Sunday, December 9, 2012

Che Guevara: You Win or You Die by Stuart A. Kallen-ADVISABLE

Kallen, Stuart A., Che Guevara: You Win or You Die. Twenty-First Century Books, 2013. Pgs. 88. INFORMATION

On October 9, 1967 a man named Che Guevara was assassinated at the age of 39 by Mario TerĂ¡n, a sergeant in the Bolivian army. Who was he? An Argentinian revolutionary, Guevara’s death had mixed reactions from many people. His actions helped to overthrow a brutally repressive dictatorship in Cuba in 1959. His anti-capitalist movement sought to strip big businesses of their land and power. He wanted to set up socialist systems to spread wealth and resources among ordinary workers all around the world. Why was he assassinated? How did the fiercely independent and internationally admired revolutionary wind up being held captive in a Bolivian village? How did his story become a legend?

A good, eye-catching, easy to follow format for reluctant and avid readers of non-fiction. The photos and extra primary sources included add a lot to the book. Readers who are interested in revolutionaries or need to do a biography report will enjoy reading this book. Included are a timeline, glossary, source notes, a bibliography, and an index. MS, HS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

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