Che Guevara's first wife, Hilda Gadea paints a personal portrait of the legendary figure, revealing the romantic wanderer, philosopher, doting suitor, and father within the firebrand revolutionary. Ernesto Guevara and Hilda Gadea met in Guatemala as members of the political-exile community. Gadea was with Che during the tumultuous period in his life that turned him from an intellectual theorist to a dedicated revolutionary. Hilda shared Che's revolutionary ideals, guided and inspired him intellectually, helped shape his convictions, and introduced him to Fidel Castro, a meeting that would change the history of Cuba forever. Against this backdrop, Gadea offers insight into their long courtship, four years of marriage, and the birth of their daughter, Hildita. Including letters from Che to his dear Hildita during his travels, this account by the women who knew him best sheds new light on the man remembered as one of the best-loved icons of the twentieth century.
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