Shelves: ambeth-ocampo , book-club , favorites I always loved history but this book showed another side of history. Other side of heroes whom we believe as superhumans. Ocampo showed their human side. Suddenly the became real, like us. I can imagine being friends with Quezon, helping him in courting women.
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Shelves: ambeth-ocampo , book-club , favorites I always loved history but this book showed another side of history. Other side of heroes whom we believe as superhumans. Ocampo showed their human side. Suddenly the became real, like us. I can imagine being friends with Quezon, helping him in courting women. I can imagine hating the Luna brothers. I also enjoy the Spanish lessons, very enlightening. Every Filipinos should read this. This is the juicy part of Philippine history not taught in the classroom.
I would definitely read more Ambeth I always loved history but this book showed another side of history. I would definitely read more Ambeth Ocampo books! I paid only Php. Instead of going into the usual presentation of History, Ambeth, a true historian, examines deeper on things which might other historians do no bother.
Throughout the book are pages filled with revelations we would not expect that will surely make you utter those hackneyed exclaimations such as "Really? The book made history not only a painstaking, serious profession but a fun, enjoyable, and more interesting to read.
I never had an enormous interest to our local history although I always loved history since this book had reached me. I just realized how our history classes had deprived us in knowing much of what we should have learned from our past.
That limitation is disheartening knowing that our students today have so much better to learn from our own history. If Ambeth R. A good read book! Ocampo was my History Professor, I might had another career direction to go through on becoming the same as he; haha!
Not as best as him of course but perhaps having the same passion to learn more and go beyond whatever it takes for the sake of learning. His approach of sharing the history is far different from what we had accustomed to have of which how our academic learning of the discipline can be much as "fascinating as a whodunit"-A. Dec 27, Cheska Lorraine rated it liked it Mahirap basahin ng isang upuan kasi hindi mo naman maabsorb lahat mg facts ng isang upuan nuh.
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You are on page 1of 7 Search inside document Ever since before, history has always been a favorite subject of mine. Stories of the past were like fairytales to me, even if its tragic, because I always found it fascinating and interesting. Ive always loved hearing and reading stories concerning the past of the human race. Stories like these served as a springboard for my fantasies when I was just a child. It provided me with the ideas and images I needed every time I fantasized of myself living in the past and think that Im a princess, not only when I was a child but also now. It was always interesting for me to know how the people of the past lived and analyze how the series of events that happened in the past influenced the present time.
Looking back 1 by Ambeth Ocampo