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About the Author
Carlos Quirino is regarded as one of the most decorated and prodigious Filipino historians of the 20th century. The author of more than 30 books, notably Philippine Cartography and Filipinos at War, Mr. Quirino has written hundreds of articles on a rich variety of topics about Filipino culture and history. In 1990, President Corazon Aquino conferred on him the Legion of Honor for the body of his written works on Philippine history. In 1997, he was named a National Artist of the Philippines for Historical Literature. The author was a journalism graduate of the University of Wisconsin and a member of the Philippine bar. He fought in Bataan during World War II and escaped from the infamous Death March to join the guerillas. He received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained while serving his country. During the 1960s, Mr. Quirino served as director of the National Library and was founding curator of the Ayala Library and Museum. The author had a special connection with the subject of this book. In 1936, President Quezon awarded the young Quirino first prize in the Commonwealth biography contest for a manuscript he wrote on the life of José Rizal, titled “The Great Malayan.” Mr. Quirino passed away in 1999, at the age of 89.
- Format: Paperback, 32 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 9786214220328