Explores the history of powerful families like those of Osmeña, Lopez, Pardo de Tavera, Durano, Dimaporo, and Montano. Illustrated with original photographs, maps, and genealogies.
Originally published in 1994. Sixth reprint 2010. Winner, 1995 National Book Award, for Anthology.
Copublished with University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Southeast Asian Studies.