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This is the first of the books of Ambeth Ocampo that I read, and it set off my interest in his books. A collector of Filipiniana including books, art, numismatics and other paper ephemera, his extensive library and collection is divided between his home in Makati City ; Holy Angel UniversityAngeles, Pampanga ; [16] and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies Library in Kyoto University.

Roces, National Artist for Literature Aug 02, Mark Ching rated oloking liked it. Nevertheless, Ocampo is considered as lloking of the most prominent Philippine historians. AmorsoloGuillermo E.

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Ocampo has won three National Book Awards in these categories: It reads like a gossip magazine–who knew Philippine history was this interesting? Ocampo’s books just added to the fascination. Ocampo proved that it’s not only the historic dates and happenings that mark a hero’s life but also the small yet intricate and ironic details of his life that make him human. Did you know that there was a time when pictures of dead bodies all done up for burial were popularly printed in mainstream publications?

Return to Book Page. Sep 08, Jerry rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Feb 06, Matthew Lopez rated it really liked it. We don’t use ratings but for this purpose, we tag books with three stars by “History?

Inhe was conferred one of the highest civilian awards of the Philippines, [21] the Order of LakandulaRank of Bayani [22] for his contributions in cultural administration, the popularization of Philippine history, and for having served as Chairman of the National Historical Institute from toand concurrently Chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts —, without compensation. A true historian must first bcak his facts from primary sources;second, be objectives; third, be interesting.


In Septemberhe was conferred the Fukuoka Academic Prizeas only the fifth Filipino to be so honoured, and part of the Award Citation reads: Dec 12, Takipsilim rated it it was amazing.

It’s a pity that this edition is now out of print, and to be honest about it, the “Mini Me” edition by the same book publisher does not render it any justice as it only included a handful of essays from the former one. Jul 26, William Barot added it. 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 arts and letters as: Sep 11, Rina Tabale marked it as to-read.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He admonishes that history isn’t about dates, figures, stuff and “great” people cast or sculpted in stone, marble oczmpo bronze; it is more than just a subject we must get through to be able to make it on the next grade or level or to earn a diploma.

Sep 07, Apokripos rated it really liked it Recommends it for: A great read for avid historians. During his term at the National Library he recovered the unpublished manuscripts of Rizal’s unfinished novel Makamisa in and lokoing worked on the bibliographic catalog of papers, writings and documents related to Rizal held in the vault of the National Library.

This is a piece of history book whom we can memorize the events that happened without batting an eyelash. We also accept review requests. It has become amazing for me to know more about local history after I knew Ambeth Ocampo.

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It was an energizing activity, reaching back to your origins and finding or not finding more than what we knew back then. Ocampo on December I say that he didn’t fail in giving that motivation to me. As with my experience reading his award-winning and bestselling Rizal Without the OvercoatOcampo’s essay manages to make history fun, hip, with a slant towards the amusing and almost always an enlightening discussion of Philippine history Published inLooking Back bacm the first published work by Ambeth Ocampo, renowned Philippine historian.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This book is a collection of articles which first appeared in the author’s column with the same title kcampo on the defunct Philippine Daily Globe.

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Looking Back 12 1st ed. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Less of Rizal, Boni Mr Ocampo writes history with warmth and humor, I wish his books were our text books back in school. Write a customer review. When Ocampo was appointed chair of the National Historical Institute and later elected chair of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared that she was an ardent reader of his newspaper column, commending his writings because he “makes history so approachable.

Open Preview See a Problem? Quezon CityPhilippines: Apr 19, Ron rated it it was amazing.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Do you amheth what is considered the most haunted Philippine painting Ambeth Ocampo’s Looking Back is a very short read, but every page is worth it.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. More reflective than usual and going beyond Rizal and my 19th century comfort zone, these explorations still carry my trademark irreverent humor. It was a fresh way how Ambeth R. This is the original version of the renowned Looking Back book but for me is the more insightful version as it pcampo history that we can utilize in today’s context.