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Fighting from a Distance : How Filipino Exiles Toppled a Dictator,9780252079122

Fighting from a Distance : How Filipino Exiles Toppled a Dictator

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9780252079122

ISBN10:
0252079124
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/1/2013
Publisher(s):
Univ of Illinois Pr
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In this book, Jose V. Fuentecilla describes how Filipino exiles and immigrants in the United States played a crucial role in the grassroots revolution that overthrew the fourteen-year dictatorship of former President Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines in 1986. A member of one of the major U.S.-based anti-Marcos movements, Fuentecilla tells the story of how small groups of Filipino exiles--short on resources and shunned by some of their compatriots--overcame fear, apathy, and personal differences to form opposition organizations after Marcos' imposition of martial law and learned to lobby the U.S. government during the Cold War. The first full-length book to detail the history of U.S.-based opposition to the Marcos regime, Fighting From a Distance provides valuable lessons on how to persevere in fighting a well-entrenched opponent.


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