Hunting Che by Mitch Weiss
How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World's Most Famous Revolutionary

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The authors interviewed Mr. Rodriguez and other surviving participants of the Guevara takedown, and they used government reports, documents and Guevara’s own writings to tell this fascinating story of the hunt for Guevara...Their well-written, well-documented and fascinating book reads like a thriller.
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The hunt for Ernesto “Che” Guevera was one of the first successful U.S. Special Forces missions in history. Using government reports and documents, as well as eyewitness accounts, Hunting Che tells the untold story of how the infamous revolutionary was captured—a mission later duplicated in Afghanistan and Iraq.

As one of the architects of the Cuban Revolution, Guevera had become famous for supporting and organizing similar insurgencies in Africa and Latin America. When he turned his attention to Bolivia in 1967, the Pentagon made a decision: Che had to be stopped.

Major Ralph “Pappy” Shelton was called upon to lead the mission. Much was unknown about Che’s force in Bolivia, and the stakes were high. With a handpicked team of Green Berets, Shelton turned Bolivian peasants into a trained fighting and intelligence-gathering force.

Hunting Che follows Shelton’s American team and the newly formed Bolivian Rangers through the hunt to Che’s eventual capture and execution. With the White House and the Pentagon monitoring every move, Shelton and his team helped prevent another Communist threat from taking root in the West.

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About Mitch Weiss

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Mitch Weiss is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist for the Associated Press. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina. Kevin Maurer is an award-winning reporter who has covered special operations forces for seven years. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.
 
Published July 2, 2013 by Berkley. 321 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

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on Jun 09 2013

A slam-bang military drama whose unambiguous worldview overshadows the larger questions raised by the facts at hand.

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Reviewed by Paul Davis on Aug 06 2013

The authors interviewed Mr. Rodriguez and other surviving participants of the Guevara takedown, and they used government reports, documents and Guevara’s own writings to tell this fascinating story of the hunt for Guevara...Their well-written, well-documented and fascinating book reads like a thriller.

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