person he was and gave him the desire to fight for the Cuban people would probably be better off with an earlier book, like The Motorcycle Diaries. However, those who want the details of what went on with or around Che during the war, this book is the right one for you, especially if you've seen the movie and liked it.

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Reminiscences is one of the two books for Steven Soderbergh’s biopic (along with The Bolivian Diary). When Che Guevara cast his lot with Marxism and revolution the world of letters suffered an incalculable loss. Guevara is a brilliant, thoughtful writer. 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.

Reminiscences is one of the two books for Steven Soderberghandrsquo;s biopic (along with The Bolivian Diary). Feature chapters describe Cheandrsquo;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.

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Memoir of the 1959 Guerrilla war in Cuba.

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I really enjoyed this book because it offered a first-person perspective of the Cuban Revolutionary War. Those who are interested in what made Che Guevara the person he was and gave him the desire to fight for the Cuban people would probably be better off with an earlier book, like The Motorcycle Diaries. However, those who want the details of what went on with or around Che during the war, this book is the right one for you, especially if you've seen the movie and liked it. This volume gives Che's involvement with the war in a diary-style form, including dates and places. I found myself frequently referencing the map provided near the beginning of the book to fully understand what happened and why. Che both writes of events in a matter-of-fact manner and also how some events affected him personally and the others who joined him in the struggle for Cuban independence. I especially recommend this book for history buffs because of the above-mentioned reasons. Overall, some of it was rather dry, but it was still a great read.
Sharpbringer
I am living in Bolivia, so I wanted to flesh out some of this country’s history by reading this book. I have been to some of the areas Che wandered. I have spoken to people in Samaipata and Vallegrande who experienced this escapade. I don’t think of this man as a hero. He killed a colt because it annoyed him. He caused the deaths of many Bolivians, those who fought him and those who helped him. He never gained followers in Bolivia. Why should they follow a man who invaded their country and caused the death of so many. He is responsible for the deaths of thousands, yet is idolized. What I saw in this book, was 11 months of starving, sick foreign mercenaries fighting over food and wondering aimlessly through the jungle. Not one page seemed heroic. I do recommend this book, because I don’t want people to see him as a hero, but the failed man he was at his death.
Swift Summer
These taciturn notes taken during the Bolivian guerilla campaign were clearly intended for Che's own use and not for publication. They reveal much more about the man and his motives than even the definitive Jon Lee Anderson biography. Whatever his possible ideological shortcomings, Che Guevara is shown to be insightful, intelligent, determined, dignified, disciplined, devoted, slightly detached and absolutely dedicated to the cause of peasant liberation from the oppressive military dictatorships governing Latin America and (unfortunately) serving the pecuniary and strategic interests of the United States as well as satisfying their own avarice. Additional commentary bracketing the very short diary is provided by fellow combatants. Newly translated and restored sections and a helpful chronology and comprehensive roster of participants define this edition.

The apparently endless Bolivian expedition (actually, it was slightly less than a year, beginning March and effectively ending with Che's capture and execution following the Yuro Ravine battle on October 8, 1968) is reminiscent of the travels and travails in the Amazon of Spanish conquistadore, Lope de Aguirre in the middle 1500s. Aguirre, as depicted in Werner Herzog's "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" was in quest of El Dorado. As with Aguirre's plagued expedition, attrition of the very small force under Che's command (from drownings, battle wounds, nagging hunger and intermittent malnutrition, parasites and deaths) eventually cast a nearly surreal aspect on the revolutionary group. Of course, neither Aguirre nor Che found any sort of El Dorado: just misery and death. Che's succinct diary entries and brief comments from some of the 8 survivors, provide a brisk and effective antidote to any romance associated with rural guerilla life. The most complete supplemental information is from Inti Peredo's diary, written while on the run and in hiding in La Paz (he was later killed by the Bolivian military) confirm the generally favorable impressions of Che, both as a man and as a revolutionary. Peredo, along with other members of the guerilla contingent, suffered mightily. Therefore, if anything, one would expect his comments to be highly critical: far from it.

The major shortcoming of the book is the failure of the editors to provide context. The diary notes reveal little (if anything) about Che's strategy and I was baffled by his tactics. Sometimes, the arduous wanderings through the Bolivian backwoods seemed counter-intuitive from both a military and political perspective. Apparently, very little interaction with the peasantry occurred and that which did often seemed to go awry. Thwarted assumptions regarding the revolutionary potential of the benighted peasants fail to douse Che's boundless faith in the "anti-Imperialist" class. Betrayals by the Bolivian Communist Party and captured guerillas fail to damp Che's spirit. Really, its hard to believe.

"The Bolivian Diary" can be considered a "stand alone" book, but it is best read in conjunction with Anderson's biography and, most especially, Che's lucid and well-written "The African Dream" (the Congolese campaign). As Peredo reports, "People often join a guerilla force with little political education, motivated by epic exploits, heroic episodes, or simply by political-military intuition. This leads to a false idealization of the struggle and the life of a guerilla. Such a phenomenon is felt especially strongly among university students." Given the ongoing adulation of Che, the "romantic revolutionary", apparently this is true. "Bolivian Diary" should be an effective antidote to at least that aspect of Che's legacy.
Kagalkree
Che customarily writes an entry every day in his diaries, even when nothing happened all day. He uses them later to write a memoir without all the boring day-to-day stuff. Of course he could not do that with his final diary. At first this appears to be a diary about nothing but a lot of marching, marching, marching. You can get more out of it by reading it as a companion to a biography, like Jon Lee Anderson's very detailed biography of Che. Then you'll know why their 10 day excursion took 48 days, and what happened to Joaquin's troops, or why Fidel couldn't send them reinforcements, and other questions that are not answered in the diary, because the diary is only a little slice of the bigger picture. Worth reading if you are interested in the revolution in a historical sense (whether or not you agree with Che politically).
Jockahougu
Typical Che diary/reflection. I liked it.
Bukelv
I was compelled to read this book (and also Che's Bolivian Diary) after seeing the Soderbergh/Del Toro movie recently. I've read some recent reviews saying this book was boring but I don't agree, mainly because I've become so interested in Latin American history. I found it to be an intriguing account of Che's collaboration with Castro in Cuba.

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