By James Hamilton-Paterson
In 1986 the overthrow of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos by way of Cory Aquino's 'People strength' revolution concentrated worldwide 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 typically. 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, relatively, to provide an explanation for the political and social roots in their regime, sustained for therefore lengthy via help from Washington.
'The final e-book concerning the nationwide personality of the Philippines... either a historical past and a psychoanalysis of a complete 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 someone drawn to the long-lasting influence of U.S. coverage within the Philippines.' Publishers Weekly
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America’s Boy: The Marcoses and the Philippines (Faber Finds) by James Hamilton-Paterson