CORY: Corazon Aquino And The Philippines by Beatrice Siegel

CORY: Corazon Aquino And The Philippines

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Glowing tribute to two modern folk-heroes. Twin themes of violence and foreign exploitation run through Siegel's historical sketch. Against this backdrop, Benigno Aquino is presented as a wise and charismatic leader, with Corazon a dutiful shadow, caring for the children, serving refreshments, and the like--until pushed into the limelight by his assassination. Revealed as an astute international politician, Corazon still keeps a common-sense, domestic image, which the author promotes with descriptions of her wedding dress and home life--and it's ""Cory"" and ""Ninoy"" throughout. Like Scariano's Picture Life of Corazon Aquino, this is heavily illustrated (illustrations not seen) and covers events up to the constitutional referendum of February 1987, but the transcript of a brief (mail) interview between Aquino and Siegel adds a unique personal note. (Older readers may want to go to Haskins, p. 1732.)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1987
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Lodestar/Dutton