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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. Guevaras Episodes
appears here complete for the first time in English.
“Corrects hundreds of little errors that have crept into the Che Guevara essays; it also fully identifies figures alluded to or previously identified only by noms de guerre
. Photographs, a glossary of terms, an order-of-battle chart, and rosters of names with minibiographies make this work mandatory reading for students of the Cuban Revolution.”—Hispanic American Historical Review
“A convenient addition to the literature on the Cuban revolution.… [T]his edition has some previously unpublished material, a very good introduction, a chronology of events, a series of excellent photographs, and a detailed list of individuals mentioned in the Guevara writings.”—Choice
is interesting as both a historical document and a profile of the personalities involved in Revolutionary Cuba. It shows us how the men and women of the Rebel army were transformed by their experiences and how the rebels forged a political leadership capable of guiding the first socialist revolution in the Americas.”—Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations
“Beautifully edited and illustrated.…”—Russell W. Ramsey,
Troy State University, in Hispanic American Historical Review
This book is part of a series, The Cuban Revolution in World Politics
. Click to see the other titles or to order the entire series.
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. Now with enlarged type.