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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Stanley was the correspondent for Time magazine for South East Asia, and got to know many of the players that shaped the face of modern day Philippines.

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This article about a non-fiction book on history of the Philippines is a stub. Pre-colonial histor 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.

It’s to contrast the difficulty in writing a review of a terrible book. Nov 02, Ashley rated it liked it Shelves: The War with Staanley by Justin H.

In a bid to save the Cubans from Spanish perfidy, America attacked the Spanish empire across the globe. So Filipinos turned to politicians instead of the bureaucracy for assistance, a practice imagw fostered patronage and corruption. The story he tells is interesting and you can see how this nation actually developed, but the problem, as with most history books, is that there are too many characters and too much going on.


I appreciate that Mr. History of the American Frontier by Frederic L. Books by Stanley Karnow. Only after General Douglas MacArthur whose father Arthur MacArthur had actually led the struggle against Philippine insurgents liberated the islands from a brutal Japanese dictatorship earning him near godlike status there did the U. For what imzge was, it was good— comprehensive and fair.

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

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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 the Filipino language itself.

Reveille in Washington, — by Margaret Leech 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. I learned that my eighth-grade English teacher was right: After finishing, I realize once again just how easy it imaage to critique something that’s good but just quite good enough.

The Philippines arguably constituted the United States’ sole exercise in large scale colonialism, yet from the start it was beset with two painful contradictions: Feb 27, Alex Zakharov rated it liked it. Did you know too that “boondocks” is a Tagalog word, and means the mountain jungles which cover so much of the lmage and which make it so hard to rule from the centre.


In Our Image

To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. The beautiful archipelago of 7, islands and home to a bunch of crazy islanders including my mother. Still — first parliament in Asia. Although this book does focus on the relationship between the Philippines and America, it’s a pretty comprehensive history of the iarnow, from the arrival of Magellan through Cory Aquino.

In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines

And as Europe’s 19th-century colonial influence lessened, America’s century took hold first through Teddy Roosevelt, then Douglas MacArthur, Japanese occupation, and finally Ronald Reagan’s reluctance in providing asylum for Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos as the People’s Revolution swept the country in the mid’s. This is a very good book on the subject covered. Other than that flaw, I liked the book very much, and I intend to reread it. Salamat po, for such an illuminating book about the engrossing history of the Philippine islands.

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It seems weird to say that about a Pulitzer prize winning book but still