Manila My Manila by Nick Joaquin
Manila, My Manila (A History for the young Manileño) by Nick Joaquin
'In early 1988, then Mayor Mel Lopez invited Nick Joaquin to write a popular history of Manila that young Manilans would enjoy. The city's poet laureate—whose entire body of work sings of Manila as Homer sang of Troy and Virgil of Rome—complied with a will. The first edition of Manila, My Manila (1990) was distributed exclusively to the city's schools. This hardcover gift edition finally brings Joaquin's celebration of his beloved city to readers throughout the world.'
The book talks about Manila - the city and its people - from Pre-colonial until the the emergency of the Cory Aquino Administration
This is how history should be written - with flair, drama and passion! If you ever want your children to fall deeply in love with the Filipino history, this is the book to read.