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Talking about a piece of history, not only by telling details but making everything picturesque. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This for me is one of the strokes of brilliance of Ocampo’s essays underscoring that 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nevertheless, Ocampo is considered as one of the most prominent Philippine historians.

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It is the historian’s interpretation of,more often than not, questionable facts. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Looking Back by Ambeth R. Ocampo

Historical events were told more of a chismis than as hard facts, or something like that. 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. History is the collective memory of a nation but it has to be constantly rewritten. Write a customer review. Dec 12, Takipsilim rated it it was amazing. Ambeth, was able to make our heroes seem more like real people.


I never thought history can be written in such amusingly witty fashion!

In recognition of his work in cultural administration and his contributions to Philippine history, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines [19] conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Public Administration, honoris causa, in December The book that got me deeply into Philippine history.

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. 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.

A great read for avid historians. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. To ask other readers questions about Looking Backplease sign up. Less of Rizal, Bonifacio and Aguinaldo. As always, his writings are solidly humorous. 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 with the required bibliographic references and footnotes.

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Ocampo began writing for Weekend Magazinethe Sunday ocapo of the Philippine Daily Express in and subsequently joined its editorial staff as Associate Editor. Looking Back 13 First ed. 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 inOcamop Back is the first published work by Ambeth Ocampo, renowned Philippine historian.


Read more Read less. It reads like a gossip magazine–who knew Philippine history was this interesting? In Decemberduring President Benigno Aquino III ‘s visit to Tokyo, Ocampo received the Presidential Medal of Merit whose citation reads, “for his achievements as scholar, teacher, and in recognition of his writings through which he polarized Philippine history, art and culture thus bringing these aspects of our national identity closer to the people.

Quezon CityPhilippines: 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: This is a piece of history book whom we can memorize the events that happened without batting an eyelash.

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Did you know that Andres Bonifacio sought funding for the revolution from Japan? Sep 08, Jerry rated it really liked it Recommends it for: For instance, the narration of American involvement in the Philippines is detailed heavily without whitewashing the events. Roces, National Artist for Literature It was looing fresh way how Ambeth R. Since I don’t want to spoil the book, I’ll just give a couple of teasers.

Mary Mechelle rated it it was amazing Feb 01, Apr 19, Ron rated it it was amazing. I met the Singapore elephant first as I traced Rizal’s footsteps and found a reference to it in his diary.