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In Our Image : America's Empire in the Philippines (90 Edition)

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

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"His treatment of the indecisiveness of President McKinley over the issue of empire and of the egotistical General MacArthur make the work a definite purchase for libraries. Weaker in treatment is the post-independence period, where Karnow concentrates upon Marcos and Aquino, both of whom he knows....Those who love swashbuckling history will enjoy this work." Library Journal

Review:

"Perhaps the best journalist writing on Asian affairs." Newsweek

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"An impressively researched study of an adventure in empire that dared not speak its name." The New Republic

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"Though Karnow claims that U.S. imperialism in its former colony, the Philippines, has been "uniquely benign" compared to European colonialism, the evidence set forth in this colorful, briskly readable history undercuts that prognosis. He shows that a succession of U.S. presidents and administrators coddled the archipelago's 60 or so ruling families, perpetuating the feudal oligarchy that continues to this day, and widening the gap between rich and poor." Publishers Weekly

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"A brilliant, coherent social and political overview spanning three turbulent centuries." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Stanley Karnow has written the ultimate book — brilliant, panoramic, engrossing — about American behavior overseas in the twentieth century." The Boston Sunday Globe

Review:

"This is a peculiar and often misleading book....Karnow is one of America's sentimental imperialists. He laments the errors of those who intervened, but not the act of intervention itself. Rather than criticize or condemn American colonialists, he emphasizes that they intended to help....In Our Image is full of ethical judgments, and in the main they indicate the author's inclination to explain away the American colonial impulse." Peter Tarr, The Nation

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 453-475) and index.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345328168
Author:
Karnow, Stanley
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Philippines
Subject:
Southeast Asia
Subject:
Far East
Subject:
Philippines History.
Subject:
Filipinas
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
Philippines History 1898-1946.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-Southeast Asia
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 18
Publication Date:
19900331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
536
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1.5813 lb

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Product details 536 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345328168 Reviews:
"Review" by , "His treatment of the indecisiveness of President McKinley over the issue of empire and of the egotistical General MacArthur make the work a definite purchase for libraries. Weaker in treatment is the post-independence period, where Karnow concentrates upon Marcos and Aquino, both of whom he knows....Those who love swashbuckling history will enjoy this work."
"Review" by , "Perhaps the best journalist writing on Asian affairs."
"Review" by , "An impressively researched study of an adventure in empire that dared not speak its name."
"Review" by , "Though Karnow claims that U.S. imperialism in its former colony, the Philippines, has been "uniquely benign" compared to European colonialism, the evidence set forth in this colorful, briskly readable history undercuts that prognosis. He shows that a succession of U.S. presidents and administrators coddled the archipelago's 60 or so ruling families, perpetuating the feudal oligarchy that continues to this day, and widening the gap between rich and poor."
"Review" by , "A brilliant, coherent social and political overview spanning three turbulent centuries."
"Review" by , "Stanley Karnow has written the ultimate book — brilliant, panoramic, engrossing — about American behavior overseas in the twentieth century."
"Review" by , "This is a peculiar and often misleading book....Karnow is one of America's sentimental imperialists. He laments the errors of those who intervened, but not the act of intervention itself. Rather than criticize or condemn American colonialists, he emphasizes that they intended to help....In Our Image is full of ethical judgments, and in the main they indicate the author's inclination to explain away the American colonial impulse."
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