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Beth Day Romulo

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ISBN 10: 0399132538 / ISBN 13: 9780399132537
Published by G P Putnam's Sons, New York, 1987
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hardcover with dust jacket How and why was the Marcos government overthrown? For twelve years, as wife of General Carlos Romulo (Marcos's most trusted adviser), American reporter Beth Day Romulo was on intimate terms with Imelda Marcos. She describes the nature of the blackmail Imelda extracted from her errant husband: the opulent junkets, decadent parties, the monumental shopping binges - as the people suffered and the revolution rolled closer. Here is the dream of democracy that degenerated into a reign of excess. VERY GOOD book in VERY GOOD unclipped dust jacket 272 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 38159

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Title: INSIDE THE PALACE, The Rise and Fall of ...

Publisher: G P Putnam's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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The wife of the man who was Philippine foreign minister offers an insider's account of the Marcoses' opulent lifestyle, the nature of their relationship, and why they were overthrown

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In a unique position to observe the Marcos regime and their private lives, Romulo (The Manila Hotel, etc.), wife of Philippine foreign minister Carlos P. Romulo, portrays the Marcoses as a powerful and greedy political team, surrounded by sycophants and jetset friends, who exploited a still feudal society with a corrupt patronage system. While Imelda was noted for her lavish and frivolous lifestyle, the author emphasizes that her husband relied on her as a de facto vice-president to whom, as his health failed, he accorded increasing authority, sending her on missions that she combined with mammoth shopping sprees. In this gossipy, meaty expose, studded with frank appraisals of public figures, the author contrasts the glamorous life of the privileged few, which she admittedly enjoyed, with the dire poverty of the Philippine people. Her eyewitness account of the disintegration and toppling of the regime after Benigno Aquino's murder confirms other such reports. Photos not seen by PW. Readers Digest Condensed Book.
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