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  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141994017
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

The Bolivian Diary




The last diary of Che Guevara, with entries going up until two days before his death: the final, blazing record of a true revolutionary

In 1967 Che Guevara left Cuba to lead the Bolivian Liberation Army. In the jungles of Bolivia they attempted to initiate a revolution like that in Cuba, in which Che had played such a central role. The opposing Bolivian Army was backed by the CIA, and Che and his men fought bravely in the jungle of Bolivia, with Che keeping the spirits of his men up and contending with logistical and supply difficulties, keeping the revolutionary fervour in his heart even as he notes the days of his childrens' birthdays passing.

Che Guevara was executed by the Bolivian Army on 8th October 1967. The notes smuggled out of his backpack back to Cuba make up this notebook, the last record of a man who truly changed the world.

  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141994017
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the author

Ernesto Che Guervara

Ernesto Che Guevara was born into a middle-class family in Argentina in 1928 and trained as a doctor, but became radicalized by the poverty and hunger he witnessed in South America. He played a key role in the Cuban revolution and served in Fidel Castro's government. He then travelled to Congo to support the rebellion there, and finally to Bolivia, where with a small, committed group he initiated a revolutionary movement and was captured and executed by Bolivian and US military forces in 1967.

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Praise for The Bolivian Diary

Vivid and compelling

Economist

Guevara was a figure of epic proportions. These diaries, stark and moving, will be his most enduring monument

Observer

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