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Exposing The Real Che Guevara Hardcover – Apr 24 2007


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sentinel; 1 edition (April 24 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595230270
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595230270
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 2.4 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 1.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,590,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fontova gets right to the work of debunking familiar notions of Argentinan revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevera; by the end of the preface, he's pinned 14,000 executions on Guevera and credited positive portrayals to the public relations work of Castro and the laziness of biographers. The critical attack continues throughout, combining the testimonies of former revolutionaries and Cuban refugees to assemble a damning portrait of a man lauded by everyone from Jean-Paul Sartre to Jon Lee Anderson. According to Fontova, the real Che was "a revolutionary Ringo Starr" who "fell in with the right bunch and rode their coattails to world fame." Presenting a failed physician, an inept guerrilla and a hapless sycophant, Fontova adds insult to injury by claiming Che was "deathly afraid to drive a motorcycle." Fontova's charged language keeps things interesting, if occasionally dubious; midway through the book, after asserting that Che enjoyed killing dogs, Fontova concedes that, "You might put down your book here and think, this has to be propaganda." Though propaganda probably colors any consideration of this controversial figure, Fontova makes a convincing case that, in the words of one former political prisoner, "There was something seriously wrong with Che Guevera."
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On the evening of December 11, 1964, Che was decked out in a long trench coat, his trademark beret with the red star cocked at a jaunty angle as he strode toward the United Nations to address the General Assembly. Read the first page
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By dave adam on April 21 2013
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The world needs to know the real story of this coward and murdering psychopath who is currently venerated as some kind of hero. Shame on those celebrities ( useful idiots ) who adorn themselves with his pathetic face. They need to spend some time with the relatives of those who suffered brutally and others who continue to do so to this day. ( see Yoani Sanchez Havanna Real )
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2 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ninjasloth on Dec 28 2010
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I think the title for my review says all I care to...As the title of this pro capitalist propaganda speaks for itself.
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1 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mike Gilbert on April 19 2012
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At one point in the book the author makes an aside suggesting to the reader that at this point they might set the book aside believing it to be propaganda. He was right: I did.
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6 of 27 people found the following review helpful By CRAS on June 6 2007
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The use of the words "exposing" and "idiots" in the title of this book give you some idea how objective this work is. Hint: the author is an "exile" from Cuba.
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0 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Smithers on Jan. 9 2013
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I'm going to make it short because they're is not much to tell about that book.
I was curious to read some propaganda from Cuban American and i thought it was going to be at least interesting with serious fact and prooves.
Anyone that has been reading several books about the Che knows that all that propaganda is false. Yes Che did killed some people but when you're doing a war you don't kiss in the mouth your enemy.
The author probably wanted to make money on Che Guevara but he haven't got mine since i got it for free.
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