A Country Imperiled, Tragic Lessons of a Distorted History, presents a bold and factual perspective on the presidency of deposed President Ferdinand Marcos, his wife Imelda Romualdez Marcos, the martial law period, the EDSA Revolt, the regime of President Cory Aquino and the subsequent administrations until that of Cory's son, who is now President Benigno “Noynoy” Cojuangco Aquino. A Country Imperiled follows Arillo's tradition of factual narrations of history as it seeks to primarily demystify the Aquino couple, former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. who is hailed as a martyr and Cory Aquino as an icon of democracy. It also dissected the several allegations leveled at the Marcos couple through a fair recounting of their actions most of which were culled from declassified government documents. The book primarily seeks to set the record straight for the new generation of Filipinos who may have to rely on historical accounts to appreciate the characters of the nation's previous leaders. Arillo’s deconstruction of events is an interesting guide for legal researchers as well as students out to write in a factual recollection of the country’s historical events.