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Hawaii - James A. Michener

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Published: 9th July 2002
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In "Hawaii," Pulitzer Prize-winning author James Michener weaves the classic saga that brought Hawaii's epic history vividly alive to the American public on its initial publication in 1959, and continues to mesmerize even today.
The volcanic processes by which the Hawaiian Islands grew from the ocean floor were inconceivably slow, and the land remained untouched by man for countless centuries until, little more than a thousand years ago, Polynesian seafarers made the perilous journey across the Pacific and discovered their new home. They lived and flourished in this tropical paradise according to their ancient traditions and beliefs until, in the early nineteenth century, American missionaries arrived, bringing a new creed and a new way of life to a Stone Age society. The impact of the missionaries had only begun to be absorbed when other national groups, with equally different customs, began to migrate in great numbers to the islands. The story of modern Hawaii, and of this novel, is one of how disparate peoples, struggling to keep their identity yet live with one another in harmony, ultimately joined together to build America's strong and vital fiftieth state.

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Christian Trusteeship of an Islands Paradise

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Has stood the test of time as the Classis Hawaii Biographic Novel

Queensland

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Great sprawling history of Hawaii (and pineapples)

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It was great reading this while on a beach in Hawaii

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"A mammoth epic of the islands, a vast panorama, wonderful" Baltimore Sun

ISBN: 9780375760372
ISBN-10: 0375760377
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 844
Published: 9th July 2002
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.4  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition