Diary of a Combatant

The diary of the revolution that made Che a legend

Ernesto Che Guevara

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This is the never-before published diary that Che Guevara kept during the revolutionary war in Cuba’s Sierra Maestra after he joined Fidel Castro in the struggle to overthrow the Batista dictatorship that led to the 1959 revolution.

Comprised of several small notebooks, Che’s diary has now been meticulously transcribed by his widow, Aleida March, revealing the Argentine’s transformation from troop doctor to the legendary revolutionary leader.

It was this diary on which Che based his famous Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War.

Like all his diaries—from his early Motorcycle Diaries and its sequel, Latin America Diaries, through to his final Bolivian Diary—this is an extraordinary example of Che’s great literary gift, his candor and political acuity.

358 pages | ISBN 978-0-9870779-4-3