New York: Random House, 1971. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's vermillion cloth over olive paper-covered boards, spine stamped in silver, upper board blindstamped, top edge stained lime, original illustrated dust jacket.
Biography of "Tania the Guerrilla" by Cuban journalists Marta Rojas and Mirta Rodríguez Calderón. Born Tamara Bunke, the dedicated Communist moved to Cuba after meeting Che Guevera in her home country of East Germany. Becoming involved with the Cuban revolutionary movement, Bunke adopted the nom de guerre "Tania" while preparing for Che’s failed guerilla expedition to Bolivia. Considered "a hero of the Cuban Revolution" by Fidel Castro and the only woman to fight alongside Bolivian Marxist rebels, Tania died in action during Operation Fantasma in 1967. This scrapbook-style portrait provides depth and intimate insight into her life through private correspondence, testimonies and reminiscences by friends, family, and comrades, alongside personal snapshots and ephemera. With an introduction by politician and guerrilla Bolivian Guido Perredo, aka Major Inti, who describes Tania as "an example to women everywhere." First printing, with "First Edition" stated above a number row beginning with the numeral 2, as was the publisher's convention until 1975. Light shelfwear, dustiness to top edge of textblock; some edgewear and rubbing to unclipped dust jacket. Very good. Item #4301