Tag Archives: Hawaii

Book Review: Called By Stories

Called By Stories:  Biblical Sagas And Their Challenge For Law, by Milner S. Ball This book is evidence of the way that we get out of the Bible frequently what we bring to it in terms of our assumptions and … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Captive Paradise

Captive Paradise:  A History Of Hawaii, by James L. Haley, read by Joe Barrett This book has a difficult task and the author manages to succeed in that difficult task fairly well.  On the one hand, the author clearly wanted … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Polynesian Tattoo Handbook: Vol. 2

The Polynesian Tattoo Handbook:  Vol 2:  An In-Depth Study Of Polynesian Tattoos And Their Foundational Symbols, by Roberto Gemori [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Reedsy Discovery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Whether or not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ambrose Bierce And The Death Of Kings

Ambrose Bierce And The Death Of Kings, by Oakley Hall Did you know that noted cynic and general sourpuss was the hero of a series of mystery novels set in and around San Francisco?  I didn’t either, until reading this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Three-Year Swim Club

The Three-Year Swim Club:  The Untold Story Of Maui’s Sugar Ditch Kids And Their Quest For Olympic Glory, by Julie Checkoway In reading this book, which I generally enjoyed, although I am not particularly well-versed in swimming history, I was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tropical Family Vacations

Tropical Family Vacations In The Caribbean, Hawaii, South Florida, and Mexico, by Laura Sutherland This is a rare travel book that delivers more or less exactly what you are looking for.  It gives the precise locations where it provides travel … Continue reading

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Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka ‘Aina I Ka Pono

In 1843, there was what diplomats call an “incident” in the Kingdom of Hawaii. A rogue captain, Lord George Paulet, in charge of the HMS Carysfort, sought to protect the rights of British citizens in Hawaii by demanding the cession … Continue reading

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