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Hawaii: A Novel

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European explorers imagined the Pacific islands might be home to Rousseau's "noble savage." But all disappointed, save one...Hawaii.

It was the Polynesians who gave Hawaii its special flavor. Their ethos, alive and well two centuries after coming to terms with an invasion of Anglos and Asians, sets the tone in our 50th state.

James A. Michener counterpoises the slumbering eons before Hawaii's discovery with the dynamic era that followed. As the Chicago Tribune said on the book's publication, "A tremendous work -- thrilling, vivid and stupendous."

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display_description Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener brings Hawaii's epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication in 1959. As the volcanic Hawaiian Islands sprout from the ocean floor, the land remains untouched for centuries—until, little more than a thousand years ago, Polynesian seafarers make the perilous journey across the Pacific, flourishing in this tropical paradise according to their ancient traditions. Then, in the early nineteenth century, American missionaries arrive, bringing with them a new creed and a new way of life. Based on exhaustive research and told in Michener's immersive prose, Hawaii is the story of disparate peoples struggling to keep their identity, live in harmony, and, ultimately, join together.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Centennial.

Praise for Hawaii

"Wonderful . . . [a] mammoth epic of the islands."The Baltimore Sun

"One novel you must not miss! A tremendous work from every point of view—thrilling, exciting, lusty, vivid, stupendous."Chicago Tribune

"From Michener's devotion to the islands, he has written a monumental chronicle of Hawaii, an extraordinary and fascinating novel."Saturday Review

"Memorable . . . a superb biography of a people."Houston Chronicle
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