[Ebook] Chasing Che: A Motorcycle Journey in Search of the Guevara Legend By Patrick Symmes – Sigilo.us

[Ebook] Chasing Che: A Motorcycle Journey in Search of the Guevara Legend By Patrick Symmes – Sigilo.us
  • Paperback
  • Chasing Che: A Motorcycle Journey in Search of the Guevara Legend
  • Patrick Symmes
  • English
  • 11 February 2017
  • 9781841192918

Chasing Che: A Motorcycle Journey in Search of the Guevara LegendIn 1952, 24 Year Old Ernesto Guevara Left His Native Argentina To Motorcycle The Back Roads Of South America Eight Months Later, Ernesto Returned Transformed Into Che The Revolutionary His Account Of That Journey, Motorcycle Diaries, Has Become A Classic.

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10 thoughts on “Chasing Che: A Motorcycle Journey in Search of the Guevara Legend

  1. says:

    I really liked this Patrick is funny and it reminds me of being in South America and all the good, and bad, experiences a gringo can have including Gringo Fits and being at the mercy of nature The author is 6.2 and looks like a cast member from the Hills Have eyes so some of the South Americans were wary of him He did some good interviews that shed some genuinely new light of Che s travels and clari...

  2. says:

    Everyone has heard the popular phrase, Never judge a person until you ve walked a mile in their shoes Well, many people throughout history have judged those gone before us, especially those who went on to change the course of history Ernesto Che Guevara Jr was one of those people After growing up in Argentina, he took a soon to be famous motorcycle journey with his friend and compatriot, Alberto Granado, into the deep plains and undeveloped areas of Latin America During that journey he witnesses abject poverty and suffering of the indigenous people By the time he returned, seeds of political and revolutionary discourse were germinating in his soul and they would very soon sprout and give rise to the man everyone came to know only as Che Even years after his execution by a one man firing squad, scholars and modern day revolutionaries alike have attempted to explain and understand who the man was, but very few of them remembered that famous parable above, and those who did remember, didn t take it to heart like Patrick Symmes.Chasing Che is a documentary tale of travel, both physical and intellectual, that follows Symmes as he saddl...

  3. says:

    I recently read The Motorcycle Diaries Notes on a Latin American Journey, a few years after purchasing this book Reading Che Guevara s own words about his journey through South America gave just the right amount of context for Patrick Symmes s own travel experience, following Che and his traveling companion s footsteps almost 45 years later on a German built motorcycle.Symmes opines a lot on Che s legacy, and although he s sympathetic, he s not a dyed in the wool Marxist fangirl He allows a lot of necessary criticism of Che s legacy as well as his actions in life He is perfectly frank dealing with Che s egoism, which helped fuel his downfall, and with Che s unrealistic idealism, which definitely did.Most of the book, however, is Symmes s own journey He encounters fewer personal travails than Che, but has his share of harrowing experiences I found his tangential account of meeting Shining Path guerrillas in a Peruvian prison to be fascinatin...

  4. says:

    De Toqueville s journey has had a number of replications, the best of which I am aware is American Journey Traveling With Tocqueville in Search of Democracy in America by Richard Reeves There are also many retracements for Lewis and Clark, discoverers voyages and aspects of the US westward migration I know of one attempt for China s Long March The Long March The True History of Communist China s Founding Myth.Symmes, unlike other replicators, uses the transportation mode of his subject Because of this he can better understand Che s exposure to the elements, dependence on fuel availability, dependence on improvised mechanical repairs, altitude changes and physiological reactions to irregular meals and food of questionable origin.While Reeves could only seek out counterparts of de Toqueville s acquaintances and interviewees, Symmes could and did meet some of the principals of Che s journey Early in his trip he meets Che s first fiancee and at the end he meets Che s traveling companion, Alberto Granado These are good reports, but the reader can hunger for It s notable, in today s competitive world, for a journalist to show discretion, but hopefully, Symme s full interviews and impressions will be available to l...

  5. says:

    This is a well written book I read it first because it is an on the road and motorcycle diaries book combining my 2 favourite shelves As road tale it stands alone on it s merits Lots of adventure and mishappery, over interesting geography and described with a pro s skill.His travels were driven by the focus of Che s original wandering both literally and figuratively I understand that Symmes had made a name on Latin American politics by he had clearly done quite a bit of Che Granado research to prepare for the trek On the route, he was tenacious at ferreting out the people and places on his hidden hit list for the trip He knit his contemporary events, and personal political ruminations with the landmarks, events etc from the Che Granado diaries of the original The bonehead who opined here on Goodreads, that Patrick Symmes fails to intertwine his story with Che s and thus recounts two parallel stories is just plain wrong.Most of the Symmes effort I found interesting and entertaining, even though I didn t always agree I found his explorations of the political contexts also interesting, and he seemed genuinely tryin...

  6. says:

    Perfect book to read while on a road trip through Patagonia and after reading Motorcycle Diaries Symmes, Che and I drove almost exactly the same route trough South America though I went further south and Che went further east into Venezuela and Symmes, batting clean up after Che came though, recounts the social changes in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Bolivia that were the result or were influenced by Che and other socialist leftist revolutions in the middle of the 20th century Symmes does a great job describing the history and providing a lens through which to understand the current social structure and conditions of the countries he visits I don t think I ve ever said these words here, but I highly recommend this book for anyone who is planning a trip to South America Fortunately for the people in the countries described, the social unrest, revolts and instability has largely gone the way of extreme leftist politics, but the echo is there And you can t understand the echo without und...

  7. says:

    I had to read this for a Latin American culture class in college and thought I was at risk of being bored out of my mind While certain parts of this book certainly could have been moved along a little faster, it is extremely interesting how the author helps us understand the Che Guevara legend while at the same time showing us the journey he we...

  8. says:

    One of my favorite travel writers on an interesting motorcycle journey through South America Symmes is a great writer and is especially insightful into the Latin psyche Some serious flashes of brilliance in the prose and the notion of following Che s motorcycle trip is a gr...

  9. says:

    I found this book interesting, but not necessarily engaging He is a good writer and I assume a decent journalist But there is something that stopped me getting really enthralled into the book Perhaps it is just that I have never had a huge interest in South American political history and you may need that to fully appreciate this It did give me an interesting in...

  10. says:

    I loved the description and the narrative However, the book got way too slow halfway through.

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