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Che Guevara Bio?

Asked by MetroGnome217 (311points) April 13th, 2010

Hey guys-
For a project, I want to discuss whether Che Guevara was a “terrorist” or a “revolutionary”. I need to read a biography.
Can anyone recommend an unbiased biography that would help with my paper?

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Chongalicious's avatar

To get his whole story you would of coure have to include tidbits about Fidel Castro.

But I think it’d come out better if you researched yourself, though.

MetroGnome217's avatar

I want to research it, what book should i use??

zophu's avatar

Jon Lee Anderson’s Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life seems to be the most popular.

YARNLADY's avatar

What I would do is type the name in my search box and then read several of the entries. I use Goodsearch because they donate to my favorite charity for every search I enter.

RedPowerLady's avatar

You could always watch the new documentary movie “Che”. It could give you a starting point.

I usually don’t favor movies over research and reading, I’m not saying I do in this case either. But it is a good start.

zophu's avatar

Here’s a documentary that features the author I mentioned above:

Chongalicious's avatar

Here is one resource I used for a project I did on him; got an A :)

SeventhSense's avatar

No he was just a t shirt model.

tranquilsea's avatar

For a movie version of his early life (I am not certain how factual it is but you should always check the veracity of anything) you should check out The Motorcycle Diaries.

bea2345's avatar

Don’t people go to the library any more? One of the things we librarians are good at, is collocating materials on any given subject. From your query, what you need is an annotated bibliography of Che Guevara.

zophu's avatar

@bea2345 You’re like a human Google. With less ads, less misinformation and less porn. People should go to their libraries more, though, you’re right.

mammal's avatar

If you accept the premise of this question you could also include George Washington, Oliver Cromwell, Simon Bolivar et al, as potential terrorists, personally i think it is a non starter.

zophu's avatar

Yeah, I was thinking something along those lines as well, @mammal

bea2345's avatar

Perhaps you could begin your paper by defining your terms. A revolutionary is not always a terrorist, and vice versa. Another idea to consider is that the terrorist is probably that because he is operating from a position of weakness (think of Yasser Arafat).

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