Che: A Memoir

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It is touching, powerful, and eloquent. I am "If my final hour finds me under other skies, my last thought will be of this people and especially of you" -Che in his parting letter to Fidel Castro I loved this book - it is a collection of speeches and writings of Fidel Castro which are focused on Che, the majority of them taking place after his death.

I am having trouble rating this book as I found a couple flaws. One being the obvious and extreme bias, which is not really a problem when you're aware of it, except that it seems to have twisted the truth in a couple of parts. In the end, I think I will give it 5 stars because I enjoyed it so thoroughly, however, I would only recommend this book to people who are very interested in Che and particularly in his death and the consequences that followed it.

Mar 17, Austin rated it it was amazing. It was well-written and easy to read. Many times, I found the book hard to put down. When I bought the book, I was mistaken in the fact that I thought it was something that Castro sat down and wrote. However, to me, at least, this does not take away from the power of the message, nor does it lessen the quality of the book.

The one thing I would like to mention that I found to be kind of annoying in parts of the biography, is how Castro tends to repeat himself, and his tendency to get off topic and rant about something unrelated for two pages. Jan 26, Mehdi rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I have read pretty much all the book written on Che and this book has to be the best by far. The book is written on the memory of Fidel Castro, a revolutionary friend of Che.

Fidel explains why Che despite being killed almost 48 years ago still lives on and his legacy and stronger than ever. Che, a symbol of struggle who lived and died for the poor people of the world. Having asthma from a very young age Che was forced to leave school aside for a few years but it didn't stop him from becoming a doctor and the best men of his generation.

Che is truly being missed by people who endure and suffer from the exploitation of the rich corporation in the third world countries and in developed countries.

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A true legend and an example who will live on until the day sun dies and the world finishes. Viva Che Viva Fidel Aug 05, Patti Williams rated it it was amazing. This was a great read, reveals as much about Che as it does about Castro. I was especially surprised at the amount of information Castro seems to provide in his speeches when everyone was trying to learn whether Che had been killed.

Che: A Memoir

And tho I know Che was probably not the romantic icon rebel that many view him as today, I love the fantasy of a handsome, dark, intelligent, man fighting the powerful imperialists to free latin america! Mar 23, Marianne van der Heijden rated it it was amazing. Indrukwekkend boek, dat uit speeches en interviews Fidels beeld geeft over Che.

Zijn waardering voor Che's revolutionaire vuur en inzet voor de Cubaanse en uiteindelijk de pan-Amerikaanse strijd tegen het imperialisme.

Che Guevara receives Jean Paul Sartre in Cuba

Hieruit blijkt ook duidelijk het verschil tussen Fidel, de revolutionaire strateeg en Che, de bevlogen revolutionair en romanticus. Zeer aan te bevelen. Oct 04, Julie rated it really liked it. Interesting read. For those who complain about this being a poorly written history book, it is written as a memoir by Fidel Castro. You must go in knowing he is not a historian and will obviously have a bais in his view of the events mentioned. I enjoyed the book immensly. Sep 27, Miss Murphy rated it liked it.

I'm addicted to books about Che Guevara - and to be honest, I thought that this would be a lot more detailed than it actually was, it's a gathering of letters, speeches, rather than an actual biography. Still very interesting to have insight from Castro on his right-hand-man! May 13, Susan rated it liked it Shelves: personal-history , nonfiction , set-in-north-america , set-in-south-america. I read much and skimmed some.

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You can really tell the regard Castro had for Che. May 31, Aden Dohn rated it liked it. Not amazing but not bad either. Jul 27, Vera Lynn Brathen-Gylstrom rated it really liked it. Talene som er gjengitt i boken er interesant lesning.

Inspirerer til videre lesning om Che. Dec 06, Mardell rated it liked it. A rather subjective point of view from Castro.

Che: A Memoir by Fidel Castro

It would be better to read a well written biography of Che or his diaries. Kimberly rated it liked it May 12, Iris rated it really liked it Jun 24, Paul rated it liked it Mar 23, Rhys Davies rated it really liked it Nov 16, Samuel Bugarsky rated it it was amazing Apr 10, Wadood Safa rated it really liked it May 30, Suzanne rated it liked it Nov 06, Yeong rated it liked it Oct 22, Adam Tahir rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Alfonsus Adi rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Seamus Quaide rated it liked it Feb 04, Enrico rated it really liked it Jan 26, Lorenzo E.

Willie Ortiz rated it it was amazing Aug 06, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. About Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro. Politically a Marxist-Leninist, under his administration the Republic of Cuba became a one-party socialist state. Illegitimate son of a wealthy farmer, Castro adopted leftist anti-imperialist politics while studying law at the University of Havana.

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In Castro proclaimed the socialist nature of his administration, with Cuba becoming a one-party state under Communist Party rule; the first of its kind in the western hemisphere. Books by Fidel Castro. Trivia About Che: A Memoir. Welcome back. Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter.

Popular Features. New Releases. Description In this book, Fidel Castro writes with candour and affection about his legendary partner. Castro's personal recollections of Che Guevara paint an intense, affectionate portrait of the greatest revolutionary the world has ever known. Fidel Castro has remarked: "For me, it has been hard to accept the idea that Che is dead.

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I've dreamed of him often, that I spoke with him, that he was alive Castro draws a vivid, breathing picture of the whole Che - friend, revolutionary, artist, thinker and man - in a fond reminiscence that records the personal side of a historic partnership. A unique first-hand document of perhaps the most important political union of the 20th Century, "Che: A Memoir By Fidel Castro" offers readers the opportunity to gain a human view of an association that has become mythologised to the point of impenetrability.

Including a detailed account of Castro's last days with Che in Cuba, a remarkably frank assessment of the Bolivian mission, and a transcript of Fidel's speech given on the return of Che's remains in , this is a chance to cut through the legend and rediscover the living core of the greatest radical story ever told. It also contains several previously unpublished photographs, both of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x