In Our Image

In Our Image

America's Empire in the Philippines

By Stanley Karnow

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345328168, 536pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2003

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, examing how we have sought to remake the Philippines 'in our image, ' an experiment marked from the outset by blundering, ignorance, and mutual misunderstanding.

About the Author
Stanley Karnow is author and journalist who covered both the French and American wars in Indochina. Among his several books on Asia is the Pulitzer Prize-winning study "Vietnam: A History".

Praise For In Our Image

"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