How much was the US and the CIA got involved in the execution of Che in Bolivia?
This book tells the dramatic story of the United States government’s response to Guevara’s ill-starred insurgency in Bolivia in 1967.
Historian Henry Butterfield Ryan argues that Guevara’s life must be re-evaluated in light of secret documents released by the CIA, the State Department, the Pentagon and the National Security Council.
This dramatic account of the last days of Che Guevara is sure to appeal to scholars and students of United States foreign policy, Latin American history, military history, and to all others interested in this modern revolutionary’s remarkable life.
Miami Herald: "As a behind-the-scenes look into the issues and personalities that shaped U.S. foreign policy for Latin America... is fascinating.”
Journal of Military History: "This work is well researched, utilizing Cuban, U.S., and Bolivian sources, and is a cracking good read."
Washington Monthly: "Ryan offers a thoughtful critique of both the operational and intelligence-gathering aspects of the U.S. intervention against the Cuban intervention in Bolivia... He enlivens his narrative with vivid portraits of the two American officials who played key parts in the hunt for Guevara... This is a welcome addition to the literature on both Che Guevara and U.S. intervention in Latin America."