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Comandante Che

Guerrilla Soldier, Commander, and Strategist, 1956-1967
by Paul J. Dosal
Pennsylvania State Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 2004
Format: Paperback with bw illus.
Pages: 352 pp.
Size: 6.25 x 9.00 inches

ISBN: 9780271022628
TB Code: 1904293
Availability: 261 in stock

The victory of Fidel Castro’s rebel army in Cuba was due in no small part to the training, strategy, and leadership provided by Ernesto Che Guevara. Despite the deluge of biographies, memoirs, and documentaries that appeared in 1997 on the thirtieth anniversary of Guevara’s death, his military career remains shrouded in mystery. Comandante Che is the first book designed specifically to provide an objective evaluation of Guevara’s record as a guerrilla soldier, commander, and strategist from his first skirmish in Cuba to his defeat in Bolivia eleven years later.

Using new evidence from Guevara’s previously unpublished campaign diaries and declassified CIA documents, Paul Dosal reassesses Guevara’s impact as a guerrilla warrior and theorist, comparing his accomplishments with those of other guerrilla leaders with whom he has been ranked, including Colonel T. E. Lawrence, Mao Tse-Tung, and General Vo Nguyen Giap.