The Fall of Che Guevara : A Story of Soldiers, Spies, and Diplomats
This book tells the story-for the first time-of the United States government's response to Guevara's ill-starred insurgency in Bolivia in 1967.
Henry Butterfield Ryan argues that Guevara's life must be re-evaluated in light of secret documents only recently released by the CIA, the State Department, the Pentagon, and the National Security Council.
Ryan's dramatic account of the last days of Che Guevara is sure to appeal to scholars and students of United Statesforeign policy, Latin American history, military history, and to all others interested in this modern revolutionary's remarkable life. "Ryan offers a thoughtful critique of both the operational and intelligence-gathering aspects of the US intervention against the Cuban intervention in Bolivia....[He] enlivens his narrative with vivid portraits of the two American officials who played key parts in the hunt for Guevara....[This] is a welcome addition to the literature on both Che Guevara and US intervention in Latin America."-The Washington Monthly
1KBB USA, 1KLSL Bolivia, 3JJPK c 1960 to c 1970, HBJK History of the Americas, HBLW3 Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, JPA Political science & theory, JPWL Terrorism, armed struggle, JWDG Irregular or guerrilla forces & warfare