The Fall of Che Guevara

  • by Henry Butterfield Ryan
  • Narrated by Richard McGonagle
  • 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This book tells the story, for the first time, of the United States government's response to Guevara's ill-starred insurgency in Bolivia in 1967. Henry Butterfield Ryan argues that Guevara's life must be re-evaluated in light of secret documents only recently released by the CIA, the State Department, the Pentagon, and the National Security Council.Ryan's dramatic account of the last days of Che Guevara is sure to appeal to scholars and students of United States foreign policy, Latin American history, military history, and to all others interested in this modern revolutionary's remarkable life.


What the Critics Say

"The Fall of Che Guevara has the merit of being both original and brief. It consists largely of a trawl through the American archives, in the wake of the Freedom of Information Act, to discover what the various U.S. government agencies really knew, and thought, and did about Guevara." (London Review of Books)


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Customer Reviews

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Nothing to do with Che!

Not worth your time. The author claims poverty in a far too lengthy introduction and then preceeds to tell the story as the US goverment would have you see it. There is more character development of actors that had nothing to do with the account than with the major players. My guess is that Mr. Ryan got paid on the side to write this.
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- Rober

Poorly read

This is an interesting story of the subject albeit from a US government viewpoint. What detracts from the overall experience is the reader who under-emphasises the ends of sentences so as to make it often hard to understand in the sometimes inevitably noisy backgrounds where one listens to talking books(e.g in a car.) Still a worthwhile listen for those interested in Che Guevara.
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- Andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.