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Last year, numerous publications (e.g., Jorge Casta?eda's Compa?ero, LJ 10/1/97) marked the 30th anniversary of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara's execution by the Bolivian military. Since most have been academic biographies, it is somewhat surprising to see a coffee-table book such as this one. The idea was to photograph 21 acquaintances of Che presently living in Cuba who had been with him during different periods of his revolutionary activities. Along with the lush recent photos taken by French photographer Francis Giacobetti, there are earlier pictures of each person taken with Che. A brief one- or two-page description of the person, including anecdotes concerning his or her relationship with the Cuban revolutionary leader, round out the text. Worthwhile for its pictures and not the information in the brief descriptions, this book would be valuable only for libraries with strong Cuban research collections.?Mark L. Grover, Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT
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