Guerrilla Warfare

Guerrilla Warfare

by Ernesto Che Guevara

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Overview

"Che's insights are just as alive today as they were when he first wrote them down in 1960, and his work has been placed alongside that of Mao Tse-Tung and Vo Nguyen Giap. Armed struggle, based on the Cuban example of hit-and-run tactics by small and mobile rural partisan bands is, he argues, the proper path to revolution in Latin America."-Latin America in Books. "Among Cuban revolutionary leaders, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was unique in discerning that the Cuban Revolution could be a powerful influence in promoting insurgency elsewhere in Latin American."-American Historical Review. 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. Introducer Marc Becker is a visiting scholar at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and the author of Mariátegui and Latin American Marxist Theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789562915717
Publisher: Beta Nu Publishing
Publication date: 10/31/2007
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 128,350
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Ernesto Che Guevara (1928–1967) was born in Rosario, Argentina, and became attracted to Marxist theory after witnessing the conditions in South America as a young medical student. He went on to serve as a military advisor to Fidel Castro and as guerrilla commander against Batista forces during the Cuban Revolution. After Castro’s insurgent victory, he served in various posts but left the Cuban government to take the ideas of the Cuban revolution around the world. He later took part in guerrilla action in Bolivia, where he was executed by government forces. Nearly a half century after his death, Che remains a potent revolutionary and cultural figure.

Table of Contents

Part 1 I Introduction—Guerrilla Warfare, Revolutionary Theory, and Revolutionary Movements in Latin America Part 2 II Che on Guerrilla Warfare Chapter 3 Guerrilla Warfare (1960) Chapter 4 "Guerrilla Warfare: A Method" (1963) Chapter 5 "Message to the Tricontinental" (1967) Part 6 III Case Studies of Guerrilla Movements and Political Change Chapter 7 Guatemala Chapter 8 Venezuela Chapter 9 Colombia Chapter 10 Peru Chapter 11 Bolivia Chapter 12 Nicaragua Chapter 13 El Salvador Part 14 Postscript—Guerrilla Warfare into the 1990s

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Guerrilla Warfare 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
mamorico on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The definitive "how-to" guide for revolution.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book to reed and to learn how to wage a gurrila war, che guevara is my idel
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This book was excellent!!! Definately buy it.