Chasing Che: A Motorcycle Journey in Search of the Guevara Legend

Chasing Che: A Motorcycle Journey in Search of the Guevara Legend by Patrick Symmes 0375702652 9780375702655
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Intrepid journalist Patrick Symmes sets off on his BMW R80 G/S in search of the people and places in Ernesto Che Guevaras classicMotorcycle Diaries, seeking out his own adventure as well as the legacy of the icon Che would become, Symmes retraces the future revolutionarys path.And on the way he runs out of gas in an Argentine desert, talks a Peruvian guerrilla out of taking him hostage, wipes out in the Andes, and, in Cuba, drinks himself blind with Ches travel partner, Alberto Granado. Here is the unforgettable story of a wanderers quest for food, shelter, and wisdom. Here, too, is the portrait of a continent whose dreams of utopia give birth not only to freedom fighters, but also to tyrants whose methods include torture and mass killing. Masterfully detailed, insightful, unforgettable,Chasing Chetransfixes us with the glory of the open road, where man and machine traverse the unknown in search of the spirits keenest desires.

Author: Patrick Symmes

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 320

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 2000-02-15


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