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Exposing The Real Che Guevara Hardcover – Apr 24 2007

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sentinel; 1 edition (April 24 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595230270
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595230270
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.5 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,789,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

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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About the Author

<B>Humberto Fontova</B>, who left Cuba in 1961 at age seven, has written for several conservative magazines and is the author of <I>Fidel: Hollywoods Favorite Tyrant</I>. He has appeared on many radio and television shows and is active in the Cuban American community. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback
This is an excellent, well documented account of the career of a murderous and sadistic communist ideologue still idolized by so many leftists worldwide. Some day, when the Castro brothers and their henchmen are gone, all the people living on the island of Cuba will learn the full truth about Che Guevara and the cruel oppression that he represented. Not only did this evil man revel in his role of executioner, he was a racist, and absurdly incompetent as a guerrilla leader as well.
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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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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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