Описание: In the midst of the Philippine-American War, twenty-two-year-old Robert Dexter Carter served in Manila as a civilian quartermaster clerk. Through his letters to his family, he provided a vivid picture of army life in Manila—the sights, the smells, and his responses to the native culture. In addition to his letters, his diary and several related articles present a firsthand account of the historic voyage of the United States Army Transport Grant through the Suez Canal to Manila in early 1899. Carter’s writings not only tell of his sometimes harrowing experiences, but also reveal the aspirations and fears of a young man not quite sure of his next steps on life’s journey. <br><br>Carter’s father, Robert Goldthwaite Carter, was a war hero and a longtime friend of Maj. Gen. Henry W. Lawton. Carter obtained his position through Lawton’s influence, and his respect for Lawton is clear throughout his writings. A frequent guest in the Lawton home, the young clerk was introduced to many notable figures both military and civilian. Carter’s letters, particularly to his father, are full of news and gossip related to his commander. In other letters, he reveals the kindness and generosity of Mrs. Lawton, who took time to look out for Carter while he was in the hospital and often loaned him books.<br><br>This well-researched and expertly edited work casts light on the role of support troops in war, a subject too often minimised or ignored. Shay begins each chapter with an introduction that establishes the setting, the context of events, and the disposition of Carter and his compatriots and provides notes and commentary to place the letters in context. By choosing not to edit the offensive expletives of a sometimes arrogant and racist young man, Shay presents a fully nuanced portrait of a young American exploring the larger world in a time of turmoil. <br><br>Enhanced by photographs from collections at the Library of Congress and the Military History Institute, as well as many of Carter’s own whimsical drawings, the book will appeal to armchair historians and scholars alike.
Автор: Banlaoi, Rommel| Название: Philippine Security in the Age of Terror ISBN: 143981550X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781439815502 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 9090 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: From national security and military issues to government response against terror threats, this handbook and policy guide illustrates the nuanced response of Filipino security policy to the deep historical, economic, social, and political roots of Muslim radicalism in the Philippines.
Описание: Creating a guerrilla movement to fight the Japanese occupation of the Philippines (1942-1945) presented Colonel Wendell Fertig with some formidable challenges. Unlike the other islands in the archipelago, Mindanao had a large Moslem (Moro) population. By using Moro and American leadership he was able to bring the Moro people into the movement. Fertig lacked adequate communication with MacArthur's headquarters in Australia. With ingenuity and talented technical personnel he was able to solve this problem, an effort that brought growing logistical support for the guerrillas, provided by submarines from Australia.As the force expanded, Fertig was fortunate to recruit leadership from 187 Americans--military and civilian--who had not surrendered to the Japanese. The resulting force, with its intelligence from coastal watch stations, added six guerrilla divisions to U.S. military strength for the 1945 liberation of Mindanao, a contribution unique in the history of unconventional warfare.
Автор: Kennedy, Robert Gonzales, Pedro C. Dickinson, Edwa Название: Guide to the birds of the philippines ISBN: 0198546688 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780198546689 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 5620 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This volume covers all 572 species of birds known to occur within the 7100 islands that make up the Philippines. Many are now endangered, due to high levels of habitat destruction. The book gives detailed information on plumage, voice, range, distribution, status and habitat.
Автор: Casta?eda Anastacio Название: The Foundations of the Modern Philippine State ISBN: 1107024676 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107024670 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4058 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The US occupation of the Philippine Islands in 1898 began a foundational period of the modern Philippine state. With the adoption of the 1935 Philippine Constitution, the legal conventions for ultimate independence were in place. In this time, American officials and their Filipino elite collaborators established a representative, progressive, yet limited colonial government that would modernize the Philippine Islands through colonial democracy and developmental capitalism. Examining constitutional discourse in American and Philippine government records, academic literature, newspaper and personal accounts, The Foundations of the Modern Philippine State concludes that the promise of America's liberal empire was negated by the imperative of insulating American authority from Filipino political demands. Premised on Filipino incapacity, the colonial constitution weakened the safeguards that shielded liberty from power and unleashed liberalism's latent tyrannical potential in the name of civilization. This forged a constitutional despotism that haunts the Islands to this day.
Автор: Donald Kirk Название: Business Guide To The Philippines ISBN: 9810070810 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789810070816 Издательство: Elsevier Science Рейтинг: Цена: 3829 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: "The Business Guide to Asia" series are aimed at business people requiring an accurate guide to how business is organised and regulated in Asia. Part of this series, this book provides information on setting up and running business ventures in the Philippines.
Описание: Offers the first history of the Filipinos in the United States, focusing on the significance of the Moro people`s struggle for self-determination.
Автор: Einolf Название: America in the Philippines, 1899-1902 ISBN: 113746075X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137460752 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 7012 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: America in the Philippines, 1899-1902: The First Torture Scandal analyzes the US army`s use of the `water cure` torture in the Philippine War and the ensuing political scandal that resulted.
Описание: An examination of all major facets of the Philippine economy and development policy, this title looks to the past and to the future using approaches that are descriptive, analytical, interpretive and comparative. It assesses trends since the 1980s, identifies major policy issues, and provides a balance sheet of achievements and deficiencies.
Описание: Examines all major facets of the Philippine economy and development policy. Contributors to the volume look both to the past and to the future, and their approaches are variously descriptive, analytical, interpretive, and comparative. The book assesses trends and identifies major policy issues.