The definitive, authorized version of Che's manifesto on revolution - including his final revisions - completed just before his death. It is both an incisive handbook and an invaluable historical source. "Home will be the open sky...each guerrilla fighter is ready to die not just to defend an idea, but to make that idea a reality." Ernesto "Che" Guevara remains one of the world's most iconic political and revolutionary figures.
In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on 'La Poderosa', the Powerful One: a 500cc Norton. One of them was the 23-year-old Che Guevara. Written eight years before the Cuban Revolution, these are Che's diaries - full of disasters and discoveries, high drama, low comedy and laddish improvisations.
The people of Cuba struggled against immense odds to emerge victorious from years of brutal dictatorship and poverty in 1959. This is Che Guevara's classic eyewitness account of the transformation of a country and also the transformation of Che himself - from a troop doctor to a revolutionary leader, who would become one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century.
'Home will be the open sky ... each guerrilla fighter is ready to die not just to defend an idea, but to make that idea a reality.' Che Guevara remains one of the world's most iconic political and revolutionary figures. Fascinating to admirers and adversaries alike, he captured the minds of millions with his leadership and his belief in guerrilla warfare as the only effective agent to achieve political change.