The Motorcycle Diaries

The Motorcycle Diaries

Notes on a Latin American Journey

By Ernesto Che Guevara; Cintio Vitier (Introduction by); Aleida Guevara (Preface by)

Ocean Press (AU), Paperback, 9781876175702, 170pp.

Publication Date: August 2003


The bestselling adventure story, soon to become a Robert Redford motion picture.

About the Author
Ernesto Che Guevara (1928 1967) was born in Rosario, Argentina, and became attracted to Marxist theory after witnessing the conditions in South America as a young medical student. He went on to serve as a military advisor to Fidel Castro and as guerrilla commander against Batista forces during the Cuban Revolution. After Castro s insurgent victory, he served in various posts but left the Cuban government to take the ideas of the Cuban revolution around the world. He later took part in guerrilla action in Bolivia, where he was executed by government forces. Nearly a half century after his death, Che remains a potent revolutionary and cultural figure.

Aleida Guevara is the eldest daughter of Ernesto Che Guevara and Aleida March. She works as a pediatric specialist in childhood allegies in a Havana hospital and is a spokesperson for the anti-globalization movement.