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Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii

Haley, James L.

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ISBN 10: 0312600658 / ISBN 13: 9780312600655
Editorial: U.S.A.: St. Martin's Press, 2014
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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NF/NF. First edition, first printing. Signed by author on title page. 405 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 19310

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Título: Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii

Editorial: U.S.A.: St. Martin's Press

Año de publicación: 2014

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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"In this single hefty volume... Haley tells the quarter-millennium story of Hawaii's recent progress... This book presents a potent reminder of the crucial significance of Hawaii... "Captive Paradise" begins with a memorably fine account of the murderous moments leading up to Captain Cook's death at Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island in 1779." --Wall Street Journal

"[A] compelling warts-and-all history of Hawaii's era of independence...James L. Haley explores it with commendable nuance and respect for native Hawaiians as active agents in the shaping of their country's destiny." --The Daily Beast

"A pertinent work of keen understanding of the complex Hawaiian story." --Kirkus

"[An] excellent survey of Hawaii's history...This is a revealing and balanced view" --Booklist

"A haunting tale... Brimming with phrases in the Hawaiian language, this meticulously researched account contains everything from local folklore to biographies of pre-statehood rulers...essential for readers interested in American history or politics" --Library Journal

"Haley's story goes beyond surfboards and orchids; it is a dramatic history of the U.S.'s most recent and complex state." --Shelf-Awareness

"Haley's narrative is certainly satisfying. In addition to the rich detail about the culture and the three-dimensional portraits of historical figures, the pace is quick and conveys the rapidity with which Hawaii became a powerful part of the Pacific." --The Roanoke Times

"Totally engaging, slightly off-kilter narrative ... enlivened by Haley's very effective character sketching ... and his readings of these characters are almost always refreshing. ... worth reading even by the wary." --Open Letters Monthly

"Historian and biographer James Haley charts Hawaii's epic journey from kingdom to statehood with authority." --Road Scholar

"[Haley's] excellent exploration of the legendary figures of Hawaiian culture avoids the revisionist tendency to 'rhapsodize over the natives' lost innocence' and 'gloss over the horrors of precontact life... This balanced perspective is certainly welcome in the canon of Hawaiian history... this is an otherwise eye-opening study of Hawaii before it became a modern tourism capital--the Hawaii which continues to fascinate Westerners today" --Publishers Weekly

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