Fighting from a Distance: How Filipino Exiles Helped Topple by Jose V. Fuentecilla

By Jose V. Fuentecilla

During February 1986, a grassroots revolution overthrew the fourteen-year dictatorship of former president Ferdinand Marcos within the Philippines. during this ebook, Jose V. Fuentecilla describes how Filipino exiles and immigrants within the usa performed an important position during this victory, appearing because the in another country arm of the competition to assist go back their kingdom to democracy.


A member of 1 of the main U.S.-based anti-Marcos routine, Fuentecilla tells the tale of the way small teams of Filipino exiles--short on assets and kept away from via a few of their compatriots--arrived and survived within the usa in the course of the Nineteen Seventies, overcame worry, apathy, and private transformations to shape competition enterprises after Marcos's imposition of martial legislation, and discovered to foyer the U.S. govt through the chilly warfare. within the method, he attracts from a number of hours of interviews with the imperative activists, own records of resistance leaders, and U.S. executive documents revealing the surveillance of the resistance by means of pro-Marcos White apartment administrations. the 1st full-length ebook to aspect the background of U.S.-based competition to the Marcos regime, Fighting from a Distance presents precious classes on how you can persevere opposed to a well-entrenched opponent.

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