If you’re looking for an interesting read during the COVID-19 quarantine, how about trying one of the colorful history books from the CRC Bookshelf? For example, there’s “Romance and Revolution: A Look into the lives and times of Jose Rizal and Josephine Bracken,” written by Luis Lisa and Javier De Pedro.

Unlike most history books about the Philippines’ national hero, Lisa and De Pedro’s book takes the unique approach of focusing on the life of Josephine Bracken, from her birth in August 1876 to Rizal’s death in December 1896, to Bracken’s own passing in Hong Kong in March 1902.

“Every biography of Rizal has something about Josephine Bracken and her life with him,” says Fr. John Schumacher, S.J. in his blurb on the book’s dustcover. “But scarecely anyone has made Josephine the focus of the research… Through their well-documented and thorough research, the authors have written a fascinating story about Rizal, and his family as well, that will interest not only historians but also ordinary readers.”

Individuals and institutions interesting in purchasing a copy of Romance and Revoltion may address inquiries to CRC’s publications officer, Ms. Rio Angela Quiza at [email protected], +(63)(2) 8637 0912 local 350, +(63)(2) 8634 5874, or at the CRC Offices at:
6.5F APEC Communications Building, University of Asia and the Pacific,
Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center,
Pasig City 1605 Philippines.

Please note that there may be order and shipping delays as a result of the COVID-19 quarantine, but we’ll be glad to try and get the book to you as quickly and as safely as possible.

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