SWISH OF THE KRIS: THE STORY OF THE MOROS by Vic Hurley
An early, first-hand account of the Moros, the fierce Islamic Warriors of the Island of Mindanao, Sulu, Jolo and other territories in the Southern Philippines. Ground fights especially about the Jurumentados were well detailed.
“For the Moros are a grand people. Everything written about them, almost, has been authored by their enemies. They are feared and hated by the Filipinos. They were feared and hated by the Spaniards. They spoiled a conquest. Every one of them is valiant. There never was a Moro who was afraid to die. Death on the field of battle is a privilege, and they guard their privileges jealously. History can never forget the Moros, for they did something in the 1500's, and the 1600's, and the 1700's and clear down into the 1800's, that was supposed to be impossible. They proved too strong for the Spanish conquistadores!” - G. V. H. San Diego, California May, 1936
Cloth. First Edition. 1936 Hardbound. Very Good Condition. 301 p. 23 cm. Includes list of native words used in text. Rare work seldom offered for sale.