The Che Handbook

This small-format collection—everything from photos of Che Guevara to famous (and not so famous) art inspired by him—is part biography, part encyclopedia and part cultural history. While it’s organized in a biographical style, divided into sections from each part of his life, it’s got a layout designed for the short-attention-span, Web-overloaded reader. Expect no in-depth analysis of his life and its meaning; instead, Barrio and Jenkins provide quick hits (and plenty of visuals). The photographs and art represented in the final section of the book (titled “Legend”) all seem to feature that one iconic photo, but there are many more here. For a serious history, go to Jon Lee Anderson’s Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. To get a sense of the man’s style, pick up The Che Handbook.