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

Most Helpful

Good coverage without politics

Good coverage of material and facts without getting lost in arguments. I think this book would be enjoyed by anyone regardless of their feelings about Che or the CIA. I think it was fair and not meant to politicize. Very interesting.
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- McConnell

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.