People Power, an Eyewitness History: The Philippine Revolution of 1986

Monina A. Mercado, Author Library Company of Philadelphia $49.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-86571-104-4
Ninoy Aquino: ""If it takes my death to awaken the Filipino, so be it.'' This photo book, comprised of statements by participants and observers of the nonviolent ``people power'' revolution, captures that awakening. Events are shown and described chronologically, beginning with Aquino's return to Manila in August 1983, his assassination and funeral (the latter turning into the first major antiMarcos demonstration), and ending with an eloquent photo of Corazon Aquino, the new president, addressing an ecstatic throng. The 247 pictures collected here, many taken by amateurs, are alternately scary, touching and inspiring. Included are shots of citizens guarding ballot-boxes from government goons, crowds shielding reformist soldiers from loyalist task forces and people attempting to disarm the Marcos troops with flowers. (March)
Reviewed on: 03/01/1987
Release date: 03/01/1987
Paperback - 320 pages - 978-0-86316-131-5
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