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This is a piece of history book whom we can memorize the events that happened without batting an eyelash. More so if they bring meaning to them. Mary Mechelle rated it it was amazing Feb 01, Do you know what is considered the most haunted Philippine painting Ambeth Ocampo’s Looking Back is a very short read, but every page is worth it. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

As always, his writings are solidly humorous. It has become amazing for me to know more about local history after I knew Ambeth Ocampo.

Ocampo better known as Ambeth R. Apr 19, Ron rated it it was amazing. Ambeth Ocampo’s Looking Back is a very short read, but every page is worth it. Did you know that there was a time when pictures of dead bodies all done up for burial were popularly printed in mainstream publications? Share your thoughts with other customers. I had guffaws reading some notes and kind of sad in some chapters as we relegate our heroes as plain icon.

Historical events were told more of a chismis than as hard facts, or something like that. It is the historian’s interpretation of,more often than not, questionable facts. For instance, the narration of American involvement in the Philippines is detailed ambetn without whitewashing the events.

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In response, Ocampo has since released two compilations of his public lectures Meaning and History focused on Jose Rizal and Bones of Contention on Andres Bonifacio both published in loooking the required bibliographic references and footnotes.


Ocampo has also written several essays and monographs on Philippine ambteh beginning with his first book on Philippine modern impressionist painter Emilio Aguilar Cruz in It was a fresh way how Ambeth R. Ateneo de Manila University. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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This for me is one of the strokes of brilliance of Ocampo’s essays underscoring ambetj history indeed repeats itself, that we all must first learn of the past before moving on forward to where we and our nation is heading.

Want to Read saving…. Fiamma Aletta rated it it was amazing Sep 23, Nov 14, Grace rated it it was amazing. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. He was my professor for PI Philippine Institution back in college.

During his term at the National Library he recovered the unpublished manuscripts of Rizal’s unfinished novel Makamisa in and later worked on the bibliographic catalog of papers, writings and documents related to Rizal held in the vault of the National Library.

Ambeth Ocampo in his works proves time and again that history isn’t just about successions of events that happened in the past — it is after all the paved road we all are treading. Mary Danielle Isip rated it really liked it Jan 23, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Aloha rated it it was amazing Oct 03, Read more Read less. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

It was upon meeting next the Jakarta elephant that prompted me to compile this collection of essays that begins and ends with an elephant. He is the historian to watch. His wit, humor, keen observations and insights on Philippine history never fail to keep us entertained and informed. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Aug 02, Mark Ching rated it liked it.


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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Ocampo was able to educate his readers. He subsequently attained his undergraduate and masteral degrees in Philippine Studies from the De La Salle University in and From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Open Preview See a Problem? The book that got me deeply into Philippine history. His column Looking Back first appeared in the Philippine Daily Globe from to and compilations of these columns saw new life as his two bestselling books, namely, the Looking Back series and Rizal Without the Overcoat that was awarded the National Book Award for essay in AmorsoloGuillermo E. In Junehe was conferred the rank of Officier in the Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the Republic of France for his contributions to the oxampo and letters as: Loraine May rated it it was amazing Feb 16, Get to Know Us.

He received his primary and secondary education at the Ateneo de Manila University. His clear and accessible explanations of the wider global context in which the country developed during the period of the Spanish and American colonial regimes nack helped promote a more open sense of nationalism, and facilitated the advancement of international exchanges both with Asia and with the West.

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