Saturday, September 3, 2011

Lineage, Life and Labors of Jose Rizal: Philippine Patriot

Title: Lineage, Life and Labors of Jose Rizal: Philippine Patriot (With Supplementary Articles by Wilson Y. Lee Flores on the Chinese Family Tree and Immigrant Ancestor of Dr. Jose Rizal, also the Historic 1999 and 2000 South China Visits of Jose Rizal Clan Descendants)
Author: Professor Austin Craig
Synopsis: In writing a biography, the author, if he be discriminating, selects, with great care, the salient features of the life story of the one whom he deems worthy of being portrayed as a person possessed of preeminent qualities that make for a character and greatness. In writing the life of the greatest of the Filipinos, Mr. Craig has displayed judgment. Saturated as he is with endless details of Rizal’s life, he has had the good taste to select those incidents or those phases of Rizal’s life that exhibit his greatness of soul and that show the factors that were the most potent in shaping his character and in controlling his purposes and actions. A biography written this chastening of wealth cannot fail to be instructive and worthy of study. If one were to point out a single benefit that can accrue from a study of biography written as Mr. Craig has done that of Rizal, he would mention, I believe, that to the character of the student, for one cannot study seriously about men of character without being affected by that study. As leading to an understanding of the character of Rizal, Mr. Craig has described his ancestry with considerable fullness and has shown the selective principle has worked through successive generations. But he has also realized the value of the outside influences and shows how the accidents of birth and nation affected by environment plus mental vigor and will produced Jose Rizal.
Year Published: 2002
Format: Softbound, bookpaper
Size: 10.3 x 7.2 inches
No. of Pages: 287
Condition: Some minor shelf-wear; covers are fine with some very minor bumps and edge-wear; pages are fine and crisp with no visible toning; overall VERY GOOD condition
Weight: 560 grams

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HAC Code: 3I0001

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