Hawaii by James A. Michener
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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 Poland.
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

About James A. Michener

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James A. Michener (1907-1997) wrote nearly forty books in his lifetime, including such classics as Hawaii (1959), Centennial (1974), Space (1982), Texas (1985), and Alaska (1988), among others. He received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1948 for Tales of the South Pacific and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. His novels have sold in excess of seventy-five million copies worldwide.
Published November 26, 2013 by The Dial Press. 937 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Travel, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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This is Michener's most ambitious book, but at times it almost falls of its own weight in the immense scope of time and place and people projected.

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Diagnosed with Hansen's Disease, Nalaielua was taken from his family as a boy and exiled to a remote settlement, Kalaupapa, on the island of Moloka'i.

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