A firsthand account of the military campaigns and political events that culminated in the January 1959 popular insurrection that overthrew the U.S.-backed dictatorship in Cuba. With clarity and humor, Guevara describes his own political education. He explains how the struggle transformed the men and women of the Rebel Army and July 26 Movement led by Fidel Castro. And how these combatants forged a political leadership capable of guiding millions of workers and peasants to open the socialist revolution in the Americas. Guevara's Episodes appears here complete for the first time in English.
Introduction by Mary-Alice Waters, 36-page photo section, maps, chronology, notes, index. Includes speech by Fidel Castro: ‘Men contribute to the making of history, but history also makes men.’ Glossaries and charts: List of Granma expenditionaries, glossary, glossary of weapons, evolution of Rebel Army columns and fronts.