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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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