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Triumph over Marcos
by Thomas Churchill
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Published with the assistance of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
A true story based on the lives of Gene Viernes and Silme Domingo, their assassination and the trial that followed. Viernes and Domingo, Filipino-American cannery union organizers, were only twenty-nine at the time they were murdered. They had spent ten years reforming cannery workplaces, where bosses and mob-related union foremen were highly resistant to change. Both college educated activists, they angered many inside and outside the Filipino community because of their forceful, open fight for union reform and against the corruption taking place in the Philippines under the Marcos regime. Triumph over Marcos is a rarity in more ways than one. It is both a little-known and powerful story and is written with great skill and dedication, making it real history that reads like fiction.
Thomas Churchill is a poet and novelist residing in Northwestern Washington. His book, Centralia DeadMarch, was published by Curbstone Press.
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There is a depth of sympathy between the author and his subjects. His emotions and theirs work together. There are powerful occasions in the book... And there are powerful lyrical moments...
Paul Metcalf, author of Apalache
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