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

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The young Che Guevara’s lively and highly entertaining travel diary, now a popular movie and a New York Times bestseller. This new, expanded edition features exclusive, unpublished photos taken by the 23-year-old Ernesto on his journey across a continent, and a tender preface by Aleida Guevara, offering an insightful perspective on the man and the icon.

Also available in Spanish: DIARIOS DE MOTOCICLETA (978-1-920888-11-4)

Features of this edition include:

A preface by Che Guevara’s daughter Aleida
Introduction by Cintio Vintier, well-known Latin American poet
Photos & maps from the original journey
Postcript: Che’s personal reflections on his formative years: “A child of my environment.”  

Published in association with the Che Guevara Studies Center, Havana


Title : The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
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ISBN : 1876175702
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 175 pages


Lit Bug rated it ★★★★☆

September 29, 2013

I have always been intrigued by this charismatic, utterly good-looking, athletic man who was instrumental to the toppling of the Cuban government, and who is now largely forgotten, remembered only as a mythological figure in legends about faraway lands. Suddenly this May, I chanced upon a biograp...

Riku rated it ★★★☆☆

April 27, 2014

These Diary notes provide us with an ernest and fetching account of a young Che, a middle-class kid, not yet embarked on the violent and heroic road that stretched past these early trails. Not particularly educational or insightful, but yet strangely moving. The carefree bikers turn into compassi...

Ana rated it ★★★★☆

June 12, 2017

Why haven't I read this before? Why am I always the last to know everything? Apparently there's also a movie. I must have been living under a rock. "The future belongs to the people, and gradually, or in one strike, they will take power, here and in every country. The terrible thing is the people...

Alex rated it ★★★★★

September 20, 2017

Che Guevara was a doctor, a revolutionary, extremely hot, and the subject of the most t-shirts worn by people who do not understand them ever. Here's the young Che Guevara's chronicle of motorcycle crashes - nine in one day, great job! - on his busted ass motorcycle over busted ass roads, until th...

Momina rated it ★★★★☆

February 11, 2015

"This is not a story of incredible heroism, or merely the narrative of a cynic; at least I do not mean it to be. It is a glimpse of two lives that ran parallel for a time, with similar hopes and convergent dreams." At times I mourn the inadequacy of the written word and how poor of an approximat...

Ash rated it ★★★★☆

May 12, 2016

I wanted to read this book so badly, mainly because I wanted to read about Che. He is such a popular icon and you see so many people wearing t-shirts with his image on them etc. I knew very little about him and that was the main reason for picking up this book. I would say I read more from Wikipe...

Hussein rated it ★★★★★

June 05, 2017

قبل از اینکه چگوارا به رهبر انقلاب کوبا بدل شود، یک دانشجوی پزشکی درونگرا بود که در بوینس آیرس زندگی ساده ای داشت.زندگی او در سال 1952 دچار تحول شد، علی رغم اینکه تا فارغ التحصیلی اش چیزی نمانده بود، تصمیم گرفت تا از درس خواندن دست بکشد و به دوستاش آلبرتو گرانادو، برای سفری در دل قاره ی آمریکا مل...

Shovelmonkey1 rated it ★★★☆☆

May 01, 2012

Sometimes my job sees me heading off to the worst kind of places (chemical works and sewage plants being two prime examples), however sometimes the gods just smile down and I find myself being sent somewhere really good. Really good, like where? Well, I'll tell you. I've been sent to work in a li...

Nikhil rated it ★★★★☆

November 25, 2013

This is a book which everybody in their 20s need to read. At a time when everyone is trying to settle down into a career which would reap harvests eventually, where you dream of going on your dream trips eventually, where you would want to read that book or draw the painting or write the poem, ev...

Mahendra rated it ★★★★★

June 26, 2012

His account begins: This is not a story of heroic feats, or merely the narrative of a cynic; at least I do not mean it to be. It is a glimpse of two lives running parallel for a time, with similar hopes and convergent dreams. In nine months of a man’s life he can think a lot of things, from the l...

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