The Shining Path: A History of the Millenarian War in Peru / Edition 1

The Shining Path: A History of the Millenarian War in Peru / Edition 1

by Gustavo Gorriti
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807846767

ISBN-13: 9780807846766

Pub. Date: 02/22/1999

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

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

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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 Guzman, Belaunde and his generals, and the unfolding drama of the fiercest war fought on Peruvian soil since the Chilean invasion a century before.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807846766
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/22/1999
Series:
Latin America in Translation/en Traduccion/em Traducao Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

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

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