Che Guevara and the Mountain of Silver

Che Guevara and the Mountain of Silver : By bicycle and train through South America

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In her brand-new travelogue, intrepid ex-headmistress and bestselling author Anne Mustoe dusts off the bicycle clips once more and embarks on a remarkable journey through South America. Following in the bike tracks of Che Guevara, Anne retraces the route this iconic revolutionary figure once tread, as documented in the famous Motorcycle Diaries. A second route takes her to Potosi, the highest city in the world, as she travels to the Mountain of Silver. Beautifully written and wonderfully evocative, Che Guevara and the Mountain of Silver charts an epic journey by bike and train through South America's most colourful and historically interesting more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1x8 b/w illustration section
  • 0753512742
  • 9780753512746
  • 411,728

About Anne Mustoe

Anne Mustoe read Classics at Cambridge and was the headmistress of a girls' school in Suffolk until 1987, when she left her job and embarked on her first solo journey around the world by bicycle. She is an established travel writer with a substantial following who lectures regularly on her more

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"Evocative reading" * Observer * "Written by a real traveller" * Wanderlust *show more

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"Evocative reading"show more

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In her latest travelogue, Anne Mustoe follows in the bike-tracks of Che Guevara as she travels - by bicycle, bus and rail - through South America, from Buenos Aires, through Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. 55 years before her, the young Che had set off from the same starting point astride his friend's ramshackle 550cc Norton. It would be the beginning of a life-changing journey and a decisive episode in his rise to revolutionary icon. Anne's wisdom of age is a touching counterpoint to Che's idealism of youth, though the area's politics are as inescapable as ever when Anne witnesses the funeral of Augusto Pinochet. Swapping bike for train, Anne embarks on a remarkable rail journey high into the clouds of the Bolivian Altiplano, before catching a bus to the highest city in the world - Potosi - and the famous Cerro Rico: the Mountain of Silver. Anne's captivating story is steeped in the history, politics and breathtaking landscape of South America, and will prove an enchanting read for anyone fascinated by this potentially wealthy continent and its rich variety of people. Praise for Anne Mustoe: 'Evocative reading' Observer 'Her wry sense of humour is one of the great charms of Lone Traveller' Daily Telegraph 'A book about the true spirit found in real travellers, written by a real traveller' Wanderlustshow more

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36 ratings
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4 25% (9)
3 36% (13)
2 28% (10)
1 8% (3)
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