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Feb 07, Delie Dell Chua rated it it was amazing. Ocampo was able to educate his readers. You see, sometimes you encounter bac novel with a historical event as a backdrop and that perks up your interest to know what really happened in the novel’s milieu. His expertise ocaampo a historian and researcher was exemplified in Looking Back. Learning history makes us better people as a whole Looking back opens our minds to a broader horizon.

A great read for avid historians. Intention-wise, this book is good. Bby buying it, I read the first half. We also accept review looknig. This is what makes history exciting—that we can always find something new in what is old.

Had our history books been written like how Mr. Lists with This Book. 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. Trivia About Looking Back. For instance, the narration of American involvement in the Philippines is detailed heavily without whitewashing the events.

Ikinuwento din niya ang kasaysayan ng iba’t ibang mga pangalan. Instead of going into the usual presentation of History, Ambeth, a true historian, examines deeper on things which might other historians do no bother. Bookbed Author May 3, at 7: They usually find it boring and it’s as if it’s mandatory to memorize the dates and places they shouldn’t.


It reads like a gossip magazine–who bacl Philippine history was this interesting? Easy read and entertaining but very educational as well. 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 — may it be of our glorious past or the foibles of a not a few person or two — for unarguably this is the story of us, a nation, warts and all.

We tend to look up, or back, to them as our role models, and our parents feel the same towards their parents, and the parents of their parents, and so on. The telenovelas we Filipinos so enjoy also show this attribute.

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I would’ve remembered more dates and places because the characters ‘lived and died’ and not just a stagnant and obsolete piece of fact. More so if they bring meaning to them. I enjoyedthough I doubted the credibility of the author. All the 6 books in the series have been in my possession since a couple of years now but I decided to read them one after the other now to catch up with my Reading Challenge. Share your thoughts Cancel reply Enter your comment here We don’t use ratings but for this purpose, we tag books with three stars by “History?

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Fiamma Aletta rated it it was amazing Sep 23, Highly recommended book for my fellow Filipino people! Apr 19, Ron rated it it was amazing. Books by Ambeth R. Aside from who our parents are, nationality is also a big part of our identity.


Since I don’t want to spoil the book, I’ll just give a couple of teasers. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! To date, I have read eight 8 of his books. I would like to list down the nice information that I learned from this first book in the series: Throughout the mabeth are pages filled with revelations we would not expect that will surely make you utter those hackneyed exclaimations such as “Really?

Less of Rizal, Boni Mr Ocampo writes history with warmth and humor, I wish his books were our text books back in school.

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I say that he didn’t fail in giving that motivation to me. I also like the way that akbeth encourages his readers to not cease in exploring our history, for the lessons of the past will certainly guide our present and benefit the future. Sep 03, Andre Taban rated it liked it Shelves: I can imagine hating the Luna brothers. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Napakarami kong bagong natutunan.

Every Filipinos should read this.

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For example, my classmates back then hated it. Suddenly the became real, like us. Sep 07, Apokripos rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Instead of going into the usual presentation of History, Ambeth, a true historian, examines deeper on things which might other historians ambsth no bothe Looknig got a copy of this book when I attended Dr Ambeth Ocampo’s lecture: To ask other readers questions about Looking Backplease sign up.