PLOT BY PLOT, LIE BY LIE:
From Democrat to Despot
When once-adoring crowds turned on the regime of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos in 1986, the couple was forced to flee, taking along billions looted from their desperately poor nation.
Left behind, along with a legacy of excess and oppression, were more than 2,000 pairs of designer shoes and the ousted dictator’s handwritten diary.
The oddly revealing document is a rare piece of history. In some 3,000 pages it charts the lies, plots and palace intrigues behind a popularly elected leader’s transformation to delusional and messianic dictator.
Diary of a Dictator – Ferdinand & Imelda: The Last Days of Camelot.