The Bolivian Diary
The Authorized Edition
Ernesto Che Guevara
Preface by Camilo Guevara, Introduction by Fidel Castro
Che’s account of the fateful Bolivia mission—now the basis of "CHE Part Two," Steven Soderbergh's biopic starring Benicio Del Toro as Che Guevara. This is Che Guevara’s last diary, compiled from the notebooks found in his backpack when he was captured by the Bolivian army in October 1967 and subsequently executed. It became an instant bestseller.
Newly revised, with an insightful preface by Che’s eldest son Camilo and rare, unpublished photos, this is the definitive account of Cuba’s attempt to spark a continent-wide revolution in Latin America.
This book is the basis of the second part of Steven Soderbergh’s movie on the life of Che Guevara."CHE Part One" is based on Che’s Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War. Both movies will be released in 2009.
Che Guevara was the legendary Latin American guerrilla fighter, born in Argentina, who joined the Cuban revolutionary movement that toppled the Batista dictatorship in 1959. He played a leading role in the early years of the Cuban Revolution. He died at the hands of the CIA in Bolivia in 1967.
Published in association with the Che Guevara Studies Center, Havana.
Features 32 pages of photos taken during the Bolivian mission and facsimiles of Che's original diary.
I turned 39 today and am inevitably approaching the age when I need to consider my future as a guerrilla. But for now, I am still in one piece.
Thanks to Che’s invariable habit of noting the main events of each day, we have rigorously exact, priceless and detailed information on the heroic final months of his life in Bolivia.