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  • Unfamiliar Fishesby Sarah Vowell

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 25.95

    From Puritans to heathens-Sarah Vowell takes on Hawaii in this New York Times bestseller. Of all the countries the United States invaded or colonized in 1898, Sarah Vowell considers the story of the Americanization of Hawaii to be the most intriguing. From the arrival of the New England missionaries in 1820, who came to Christianize the local... more...

  • Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queenby Queen Liliuokalani

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 10.95

    The Hawaiian kingdom's last monarch wrote her biography in 1897, the year before the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands by the United States. Her story covers six decades of island history told from the viewpoint of a major historical figure. Introduction by Glen Grant. more...

  • The Queen and Iby Sydney L. Iaukea

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    In this exposé Sydney L. Iaukea ties personal memories to newly procured political information about Hawai`i?s crucial Territorial era. Spurred by questions surrounding intergenerational property disputes in her immediate family, she delves into Hawai`i?s historical archives. There she discovers the central role played by her great-great-grandfather... more...

  • Private Journal of a Voyage to Australiaby James Bell

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 22.72

    Though intended only for the eyes of his beloved in England, this diary written by James Bell, sailor on the voyage of the good ship Planter to Australia in 1838, provides a unique insight into the experience of sailing to Australia in the middle of the Nineteenth Century. An invaluable addition to the history of the emigrant ships to Australia. more...

  • The Polynesian Family System in Ka-'U, Hawai'iby e. s. Craighill Handy; Mary Kawena Pukui

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 9.95

    Collaboration of the distinguished scholars Dr. Mary Pukui and Dr. E.S. Craighill Handy provides us with this fascinating review of traditional Hawaiian life. Manners and customs relating to birth , death , marriage, sexual practices, religious beliefs, and family relationship are all clearly described. The main sources of information were... more...

  • Ancient Hawaiian Civilizationby e. s. Craighill Handy

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 16.95

    Ancient Hawaiian Civilization takes us back to Hawaii's " stone age," when there wasn't an alphabet, numbering system, or other civilized distinctions as we know them. Still rules of living, modes, and customs permitted large numbers of people to live healthfully and happily throughout the islands. This fascinating history of Hawaii is " must"... more...

  • Kauai Trailsby Kathy Morey

    Wilderness Press 2013; US$ 14.95

    From enchanted Hanelei Bay to the rainbows of Waimea Canyon, from Wailua Falls to the sculptured NaPali Coast, Kaua'i has an unmatchable landscape and miles of trails for hikers and backpackers. This new edition details 59 hikes: you'll walk along steep cliffs above turquoise water, relax next to immense waterfalls, drink in the sweet scent of Kaua'i... more...

  • Island Queens and Mission Wivesby Jennifer Thigpen

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Island Queens and Mission Wives: How Gender and Empire Remade Hawai?i?s Pacific World more...

  • The US Military in Hawai?iby Brian Ireland

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    An examination of how the US military in Hawaii is depicted by museum curators, memorial builders, film makers, and newspaper reporters. These mediums convey information, and engage their audiences, in ways that, together, form a powerful advocacy for the benefits of militarism in the islands. more...

  • Pacific Gibraltarby William Michael Morgon

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    The first detailed examination of Hawaiian annexation in a generation, Pacific Gibraltar offers a fresh analysis and provocative conclusions about major episodes in this complex story. Based on a sweeping reevaluation of new and existing sources in three countries, it addresses such key questions as the extent of U.S. support for the overthrow of... more...