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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Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Lists with This Book. This book covers a large span of Philippine history from Magellan to Macros. My earliest reaction to book as I started reading it was it sounded patronizing towards Filipino people.

How did we perform? A bit of a clusterfuck. Douglas MacArthur had a chance to do there what he later did in Japan by promoting liberal programs, including land reform and dismantling of monopolies.

Aug 02, Ian Kemp added it. This book helps explain why that is. Retrieved 25 December Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines

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. While we had promised to give Cubans their freedom, we had said nothing about this distant archipelago, which President WIlliam McKinley, when he appointed his first ambassador there, couldn’t find on a map.


In a bid to save the Cubans from Spanish perfidy, America attacked the Spanish empire across the globe. An Army at Dawn: 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.

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.

Quotes from In Our Image: The Greenback Era by Irwin Unger I just wish there was an updated edition of the book since a lot had happened in U.

Philippines history, as it help build an over all better understanding of the people and politics of the the Philippines. Philippine relations since where the book left off in the late s, and we are entering a new critical akrnow in U.

In Our Image

The latter despises McArthur. You know you can ask the locals, but the story they might tell you might be skewed, so you go out looking for a bookstore that might hold a book that will tell you the history of the place.

Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? McKinley, however, claimed that God had told him in a dream to take possession of the islands, and the treaty confirming this dream only passed the Senate by the tie-breaking vote of the Vice President. Tends towards an American perspective, but that should be expected coming from a former American correspondent to Asia. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.


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Refresh and try again. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

Intellectual, educated in Europe, reformer, not a revolutionary. From the beginning, the U.

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Arab traders bring Islam to Malaya, reaching Ph. I really enjoyed it a lot. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sometimes, Stanley is not able ourr take the time to tell the whole story and as a reader you feel like you need to slog through it to get to the more interesting parts of the story. Potter Completed and edited by Don E.