Orin Starn is a professor in Duke University's cultural anthropology department and has written for many years about Peru. Miguel La Serna is an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a leading specialist in the Peruvian armed conflict.
The Shining Path is the fascinating account of how one man and two women forged a union to create one of the modern world's most extreme insurgencies. Orin Starn and Miguel La Serna have made a remarkable contribution to our historical knowledge about the origins of the Shining Path and have simultaneously produced a compelling page-turner. They deserve high praise for their achievement.--Jon Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life