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

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Traces the history of the Philippines, discusses the influence of Spain and the United States, and looks at the problems facing the Philippines today.

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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.
Published November 24, 2010 by Ballantine Books. 536 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Education & Reference, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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First-rate history of American involvement in the Philippines, by the author of Vietnam: A History; Mao and China: From Revolution to Revolution; and Southeast Asia.

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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 readab

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