By James Hamilton-Paterson
In 1986 the overthrow of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos through Cory Aquino's 'People strength' revolution centred international realization at the Philippines. Western media took their lead from the USA, and the untrammelled denigration of the fleeing dictator and his spouse served to tarnish the Philippines extra normally. 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, particularly, to provide an explanation for the political and social roots in their regime, sustained for therefore lengthy by way of help from Washington.
'The final ebook in regards to the nationwide personality of the Philippines... either a heritage 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 analyzing for an individual attracted to the long-lasting effect of U.S. coverage within the Philippines.' Publishers Weekly
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