(PDF DOWNLOAD) [Fidel and Che: The Revolutionary Friendship Between Fidel Castro and Che Guevara] Autor Simon Reid–Henry

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R of the ORI who pointed out that Fidel and Che both tended to make pronouncements that did not necessarily represent the collective opinion of the government Their speeches are not discussed and are often mere improvisation Grobart responded16 Che Guevara was one of the great enigmas of the 20th century He also had in death a cult following Perhaps some of this was due to the famous photo of him staring into the distance with long hair poking from beneath his beret Is there a reproduced photo in historyYet for all his charisma Che was a dogmatic relentless individual He grew up in comparative comfort in Buenos Aires

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he graduated medical doctor However this was never to be his calling in life He began travelling widely in Latin America whereupon he met Fidel Castro in Mexico They became friends and brothers in arms and Che accompanied Fidel on the Granma to launch the Cuban Revolution Upon victory he was given various ministerial postingsBeing a bureaucrat was never to Che s liking He longed to spread the revolution elsewhere in the third world He tried first in the Congo without success and then travelled to Bolivia where he ultimately met his death In *This Regard He Was *regard he was na ve dreamer But he was than ust a dreamer He was a man who would brook no opposition He would kill with impunity if he thought it to be in the no opposition He would kill with impunity if he thought it to be in the of the cause Let us never think of Che as ust a heroic figure Like most people placed on pedestals he had feet of claySimon Reid Henry has compiled a thoroughly readable book that covers the entirety of the relationship between Che and Fidel The reader is given an insight into the dramatic lives that these two men lived separately and together It is worth reading for this reason alone If I was to offer a criticism however it would be that the author glosses over the failings of the two men too readily Neither was perfect Cuba today is no socialist paradise I liked this book very much being that Che Guevara is one of my favorite personalities Fidel not so much but they seem to go hand in hand I d like to get my book club to read this book but unfortunately they are stuck with sappy books and books on Nevada You don t have to be a Revolutionary to read this book and enjoy it Forever Ch. Moscow and Washington Simon Reid Henry uncovers for the first time the full story behind the central relationship of the Cuban revolution their shared revolutionary ambitions their conflicting personalities the wilfulness that bound them together and the pressures that would tear them apart Fidel and Che is the story of two men who shared a common dream; who became friends comrades and brothers in arms; and who finally would make an epic choice between their friendship and their belie. ,

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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this It brings to life their friendship and I found it to be a great read A very balanced and insightful examination it to be a great read A very balanced and insightful examination their relationship The good part first The story covers their association well and the overarching story comes to the conclusion which is factual But the problem I had was it lacked any excitement any colour vigour which conclusion which is factual But the problem I had was it lacked any excitement any colour vigour which story of this nature should deliver To me the main point of any narrative on a subject as this should be the relationship between the nation the people and their new revolutionary leaders There was nothing on how the Cubans lives were changed what went on before the revolution and after To tell this story which was so dry I could only read it in small bites it needed to give an account of fidels decisions and how that impacted on the people surely that is the point of a revolution to change the masses lives Mr Reid Henry has composed a compelling change the masses lives Mr Reid Henry has composed a compelling on the state of revolutionary politics in Cuba in the late 1950 s and the 1960 s The writer uses duel portraits of Fidel Castro and Ernesto Che Guevara to plot first their symbiotic objectives for the Cuban revolt and secondly their divergence over Cuba s post revolution relations with the Soviet Union and finally Castro s betrayal of Guevara when he pulled the rug from under his ill fated mission to BoliviaContrary to the opinion in the excellent Che Guevera A Revolutionary Life by Jon Lee Anderson as well as Tad Szulc s Fidel A Critical Portrait Reid Henry concludes there was no acrimony between Castro and Guevara Both Anderson and Szulc expound at length there was bitterness that marked the years prior to Guevara s departure to the Congo The Congo and Bolivia both misguided ventures were disasters in part because Castro abandoned Guevara logistically However the author insists that cordial relations and extreme respect continued to exist between the two comradesDespite the differing views of the state of relations between Castro and Guevara Reid Henry has put together a vivid and absorbing re creation of Castro and his revolt in Cuba Che Guevara and Fidel Castro are genuine towering icons of the 20th century A well researched and interesting account of the two revolutionary figures The author 'As exciting and readable as a Cold War thriller' The Times 'Brings back the danger and intense emotions of that revolutionary periodit reads like adventure fiction' Independent The story of the remarkable and revolutionary friendship between two of the most iconic figures in twentieth century history Fidel Castro and Ernesto Che Guevara Not yet thirty Fidel Castro and Ernesto Guevara met in 1955 while both in exile in Mexico City Guevara the Argentine doctor plagued by asthma had re. Learly knows a lot about the subject matter Rather *ENJOYED THIS NOT AS WEIGHTY A TOME AS SOME *this Not as weighty a tome as some that deal with the subject but perhaps because of that I found it an enjoyable read Have never had much interest in Cuban history and never knew much about Fidel and Che until a recent visit I was lent a copy of the book but had to give it back before I finished it hence the reason for buying this copy on I am now engrossed and have found this to be a very good read to the extent that I now have a pile of books to wade
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on Che on Cuban history itslef This book is well written and is almost like a novel Have not got through to the end yet but expect it to extend my knowledge of Che and Fidel no end Reid Henry Simon 2009 Fidel And Che A Revolutionary Friendship Walker Company BloomsburyP New York ISBN 10 0802715737 ISBN 13 978 0802715739The misconceptions that communists believe and die forThis book is a good example of misconceptions that communists believe and even die for In example of hubris beyond reason the author accepts that the Jorge Sotus Santiago contingent arriving before the attack on Uvero and made that first real Castro victory possible was really their ust due a tribute to the communists and especially to Guevara However the same self deception leads them to believe that they controlled the Cuban circumstance through their mystical belief in Marxist historical necessity and collective leadership rather than control at a distance from Moscow through Fabio Grobart and Celia Sanchez she is apparently not mentioned in this bookHowever despite all this it is a useful book in a way that the author surely did not intend For instance page 289 reveals in part the true chain of command from the Soviets through Grobart In May 1964 Che spoke to members of the Young Communists in his own ministry which he now referred to as a den of meticulous bureaucrats and hatchetmen 15 once again it raised hackles in 15 Once again it raised hackles in Che had been implying that the Soviet party structure was perhaps not uite what Cuba needed and that inveterate snoop Nikilai Belous was taked with find out whether the thoughts expressed by Guevara reflect the leadership position or his personal viewsThis time Belous asked Fabio Grobart a membe. Ached the end of the travels he began by motorcycle several years before Fidel Castro peasant's son scholar and rebel had ust fled Cuba fearing for his life Over the next twelve years until Guevara's death in 1967 their ourney together would take them from the safe houses of Mexico's political underground to war in the Cuban mountains and ultimately into the heart of the Cold War Drawing on extensive research including declassified material and interviews with key figures in Havana. ,
Fidel and Che: The Revolutionary Friendship Between Fidel Castro and Che Guevara