Frontmatter

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Contents

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p. v

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Acknowledgments

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p. vii

Producing this edition of Yay Panlilio’s The Crucible has been an unforgettable experience. I gratefully acknowledge King-Kok Cheung and Richard Yarborough, whose advice and mentorship guided me through the early stages of this project; Candice Williams, who provided invaluable research assistance; Chris Cotoco, Nilo Cruz, and Nerissa Balce, who assisted with the finer points of Tagalog translation...

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Introduction

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pp. ix-xxviii

On December 8, 1941, Yay Panlilio found her life suddenly and irrevocably changed by the bombing of Pearl Harbor.1 Panlilio, a mestiza Filipina-Irish American woman, had moved from the United States to the Philippines and quickly ensconced herself in the capital city, Manila, as one of its most intrepid journalists.2 When reports of Pearl...

A Note on the Text

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p. xxix

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The Crucible: An Autobiography by Colonel Yay

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pp. 1-315

WE BELIEVE that we owe allegiance to America, and that the only flags to fly in this sweet air are the Stars and Stripes and the Philippine flag until such time as the Philippine flag flies alone. We want no independence by treachery. Our independence will come to us in the benevolent manner consistent with the way America treated us for more than two-score years, or we will get it in due time, on the field of battle if we still...

Timeline

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pp. 317-318

Glossary

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pp. 319-320