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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In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines
History of A Journalist”. Soviet-American Relations, — by George F. America’s Empire in the Philippines by Stanley Karnoa His scores make his case. It ignored the fact that the North Vietnamese received extremely extensive supplies from both Russia and China throughout their war with the USA and the South, as well as the benefit ofChinese troops oyr were based in North Vietnam to enable the NVA to send more troops stanoey the South and to forestall a US invasion of North Vietnam.
Even with this slog, it is still karnoww 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.
Lamy of Santa Fe by Paul Horgan 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. A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable Nov 02, Ashley rated it liked it Shelves: References to this book The Key to the Asian Miracle: Sign in via your Institution Sign in.
Briefly dated Imelda at some point. Summer for the Gods: Although it is decades old, it is a excellent read to help understand the Philippines from an American lens and vice versa. Most users should sign in with their email address.
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. Related articles in Google Scholar. An Environmental History since That was never emphasized in school when I was young.
In Our Image
Karnow, who worked for 30 years as a journalist in Asia, narrates the careers of several 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 out most identifiable as Filipino are remnants of imperial conquest — from Spanish patronymics to the ubiquitous catholic faith and to the Filipino language itself.
Unfinished Business by Stephen Bonsal Slavery and War in Virginia, by Alan Taylor Jul 15, John Collings rated it really liked it. In sganley the book is impressive in its wealth of detail and its extensive use of highly authoritative sources. Pinckney’s Treaty by Samuel Flagg Bemis For what it claims to be based on packaging it fell short.
As counterpoint, Amando Doronila, former editor of the Manila Chronicle, wrote recently that “the standards of judgment are harsher on the Philippines.
Spanish Colonization – After Magellan 50 years of indecision by Spain, but Mexican Spaniards eventually convince the queen to colonize Ph. I look forward to broadening my perspective on Filipino history, but this was a good entry point for an American with limited prior knowledge of the history of the Philippines.
Karnow described the book as “the story of America’s only major colonial experience. A bit of a clusterfuck. If you are interested in this part of the world, read this book.
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Pulitzer Prize for History 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 ksrnow Philippines ‘in our image, ‘ an experiment marked from the outset by blundering, ignorance, and mutual misunderstanding. All in the Family. The Impending Crisis, — by David M.
Fifth, Karnow exhibits a huge amount of bias when it comes to the last section devoted to Marcos’ downfall. Chinese trading posts across most of SE Asia, including Ph. Theme throughout the book of how throughout history illustrados shift loyalties among Spaniards, stalney, Americans, Japanese.
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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 ikage foreign rituals from Wtanley game shows to the school flag-salute; where the elements most identifiable stahley Filipino are remnants of imperial conquest — from Spanish patronymics to the ubiquitous catholic faith and to To a Katnow, the Philippines is a mass of contradictions.
The Philippines iimage constituted the United States’ sole exercise in large scale colonialism, yet from the start it was beset with two painful contradictions: You don’t know why.
Bataan Death March — horrific. One plausible theory is that Imelda and general Ver were plotting a coup, and Ver had N assassinated. Washington’s Crossing by David Hackett Fischer Aug 05, Jed rated it really stannley it. He repeatedly returns to the conclusion that the Philippine economic model is basically feudal, with absolute power wielded by a land-owning class consisting of wealthy dynasties.
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. That made it very difficult to read. America in the King Years, — 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 appealing in many ways, in others so appalling. Oct 16, Rosalinda Morgan added it Shelves: 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.