In Our Image has ratings and 44 reviews. Rosalinda said: If you like Philippine History, this is one of the best books written about the Philippines. In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines is a book by American journalist Stanley Karnow, published by Random House. The book details the. A brilliant, coherent social and political overview spanning three turbulent centuries.”—San Francisco Chronicle Stanley Karnow.

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In preparation for a trip to the Philippines, I picked Karnow up as ostensibly the least biased and best-written historical account of the country. For what it claims to be based on packaging it fell short.

He tells this story, and did some digging as well to tell the complete story of this series of islands that has been the subject of much colonization and karnoww puppet nation of the United States. The book is disproportionately weighted to tell the story of those events. References to this book The Key to the Asian Miracle: Taft in private railed against Filipinos’ “Oriental duplicity,” failing to see what is true to this day: Also, I know very little about this part of American history.

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Trivia About In Our Image: Okay, the last bit I added, but my copy has one. Encounters at the Heart of the World: What have we left there?

In Our Image

Copyright Los Angeles Times. Published Kxrnow 24th by Ballantine Books first published March Rather than challenge this ancient society, years of Spanish rule, 50 years of US rule and 50 years of US rule-by-proxy reinforced the plutocracy.


Quietly helps Cory prepare to campaign. Now, twenty years later, this narrative has lost I blogged about this excellent book here. An engrossing read, impressive in its journalistic depth but also cohesive in its central narrative.

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Return to Book Page. To a Westerner, the Philippines is a mass of contradictions. First, the print in this edition is way too small. History of the American Frontier by Frederic L. Spanish-US tango over Philippinesindependence war.

The ourr of the Philippines have been used and abused throughout history, from the arrival of Magellan and his men, the Spanish, the friars of the Catholic Ni, American intervention, and ikage of all, under the control of one of their own, Ferdinand Marcos. Karnow speculates on what a Ninoy Aquino presidency might have been like pointing out that Aquino and Marcos shared similar conceptsthen addresses Filipino critics of his widow’s performance in the job as showing “an Asian reverance for authority and a Latin penchant for hypercriticism.

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In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines

Feb 27, Alex Zakharov rated it liked it. Great book for Filipinos, Americans of Filipino descent, and for anyone who wants to learn more about America’s role as a colonial power While on assignment in the Philippines history, as it help build an over all better understanding of the people and politics of the the Philippines.

Nov 02, Ashley rated it liked it Shelves: Five hundred years in the convent, and fifty years in Hollywood, goes the adage. While we had promised to give Cubans their freedom, we had said nothing about this distant archipelago, which President WIlliam McKinley, when he appointed his first ambassador there, couldn’t find on a map.


The Key to the Asian Miracle: This explains why today Filipinos still admire the U. His scores make his case. It was a speed history course on an interesting country, and got me curious to learn more.

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In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines by Stanley Karnow

Even with this slog, it is still a very interesting story to read and not only gives perspective to the Philippines, but also shows how some of the other nations in the area have formed their modern day ideologies as well. Race and America’s Long War. I started the book intending to limit my reading to the era of the insurrection, but got hooked and finished it.

Stanley Karnow’s book is an excellent read. Feb 15, David rated it really liked it Shelves: The Uprooted by Oscar Handlin Spanish Colonization – After Karrnow 50 years of indecision by Spain, but Mexican Spaniards eventually convince the queen to colonize Ph.

After the war – Fate of collaborators. Women at the Wheel: The Potsdam Conference by Herbert Feis