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I Myself Have Seen It: The Myth of Hawaii
I Myself Have Seen It: The Myth of Hawaii by Susanna Moore 0792265289 9780792265283
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I Myself Have Seen It: The Myth of Hawaii by Susanna Moore

The Hawaii of the travel brochures is a lush tropical destination for millions of visitors every year. But the familiar image of a Pacific paradise barely scratches the surface of the rich history and fascinating culture of the real HawaiIand in this evocative, eclectic, and unfailingly engaging book, novelist Susanna Moore shows us a hidden realm no tourist is likely to see. She interweaves her own memories of growing up in Honolulu in the 1950s and 60s with a concise chronicle of HawaiIs two-hundred-year encounter with the Westfrom the great explorer Captain Cook to the American missionaries who followed in his wake to the nineteenth-century haole landowners whose enormous plantations and close-knit society reshaped island life. By turns a sweeping, romantic tale of native kings and ancient ritual and a vividly drawn, personal memoir of a world that is now all but gone, I Myself Have Seen It unfolds against a fascinating backdrop of Polynesian myth whose ocean spirits and fire gods still cast powerful spells.

Author: Susanna Moore

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 184

Publisher: National Geographic

Publication Date: 2003-04-01

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