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.ā€ā€”San Francisco Chronicle Stanley Karnow.

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This page was last edited on 1 Novemberat The Coming of the War, by Bernadotte E. Karnow shows how the US relationship has largely made the Philippines what it is today. Resistance was rampant throughout the U.

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One plausible theory is that Imelda and general Ver were plotting a coup, and Ver had N assassinated. Stays in US imaeg I hope to one day read a book covering a similar timeframe during Philippine history but from the perspective of a Filipino. Views Read Edit View history. View all 5 comments.

In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines

Stanley Karnow is author and journalist who covered both the French and American wars in Indochina. Resolution for 10yr path to full independence.

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Return to Book Page. In what other society can an ex-president Erap do jail time for plunder, then return to our TV screens as a sought-after celebrity, and, yes, be touted as a future presendtial candidate?

Reveille in Washington, ā€” by Margaret Leech Blood in the Water: I think this parallel also struck American author and filmmaker John Sayleswhich is why he recently produced both a book and a movie about this darkly ambiguous episode imxge America’s history.

It gave me a better understanding of Filipino society and culture while I was there. The latter despises McArthur. So glad I read this history of the Philippines. Other editions – View all In Our Image: But I soon realised that Sttanley Karnow’s sarcasm wasn’t focused on any race but was spread democratically between people from different time periods and origins.

It brought genuine advancement, and gave the nation up willingly to a democratic alternative. You can tell in this book that Karnow has Vietnam on the brain. Sign In or Create an Account.

Related articles in Google Scholar. Present at the Creation: America’s Empire in the Philippines. Race and America’s Long War. Karnow appears to have difficulty deciding whether this is a book about Filipino history or American history in the area at that particular time. In a swiftly paced, brilliantly vivid narrative, Karnow focuses on the relationship that has existed between the two nations since 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.


This understanding can help policy makers, and those tasked with executing policy, to make better informed and and more effective decisions. It might be because everybody immage the language, and for the most part the customs and the food are about the same. 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.

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

That’s an inadequate way of saying that. You know you can ask the locals, but the story they might tell you might be karnpw, so you go out looking for a bookstore that might hold a book that will tell you the history of the place.

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