The name Che Guevara is synymous with Latin America - he passionately dedicated his life and, ultimately, his death to the rights of its people as a guerrilla fighter. But he is also revered as a brilliant writer, whose ideology was captured in letters, speeches and journals. This anthology includes the best of Che's writing from examples of his journalism, essays, speeches, letters and poems, revealing his transformation from an impressionable medical student to a political icon.
Ernesto Che Guevara was the legendary Latin American guerrilla fighter who joined the Cuban revolutionary movement that toppled the Batista dictatorship. He played a leading role in the early years of the Cuban revolution and made an extraordinary and original contribution to Marxist theory. He died at the hands of CIA assassins in Bolivia in 1967. Maria del Carmen Ariet Garcia is the world's leading researcher on the life and works of Che Guevara. She is the coordinator of the Che Guevara Studies Center (Havana) that is headed by Che's widow, Aleida March. Maria del Carmen led the investigation that ultimately succeeded in finding Che Guevara's remains in Bolivia in 1997, 30 years after his assassination.