Hawai'i: A History of the Big Island

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Although its soils are the youngest in the Hawaiian chain, the Big Island's chronicles are at times epic, tragic, and heroic, but always fascinating. Modern Hawai'i is filled with tradition and mythology, accommodating influences as diverse as its inviting landscape. Kamehameha stood tall to mold this nascent region into a unified kingdom and others fought to sustain it, while outside forces molded and shaped this island in astonishing ways.
ISBN: 9780738524368
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Hawaii
Series: Making of America
Images: 200
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Robert Oaks is a writer and historian based in San Francisco. He holds a Ph.D. in history, his work has appeared in numerous professional publications, and he is a part-time resident of the Big Island. This narrative tapestry weaves 2,000 years of cultural, political, and natural events into a captivating account of Hawai'i's rise from the sea and its remarkable story.
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