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on September 17, 2001
Yes, Old Fidel did write this. No, he didn't sit down at his word processor and bash it out over a quiet weekend. It is a collection of Fidel's speeches, writings and interviews about Che. Some of them are very interesting. Some of them go on and on and on. This bloke can talk! It is hardly an intimate portrait, it doesn't reveal anything new, but it is still a worthwhile read - if only to highlight the relationship between Che and Fidel and the circumstances surrounding Che's disappearance from Cuba.
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on October 28, 2013
I have studied psychology and having long known about the CHE individual I felt that this book would exhibit a good example of a special human being, with unusual needs and the book does exactly what I expected. There is some interesting facts about guerila motivations, along with their ways to handle power and society at large. The writings well denote and describe the activities of a borne rebel unaware of the deadly limits which he will attain in his dedication to the causes of others. There are some geography facts involved about foreign continents and a of examples of interactions by various class of people.It makes for a good document to peruse in order to get to know the CHE man's modus vivendi and operrandi in a violent environment which is so suited to his inate personality and ambitions. This is a very good reading which opens up upon and introduces readers to several areas of activities in the violent political society including the Cuban dilema.
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on July 30, 2015
excellent book if you are into Cuban/South American history... Fidel Castro's writing is almost as good as his epic speeches... and if anyone should know about Che it would be Castro...

Enjoy the read!!!
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on June 30, 2012
I have been looking for such a book for a long time. I wanted to read Castro's story on Che's death, how he received the news, how he made sure that news was correct, and how he addressed the world on that.

This book is exactly about that, in addition to other related things.

I found this book very interesting because of the things I mentioned. There are many stories on Che's death since it was unclear and a lot of people tried to change the true story. I'm not saying that Castro's story is the true one, it's just the closest one to truth, since he was strongly related to the matter.

There are also few interviews with Castro on his relationship with Guevara. I completely enjoyed reading them, too.

Generally speaking, the book is very good for those who are interested in Guevara.
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on August 6, 2006
Now in a new edition which includes Fidel Castro's speech on the return of Che's remains to Cuba 30 years after his assassination in Bolivia in 1967, Che: A Memoir By Fidel Castro is a classic political memoir and biography of revolutionary and intellectual Che Guevara. Che: A Memoir By Fidel Castro is not structured like a standard biography; chapters jump back and forth through time, reflecting on key events in Che's political life, his implacable struggle for transformation, his martyrdom, and his legacy. An inset section of black-and-white photographic plates round out this unique appraisal of a complex revolutionary figure (whose impact continues to inspire men and woman to political resistance and activism long after his own death), as seen through the eyes of a national leader who admires him. Students of Che's live and work would be well advised to visit the Ocean Press website for a complete listing of all their Che Guevara related titles.
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on August 24, 2014
A welcome relief from US Capitalist-owned news media propaganda! Castro's own words to his people about Che & Che's own words reflecting their love for Cuba & Liberty!
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on February 13, 2015
Fidel is quite the talker! It's amazing how his lengthy tributes to Che are always fresh.
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on December 18, 2000
An intense and interesting look into Cuba's political sphere and also at Castro himself. Che Guevara is brought down from myth status and shown in a very human light. If only Che was still around...I know he would've solved that whole Elian Gonzalez episode...
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on August 8, 2014
excellent
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