By James Hamilton-Paterson
In 1986 the overthrow of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos via Cory Aquino's 'People energy' revolution centred worldwide realization 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 as a rule. James Hamilton-Paterson, who knew the Philippines good having lived there for a few years, resolved in America's Boy (1998) to ascertain the Marcoses extra heavily - to not exonerate them yet, fairly, to give an explanation for the political and social roots in their regime, sustained for therefore lengthy by way of help from Washington.
'The final ebook concerning the nationwide personality of the Philippines... either a background and a psychoanalysis of an entire humans, a socio-political travel de force.' Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, Malaya
'Every web page monitors Hamilton-Paterson's mastery of his material... required interpreting for a person attracted to the long-lasting impression of U.S. coverage within the Philippines.' Publishers Weekly
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