Ernesto Che Guevara

Ernesto Che Guevara


by I Lavretsky
Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1973
Hardcover – 311 pages


Lavretsky tells the story of the young Argentinian medical student who became a great revolutionary fighter for the liberation of the Latin American peoples. The author draws on numerous documents, press items, and notes of personal conversations with friends, relatives and comrades-in-arms of Che.

There is a wealth of photos, including a number taken in Moscow and Leningrad. The book gives great insight into many of the problems faced by Cuba following the revolution when Che was Minister of Industry and in the leadership of the Communist Party. It deals with relations with the former Soviet Union and takes the reader through to Che’s murder in Bolivia in 1967 when leading a guerrilla unit fighting for the national liberation of Bolivia.