The most comprehensive selection of Che Guevara's writings in an expanded edition. Recognized as one of Time's 'icons of the 20th century', Che Guevara became a legend in his own time and has now reemerged as a political symbol of a new generation of political activists. More than a guerrilla strategist, Che Guevara made a profound and lasting contribution to revolutionary theory, as is demonstrated in this new, expanded edition of the Che Guevara Reader. This Reader includes four sections: the Cuban revolutionary war (1956-58); the years in government in Cuba (1959-65); Guevara's views of the major international issues of the time, especially a vision of the Latin American revolution; and a selection of letters written by Guevara, including his farewell letters to Fidel Castro and his children and family. The Che Guevara Reader has been prepared in association with the Che Guevara Studies Centre of Havana, Cuba. The most authoritative collection to date of the work of primary material on Cuba and Latin America in the 1950s and 1960s. Ernesto Che Guevara ERNESTO "CHE" GUEVARA (June 14, 1928–October 9, 1967), was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, politician, author, physician, military theorist, and guerrilla leader. His life, legacy, and ideas have attracted a great deal of interest from historians, artists, film makers, musicians, biographers and activists.