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Shining Path: A History of the Millenarian War in Peru (Latin America in Translation/En Traduccion/Em Traducao)

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First published in Peru in 1990, The Shining Path was immediately hailed as one of the finest works on the insurgency that plagued that nation for over fifteen years. A richly detailed and absorbing account, it covers the dramatic years between the guerrillas' opening attack in 1980 and President Fernando Belaunde's reluctant decision to send in the military to contain the growing rebellion in late 1982. Covering the strategy, actions, successes, and setbacks of both the government and the rebels, the book shows how the tightly organized insurgency forced itself upon an unwilling society just after the transition from an authoritarian to a democratic regime.

One of Peru's most distinguished journalists, Gustavo Gorriti first covered the Shining Path movement for the leading Peruvian newsweekly, Caretas. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and an impressive array of government and Shining Path documents, he weaves his careful research into a vivid portrait of the now-jailed Shining Path leader Abimael Guzm‡n, Belaunde and his generals, and the unfolding drama of the fiercest war fought on Peruvian soil since the Chilean invasion a century before.

Synopsis:

Gorriti skillfully relates the story of Sendero members, victims, and targets, weaving together a coherent description of the movement.

Latin American Research Review One of the most informative accounts of the first phase of the insurrection launched by the Partido Comunista del Perú .

Latin American Studies Provides a brilliant indictment of the ineffective and corrupt police and intelligence services.

Times Literary Supplement Gorriti's classic account of the Sendero Luminoso retains all its immediacy and explanatory power in this fine translation.

Foreign Affairs Gorriti reminds us of the forceful impact of serious investigative reporting and the risk journalists face to reveal the truth.

José Miguel Vivanco, executive director, Americas division, Human Rights Watch

Synopsis:

A gripping account of Peru's guerrilla insurgency, known as the Shining Path, which plagued the nation for over fifteen years.

About the Author

In addition to his work for Caretas, Gustavo Gorriti has been a frequent contributor to the New York Times, the New Republic, and the Los Angeles Times. Currently, he is deputy editor of Panama's La Prensa. Robin Kirk is author of The Monkey's Paw: New Chronicles from Peru and coeditor of The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction by Robin Kirk

Preface to the English Edition

Preface

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

The Arrest

1. Return to Democracy

2. Chuschi

3. Mohammed, Mao, Macbeth

4. Expectations and the Transfer of Power

5. The Vanished Files

6. The Dogs of War

7. Guerrillas

8. The Quota

9. To Capture Weapons and Means

10. New Democracy

11. Tambo

12. The Emergency

13. Illusions

14. A City Dominated: A Blow Is Struck in Ayacucho

15. Let Us Develop the Guerrilla War

16. The Offer of Asylum to Guzmán

17. The Colloquium of the Blind: The Intelligence War

18. The Fall of Vilcashuamán

19. Party Military Thought

20. The Siege of Ayacucho

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807846766
Translator:
Kirk, Robin
Introduction:
Kirk, Robin
Author:
Gorriti, Gustavo
Author:
Kirk, Robert
Author:
Kirk, Robin
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Peru
Subject:
Guerrillas
Subject:
Guerrillas -- Peru.
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Robin Kirk; guerrilla insurgency; President Fernando Belaunde; Caretas; Abimael Guzman; Latin America in Translation/en Traduccion/em Traducao
Subject:
Robin Kirk
Subject:
guerrilla insurgency
Subject:
President Fernando Belaunde
Subject:
Caretas
Subject:
Abimael Guzman
Subject:
Latin America in Translation/en Traduccion/em Traducao
Subject:
Military-General History
Copyright:
Series:
Latin America in Translation/En Traduccion/Em Traducao
Publication Date:
February 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 18.08 oz

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Product details 320 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807846766 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Gorriti skillfully relates the story of Sendero members, victims, and targets, weaving together a coherent description of the movement.

Latin American Research Review One of the most informative accounts of the first phase of the insurrection launched by the Partido Comunista del Perú .

Latin American Studies Provides a brilliant indictment of the ineffective and corrupt police and intelligence services.

Times Literary Supplement Gorriti's classic account of the Sendero Luminoso retains all its immediacy and explanatory power in this fine translation.

Foreign Affairs Gorriti reminds us of the forceful impact of serious investigative reporting and the risk journalists face to reveal the truth.

José Miguel Vivanco, executive director, Americas division, Human Rights Watch

"Synopsis" by , A gripping account of Peru's guerrilla insurgency, known as the Shining Path, which plagued the nation for over fifteen years.
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