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How the CIA Killed Che, The Murder of a Revolutionary - Book
How the CIA Killed Che, The Murder of a Revolutionary - Book
 
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The untold story of how the American government assassinated the world’s most
famous revolutionary

In compelling detail, two leading US civil rights attorneys recount the
extraordinary life and deliberate killing of the world’s most storied
revolutionary: Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Michael Ratner and Michael Steven
Smith survey the extraordinary trajectory of Che’s career from an early
politicization recounted in The Motorcycle Diaries, through meetings with his
compañero Fidel Castro in Mexico, his vital role in the Cuban revolution, and
his expeditions abroad to Africa and Latin America. But their focus is on
Che’s final days in Bolivia where, after months of struggle to spread the
revolution that had begun in Havana, Che was wounded, captured, and executed.
Bound and helpless, Che’s last words to his killer, a soldier in the Bolivian
Army, were: “Remember, you are killing a man.”

Referencing internal US government documentation, much of it never before
published, Ratner and Smith use their forensic skills as attorneys to analyze
the evidence and present an irrefutable case that the CIA not only knew of and
approved the execution, but was instrumental in making it happen. Cables from
the agency disavowing any US role in the murder were merely attempts to provide
plausible deniability for the Johnson administration.

The spirit of Che Guevara, as an icon and an inspiration, is as vibrant today as
it ever was. Protestors around the world continue to use his image. For anyone
drawn to his remarkable life and its violent, unlawful end, How the CIA Killed
Che will engage, anger, and educate.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad
range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the
Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the
American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome,
medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish
becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed
to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work
might not otherwise find a home.

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