In This Review

Peru
Peru
By Victor Alba
Westview Press, 1977, 245 pp.

A Spanish journalist and professor of political science traces in considerable detail the reasons for the emergence of the Revolutionary Government of the Armed Forces in 1968 (including, among other reasons, the desire of younger officers for APRA-like programs but without public participation); the elements that slowly congealed impulses for change; and the revolution's demise in 1975, symbolized by the "coup within a coup."