Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life - Chapter 1-2 Summary & Analysis

Jon Lee Anderson
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Chapter 1-2 Summary and Analysis

Ernesto Che Guevara was born in 1928, on either May 14 or June 14. His mother had been three months pregnant when she married and then left Buenos Aires. The baby was born in Rosario with the date of birth stated falsely as June 14 so their families wouldn't know she was pregnant when she married. They used part of Celia's inheritance to buy land to grow yerba mate, the national drink that is like tea. They returned to Buenos Aires in 1929 for business reasons when Celia was due to give birth to their second child. Che's father had an interest in the family shipyard whose business was suffering from the financial mismanagement of his cousin. A fire destroyed the shipyard and Guevara lost his inheritance and now had to live on Celia's inheritance and the income from the yerba mate farm.

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