Item description for Guerrilla Warfare: Authorized Edition by Ernesto Guevara, Harry Villegas, Carol Ann Tomlinson, John David Pleins, Jason Knudson & Helton G. Baynes...
This indispensable book includes three of Che Guevara's most influential essays describing his tactical philosophy of fighting a guerrilla war in Latin America. Guerrilla Warfare, written in 1960, outlines Guevara's doctrine for guerrilla fighters, especially against Caribbean-style dictatorships. In Guerrilla Warfare: A Method (1963) and Message to the Tricontinental (1967), Guevara modified some of his earlier tenets. These latter two works move away from his earlier dogmatism, suggesting that Marxist revolution was possible even in purportedly democratic regimes. All three essays reflect his deeply held belief that a small, rural-based guerrilla army could trigger a revolution.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.5" Height: 8" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Dec 15, 2006
Publisher Ocean Press
ISBN 1920888284 ISBN13 9781920888282
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More About Ernesto Guevara, Harry Villegas, Carol Ann Tomlinson, John David Pleins, Jason Knudson & Helton G. Baynes
La historia de la muerte del Che y su mitificaci n tiene todos los ingredientes de una saga moderna. Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, el editor de su Diario y art fice de una campa a medi tica para promover su imagen, estaba en Bolivia durante el periodo final de la guerrilla y poco antes de que el Che fuese ejecutado pas por Cuba buscando im genes suyas. Korda, el autor de la foto m s difundida del siglo xx, ten a unas copias de dicha imagen hecha unos a os antes y las cedi a Feltrinelli sin saber que su foto era una obra maestra que calar a muy hondo en el imaginario colectivo. Tras la muerte del Che y la llegada a Cuba de una copia de su Diario, Fidel Castro y Feltrinelli publicaron el libro y llenaron el mundo de carteles con su imagen. Por su parte, el artista irland s Jim Fitzpatrick dise una versi n pop de la c lebre imagen para la revista Scene que fue rechazada por esta tras considerarla demasiado radical. Entonces Fitzpatrick envi la imagen a la revista sat rica Private Eye y esta la hizo llegar al cr tico de arte Peter Meyer, quien invit a Fitzpatrick a participar en una exposici n titulada Viva Che!, anunciada con bombo y platillo en OZ, la revista por excelencia de la psicodelia setentera.
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Meh Sep 21, 2008
This book is very simplistic and is based completely on the Cuban revolution. It has some interesting points here and there, but it is lacking the depth of other like works such as Mao's work on Guerrilla warfare. There are two works in one in this book. The first is on how to organize and fight a Guerrilla war, and the second is a rant against capitalism and the U.S.
This book did little to advance the literature and thought on Guerrilla warfare, but I think that it is a good start for a beginning student. It is a needed read for advanced students because of Che's place in history, but thankfully it is a short quick read. The book reenforces the thought that Che was not the brightest person, but he was a brave and skilled leader.
I found little in this book, but I don't think it is a waste of time, just read it when you have little to do or are on the pot.
Ken Jul 26, 2008
This a very basic description of Guerrilla warfare, it is also very dated. For someone just starting to study guerrilla warfare, I would reccommend it
Take off your Che Guevara shirt, you're embarassing yourself Mar 4, 2008
I agree wholeheartedly with those who already wrote critical reviews of Che's book. Frankly, he was in the right place at the right time in Cuba, then he rode that success to become the spiritual figurehead of the Latin American Marxist movements. Che fans, I hate to burst your bubble - okay, that's a lie because I enjoy it - but HE NEVER ACCOMPLISHED ANYTHING! And this book really shows why.
Che was essentially kicked out of Cuba - Castro was glad to support him elsewhere, he just didn't want him in his own country. After that, he didn't accomplish anything of importance until Bolivians acting in conjunction with our own SF took care of him permanently. He may have been living for "the cause," but he didn't know what he was talking about. Even his contemporaries among insurgency theorists knew far more about what they were talking about than Che. If you want to get a better understanding from the perspective of an insurgent, read Mao Zedong. But seriously, quit lionizing Che because it's getting really annoying.
Insightful...yet seriouly outdated. Dec 31, 2007
Ernesto "Che" Guevera was the leader of a tin pot commie insurgency. In this book it outlines how to gain followers for your cause,care and feeding of your guerillas, how to spread propoganda and how to use hit and run attacks againsted a large incompetent 3rd world military force.
This book could be useful for possibly an anarchy situation (causing one rather than surviving one) create your own communist mercenary group, or further reading for those in the middle class who read "Motorcycle Diaries" and value all of Che's "wisdom" ... zen master he is not.
I hope every terrorist reads this book and goes by it to the letter...The information is so hopelessly obsolete!
All good for the perspective terrorist or social misfit. For me as a former Soldier the only value this book had is showing the basic mindset of a common terrorist.
Knowing how our enemies think, makes it easier to defeat them. And rest assured we are killing scores of insurgents like Che on an hourly basis...and the terrorists are losing, believe me.
This book is the true companion of his other Magnum Opus "The Motorcycle Diaries"
In conclusion: You can get some useful yet obsolete info on how terrorists work but this is no Art of War.
More like the "The complete idiot's guide" version. Ernesto Che Guevara is a ovverated retard. Read for a good laugh.
Don't buy this. Nov 14, 2007
You're better off going to the library and checking this one out there. I didn't care for this book at all. Only good as if you want to build your personal reference books library.