Imelda: Steel Butterfly of the Philippines

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iUniverse, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 332 pages
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A major biography by a Pulitzer Price-winning writer of one of the most complex and fascinating women of our time. Book description: "Katherine Ellison has a reporter's zeal for finding the story within the story. Her book is full of surprises." David Haward Bain, author of "Sitting in Darkness: Americans in the Philippines." "The research here is superb, the writing is gripping and graceful," The Washington Post. ..".Proves once again that absolute power corrupts absolutely...An absorbing biography, likely to be in demand," Library Journal.
  

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Pulitzer Prize-winner Ellison's biography of Imelda Marcos follows the plight of her middle-class Filipino family forced by hard times to leave Manila for ancestral lands on the island of Leyte. When ... Read full review

Contents

The Legacy of LapuLapu
1
Leavetaking
6
Origins
10
Waiting for Destiny
27
Romance of the Year
35
Educating Imelda
49
Camelot
71
A Share of the Brickbats
87
The Crossroads of the World
185
Imelda Years
195
Because of You
229
More about New York
249
Sentimental Journey
253
Acknowledgments
257
Notes and Sources
261
Bibliography
274

Disenchantment
103
The Magic Lamp
131
Dynasty
174

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About the author (2005)

Katherine Ellison is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter veteran foreign correspondent, and author of two books: Imelda: Steel Butterfly of the Philippines and The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Possible (co-authored with Gretchen Daily). A working mother of two young boys, she has written on this topic for Salon and Working Mother magazine. She lives in San Anselmo, California.

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