Ten Months Captive among Filipinos

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Research for The Unintended, a novel in progress about the Philippine American War

A lovely and astonishing book about Filipinos in Malolos, Bulacan, during the time of war with the Americans in 1899—from the recollections of an American prisoner, who’s actually quite an amusing writer

“Sacrifice to Aguinaldo’s ambition”: caption on 1899 stereo card

Sacrifice to Aguinaldo's ambition

I bought this stereo card by bidding on it. It went quite high—up to forty-five bucks—but look at it. It is haunting.

The chief with Company C

The chief with Company C

Valeriano Abanador, hero of Balangiga, in August 1901 with American soldiers of Company C. In September he masterminded the plan to kill them.