The Motorcycle Diaries

by Ernesto Guevara

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Che Guevara. Most of us know him as a face on a T-shirt. These frank, irreverent diaries reveal the complex and appealing human being behind the iconic revolutionary image.

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The Motorcycle Diaries Synopsis

In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on 'La Poderosa', the Powerful One: a 500cc Norton. One of them was the twenty-three-year-old Che Guevara. These are Che's diaries charting his motorcycle odyssey from Argentina through Chile and Peru ending finally in Venezuela.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780007241712
Publication date: 5th February 2007
Author: Ernesto Guevara
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Primary Genre Travel
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Ernesto Guevara Press Reviews

'What distinguishes these diaries is that they reveal a human side to El Che which historians have successfully managed to suppress…one senses El Che's belief that determination and conviction can be enough to change one's self and others…a joy to read from start to finish.' Financial Times

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ISBN: 9780007241712
Publication date: 05/02/2007
Format: Paperback (b Format)

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About Ernesto Guevara

Ernesto Che Guevara was born in Argentina in 1928. After fighting alongside Fidel Castro in the three-year guerrilla war in Cuba, he became Minister for Industry following the victory of the Cuban revolution. In 1966 he established a guerrilla base in Bolivia. He was captured and killed in 1967.

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