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The Resource The shining path : love, madness, and revolution in the Andes, Orin Starn and Miguel La Serna

The shining path : love, madness, and revolution in the Andes, Orin Starn and Miguel La Serna

Label
The shining path : love, madness, and revolution in the Andes
Title
The shining path
Title remainder
love, madness, and revolution in the Andes
Statement of responsibility
Orin Starn and Miguel La Serna
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A narrative history of the unlikely Maoist rebellion that terrorized Peru long after the fall of global communism. The tale of the Shining Path may be the most gripping saga in modern Latin American history, but its full story has never been told. Described by a U.S. State Department cable as 'cold-blooded and bestial,' this band of Marxist-Leninist-Maoist revolutionaries mounted a guerrilla war in the 1980s that led to more than 60,000 deaths or disappearances. At its helm was the professor-turned-revolutionary Abimael Guzmán, who launched his quixotic insurrection based on outmoded, dogmatic ideology alongside two women: his charismatic young wife, Augusta La Torre, and the formidable Elena Iparaguirre, who abandoned her family to join the war. Orin Starn and Miguel La Serna's narrative also introduces the mountain villagers who organized a fierce resistance, the mercurial black activist María Elena Moyano, and the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Mario Vargas Llosa. Dramatic and engaging, The Shining Path takes the reader into the heart of this brutal rebellion, and the lives and country it nearly destroyed"--
Summary
Recounts the Maoist rebellion by a group called Shining Path, which took place in Peru starting in May 1980 and resulted in the deaths of nearly seventy thousand Peruvians
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10774348
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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Starn, Orin
Dewey number
985.06/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F3448.2
LC item number
.S73 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
La Serna, Miguel
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sendero Luminoso (Guerrilla group)
  • Peru
  • Peru
  • Revolutions
  • Guerrilla warfare
  • Terrorism
  • Guerrillas
  • Revolutionaries
  • Communists
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
love, madness, and revolution in the Andes
Label
The shining path : love, madness, and revolution in the Andes, Orin Starn and Miguel La Serna
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The train to Machu Picchu -- A tree can be a weapon -- Comrade Norah -- The great rupture -- First blood -- The lynching -- Inquest in the Andes -- Shouting in the rocks -- The Queen of Villa -- The shining trench -- The Party Congress -- The death of Comrade Norah -- The revolution comes to Villa -- A fish out of water -- Ghostbusters -- The clever frog -- The birthday party -- A death foretold -- The wolf and the whale -- Fat cheeks, affirmative! -- The silence of the lambs
Control code
2018054651
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393292800
Lccn
2018054651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1037810901
Label
The shining path : love, madness, and revolution in the Andes, Orin Starn and Miguel La Serna
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The train to Machu Picchu -- A tree can be a weapon -- Comrade Norah -- The great rupture -- First blood -- The lynching -- Inquest in the Andes -- Shouting in the rocks -- The Queen of Villa -- The shining trench -- The Party Congress -- The death of Comrade Norah -- The revolution comes to Villa -- A fish out of water -- Ghostbusters -- The clever frog -- The birthday party -- A death foretold -- The wolf and the whale -- Fat cheeks, affirmative! -- The silence of the lambs
Control code
2018054651
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393292800
Lccn
2018054651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1037810901

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