The Fall of Che Guevara

  • by Henry Butterfield Ryan
  • Narrated by Richard McGonagle
  • 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This book tells the story, for the first time, of the United States government's response to Guevara's ill-starred insurgency in Bolivia in 1967. Henry Butterfield Ryan argues that Guevara's life must be re-evaluated in light of secret documents only recently released by the CIA, the State Department, the Pentagon, and the National Security Council.Ryan's dramatic account of the last days of Che Guevara is sure to appeal to scholars and students of United States foreign policy, Latin American history, military history, and to all others interested in this modern revolutionary's remarkable life.


What the Critics Say

"The Fall of Che Guevara has the merit of being both original and brief. It consists largely of a trawl through the American archives, in the wake of the Freedom of Information Act, to discover what the various U.S. government agencies really knew, and thought, and did about Guevara." (London Review of Books)


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Customer Reviews

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A even handed critic

This book takes the overview from the American perspective but is still strangely - if not warm - at least not damning of Che. It's a fair and even handed critique of what Che got wrong, what he Bolivians cocked up and what the Americans were up to....and shows the flaw conspiracy theorists all ignore...human error happens at every level.
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- ReadingWild

Top class modern history

Fascinating account of one of those now almost forgotten episodes of history concerning a man whose heroic status is seemingly maintained right into the 21st Century. Obviously a feat of dogged research the analysis seems even-handed and the writing elegant. Well read with appropriate ironic authority.
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- Mary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-10-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.