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IMELDA (MARCOS) OF THE PHILIPPINES by K. Ellison /1st

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE--------------------IMELDA: STEEL BUTTERFLY OF THE PHILIPPINES by Katherine Ellison. IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA..........oops, that's Iron Butterfly....................... This is the fabulous biography of IMELDA MARCOS. The former first lady of the Philippines has become an icon of popular ridicule since the 1986 People Power revolution brought an end to her "ridiculous dreamworld." That world is captured here in its empty glitter, but Ellison, bureau chief of Knight-Ridder newspapers in Mexico City, is primarily concerned with showing how the Steel Butterfly made comic opera out of a historic opportunity for greatness: "an act of selfishness far uglier than any shopping binge." Tracing her lonely, traumatic upbringing in Leyte, her fabled courtship by Ferdinand Marcos and her role in his rise to the presidency, the author describes how the first lady gradually traded in a fairytale dream of romance for a dream of power. When the dream became a reality, she used that power for self-glorification ("Look! Look how the people love me."). This well-researched biography sheds new light on the Manila-Washington connection, the career of Benigno Aquino and his self-effacing wife Corazon, and Ferdinand Marcos' "creative diplomacy," which apparently included using his wife as a sexual lure. PLUS----there are L-O-A-D-S of photos!! This is the hardcover stated McGraw First Edition from 1988. Other than a back cardholder flyleaf (ex lib), both the mylar-covered dj and the book are in excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight (see photo). **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. So bid now for this magnificent, impossible-to-find BIOGRAPHY COLLECTIBLE. Biography; Biography Autobiography; Marcos, Imelda Romualdez; Non-Fiction; Philippines; Political; Presidents' spouses; Rich Famous; Royalty ALL OF MY LISTINGS ARE BETTER THAN AN AUCTION!! IF YOU SEEK OUT INCENTIVES LIKE FREE SHIPPING---TRY THIS INSTEAD!!! CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT TO PAY!!!! IF THE LISTED PRICE IS A BIT OUT OF YOUR PRICE RANGE, CHECK BEST OFFER AND STATE THE REASONABLE PRICE YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY---CHANCES ARE THE ITEM WILL BE YOURS--IMMEDIATELY!! (Sometimes I even accept unreasonable offers!) DON'T JUST BROWSE!!! THIS IS THE ITEM YOU SEARCHED FOR---AND IT COULD BE YOURS FOR THE PRICE YOU WOULD LIKE!! NO WAITING FOR AN AUCTION TO END!! _______________________________________________________________________________________ WANT TO SEE MORE LIKE THIS?? FOR EXTRA-SPECIAL SAVINGS GO TO BARRYS BARGAIN BIN (CLICK HERE--) for BOOKS THOUSANDS OF UNIQUE TITLES (no duplication) ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FIRST EDITIONS ! MUSIC IN ALL GENRES AND FORMATS (lps, 45s, 78s, and cassettes) ASSORTED RARE CURIOSITIES EVERYTHING (except death and taxes) IS NEGOTIABLE! MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE!! (NO HORSE'S HEAD IN THE BED, PLEASE!) ALL REASONABLE OFFERS WILL BE ACCEPTED!!! (EVEN THE OCCASIONAL UNREASONABLE OFFER) Be sure to add me to your favorites list 031010
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