A Graphic Biography

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A symbol of counterculture worldwide, Ernesto "Che" Guevara is one of the most, if not the most, recognizable and influential revolutionary figures of the twentieth century. From the pages of history textbooks to silk-screened T-shirts at Urban Outfitters, his mythologized face is positively unavoidable. But what, exactly, does this glorified image stand for?

During his life, and perhaps even more since his death, Che has elicited controversy and wildly divergent opinions as to who he was and what he represented. In Che: A Graphic Biography , Sid Jacobson and Ernie Col#65533;n--the graphic duo who made the 9/11 Commission Report understandable in their bestselling The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation and who most recently explained the ongoing war on terror in After 9/11 --have come together again to give a real portrait of Ernesto Guevara de la Serna. Following Che from his fabled motorcycle journeys with Alberto Granado as a young medical student to his eventual execution at the hands of Bolivian soldiers and CIA operatives, Che: A Graphic Biography not only provides a concrete time line of his life but also gives a broader understanding of his beliefs, his legacy, and Latin American politics during the mid-twentieth century.

Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780809094929
Characteristics: p. cm.
Additional Contributors: Colón, Ernie


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Mark_Daly Mar 14, 2015

Detailed account of Che's life with useful backgrounders on Latin American and Cold War history. The stylish graphics capture the romance of his revolutionary stance.


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Mark_Daly Mar 14, 2015

Violence: Surprisingly grisly depictions of armed conflict throughout.


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