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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 t...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 22nd 1999 by University of North Carolina Press
(first published January 1999)
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