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Publisher's Summary

The saga of a land from the time when the volcanic islands rose out of the sea to the decade in which they become the 50th state. Michener uses individuals' experiences to symbolize the struggle of the various races to establish themselves in the islands.

©2017 James A. Michener (P)2017 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"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)

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A Fabulous Read!

This is an amazing story. I was captivated with every word. One of a very few books that I will enjoy again.

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great book on Hawaii

I felt that I learned a lot about Hawaii thru listening to this book. of course, it is Michrner, so it has to be great!

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Wonderful book!

Incredible research and great storytelling. Historically and sociologically fascinating. I highly recommend this book! Very thought provoking.

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Interesting story

This book is probably why I have had the love affair with Hawaii that I have had. I read it first when I was in high school, and just recently listened to the audio version. Love the story, but there are a lot of characters to keep straight.
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Reading many years ago now listening history at it's finest I wish everyone could have the to excellent writing

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