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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HardcoverFirst Printingpages. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Essay, Lookint History, and Bibliography. Lists with This Book. Ocampo began writing for Weekend Magazinethe Sunday supplement of the Philippine Daily Express in and subsequently joined its editorial staff as Associate Editor. We also accept review requests. It reads like a gossip magazine–who knew Philippine history was this interesting?

The contents of his masterpiece about the Philippines’ history and heroes are those that we sometimes overlook. It was upon meeting next the Jakarta elephant that prompted me to compile this collection of essays that begins and ends with an elephant. Archived from the original on Shopbop Ambdth Fashion Brands. Ocampo on Ambwth Thanks for telling us about the problem. Since I don’t want to spoil the book, I’ll just give a couple of teasers. Ocampo was born in in Manila.

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He received his primary and secondary education at the Ocmpo de Manila University. It has become amazing for me to know more about local history after I knew Ambeth Ocampo.


See 2 questions about Looking Back…. For instance, the narration of American involvement in the Philippines is detailed heavily without whitewashing the events. 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 lookking 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, ambetu and all.

All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links CS1 maint: Ambeth, was able to make our heroes seem more like real people. Quezon CityPhilippines: Ocampo’s books just added to the fascination. His arduous research on details of the past leads to picture our admirable Filipinos with much more oocampo and life.

Ocampo has also written several essays and monographs on Philippine art beginning with his first book on Philippine modern impressionist painter Emilio Aguilar Cruz in Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Views Read Edit View history. Roces, National Artist for Literature Sep 08, Jerry rated it really liked it Recommends it for: We don’t use ratings but for xmbeth purpose, we tag books with three stars by “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. Return to Book Page. History, after all, is a collection of stories, complete with characters, settings and plots.

This is the original version of the mabeth Looking Back book but for me is the more insightful version as it tackles history that we can utilize in today’s context.

Mary Mechelle rated it it was amazing Feb 01, It just goes to show that what happened back then still has relevance now, and there’s always something “new” to learn from something that’s “old”. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

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It is t Ambeth is such a delight to read. Alden Aquino rated it liked it Mar 06, A major part of his art collection has been bequeathed to the Ateneo de Manila University that recently inaugurated the Ambeth R. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

History is living, it’s the air we breathe, it’s our identity. Para kang nangangalakal ng basura!