This book is about the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its guerrilla army. Its objective is to offer the reader a close-up look and analysis of the revolution and serves as a case study of the inner workings of one of the most successful communist revolutionary movements.

chapter |4 pages


chapter 1|12 pages

A Resilient Revolution

chapter 2|14 pages

Launching the Struggle

chapter 3|14 pages

A People's Army Takes Shape

chapter 4|13 pages

Collapse and Retreat

chapter 5|11 pages

The Ghosts of Plaza Miranda

chapter 6|13 pages

Prisoners in a Gilded Cage

chapter 7|10 pages

Shaping the Revolution

chapter 8|8 pages

Indigenizing "People's War"

chapter 9|10 pages

Martial Law and the Urban Underground

chapter 10|10 pages

The Manila Rebellion

chapter 11|9 pages

The New People's Army Tastes Success

chapter 12|11 pages

The Battle for Davao

chapter 13|9 pages

The Elusive United Front

chapter 15|10 pages

Talking Peace While Preparing for War

chapter 16|9 pages

"Land to the Tillers"

chapter 17|15 pages

Barangay Rose: Life in a Communist Village

chapter 18|13 pages

Revolution in the Church

chapter 19|7 pages

Inside the Labor Front

chapter 20|15 pages

Inside the New People's Army

chapter 21|12 pages

People's War: The Third Decade

chapter 22|13 pages

The Faces Behind the Revolution

chapter 23|11 pages

"A Terrible Time"

chapter 24|7 pages

"People's Republic of the Philippines"

chapter 25|10 pages

Red Christmas

chapter 26|20 pages

Facing the Future