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 via Cory Aquino's 'People strength' revolution concentrated worldwide awareness at the Philippines. Western media took their lead from the united states, and the untrammelled denigration of the fleeing dictator and his spouse served to tarnish the Philippines extra regularly. James Hamilton-Paterson, who knew the Philippines good having lived there for a few years, resolved in America's Boy (1998) to envision 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 by way of help from Washington.
'The final e-book in regards to the nationwide personality of the Philippines... either a background and a psychoanalysis of an entire humans, a socio-political journey de force.' Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, Malaya
'Every web page screens Hamilton-Paterson's mastery of his material... required analyzing for a person drawn to the iconic effect of U.S. coverage within the Philippines.' Publishers Weekly

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