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    • Taking Hawaii

    • How Thirteen Honolulu Businessmen Overthrew the Queen of Hawaii in 1893, With a Bluff
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: David Franklin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    On a January afternoon in 1893, men hunkered down behind sandbagged emplacements in the streets of Honolulu, with rifles, machine guns, and cannon ready to open fire. Troops and police loyal to the queen of the sovereign nation of Hawaii faced off against a small number of rebel Honolulu businessmen - American, British, German, and Australian. In between them stood hundreds of heavily armed United States sailors and marines. Just after 2:00 p.m., the first shot was fired, and a military coup began.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent Piece of Writing Ruined by Narration

    • By Karen Hubbard on 03-29-15

    Regular price: $29.95