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Authentic Recipes From the Philippines
Reynaldo G. Alejandro
079460238X
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Filipino food, influenced by over 300 years of Chinese, Hispanic and American culinary techniques, is one of the most vibrant and intriguing cuisines in Asia. A tantalizing concoction of textures, flavors and colors, these popular Filipino
recipes range from national dishes such as adobo, to the spicy dishes of the Bicol region.
Genuine native artwork and a detailed description of life in the Philippines distinguish this title from other ethnic cookbooks. With all of the dishes and ingredients vividly photographed, you'll know just what to expect when preparing these exotic delicacies.


About the Author
In addition to managing his own catering company, Reynaldo G. Alejandro works as an author, lecturer and professional cook. He lives in New York City....


To the Brink
Cindy Gerard
0312990936
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Review
"A tense, sexy story filled with danger. . .romantic suspense at its best."---Kay hooper, New York Times bestselling author on To the Edge

"Passion. Danger. Excitement. Cindy Gerard delivers top notch sizzle."
--Cherry Adair, USA Today bestselling author of On Thin Ice on To the Edge

"Cindy Gerard takes you on a roller coaster ride of heart-thumping thrills, sleek sensuality and unforgettable characters. I have one word for Nolan Garrett. Yum!"---Vickie Lewis Thompson, New York Times bestseller of The Nerd Who Loved Me on To the Edge


Rockabye Crocodile: A Folktale from the Philippines

0688123333


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Book Description
A captivating retelling of a Philippine fable about two elderly boars--one kind and cheerful, the other selfish and mean--who find their actions repaid in very different ways. "The text has a lilt and a gleam of humor...and the illustrations are among this well-know team's most engaging."--Kirkus Reviews.

Card catalog description
Two elderly boars with contrasting dispositions take turns caring for a baby crocodile and find that their attitudes determine how they are repaid.

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The Donkey That Went Too Fast: A Philippine Folktale (Lightning Readers)

076964211X


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Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
Hampton Sides
038549565X
May 2002
Paperback
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Review
“[Sides] liberates his story from documentary and turns it into epic. . . . More than any monument, Ghost Soldiers is the memorial both prisoners and liberators deserve.” —The Seattle Times

“The greatest World War II story never told.” —Esquire

“[A] beautiful account of heroism . . . Sure to be a classic.” —Men’s Journal

“Riveting and patriotically stirring without ever slipping into mawkishness or sentimentality.” —The New York Times

“Thoroughly researched and artfully told. . . . A compelling story filled with colorful characters.” —The San Francisco Chronicle

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?[Sides] liberates his story from documentary and turns...


Tropical Living: Contemporary Dream Houses in the Philippines

9625938761


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From Library Journal
These books use beautiful color photographs to reveal the interiors of homes found in their respective countries. Private Sydney and South Africa provide a glimpse at contemporary interior design as practiced in each place, in some cases incorporating items from the native locale. Tropical Living and Contemporary Thai highlight the vernacular furniture, fabric, floor coverings, and decorative accessories of their respective countries in addition to showing contemporary interiors. Purchase where there is an interest in contemporary interior design. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Washington Post
“A generation of young Filipino designers is exploring stylish, sophisticated ways to keep spaces cool and airy.”


Lonely Planet Philippines, 8th Edition
Chris Rowthorn
1740592107
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The Philippines' extraordinary diversity and beauty in one comprehensive guidebook: kaleidoscopic local festivals, bustling cities, deserted islands, awe-inspiring rice terraces, erupting volcanoes, and great adventures under sea and in the hills. over 100 easy-to-read maps completely revised by a new team of authors culturally sensitive and insightful information on the country's political, economic and environmental scene essential language chapter, with handy phrases in Pilipino --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


The Rough Guide to Philippines 1
David Dalton
1858289653
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Synopsis The Rough Guide to The Philppines is the ultimate guide to this stunning archipelago. A 24-page full-colour section introduces the country and its highlights, from the remote sun-kissed islands off the East coast to the lagoons of Palawan and the tribal villages of the Cordilleras. Each region of the country is covered in-depth, with the pick of the sights and activities listed at the start of the chapter. There are detailed and opinionated listings providing essential information on where to stay, eat, drink, dance, dive, surf, trek, kayak and sail. Finally, an informative and accessible background is given to Philippino history, culture, society, music, politics and environment.


Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission
Hampton Sides
0385495641
May 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review's Best of 2001
The Bataan Death March was just the beginning of the woes American soldiers captured by the Japanese army in the Philippines had to endure. The survivors of the march faced not only their captors' regular brutality (having surrendered, they were considered to be less than honorable foes), but also a host of illnesses such as dysentery and malaria. For three years these "ghost soldiers" lived in misery, suffering terrible losses.

When Army Rangers among Douglas MacArthur's forces arrived in the Philippines, they hatched a daring plan to liberate their captured comrades, a mission that, if successful, would prove to be a tremendous morale booster at the front and at home. Led by a young officer named Henry Mucci (called "Little MacArthur" for his constant pipe as well as his brilliance as a strategist), a...



Learn Filipino, Book One
Victor Eclar Romero
1932956417
December 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Written for the non-native Filipino (Tagalog) reader who wants to learn the language to communicate with Filipino family and friends. Emphasis on conversation. First fifteen lessons provide a tutorial introduction to the language; last fifteen lessons engage reader in complete conversations. Tutorial has two concurrent threads: 1) structure of the language and 2) vocabulary for and conversations about events in a typical work or school day. Regular use of accompanying CD a must for success. At end of book, student can expect to have vocabulary of 250 top Filipino words and speak at intermediate level. Book made lively by more than 100 line drawings, comic strips and photographs.


Bread and Rice
Doris MacAuley
1592284132
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A gripping story of heroism, fortitude, and the ability to survive against all odds.


Southeast Asia
New Holland Publishers Ltd
1843303213
May 2003
Calendar
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Book Description
Features key attractions, where to stay, distance and climate charts, and stunning photographs.


When the Elephants Dance
Tess Uriza Holthe
0142002887
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Tess Uriza Holthe writes with a mixture of metaphor and fact, a combination of the supernatural and the all-too-real. When the Elephants Dance opens, in fact, with an apposite metaphor for a horrible reality: "Papa explains the war like this: 'When the elephants dance, the chickens must be careful.'" The elephants in question are the Americans and the Japanese, fighting for possession of the Philippines. The chickens are, of course, the ordinary Filipinos. Three of these "chickens" by turns tell us the story of the Japanese occupation as a small neighborhood near Manila literally goes underground, hiding in the cellar and swapping stories. Holthe takes her onus as a seminal Filipino voice seriously; she sometimes seems determined to cram every bit of tradition, history, and myth into her novel, to the detriment of the plot's...


The Emperor's General
James Webb
0767900766
April 20, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Despite popular sentiments that World War II was in fact a good war, there was some disagreement about that immediately following the conflict. After the Marshall Plan and the "democratization" of Japan, conspiracy mongers accused forces in the U.S. government of assisting our former enemies in rebuilding their economic powers at the expense of our national interest. At their worst, these suspicions aided the rise of McCarthyism; at their best, they give us snappy espionage novels such as James Webb's The Emperor's General, which speculates that Douglas MacArthur lost the peace by allowing Japan to regain its sphere of influence in the Pacific Rim.

This hypothesis is presented by the book's protagonist, Jay Marsh, an inexperienced captain serving as one of MacArthur's aides. Throughout the course of the novel, young...



Philippines Travel Guide
Jens Peters
3923821328
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The Philippines Travel Guide includes a varied selection of pre-planned travel routes and useful information on transportation, loads of good-value accommodation, selected local and international restaurants, comprehensive language chapter, illustrated sections on flora, fauna and culture, details on outdoor activities including cycling, diving, hiking and surfing, e-mail directory and 179 maps. ItOs the most extensive travel guide on the Philippines.


Force 5 Recon
P. W. Storm
0060523557
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Description

A nightmare born in the Middle Eastern desert has spread to the jungles of the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf, a ruthless Muslim extremist organization, has become bolder and deadlier, increasing the frequency and severity of its brutal acts of terror, and Mac Rainey and his elite Team Dogma are being dispatched to assist the Filipino Marines in dealing with the threat. But the CIA is keeping Rainey'sgroup in the dark about their true purpose: to act as human bait in the Company's attempts to hook two enemy collaborators: a high-ranking officer and a Filipino senator. Unaware that they are walking into a trap, the men of Dogma are ambushed, and two of their number are taken prisoner by a bloodthirsty sadist. And suddenly the mission is crystal clear for the warriors remaining: go in as three, with weapons blazing, and come...



