History of The Philippines
From the Preface:
"Some years ago a circular letter issued by the Director of Education and received by the author contained the following announcement: "A real text for one semester’s use, laying stress on the life and economic development of the Filipino people, is wanted. It should maintain a considerable degree of fairness to all those who have played a part in the development of the Islands, and it should not be a mere historical narrative, nor should it plead a special cause, nor give voice to a particular grievance.” The present work is a response to that call. The author is convinced both from personal knowledge and from conversations with school officials in Manila and the field that " there is an urgent and continually growing need for such a text as discussed above,” to quote the Director’s letter. To meet this need, to provide the more advanced public-school students with something more than "a mere historical narrative,” to acquaint them with the development of their own people and not alone with the achievements of the officials who have ruled them, — these have been the main incentives to the production of this work."
Hardback. 1954, Revised edition. Updated from the pre-WWII edition. Color and b/w maps. B/w photos & charts & tables. With index. 522 pages. Very Good. Light shelf wear on the covers and spine.