Che's Companeros: Witnesses to a Legend Paperback – Dec 1997
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From Library Journal
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
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
You get to see some of the Che's cohorts at their old age. Their portraits are fine and that is why I gave it 2 stars otherwise I would have given it one star.
One thing to notice is the proudness of these people especially when it is related to Che. To them Che is God - after 40 years they still love him and regard him as a brother or some family member but alas that was Che's magnetic character. I have never heard about anybody who met Che and was not impressed. When you compare him to today's politicians he makes them look like laughing stocks (like Bush and Blair). He led his wars from the front.
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