Clash of the Carriers : The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II
Stephen Coonts (Foreword), Barrett Tillman
0451216709
November 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Author of specialty histories about U.S. Navy planes of the Pacific War, Tillman here writes up the war's largest carrier--versus--carrier battle. Exacting in his attention to data about planes and weapons, Tillman's narrative of the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June 1944 remains sufficiently straightforward to follow through the fury of dogfights and bombing attacks. Briefing readers about the strategic precipitator for the battle, the American capture of the Mariana Islands, Tillman explains what the Japanese navy proposed to do about it. Having rebuilt its naval air force after the Midway disaster, the Japanese retained one technical advantage: superior aircraft range. Unfortunately for them, the arsenal of democracy had built a superior fighter plane since Midway: the Hellcat, which in this battle destroyed every...


In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines
Stanley Karnow
0345328167
March 3, 1990
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Though Karnow claims that U.S. imperialism in its former colony, the Philippines, has been "uniquely benign" compared to European colonialism, the evidence set forth in this colorful, briskly readable history undercuts that prognosis. He shows that a succession of U.S. presidents and administrators coddled the archipelago's 60 or so ruling families, perpetuating the feudal oligarchy that continues to this day, and widening the gap between rich and poor. Karnow, whose Vietnam: A History is a standard account of the American venture in Southeast Asia, draws intriguing parallels: the U.S.-Philippine war of 1898, much like the Vietnam experience, dehumanized U.S. troops, who looted and annihilated villages; ex-President Marcos, like South Vietnamese ruler Diem, presented Washington with the problem of how to deal...


Philippines Travel Map
Manufactured by Periplus Editions
0794603106
December 2004
Other Format
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Book Description
Periplus is a pioneer in mapping the cities and countries of Asia. Among its many "firsts" are maps of Phnom Penh and Angkor in Cambodia, Sarawak and Sabah in Malaysia, as well as the first map to cover all the major cities and tourist destinations in Vietnam. A dozen new titles are produced annually, and our goal is to publish accurate maps of every city and travel destination in the Asia Pacific region. An extensive team of field editors in every country updates these maps regularly.


Dogeaters
Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn
014014904X
July 1991
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This novel, set in the politically volatile Philippines of the recent past, offers the diverse impressions of a well-to-do Manilan schoolgirl, a DJ/male prostitute and the Philippines's candid First Lady, among others. "Although in many respects a thinly disguised roman a clef, the book succeeds on the strength of its characterization," said PW. "Hagedorn's unflinching view of Manila . . . is leavened by ironic, often humorous observations." Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
This jazzy, sardonic novel depicts the nightmare world that was the Philippines of the Marcoses. Its terrain is familiar to us from the writings of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Manuel Puig: a lush, fantastical, overheated landscape, where the fractured lives of the poor...


Fighting Agents
W. E. B. Griffin
1402885660

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The Green Tiger
Barbara Goldoftas
0195135105
Dec 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Philippines was once famous for the beauty of its reef-ringed islands, white beaches, and lush forests. In less than a half-century, its forests were felled, its oceans over-fished, and its coral reefs destroyed. The rapid harvest of once-abundant resources has brought droughts, deadly
flash floods, and the collapse of vital fisheries. As the rural economy weakened and millions migrated to cities, they overwhelmed the urban infrastructure. Today, the Philippines stands as an example of the profound and sweeping consequences of ecological decline. In The Green Tiger, Barbara
Goldoftas documents this tragic trajectory. But hers is not a story of hopelessness and inevitable defeat. In lyrical, unflinching prose, she traces the struggle for conservation in the Philippines, from isolated villages to large...


