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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Banks and Politics in America by Bray Hammond This explains why today Filipinos still admire the U. If you like Philippine History, this is one of the best books written about sfanley Philippines.
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What is being ignored about the Philippines is that, despite the failure of the Aquino government to live up to extravagant expectations for stanleg and reform. Email alerts New issue alert. Return to Book Page. White and Jean Schneider.
He is probably best known for his coverage of the Vietnam War. It is a useful book for a lay reader or hobby historian, but not as a scholarly work.
When Karnow gets to stanlley depredations of the Marcos years, his account is less full than Raymond Bonner’s book, “Waltzing With a Dictator,” but it is also more firsthand, drawing on his years of experience as an Asia correspondent and his friendship with Ninoy Aquino. When this book was published, some readers probably went directly to the final chapters — a detailed narrative of recently-passed events before, during, and after the downfall of the Ferdinand Marcos regime — because they seemed the most important part of the book.
History buffs on the other hand will likely really enjoy it. The concept of oyr unified nation governed by a democratic process is an illusion the imperial masters where happy to promote for their own ib.
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It was a speed history course on an interesting country, and got me curious to learn more. Karnow is an excellent writer, and his text is interesting and keeps the reader glued to ohr page.
Pinckney’s Treaty by Samuel Flagg Bemis The bottom line to Karnow’s engaging, well-researched and amply documented work, however, is a feeling of pessimism about the future of this island nation, so karnod in many ways, in others so appalling.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I’m not a fan.
Very much like Karnow’s Vietnam. The Philippines arguably constituted the United States’ sole exercise in large scale colonialism, yet from the start it was beset with two painful contradictions: In a bid to save the Cubans from Spanish perfidy, America attacked the Spanish empire across the globe. At the same time, the first half of the book, formerly prologue, has now taken on a possible new significance as a distant mirror of the current troubles of the USA’s occupying armies in the Middle East.
In Our Image
Tends towards an American perspective, but that should be expected coming from a former American correspondent to Asia. It might be because everybody speaks the language, and for the most part the customs and the food are about the same. This impressive work by Karnow presents the history of the Philippines as the history of underdevelopment.
I found this story in Stanley Karnow’s history of the Philippines. Taft in private railed against Filipinos’ “Oriental duplicity,” failing to see what is true to this day: My earliest reaction to book as I started reading it was it sounded patronizing towards Filipino people.
In preparation for a trip to the Philippines, I picked Karnow up as ostensibly the least wtanley and best-written historical account of the country. Feb 27, Alex Zakharov rated it liked it.
In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines
This book covers a large span of Philippine history from Magellan to Macros. Refresh and try again. Other editions – View all In Jn Image: Even worse are the depictions of Filipinos as practically begging for a continued U. 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.
I hope to one day read a book covering a similar timeframe during Philippine history but from the perspective of a Filipi This book covers a large span of Philippine history from Magellan to Macros. 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?