This history-cum-memoir is about two families—the Abad Santoses and the del Rosarios—intertwined by marriage and united by a passionate love of country. It is also the personal story of the main author, who is a descendant of both families. It includes the first full biography of Pedro Abad Santos, founder of the Philippine Socialist movement. Here, his story as a martyred patriot’s son, a revolutionary, resistance officer in the Philippine-American War, and a maverick during the US occupation comes alive in a riveting narrative style.
Published in 2022.