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Fighting from a distance : how Filipino exiles helped topple a dictator

Author: Jose V Fuentecilla
Publisher: Urbana, Chicago and Springfield : University of Illinois Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Asian American experience.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes how Filipino exiles and immigrants in the United States played a crucial role in overthrowing the dictatorship of former president Ferdinand Marcos.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ferdinand E Marcos; Ferdinand Marcos; Ferdinand E Marcos
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jose V Fuentecilla
ISBN: 9780252037580 0252037588 9780252079122 0252079124
OCLC Number: 828626830
Description: xi, 162 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: The first exiles : escaping from the homeland --
Rough landings : surviving the first years --
Into the land of the fearful : dread and apathy --
The big divide : differences hindering unity --
Martial law and beyond : how the dictator usurped power --
Early organizing : conflicting opposition groups --
Learning how to lobby : how the United States fought the exiles --
Down with rhetoric! : turning to radical means --
The war of words : winning hearts and minds --
Reviving the opposition : arrival of an exile hero --
Reviewing the decade : adding up the losses and wins --
"It's not all Greek to me" : bringing the fight to the homeland --
A man for many seasons : the leader who led the movement.
Series Title: Asian American experience.
Responsibility: Jose V. Fuentecilla.

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"A book that triggers memories-some good and some not so bracing."--The FilAm "A well-researched, engaging narrative of the Filipino exile movement in the United States to topple the Marcos Read more...

 
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