Swish of the Kris
The Story of the MorosBook - 2010
LEGENDARY WARRIORS: THE ISLAMIC MOROS OF THE PHILIPPINES HAVE NEVER BEEN CONQUERED This new Authorized and Enhanced Edition of Vic Hurley's "Swish of the Kris" contains: the entire original text; new photographs and maps from the author's private collection never before published; a new introduction describing the context in which the book was written; and a new index to this compelling and comprehensive history. For more than 450 years the Islamic Moros of the southern Philippine Islands have battled Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Bornean, Portuguese, British, Spanish, American, and Philippine invasions in the defense of their traditional homeland and culture. To reach a real understanding of the forces of history, the dramatic events, and the unforgettable individuals that made the Moros the fearsome foes that they were and are, Hurley gives the reader hard facts, careful research, and vivid prose. There is no doubt about Hurley's respect and admiration for the indomitable character, the martial skill, and the religious convictions of the fighting Moros and the author's disdain for the ineffective strategies and tactics of the Spanish and US military forces.
Publisher: Salem, Or. : Cerberus Books, 2010.
Edition: Authorized & enhanced ed.
Characteristics: 306 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.