From the Publisher: May 29 1989

Standing in Tiananmen Square last week watching the surging crowds of Chinese intoxicated by the idea of democracy, Beijing bureau chief Sandra Burton was reminded of another time and another place. "It looked like Manila in 1986, when the Filipinos flooded the streets demanding the ouster of Ferdinand Marcos," said Burton. "There was the same improvisational air as people who had never protested before climbed on their bicycles and pedaled into the fray."

Burton, who covered the Philippines as Hong Kong bureau chief from 1982 to 1986, chronicles Cory Aquino's rise to power in Impossible Dream: The Marcoses, The Aquinos, and...

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