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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This was a really readable, interesting account of the history of the Philippines, from Spanish colonization up to Cory Aquino’s presidency. Fond memories of U.

The Key to the Asian Miracle: I’m now looking for other, more local views into this nation’s stories. It brought genuine advancement, and gave the nation up willingly to a democratic alternative. Great book for Filipinos, Americans of Filipino descent, and for anyone who wants to learn more about America’s role as a colonial power I read this before a trip to the Philippines and it really helped me understand the historical context of the country.

Resistance was rampant throughout the U. Stays in US Lamy of Santa Fe by Paul Horgan America’s Empire in the Philippines by Stanley Karnow I appreciate that Mr. How did we perform? Paperbackpages. While using the Philippines as its focus, the book walks the reader through turn of the 20th century US foreign politics, which could perhaps best be described as fumbling towards a semi-benevolent American empire.

A Stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton The Greenback Era by Irwin Unger It is a useful book for a lay reader or hobby historian, but not as a scholarly work. Benigno Ninoy Aquino Jr. History of the American Frontier by Frederic L. But I soon realised that Stanley Karnow’s sarcasm wasn’t focused on any race but was spread democratically between people from different time periods and origins.


In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines

Want to Read saving…. Now, twenty years later, this narrative has lost I blogged about this excellent book here. Race and America’s Long War. Prophets of Regulation by Thomas K.

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

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Battle Cry of Freedom: What did we do there? In this case, the affect of 14th-century Chinese trading in the Philippines during the Ming Dynasty, Ferdinand Magellan’s arrival in the 16th-century, and the subsequent ebbs and flows of Spain’s enduring Catholic influence in an otherwise Asian corner of the world.

For what it was, it was karnpw comprehensive and fair.

In Our Image

America’s empire in the Philippines Stanley Karnow Snippet view – Although this book does focus on the relationship between the Philippines and America, it’s a pretty comprehensive history of the country, from the arrival of Magellan through Cory Aquino. America in the King Years, — The author, journalist Stanely Karnow lived through some of that history.

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References to this book The Key to the Asian Miracle: But the idea that the United States can remold other lands in its own image “proved in later years to be largely an exercise in self-deception. Return to Book Page. It’s to contrast the difficulty in writing a review of a terrible book. Citing articles via Google Scholar. First, the print in this edition is way stznley small.


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Theme throughout the book of how throughout history illustrados shift loyalties among Spaniards, nationalists, Americans, Japanese. When this oru was published, some readers probably went directly to the final chapters — a detailed narrative of recently-passed events before, during, and after the downfall of the Ferdinand Marcos regime — because they seemed the most important part of the book. Karnow, a veteran reporter on Asia his admirable “Vietnam: Comprehensive history of America’s involvement in the Philippines.

It might be because everybody speaks the language, and for the most part the customs and the food are about the same. Nov 02, Ashley rated it liked it Shelves: Born and raised in the Philippines, I thought I knew a lot of Philippines history. Karnow is an excellent writer, and his text is interesting and keeps the reader glued imge the page.

Even worse are the depictions of Filipinos as practically begging for a continued U. Quietly helps Cory prepare to campaign. Voyagers to the West: In summary the book is impressive in its wealth of detail and its extensive use of highly authoritative sources.