New Che Guevera Diary Published

CheVia The Guardian:

A previously unpublished diary kept by Ernesto “Che” Guevara during the guerilla campaign he fought alongside Fidel Castro has been released in Cuba.

Diary of a Combatant covers the period from 1956 until late 1958, beginning with Guevara’s arrival in Cuba aboard the yacht Granma with Fidel and Raúl Castro and going on to cover his march from the east of the island to Havana.

The book was unveiled in the Cuban capital on Tuesday on what would have been the Argentine-born revolutionary’s 83rd birthday. His widow, Aleida March, was on hand with one of his daughters to sign copies and said that the purpose of publishing the diary was “to acknowledge his thoughts, life and work”.

The book was edited by the Che Guevara Studies centre, which is directed by March, and published by Australian firm Ocean Press/Ocean Sur.

One reason why the publication of the diaries had been put off was that some of the hand-written notebooks in which they were kept were missing, a press conference was told.

[Continues at The Guardian]

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  • cosmicserpent

    Where can I buy this book?

  • Anonymous

    Where can I buy this book?

  • Hadrian999

    i might have to read it, his guerrilla warfare manual was very insightful

  • Hadrian999

    i might have to read it, his guerrilla warfare manual was very insightful

  • Pissedoff

    This guy was a mass murdering scum. Why the hell do people look up to him?

    • Hadrian999

      he was effective. If you dig past the PR you will find most national heroes can be described the same.

    • John Brown’s Zombie Corpse

      Ummm… Who did he mass murder? Many of the douches on the other end of the barrel had it coming (i.e. Pro-Capitalist Yankee dirtbags in Cuba). While I don’t agree with marxist-leninist tactics, he was insightful and effective in his maneuvers

      • Pissedoff

        http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1535

        Who did Mao and Stalin murder? Just those “anti equality, capitalist sympathizing dirt bags”?

        The only people who admire Che are fucking ignorant morons. He was an evil, disgusting, murderer and terrorist. He’s on the same level as George Bush and Pol Pot.

  • Pissedoff

    This guy was a mass murdering scum. Why the hell do people look up to him?

  • Hadrian999

    he was effective. If you dig past the PR you will find most national heroes can be described the same.

  • Hadrian999

    he was effective. If you dig past the PR you will find most national heroes can be described the same.

  • Hadrian999

    he was effective. If you dig past the PR you will find most national heroes can be described the same.

  • John Brown’s Zombie Corpse

    Ummm… Who did he mass murder? Many of the douches on the other end of the barrel had it coming (i.e. Pro-Capitalist Yankee dirtbags in Cuba). While I don’t agree with marxist-leninist tactics, he was insightful and effective in his maneuvers

  • Pissedoff

    http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1535

    Who did Mao and Stalin murder? Just those “anti equality, capitalist sympathizing dirt bags”?

    The only people who admire Che are fucking ignorant morons. He was an evil, disgusting, murderer and terrorist. He’s on the same level as George Bush and Pol Pot.

  • StudytheRevolution

    For all of you ignorant individuals, you may not like what he stands for, but his methods, tactics, demeanor, and intelligence are what matters here – getting into the mind of a successful revolutionist. Napoleon was a very successful strategist and killed many more people than Che, yet I don’t read many blogs calling him murdering scum or what not. Che should go down in the history books as successful, he cared for his people he fought with and fought for. But then again, I guess we all have our opinions…

    Now, WHERE DO WE FIND A COPY (in English of course)?

  • StudytheRevolution

    For all of you ignorant individuals, you may not like what he stands for, but his methods, tactics, demeanor, and intelligence are what matters here – getting into the mind of a successful revolutionist. Napoleon was a very successful strategist and killed many more people than Che, yet I don’t read many blogs calling him murdering scum or what not. Che should go down in the history books as successful, he cared for his people he fought with and fought for. But then again, I guess we all have our opinions…

    Now, WHERE DO WE FIND A COPY (in English of course)?

    • StudytheRevolution

      Needless to say, I enjoyed learning extensively about him and can truly understand why he is considered a hero. What we all have learned in High School about Cuba taints our view of leaders like Che. For example, how many people trying to start a revolution with very few people as it was, turn down people that wanted to volunteer because they were illiterate? No one, but Che chose to for many reasons (another discussion). Granted he did help some learn to read and write but that wasn’t the norm. It’s not easy leading a revolution with few people…and I’m sure more people would have only helped their fight, but he stuck to some basic values.

  • StudytheRevolution

    Needless to say, I enjoyed learning extensively about him and can truly understand why he is considered a hero. What we all have learned in High School about Cuba taints our view of leaders like Che. For example, how many people trying to start a revolution with very few people as it was, turn down people that wanted to volunteer because they were illiterate? No one, but Che chose to for many reasons (another discussion). Granted he did help some learn to read and write but that wasn’t the norm. It’s not easy leading a revolution with few people…and I’m sure more people would have only helped their fight, but he stuck to some basic values.

  • D.J. Gay (female)

    I would like to know if the young woman that Che was involved with during this time, Zoila Rodriguz is mentioned in the Combatant.  Che was an adulterer during his lifetime and used woman.

  • D.J. Gay (female)

    I would like to know if the young woman that Che was involved with during this time, Zoila Rodriguz is mentioned in the Combatant.  Che was an adulterer during his lifetime and used woman.