The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors : The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour
James D. Hornfischer
0553802577
February 3, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
One of the finest WWII naval action narratives in recent years, this book follows in the footsteps of Flags of Our Fathers, creating a microcosm of the war's American Navy destroyers. Hornfischer, a writer and literary agent in Austin, Tex., covers the battle off Samar, the Philippines, in October 1944, in which a force of American escort carriers and destroyers fought off a Japanese force many times its strength, and the larger battle of Leyte Gulf, the opening of the American liberation of the Philippines, which might have suffered a major setback if the Japanese had attacked the transports. He presents the men who crewed the destroyer Taffy 3, most of whom had never seen salt water before the war but who fought, flew, kept the crippled ship afloat, and doomed ships fighting almost literally to the last shell....


Tropical Interiors
Elizabeth V. Reyes, A. Chester Ong (Photographer)
0794600190
August 15, 2002
Hardcover
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About the Author
Elizabeth V. Reyes, is a travel, arts, and feature writer for regional magazines and illustrated books on the Philippines.

Photographer A. Chester Ong is currently based in Hong Kong. He specializes in cultural documentary, architecture, and food photography, and has contributed to publications in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Australia, and New Zealand.



The Green Tiger
Barbara Goldoftas
0195135113
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Once famous for the beauty of its white beaches, reef-ringed islands, and lush forests, today the Philippines is known as an example of the deep costs of ecological decline. In less than a generation, large and small users alike felled the forests, shattered the coral reefs, and over-fished
the oceans. The rapid harvest of the once-abundant resources has brought environmental changes: droughts, deadly flash floods, and the collapse of vital fisheries. The consequences have reverberated throughout the country. As the rural economy weakened, millions migrated to the cities,
overwhelming the infrastructure and deepening the problems of urban health. Pioneering efforts have been launched to curtail the environmental damage and manage the resources that remain. Trained as a botanist and plant ecologist, writer...


The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour
James D. Hornfischer
0553381482
March 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
One of the finest WWII naval action narratives in recent years, this book follows in the footsteps of Flags of Our Fathers, creating a microcosm of the war's American Navy destroyers. Hornfischer, a writer and literary agent in Austin, Tex., covers the battle off Samar, the Philippines, in October 1944, in which a force of American escort carriers and destroyers fought off a Japanese force many times its strength, and the larger battle of Leyte Gulf, the opening of the American liberation of the Philippines, which might have suffered a major setback if the Japanese had attacked the transports. He presents the men who crewed the destroyer Taffy 3, most of whom had never seen salt water before the war but who fought, flew, kept the crippled ship afloat, and doomed ships fighting almost literally to the last shell....


Little Brown Brother
Leon Wolff
019588986X
Apr 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
First published in 1960, Little Brown Brother won the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians in 1962 as the book which "best combined serious historical scholarship and literary distinction." Available again, this book looks at a long history of Filipino struggle for
independence. When the Spanish-American war broke out in 1898, the Philippines--a colony of Spain for nearly four centuries--was already in revolt against colonial rule, and its fight for freedom almost won. A vivid and closely documented narrative, this book looks at Philippine resistance to
Spanish and American attempts at colonization, focusing particularly on the Philippine Insurrection in 1899 which killed 225,000 Filipinos.


Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella
Myrna J. De La Paz
1885008171
March 2001
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Abadeha prays to the Spirit of the Forest for guidance to endure the unkind stepmother who heaps piles of work on her. The Spirit gives the young woman an enchanted sarimanok that is summarily killed by the stepmother and roasted for dinner. Abadeha offers the bird's feet to the Spirit, and is told to bury them on her mother's grave. Later, she returns to find an enchanted tree laden with jewels. A respectful prince finds it and takes a ring from it; his finger begins to swell and he cannot remove the ring. Of course, Abadeha is the one who removes it, marries the prince, and lives happily ever after. The illustrations are slightly stiff; often characters' eyes seem to be dark sockets with a resulting look reminiscent of textbook art. The text and art together provide an adequate, if somewhat awkward...


Noli Me Tangere (Shaps Library of Translations)
Jose P. Rizal, et al
0824819179
June 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
In more than a century since its appearance, José Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere has become widely known as the great novel of the Philippines. A passionate love story set against the ugly political backdrop of repression, torture, and murder, "The Noli," as it is called in the Philippines, was the first major artistic manifestation of Asian resistance to European colonialism, and Rizal became a guiding conscience—and martyr—for the revolution that would subsequently rise up in the Spanish province. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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