The Crucible: An Autobiography by Colonel Yay, Filipina American Guerrilla (Hardcover)

The Crucible: An Autobiography by Colonel Yay, Filipina American Guerrilla By Ms. Denise Cruz (Editor), Ms. Yay Panlilio Cover Image
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On December 8, 1941, as the Pacific War reached the Philippines, Yay Panlilio, a Filipina-Irish American, faced a question with no easy answer: How could she contribute to the war?

In this 1950 memoir, The Crucible: An Autobiography by Colonel Yay, Filipina American Guerrilla, Panlilio narrates her experience as a journalist, triple agent, leader in the Philippine resistance against the Japanese, and lover of the guerrilla general Marcos V. Augustin. From the war-torn streets of Japanese-occupied Manila, to battlegrounds in the countryside, and the rural farmlands of central California, Panlilio blends wry commentary, rigorous journalistic detail, and popular romance.

Weaving together appearances by Douglas MacArthur and Carlos Romulo with dangerous espionage networks, this work provides an insightful perspective on the war. The Crucible invites readers to see new intersections in Filipina/o, Asian American, and American literature studies, and Denise Cruz's introduction imparts key biographical, historical, and cultural contexts to that purpose.

About the Author


Denise Cruz is an assistant professor of English and American studies at Indiana University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780813546810
ISBN-10: 0813546818
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: October 8th, 2009
Pages: 352
Language: English