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The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey By Che Guevara

The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
by Che Guevara

Che Guevara's diaries charting his motorcycle odyssey from Argentina through Chile and Peru ending finally in Venezuela.
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The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey Summary


An expanded and freshly translated edition of the cult bestseller, for a new generation of Che Guevara fans. 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 twenty-three-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. During his travels through Argentina, Chile, Peru and Venezuela, Che's main concerns are where the next drink is coming from, where the next bed is to be found and who might be around to share it. Che becomes a stowaway, a fireman and a football coach; he sometimes falls in love and frequently falls off the motorbike. Within a decade the whole world would know his name. His trip might have been an adventure of a lifetime -- had his lifetime not turned into a much greater adventure.; Features exclusive, unpublished photos taken by the 23-year old Ernesto on his journey across the continent.; and a tender preface by Aleida Guevara, offering an insightful perspetive on her father -- the man and the icon.

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Sku
GOR001279280
Title
The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Year published
Number of pages
176
ISBN 10
0007182228
ISBN 13
9780007182220
Prizes
N/A
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