Document Type

Book Review


Women biographers, Margaret Randall, Lucia Alvarez de Toledo, Helen Yaffe, Ernesto Che Guevara, Argentina, Cuba, Cuban Revolution, Cubanists, Cubanologists, Socialism, Internationalism, Marxist economics, Revolution


Economic History | Economics | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Geography | Latin American History | Latin American Languages and Societies | Latin American Studies | Political Science


In the last five years, three women have written biographies of Ernesto "Che" Guevara after decades of his life story being solidly in the hands of men. The question is: do women write biography differently?

Article Number


Publication Date

Fall 2014


Margaret Randall, Che on my mind (Duke University Press, 2013).

Lucia Alvarez de Toledo, The story of Che Guevara (Harper Collins, 2011).

Helen Yaffe, Che Guevara: The Economics of Revolution (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).