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Hawaii (1959) [Novel]
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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.

Original title: Hawaii
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalThe Antipodes (everything Else)

This work is excerpted in the following works :
     Norton Book of the Sea, Volume II, the (1991) [Anthology]
      Authors: William Shakespeare , Ernest Hemingway , William Golding , James A. Michener , Jack London , Joseph Conrad , Tom Clancy , Erskine Childers , Alistair MacLean , Robert Louis Stevenson , James Fenimore Cooper , Herman Melville , Tobias Smollett , Henry Fielding , Evelyn Waugh , W. W. Jacobs , C.S. Forester , John Masefield , Paul Gallico , Frederick Marryat , Nicholas Monsarrat , Charles Nordhoff , James Norman Hall , Jan de Hartog , Clare Francis , Alexander Kent , C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne , Michael Scott , Dudley Pope , Sam Llewellyn , Hammond Innes , C. Northcote Parkinson , John Winton , W.H.G. Kingston , Boyd Cable , John Hearne , Neil Munro , Norman Reilly Raine , Bill Lucas , Andrew Spedding , H.M. Tomlinson , F. Tennyson Jesse , Lothar-Günther Buchheim , Robert Wales
     Creatures of the Kingdom (1993) [Collection]
      Author: James A. Michener

Edition #1: Hawaii

Hawaii (1959)
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Language: English

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Hawaii (September 12, 1986)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Fawcett Publications
ISBN: 0449213358
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.9 x 1.6
Pages: 1056

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