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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Archived from the original on 25 December I really enjoyed it a lot. Here’s everything one needs to be informed about the history of the Philippines, and perhaps a little more. Sign In or Create an Account. Arab traders bring Islam to Malaya, reaching Ph. Sep 11, Nick Klagge rated it really liked it Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search.

As counterpoint, Amando Doronila, former editor of imwge Manila Chronicle, wrote recently staney “the standards of judgment are harsher on the Philippines. From inside the book.

Okay, the last bit I added, but my copy has one. The Hemingses of Monticello: S allowed the Philippines to form political parties advocating independence, to vote in local and parliamentary elections, and to print their own newspapers. The Democratic Experience by Daniel J. Nov 02, Ashley rated it liked it Shelves: Karnow, a veteran reporter on Asia his admirable “Vietnam: The concept of a unified nation governed by a democratic process is an illusion the imperial masters where happy to promote for their own purposes.

Jan 02, Ryan Mcconville rated it really liked it. Feb 22, Jason rated it really liked it. Fifth, Karnow exhibits a huge amount of bias when it comes to the last section devoted to Marcos’ downfall.


Pinckney’s Treaty by Samuel Flagg Bemis I look forward to broadening my perspective on Filipino history, but this was a good entry point for an American with limited prior knowledge of the history of the Philippines.

In Our Image

The Potsdam Conference by Herbert Feis Taft in private railed against Filipinos’ “Oriental duplicity,” failing to see what is true to this day: Written by a long time American journalist in the Philippines, this is really a one of a kind book that tracks the history of the parallel relationship and history of the two countries. This explains why today Filipinos still admire the U. He is probably best known for his coverage of the Vietnam War. An Environmental History since To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I learned more about Philippine history in this book than in all the mandatory history courses I’ve ever attended in my student life.

In our image: America’s empire in the Philippines – Stanley Karnow – Google Books

A country in which the most vocal calls for representative democracy can come from an unelected, unaccountable male leader of the catholic church; a society in which national identity and patriotic culture are expressed through foreign rituals from TV game shows to the school flag-salute; where the elements most identifiable as Filipino are remnants of imperial conquest — from Spanish patronymics to the ubiquitous catholic faith and to To a Westerner, the Philippines is a mass of contradictions.

Overall, I learned a lot but karow book could have been better.

Also, I know very little about this part of American history. As is usual with the late Stanley Karnow, he provides a sweeping, panoramic history of the country and its origins.


America’s empire in the Philippines Stanley Karnow Snippet view – In no particular order, here are my thoughts a I wasn’t sure what to expect of this book when I started read since the only reason I added it to my amazon wishlist was because it’s a Pulitzer prize winner.

Views Read Edit View history. Oct 16, Rosalinda Morgan added it Shelves: All in the Family. Anyone interested in this region of the world should read this book. Douglas MacArthur and his father before himis interestingly dealt with in this book, as a flawed and complex figure.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It’s a history book that flows well and reads as a story. A Stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton Don’t have an account? Although the United States brutally put down an insurgency led by the wealthy native leader Emilio Aguinaldo, overall, the U.

Jefferson and His Time by Dumas Malone The author, who was a correspondent based in Asia for several publications, makes it clear that theft, chicanery, and self-interest have plagued Filipinos for a very long time. It doesn’t get stanlye better than this.

Philippine relations since where the book left off in the late s, and we are entering stwnley new critical juncture in U. From the beginning, the U. To view it, click here. Today, Ninoy, like Rizal, has as a borderline saint-martyr status.