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Waltzing with a dictator : the Marcoses and the making of American policy / Raymond Bonner.

By: Bonner, Raymond.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Times Books, c1987Edition: 1st ed.Description: ix, 533 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0812913264 :.Subject(s): United States -- Foreign relations -- Philippines | Philippines -- Foreign relations -- United States | Marcos, Ferdinand E. (Ferdinand Edralin), 1917- | Marcos, Imelda Romualdez, 1929- | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989
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E183.8.P6 B66 1987 (Browse shelf) Withdrawn Not For Loan 0000000553727

Bibliography: p. 501-514.

Includes index.

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A book that should be read by everyone interested in US foreign policy and why it so often goes wrong. Bonner follows the intricate trail of US relations with the Philippines, giving sketches of some of the important players. Written almost as a novel, with notes hidden at the end or at the bottom of occasional pages, the book is nevertheless solidly researched, drawing on the veiled record in archives and libraries at Washington and elsewhere. Bonner develops and supports a liberal, humanistic point of view, and writes with a wit and verve that will hold the interest of the most critical reader and inform the specialist. His book is more broadly conceived than A. James Gregor's Crisis in the Philippines (CH, May '85) and more up to date than either Robert Pringle's Indonesia and the Philippines (1980) or Ronald James May and Francisco Nemenzo's The Philippines After Marcos (1985). Although citations to sources are not always exact, readers can usually determine what is being cited and where the sources can be found. Excellent index; extensive bibliography. Essential for academic and general readers interested in US foreign policy, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, or the Third World in general.-J. Silverstein, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus

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