This is a fictionalized account of my experiences in the Philippines leading up to and the aftermath of the People's Power revolution there that resulted in the overthrow of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. I had been around the world, been in the Marines, been in the Yom Kippor War in Israel, been in a Hollywood movie with Sir Laurence Olivier, and could not make myself settle down after getting my Master's degree in economics. I joined the Peace Corps hoping to do something useful and unique in my life that might lead to a job in an exotic place. In the meantime there was political turmoil and Cold War intrigue waiting for me and my Peace Corps Volunteer companion. The fact that she was as restless and idealistic as me created a symmetry for adventure and romance.
My Journey Into The Oncoming Holocaust
After 911 everything changed. Not just in America, but everywhere. Not only did Max find being an Arab-American difficult in Texas, but his new Christian and Texan bride Olivia did even more so when they moved to the Middle East. Hello Arab Spring. But it got worse. Hello ISIS. Was this the end of times?
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Following his stint as a Marine during the Vietnam war, James needs something beyond the mundane conformity of his life in Vicksburg, Mississippi. As he enters the Peace Corps, a political reformer named Benigno Aquino is gunned down in the turbulent Philippines, half a world away. James has no idea fate will interweave events for him to witness the overthrow of a dictatorship and the miracle of a bloodless revolution.
Lois has joined the Peace Corps to explore the world outside her staid Ohio upbringing. As a teacher in a remote village she totes her own household water from a distant source, learns to accept locals wandering through her hut at all hours, and even becomes accustomed to gunfire in the jungle night. But when the visit of a suspected spy to her village threatens their lives, she and her friend James must make a decision of lasting import.
I Will Be The One
Published by the Wild Rose Press