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Waking Up in Eden: In Pursuit of an Impassioned Life on an Imperiled Island
Waking Up in Eden: In Pursuit of an Impassioned Life on an Imperiled Island
by Lucinda Fleeson
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Like so many of us, Lucinda Fleeson wanted to escape what had become a routine life. So, she quit her big-city job, sold her suburban house, and moved halfway across the world to the island of Kauai to work at the National Tropical Botanical Garden... (read more)

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Volcano: A m=Memoir of Hawaii
Volcano: A m=Memoir of Hawaii
by Garrett Hongo
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Garrett Hongo grew up with a profound sense of estrangement from his past: "Family secrets, evasions, and my own ignorance fed an anger and a desire to know that would not abate." Born in Hawai'i, raised in Los Angeles after the age of six, a fourth... (read more)

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Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure
Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure
by Julia Flynn Siler
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Around 200 A.D., intrepid Polynesians arrived at an undisturbed archipelago. For centuries, their descendants lived with little contact from the western world. In 1778, their isolation was shattered with the arrival of Captain Cook. Deftly weaving... (read more)

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Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Venture
Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Venture
by Julia Flynn Siler
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"Only one American state was formally a sovereign monarchy. In this compelling narrative, the award-winning journalist Julia Flynn Siler chronicles how this Pacific kingdom, creation of a proud Polynesian people, was encountered, annexed, and absorbed." &... (read more)

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The Illustrated Atlas of Hawaii
The Illustrated Atlas of Hawaii
by O. A. Bushnell
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This perennial favorite is a terrific introduction to the Hawaiian islands. Colorful illustrations enhance informative text on Hawai'i's history, culture, geographic features, flora and fauna, island traditions, and more.... (read more)

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Eddie Would Go
Eddie Would Go
by Stuart Holmes Coleman
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In the 1970s, a decade before bumper stickers and T-shirts bearing the phrase Eddie Would Go began popping up all over the Hawaiian islands and throughout the surfing world, Eddie Aikau was proving what it meant to be a "waterman." As a fearless and... (read more)

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Lady Friends: Hawaiian Ways and the Ties That Define (Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)
Lady Friends: Hawaiian Ways and the Ties That Define (Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)
by Karen L Ito
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Many indigenous Hawaiians who have moved to the islands' cities languish at the bottom of the socioeconomic scale and are thought to have lost their cultural roots. Initially apolitical urban Hawaiians were often skeptical of activists who sought to... (read more)

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Hula: Vintage Hawaiian Graphics
Hula: Vintage Hawaiian Graphics
by Jim Heimann
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The hula dance, historic, exotic, and romantic, has epitomized the somewhat intangible lure of the tropical Pacific for over two centuries. The idealized Hula Girl — with her ukulele, grass skirt, and curvy figure — evolved into the ultimate... (read more)

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Frank, Sammy, Marlon & Me: Adventures in Paradise with Celebrity Set
Frank, Sammy, Marlon & Me: Adventures in Paradise with Celebrity Set
by Eddie Sherman
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When the biggest names in show business made Hawaii their playground, veteran three-dot columnist Eddie Sherman was always on the scene. Here, in his own wordsand a wealth of rare photosis an insider's look at what happens when Hollywood goes Hawaiian!... (read more)

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The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai
The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai
by John Tayman
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A fascinating work of history about a cruel response to a misunderstood disease, The Colony vividly recounts the saga of the leprosy colony on Molokai and the community once forcibly interred there. Tayman crafts a gripping, and at times horrifying... (read more)

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American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition
American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition
by Heather A Diamond
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At the 1989 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, throngs of visitors gathered on the National Mall to celebrate Hawai'i's multicultural heritage through its traditional arts. The edu-tainment spectacle revealed a richly complex Hawai'i few tourists ever see... (read more)

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Honor Killing: How the Infamous "Massie Affair" Transformed Hawai'i
Honor Killing: How the Infamous "Massie Affair" Transformed Hawai'i
by David Stannard
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In the fall of 1931, Thalia Massie, the bored, aristocratic wife of a young naval officer stationed in Honolulu, accused six nonwhite islanders of gang rape. The ensuing trial let loose a storm of racial and sexual hysteria, but the case against the... (read more)

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Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai'i
Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai'i
by Garrett Hongo
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Part memoir, part Japanese American family chronicle, part luminous work of natural history, Volcano tells what happened when Hongo returned to his birthplace in Hawai'i, as a young man, to reclaim its dreamlike landscape and his own elusive past. A... (read more)

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Na Lei Makamae: The Treasured Lei (Latitude 20 Books)
Na Lei Makamae: The Treasured Lei (Latitude 20 Books)
by Marie A Mcdonald
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-174) and index.... (read more)

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Farewell, My Tani
Farewell, My Tani
by Virginia T Parsons
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Farewell, My Tani is Virginia T. Parsonss account of the life of her close friend, Tani Bishops. A direct descendant of King Kamehameha I, conqueror and unifier of all Hawaii, Tani was an extraordinary, spirited woman who contributed much to the... (read more)

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Allan Saunders: The Man and His Legacy (Latitude 20 Books)
Allan Saunders: The Man and His Legacy (Latitude 20 Books)
by Mary Anne Raywid
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Allan Frederic Saunders came to the Islands in August 1945, on a one-year appointment to the University of Hawai'i's Government Department. He stayed to become a much-loved teacher and administrator in the University, and a pillar of the community. His... (read more)

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The Legends and Myths of Hawaii: The Fables and Folk-Lore of a Strange People (Tut Books. L)
The Legends and Myths of Hawaii: The Fables and Folk-Lore of a Strange People (Tut Books. L)
by David Kalakaua
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Princess Ka'iulani : Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People (99 Edition)
Princess Ka'iulani : Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People (99 Edition)
by Sharon Linnéa
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Honor Killing: Race, Rape, and Clarence Darrow's Spectacular Last Case
Honor Killing: Race, Rape, and Clarence Darrow's Spectacular Last Case
by David Stannard
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In the fall of 1931, Thalia Massie, the bored, aristocratic wife of a young naval officer stationed in Honolulu, accused six nonwhite islanders of gang rape. The ensuing trial let loose a storm of racial and sexual hysteria, but the case against the... (read more)

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Exploring Historic Lahaina
Exploring Historic Lahaina
by Summer Kupau
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Old Lahaina was a town in transitionfrom royal retreat to rough-and-tumble whaling port, from plantation village to American small town. Now, relive Lahaina's story with this unique site-by-site guide, a treasury of rare archival photos and rich... (read more)

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