In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines

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Random House Publishing Group, Nov 24, 2010 - History - 536 pages
“A brilliant, coherent social and political overview spanning three turbulent centuries.”—San Francisco Chronicle
 
Stanley Karnow won the Pulitzer Prize for this account of America’s imperial experience in the Philippines. 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 in 1898, examining how we have sought to remake the Philippines “in our image,” an experiment marked from the outset by blundering, ignorance, and mutual misunderstanding.
 
“Stanley Karnow has written the ultimate book—brilliant, panoramic, engrossing—about American behavior overseas in the twentieth century.”The Boston Sunday Globe
 
“A page-turning story and authoritative history.”The New York Times
 
“Perhaps the best journalist writing on Asian affairs.”Newsweek

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User Review  - busterrll - LibraryThing

Unlike Wm. Manchester; Karnow really dislikes Douglas MacArthur. Very good book of the History of the Philippines from the spanish to the 1980s Once again(should I say as always) the U.S. goes plowing in insulting the local culture and the native population. Us Americans must be very slow learners Read full review

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User Review  - HalY - Borders

For anyone interested in American and Philippine history, this book is not to be missed. The author, journalist Stanely Karnow lived through some of that history. While on assignment in the ... Read full review

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Stanley Karnow won the Pulitzer Prize for this account of America's imperial experience in the Philippines. 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 in 1898, examining how we have sought to remake the Philippines "in our image," an experiment marked from the outset by blundering, ignorance, and mutual misunderstanding.

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