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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" Guevara's classic Motorcycle Diaries, seeking out his own adventure as well as the legacy of the icon Che would become, Symmes retraces the future revolutionary's 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 Che's travel partner, Alberto Granado.
Here is the unforgettable story of a wanderer's 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 Che transfixes us with the glory of the open road, where man and machine traverse the unknown in search of the spirit's keenest desires.
Title: Chasing Che : A Motorcycle Journey in Search of the Guevara Legend
Publisher: Random House Inc: 2000/02/01 00:00:00.000
ISBN Number: 0375702652
ISBN Number 13: 9780375702655
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Used - Good
Item: 0.60 Item
Seller ID: 299332
Description: Symmes,Patrick Chasing Che: A Motorcycle Journey In Search Of The Guevara Legend Light edge and corner wear. Light creases to cover. Pages still clean and tight. All U.S. orders shiiped with tracking number and e-mail confirmation. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers.