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Berger, John. "Che Guevara." In The Look of Things: Essays by John Berger, edited by Nikos Stangos, pp. 42-53. New York: The Viking Press, 1974.

Focuses on events surrounding Guevara's death. Berger considers, in particular, the meaning of the recorded images of Guevara following his execution by the Bolivian army in 1967.

Ebon, Martin. Che: The Making of a Legend. New York: Universe Books, 1969, 216 p.

Biographical study focusing on Guevara's career as a revolutionary activist.

Gerassi, John. Introduction to Venceremos! The Speeches and Writings of Ernesto Che Guevara, edited by John Gerassi, pp. 1-22. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1968.

Surveys Guevara's political career, noting that Che "was primarily a doer, a revolutionary activist."

James, Daniel. Introduction to The Complete Bolivian Diaries of Che Guevara and Other Captured Documents, edited by Daniel James, pp. 11-69. New York: Stein and Day, 1968.

Analyzes "the background and course of the Bolivian campaign so that the reader will be able to grasp the import of the diaries and documents which make up the rest of the book."

―――――. Che Guevara: A Biography. New York: Stein and Day, 1969, 380 p.

Biographical study that concludes with an assessment of Guevara's political influence.


"Already a Legend." The Economist 228, No. 6522 (24 August 1968): 36.

Favorable reviews of Guevara's Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War, translated by Victoria Ortiz, and Venceremos! The Speeches and Writings of Ernesto Che Guevara, edited by John Gerassi.

Lowy, Michael. The Marxism of Che Guevara; Philosophy, Economics, and Revolutionary Warfare. Translated by Brian Pearce. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1973, 127 p.

Provides an overview of Guevara's life and career. Lowy attempts "to show that Guevara's ideas constitute a coherent whole, and are built on the basic premises of Marxism-Leninism, their philosophical, humanistic, ethical, economic, sociological, political, and military themes, all closely linked together." The critic also discusses Guevara's contributions to Marxism and those points on which he differs from other contemporary communist leaders.

MacIntyre, Alasdair C. "Marxism of the Will." In his Against the Self-Images of the Age: Essays on Ideology and Philosophy, pp. 70-5. New York: Schocken Books, 1971.

Investigates Guevara's unique perspective on Marxist-Leninist theory, arguing that "in Guevara, although questions of organisation are treated with intellectual respect, it is the voluntarist component of Leninism which is appealed to as never before." This essay first appeared in Partisan Review in 1969.

Yglesias, Jose. "Book Marks." The Nation 207, No. 10 (30 September 1968): 316-18.

Reviews several collections of the works of Guevara, including Venceremosl, Che Guevara Speaks, and The Diary of Che Guevara.

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