Publication Date: 29/07/2021 ISBN: 9780241465103 Category:

The Motorcycle Diaries

Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 29/07/2021 ISBN: 9780241465103 Category:
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‘A Latin American James Dean or Jack Kerouac’ Washington Post

‘It’s true; Marxists just wanna have fun… a revolutionary bestseller’ Guardian

At the age of twenty-three, Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado set out from their native Argentina to explore their continent, with only a single 1939 Norton motorcycle to carry them, nicknamed La Poderosa (‘the powerful one’).

They travelled not to visit the usual tourist attractions, but to meet ordinary people and understand Latin American life. In amidst the tales of youthful adventures – of women, wine, thrilling escapes and the power of friendship – the young Che also learns first-hand about poverty, philosophy and philosophy and forms himself into the man who would become the world’s most famous and admired revolutionary and freedom fighter.

‘For every comic escapade of the carefree roustabout there is an equally eye-opening moment in the development of the future revolutionary leader. By the end of the journey, a politicized Guevara has emerged to predict his own legendary future’ Time

Publisher Review

It's true; Marxists just wanna have fun...A revolutionary bestseller * Guardian * For every comic escapade of the carefree roustabout there is an equally eye-opening moment in the development of the future revolutionary leader. By the end of the journey, a politicized Guevara has emerged to predict his own legendary future * Time * The vision of the noble loner, whether freedom-fighter or biker...gives hope to world-weary revolutionaries and non-revolutionaries alike. * Telegraph * A Latin American James Dean or Jack Kerouac * Washington Post *

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