From the title of the book itself, Ambeth R. Ocampo’s Rizal Without the Overcoat ( ) uncovers the other side of the nationalistic icon, Dr. Jose. Ambeth Ocampo describes Jose Rizal as a “conscious hero” because Rizal planned his entire life in details based on his letters, diaries, and. Rizal without the Overcoat. with Dr. Ambeth Ocampo. 29 August | PM Ayala Museum Ground Floor Lobby. Rizal without the Overcoat.

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PaperbackExpanded Editionpages. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Apr 16, Emily Dy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I do appreciate the intent of Ocampo and probably his publishers in coming up with this compilation.

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We spent two hours arguing about that matter on the way to Cavite where we both live, where the Bonifacio-killing Aguinaldo used to live. Its a really interesting read, especially because the articles are short and written in a manner that a simple Filipino could read.

It depicts Rizal’s ordinary yet colorful life. Apr 05, Jareed rated it liked it Shelves: What did Rizal do but write books?

A Biography of Jose Rizal. But what am I to do? You take a step back and remember that this is the man who influenced the course of our history and helped solidify our sense of nationhood.

It only shows that no matter how ordinary our lives are anyone can be a hero. Sep 05, Bryan rated it it was amazing. I prefer to face death and gladly give my life to free so many innocent persons from this unjust persecution.

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Of course, things changed when I went to high school and learned more substantial information about him.

Rizal Without the Overcoat. Hilarious as it may be, Ambeth Ocampo’s book gave what the title says. The way you become closer to a person if you know more about him or her. This showcases Ambeth Ocampo’s in-depth knowledge about national hero Jose Rizal in the most reachable and understandable presentation.

He writes about how his search for Rizal helped uncover little facts about the national hero like rjzal he had for breakfast, his spend thriftiness and his smoking habit. But do understand that there are better sources of information for Rizal’s life and works like those stated in the book’s bibliography.

Even as I child I have always been fascinated by the past and all its hidden complexities. I’m guilty as charged.

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He also also uses the same technique with his writings. His essays about Dr. But here’s hoping that the dream he had for the country will soon be realized.

But then I sa After reading Rizal: President Taft did not choose Aguinaldo because he was too militaristic; Rizal fitted the ideal of national leader for the Filipinos. Absolutely rated it it was ok Shelves: Notify me of new posts via email. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book.

Ocampo further augments this feeling by inculcating his experiences on discoveries as well. I think it still relevant that Rizal be compulsory studied in the future. I read a lot of things about Rizal in this book that I have never encountered before, such as what he usually ate for breakfast, how he cope with his financial constraints during his stay in Europe, why he thought learning English shouldn’t be a priority of his, among others.


The generation of today as well as all the future generations must be wary about the books that the latter-day historians like Ocampo claim to be true. This review has been cross-posted at imbookedindefinitely To view it, click here. This time I will read them in English; a new translation was done for the th anniversary of his birth and is said to be an excellent one.

We were forced to read this book for our book review in “Buhay, Gawin at Sinulat ni Rizal” subject during college.

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He writes so well, given me information I could not possibly be patient enough when reading a different history book. I grew up in our withuot town in a Pacific island looking at Rizal withouy with the overcoat and it did not affect my admiration and emulation of his traits.

Project Gutenberg 0 editions. And then Ocampo takes you through the story behind the “Mi Ultimo Adios”, the politics behind the KKK, and a narration of what happened that morning of December 30,

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