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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Race and America’s Long War. Okay, the last bit I added, but my copy has one.

In Our Image

I learned more about Philippine history in this book than in all the mandatory history courses I’ve ever attended in my student life. Nor were the Americans, with all their professions karhow righteousness, as racially tolerant as the French or the Dutch. That’s an inadequate way of saying that.

Retrieved from ” https: Sep 02, L rated it did not like it Shelves: First, the print in this edition is way too small. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines

If you are interested in this part of the world, read this book. I don’t know how Karnow could have equated the two situations when he was supposed to be an expert on the Vietnam War. Third, the narrative his fairly smooth an readable aside from the previous two points. Even worse are the depictions of Filipinos as practically begging for a continued U.


As is usual with the late Stanley Karnow, he provides a sweeping, panoramic history of the country and its origins. The book is a panoramic study and includes, history of the year colonization from Spain, the blundering attempt by America to purchase and make the P. Intellectual, educated in Europe, reformer, not a revolutionary. Bataan Death March β€” horrific.

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

Even with this slog, it is still a very interesting story to read and not only gives perspective to the Philippines, but also shows how some of the other nations in the area have formed their modern day ideologies as well.

Karnow does not include any reference material to his source work, which brings into question where some of his claims stem from. 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. The story he tells is interesting and you can see how this nation actually developed, but the problem, as syanley most ztanley books, is that ourr are too many characters and too much going on.


I found this story in Stanley Karnow’s history of the Philippines. You ,arnow to wonder how this place arrived at where they are today.

He is probably best known for his coverage of the Vietnam War. Dec 18, Tara rated it really liked it.

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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. The Democratic Experience by Daniel J. May; In Our Image: Citing articles via Google Scholar.