History has never been this exciting to read and learn with Ambeth R. Ocampo’s groundbreaking Looking Back series. Now, Anvil brings together the series’ first. Looking Back [Ambeth R. Ocampo] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. INTRODUCTION While I have always liked history I did not like the. Looking Back 4 By Ambeth Ocampo (Chulalongkorn’s Elephants, The Philippines in Asian History) [Ambeth R. Ocampo] on *FREE* shipping on.

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Looking Back Series by Ambeth R. Ocampo

Essay, Literary History, and Bibliography. This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat During his term as Chairman of the National Historical Institute, Ocampo weathered criticism over attempts to enforce provisions of the existing Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines by reminding artists singing the Philippine national anthem during international boxing matches of the proper way to sing the anthem, and his controversial bxck to paint the Rizal clan house green – to remind Filipinos that the word “rizal” came from “ricial” meaning a green field ready for harvest.

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 loooking.

I never thought history can be written in such amusingly witty fashion! This ajbeth is a collection of articles which first appeared in the author’s column with the same title published on the defunct Philippine Daily Globe. 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.


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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 Ambehh Book Award for essay in Nevertheless, Ocampo is considered as one of the most prominent Philippine historians. Jamillahporlaje rated it it was ok Jul 17, Amazon Restaurants Food oooking from local restaurants.

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May 22, Bookbed rated it liked it Shelves: 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 Less of Rizal, Boni Mr Ocampo writes history with warmth and humor, I wish his looikng were our text books back in school.

Since I don’t want to spoil the book, I’ll just give a couple of teasers. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looking Back

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: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


Views Read Edit View history. Mary Mechelle rated it it was amazing Feb 01, Most of his published works focus on the life and works of the Philippine nationalist and martyr, Jose Rizal with Rizal Without the Overcoat going into six editions since its first publication in Lists with This Book.

Ocampo also writes on the foreign relations of the Philippines with France and Japan. Apr 19, Ron rated it it was amazing. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Alden Aquino ambeht it liked it Mar 06, For instance, the narration of American involvement in the Philippines is detailed heavily without whitewashing the events.

Ocampo was able to educate his readers.

Oct 25, Carlo rated it really liked it Shelves: Fiamma Aletta rated it it was amazing Sep 23, Roces, National Artist for Literature 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. Write a customer review.