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Description - Guerrilla Movements in Latin America by Richard Gott

Che Guevara's death began a legend and closed an era. Based directly on the documents produced by the guerrillas themselves, this is the first comprehensive history of that era. In theory, immense disparity in local wealth combined with the heavy hand of "Yankee imperialism" laid the ground for revolution. In practice, however, circumstances conspired to thwart the plans of the revolutionary guerrillas. The Latin American Left was, and remains, seriously divided between Moscow-oriented Communists, Trotskyists, Maoists, pro-Cubans and simple nationalists. The rural guerrillas sought to spark off revolution through armed struggle. Yet they found themselves increasingly involved in ideological conflict with the Communists in the cities whilst rural support was rarely forthcoming with the peasants more mystified than enlightened by revolutionary rhetoric. Meanwhile, government forces, with military intelligence support from the United States, evolved steadily more efficient techniques for dealing with the guerrillas.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905422593
ISBN-10: 1905422598
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 157mm x 47mm)
Pages: 632
Imprint: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publisher: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Gott

Richard Gott is a former Latin America correspondent and features editor for The Guardian. A specialist in Latin American affairs, his books include Cuba, A New History, The Appeasers (with Martin Gilbert) and Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution.

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