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Popular Books by Alumni offers
works of nonfiction like Filipino
Style by Liz Reyes ’65 and fiction
Grupo McDonald’s by Nick Carbo ’84. Books
about Alumni offers
nonfiction stories like the one about Colm Connoly ’82.
BOOKS BY ALUMNI – FICTION
|Ron Ames ’68 has written Vocare, a book about “A man’s search for, and eventual discovery of, the fountain of youth captured in poetic song.”|
BOOKS BY ALUMNI – NONFICTION
McKay Maynard ’52 has met with other WWII survivors such as the American
guerillas her family knew and the submariners who rescued her, and shared
stories with them. My
Faraway Home is
a beautifully written, courageous memoir of a wartime childhood behind
enemy lines. An American family’s WWII tale of adventure and survival
in the jungles of Mindanao.
del Rosario ’84 loves Filipino
fellow alum Liz Reyes ’65 et al. It makes the perfect inspirational
table top visual treat.
The detailed photos will introduce your friend
Cummins ’82 recommends A Normal Life and other Short Stories, which
is a collection of short stories by Reine Melvin, who happens to
be her sister.
Living: Contemporary Dream Houses in the Philippines by Liz
Reyes ’65 is a showcase of the wonderful homes of the Filipino elite.
As inspiration for your own tropical mansion or to visit these fabulous
Philippine Coral Reefs in Watercolor by Cusi includes underwater
photographs by Scott “Gutsy” Tuason ’86.
They are brilliant
Rebecca Gale De Villa ’88 and her co-author Jill Gale De Villa wrote the
2nd Edition of the Philippine Guide in 2000. This great personal travel
guide comes from Open Road Publishing and is filled with lots of info
for travellers on any budget.
|Alphabet Alpabeto by Tracy David ’90 uses contemporary graphic design to create a playful and innovative bilingual book of letters for children of all ages.
Each letter is represented by computer-generated images (photography and illustrations); for each image the corresponding Filipino and English words both start with the same letter, i.e. B for “Boat” and ” Bangka.”
Publisher isAdarna House (ISBN 971-508-262-9).
| Scott “Gutsy” Tuason ’86 took the beautiful photos for The Ultimate Orient – Philippine South Sea Pearls.
Vicky Sycip Herrera recommends ’68 this award-winning coffee-table book about pinoy pearls. It is quite informative and Scott’s photos are simply breathtaking.
|AS Alumni Juergen Goldhagen ’50 has written Manila Memories, a book that includes the memories of Hans (Bob) Walser ’50, Rod Hall ’50, Hans Hoeflein ’49 during World War II in Manila.
The 140 page book is an easy read . Readers will learn what it was like as a civilian kid in the middle of a battlefield.
BOOKS ABOUT ALUMNI – NONFICTION
|As Assistant U. S. Attorney
Colm Connolly ’82 helped prosecuted and convict prominent Wilmington
attorney Thomas Capano for killing Anne Marie Fahey, an aide to Delaware’s
The story was turned into
A two-part Hallmark
|Tom Hargrove worked at IRRI and his kids went to ISM. After 2 decades in the Philippines he moved to Colombia.
Long March to Freedom: Tom Hargrove’s Own Story of His Kidnapping by Colombian Narco-Guerrilla,” is a harsh account of his long ordeal.
See also Proof of Life, a movie inspired by his story.
|Vicky Sycip Herrera ’68 recommends Nancy Keeney Fortser’s book Encounters: A Lifetime Spent Crossing Cultural Frontiers which describes the adventures of her late husband Clifton “Cliff” Forster ’43 who graduated AS during World War II. Cliff was at AS when one day the Principal announced “The Japanese have invaded Manila…there will be no classes until further
notice.” The students all went to the Santo Tomas internment camp where they finished their studies and graduated.
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