America’s Boy: The Marcoses and the Philippines (Faber by James Hamilton-Paterson
By James Hamilton-Paterson
In 1986 the overthrow of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos by means of Cory Aquino's 'People strength' revolution centred international awareness at the Philippines. Western media took their lead from the U.S., and the untrammelled denigration of the fleeing dictator and his spouse served to tarnish the Philippines extra commonly. James Hamilton-Paterson, who knew the Philippines good having lived there for a few years, resolved in America's Boy (1998) to check the Marcoses extra heavily - to not exonerate them yet, really, to provide an explanation for the political and social roots in their regime, sustained for thus lengthy via help from Washington.
'The final ebook concerning the nationwide personality of the Philippines... either a historical past and a psychoanalysis of a complete humans, a socio-political travel de force.' Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, Malaya
'Every web page screens Hamilton-Paterson's mastery of his material... required examining for an individual attracted to the iconic effect of U.S. coverage within the Philippines.' Publishers Weekly
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