Miguel La Serna received an American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Research Grant to complete his co-authored book (together with Duke University anthropologist Orin Starn), tentatively titled “The Last Revolution: Shining Path and the War for the End of the World.” Peru’s Shining Path insurgency led a whole generation of scholars, military experts, and policymakers to puzzle over just what led a small band of Maoists to such macabre extremes in the final two decades of the twentieth century. Yet, the full story of the Andean insurrection has never been told. “The Last Revolution” is the first complete history of the guerrilla group’s rise and fall.

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