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Che : a revolutionary life /

by Anderson, Jon Lee [author.]; Hernández (Artist) [illustrator.]; McDowell, Megan [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2018.Description: vii, 421 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780735221772; 0735221774.Uniform titles: Che. English.Subject(s): Guevara, Che, 1928-1967 -- Comic books, strips, etc | Cuba -- History -- Revolution, 1959 -- Participation, Foreign -- Comic books, strips, etc | Guerrillas -- Latin America -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists | COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction / Biography & Memoir | HISTORY / Latin America | Graphic novels | Biographical comics | Nonfiction comics | Biographical comics | Comic books, strips, etc | Graphic novels | History | Graphic novelsSummary: "The graphic novel adaptation of the groundbreaking and definitive biography of Che Guevara. The Argentine revolutionary has become an internationally recognized icon, as revered as he is controversial. In Che: A Revolutionary Life, Jon Lee Anderson and José Hernández present the man behind the myth, creating a complex and human portrait of this passionate idealist. Adapted from Jon Lee Anderson's definitive masterwork, and with renowned Mexican artist José Hernández's drawings"-- Provided by publisher.
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"A remarkable accomplishment, one that belongs next to such works of graphical history as the March series and Shigeru Mizuki's Showa books. By foregrounding the tension between myth and truth, Che illuminates the present state of our politics as well as the past." -- NPR <br> <br> The graphic adaptation of the groundbreaking and definitive biography of Che Guevara<br> <br> Che Guevara's legend is unmatched in the modern world. Since his assassination in 1967 at the age of thirty-nine, the Argentine revolutionary has become an internationally recognized icon, as revered as he is controversial. As a Marxist ideologue who sought to end global inequality by bringing down the American capitalist empire through armed guerrilla warfare, Che has few rivals in the Cold War era as an apostle of revolutionary change. In Che: A Revolutionary Life , Jon Lee Anderson and José Hernández present the man behind the myth, creating a complex and human portrait of this passionate idealist.<br> <br> Adapted from Jon Lee Anderson's definitive masterwork, Che vividly transports us from young Ernesto's medical school days as a sensitive asthmatic to the battlefields of the Cuban revolution, from his place of power alongside Castro, to his disastrous sojourn in the Congo, and his violent end in Bolivia. Through renowned Mexican artist José Hernández's drawings we feel the bullets wing past the head of the young rebel in Cuba, we smell the thick smoke of his and Castro's cigars, and scrutinize his proud face as he's called "Comandante" for the first time. With astonishing precision, color, and drama, Anderson and Hernández's Che makes us a witness to the revolutionary life and times of Che Guevara.

"Originally published in Spanish as Che: una vida revolucionaria by Sexto Piso, Mexico City."

"The graphic novel adaptation of the groundbreaking and definitive biography of Che Guevara. The Argentine revolutionary has become an internationally recognized icon, as revered as he is controversial. In Che: A Revolutionary Life, Jon Lee Anderson and José Hernández present the man behind the myth, creating a complex and human portrait of this passionate idealist. Adapted from Jon Lee Anderson's definitive masterwork, and with renowned Mexican artist José Hernández's drawings"-- Provided by publisher.

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Journalist Anderson (Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent World) teams with Mexican cartoonist Hernández to adapt Anderson's seminal biography of Ernesto "Che" Guevara (1928-67), one of the most recognizable and misunderstood figures of the 20th century, in this gorgeously illustrated and engrossing new volume. Guevara's journey from medical student in Buenos Aires to guerrilla fighting alongside Fidel Castro's rebel forces to liberate Cuba, his role in the burgeoning Cuban government, and his final, fatal mission into Bolivia are all captured in stark and dramatic scenes that create a complex portrait of a man caught up in, and occasionally instigating, events with world-changing ramifications. Hernández's photorealistic illustrations, along with excerpts of Guevara's diaries and letters, contribute to an occasional documentary feel, which sometimes results in awkward moments of exposition that might have been better off dramatized. VERDICT Guevara's life makes for both a breathtaking adventure story and a sobering history that readers are sure to embrace with enthusiasm. [See Prepub Alert, 5/21/18.]-TB © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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