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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Despite Americans’ continual debates about the nature of their modern “empire,” or about their supposedly imperialistic foreign policy, there is one extremely relevant case of American empire that almost no one discusses, the Philippines.

It gives me a new perspective on how the nation was formed. I started the book intending to limit my reading to the era of the insurrection, but got hooked an Very much like Karnow’s Vietnam. Present at the Creation: Benigno Ninoy Aquino Jr. Other editions – View all In Our Image: Cover of the first edition. Third, the narrative his fairly smooth an readable aside from the previous two points.

Views Read Edit View history. Today, Ninoy, like Rizal, has as a borderline stanleg status. I ended up enjoying the book a lot.

Karnow is a good storyteller and, I think, a fairly objective historian. He primarily concentrates on the 20th century, understandable given the dearth of material otherwise.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. No Other Way Out: Fifth, Karnow exhibits a huge amount of bias when it comes to the last section devoted to Marcos’ downfall.

Five hundred years in the convent, and fifty years in Hollywood, goes the adage. Fond memories of U.


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It’s long, but I’ll probably read it again. The social structure at the time of Spanish conquest in many ways resembled Anglo-Saxon Britain. Theme throughout the book of how throughout history illustrados shift loyalties among Spaniards, nationalists, Americans, Japanese. Jul 07, Ralph Quirequire atanley it really liked it. Briefly dated Imelda at some point. This book was published in ; it would be interesting to see an update of how the author views changes to the country since then.

Trivia About In Our Image: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: This is a very good book on the subject covered. What did we do there? Subscription required using via Dtanley containing links to subscription-only content Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles.

Contents All in the Family. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I was kind of hoping to find in this book some Filipino heroe Very good, and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in the Philippines–particularly Americans who, like me, haven’t had much exposure to the history of the country.

It gave me a better understanding of Filipino society and culture while I was there. In addition, he sometimes comes across as paternalistic toward the Filipino people, comparing them to petulant teenagers seeking their parents approval, diminishing their contribution to the fight against the Spanish when recent scholarship demonstrates how impo Although this book is valuable in its readability, it lacks the rigor of true scholarly historical writing.

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Books by Stanley Karnow. Encounters at the Heart of the World: I learned that my eighth-grade English teacher was right: Related articles in Google Scholar. Now, twenty years later, this narrative has lost I blogged about this excellent book here. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


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In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines

So Filipinos turned to politicians instead of the bureaucracy for assistance, a practice kagnow fostered patronage and corruption. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The only problem is there is no bookstore, and it takes until you arrive at home that you find the story that you were looking for. In a swiftly paced, brilliantly vivid narrative, Karnow focuses on the relationship that has existed between the two nations stankey the United States acquired the country from Spain inexaming how we have sought to remake the Philippines ‘in our image, ‘ an experiment marked from the outset by blundering, ignorance, and mutual misunderstanding.

If The Philippines is southeast asian, but with a decidedly American feel to it. It ignored the fact that the North Vietnamese received extremely extensive supplies from both Russia and ,arnow throughout their war with the USA and the South, as well as the benefit ofChinese troops that were based in North Vietnam to enable the NVA to send more troops into the South and to forestall a US invasion of North Vietnam.

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Jefferson and His Time by Dumas Malone Refresh and try again. You start to wonder how this place arrived at where they are today.

All in the Family. For what it claims to be based on packaging it fell short.