New Book Highlights the Life and the Path of a Man Launched to Stardom

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Author Marcos A. Alvarez presents an objective analysis of the life and trajectory of Ernesto Che Guevara as a revolutionary icon.

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A foremost personage of the Cuban Revolution with stylized features that became a universal countercultural emblem of rebellion and worldwide insignia within popular culture, Ernest Che Guevara remains both an admired and detested historical icon, as written and depicted in a multitude of biographic accounts, memoirs, treatises, documentaries, songs, and films. In a comprehensive narrative, author Marcos A. Alvarez offers substantial information to his readers as explores the life and path of this man launched to stardom in ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA: Mythical Revolutionary or Historical Fraud.

This book is a compilation of facts, and ideas expressed by Guevara in his own speeches, essays, interviews, working papers, diary, and others from conversations of family members, friends, subordinates, and Fidel Castro, including information from his best-known biographers and supporters’ persuasive works published in Cuba and out, after Che’s death in Bolivia. Divided into 11 interesting chapters, this book walks the readers through the significant events of his childhood and adolescence, his personal information, his philosophical formation, life as an economist, understanding how the value theory works according to Guevara’s opinion, the Central Planning (Planificación) of the economy, his concepts on foreign trade, banking, money, and Socialism, his abilities as a rebel as well as his book “Guerrilla Warfare (Guerra de Guerrillas)”, and so much more.

In ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA: Mythical Revolutionary or Historical Fraud, Alvarez has written a highly informative, thought-provoking summary and analysis of the life and trajectory of the man launched to stardom—or as a revolutionary icon. This book will appeal to those who want to know more about Guevara’s life and how he made an impact in the world’s history.

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About the Author
Marcos A. Alvarez graduated from the University of Havana as public accountant and attorney, in addition to managing his family business since he was a young man until after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. He had the opportunity to know personally many of the individuals that during this crucial time leading and during of the revolution had a role in the shaping path of democracy ardently desired by the country but betrayed. After coming to the United States, Dr. Alvarez received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Doctorate in Law from New York State University, Marist College. Professionally, he have had fulfilling practice and personally, pursued his passion, history, culminating in researching and analyzing material being published about a period he knows well. His experience in the educational field identifies the need to have a balance dose of facts, documentation, and evidence to develop and maintain a level of critical thinking that reinforces responsibility to uphold the truth.

ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA * by Marcos A. Alvarez
Mythical Revolutionary or Historical Fraud
Publication Date: February 12, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 219 pages; 978-1-4797-6372-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 219 pages; 978-1-4797-6373-3
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-6374-0
Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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