Chasing Che: A Motorcycle Journey in Search of the Guevara by Patrick Symmes

By Patrick Symmes

Intrepid journalist Patrick Symmes units off on his BMW R80 G/S looking for the folk and locations in Ernesto "Che" Guevara's vintage Motorcycle Diaries, looking for his personal event in addition to the legacy of the icon Che may turn into, Symmes retraces the long run revolutionary's path.  And at the approach he runs out of gasoline in an Argentine wilderness, talks a Peruvian guerrilla out of taking him hostage, wipes out within the Andes, and, in Cuba, beverages himself blind with Che's trip accomplice, Alberto Granado.

Here is the unforgettable tale of a wanderer's quest for foodstuff, preserve, and knowledge. right here, too, is the portrait of a continent whose goals of utopia supply delivery not just to freedom opponents, but in addition to tyrants whose equipment contain torture and mass killing. Masterfully exact, insightful, unforgettable, Chasing Che transfixes us with the honour of the open highway, the place guy and computing device traverse the unknown looking for the spirit's keenest wishes.

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