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The Forgotten Children of Maui: Filipino Myths, Tattoos, and Rituals of a Demigod
By CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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mpn: colour illustrations, ean: 9781492768685, isbn: 1492768685,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
When people hear of Maui, they mainly think of the island named after him in the Hawaiian archipelago. In Polynesia, Maui is best known as a superman, a demigod who performed incredible feats of strength like fishing up islands and capturing the sun. His timeless stories are still shared throughout the Pacific Islands as they have been for countless generations. Some islands claim him to be a god, others a semi-divine man, but many count this bold adventurer as an ancestor. For more than two cen

The Battle of Midway (Pivotal Moments in American History)
By Oxford University Press USA
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mpn: 9780195397932, ean: 9780195397932, isbn: 0195397932,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
There are few moments in American history in which the course of events tipped so suddenly and so dramatically as at the Battle of Midway. At dawn of June 4, 1942, a rampaging Japanese navy ruled the Pacific. By sunset, their vaunted carrier force (the Kido Butai) had been sunk and their grip on the Pacific had been loosened forever. In this absolutely riveting account of a key moment in the history of World War II, one of America's leading naval historians, Craig L. Symonds paints an unforgett

Lighthouse: An Illuminating History of the World's Coastal Sentinels
By Black Dog & Leventhal
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ean: 9780316414470, isbn: 0316414476,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
Lighthouse is packed with extraordinary stories of human innovation, desperate shipwrecks, builders defying the elements and heroic sea rescues. Through more than 350 gorgeous vintage images and historic details, Lighthouse brings the golden age of seafaring alive. With rare archival blueprints and stories of daring adventure, Lighthouse captures the romance and awe-inspiring history of these isolated, life-saving towers, along with the incredible feats of engineering and invention it took to cr

Paradoxes of Hawaiian Sovereignty: Land, Sex, and the Colonial Politics of State Nationalism
By Duke University Press
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ean: 9780822370758, isbn: 0822370751,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
In Paradoxes of Hawaiian Sovereignty J. Kēhaulani Kauanui examines contradictions of indigeneity and self-determination in U.S. domestic policy and international law. She theorizes paradoxes in the laws themselves and in nationalist assertions of Hawaiian Kingdom restoration and demands for U.S. deoccupation, which echo colonialist models of governance. Kauanui argues that Hawaiian elites' approaches to reforming and regulating land, gender, and sexuality in the early nineteenth century that p

The Longest Decade
By Scribe Publications Pty Ltd.
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ean: 9781921215940, isbn: 1921215941,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
Arguing that Paul Keating and John Howard are the twin architects of a political, economic, and social revolution, this investigation tells the story of how these two politicians carried Australia through a period of trauma and on to an era of unprecedented affluence. Between them, they altered the nation’s body-clock, dominating 30 years of power as both treasurers and prime ministers. Based on exclusive interviews with both Keating and Howard, this is a brilliant, nonpartisan analysis of the

A Narrative of the Voyages Round the World Performed by Captain James Cook: With an Account of His Life During the Previous and Intervening Periods
By Palala Press
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ean: 9781341385087, isbn: 1341385086,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of

Trendyville: The Battle for Australia's Inner Cities (Australian Studies)
By Monash University Publishing
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ean: 9781921867422, isbn: 1921867426,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
In the 1960s and 70s, Australia's inner cities experienced an upheaval which left them changed forever. People from all walks of life who valued their suburbs - places like Balmain, Battery Point, Carlton, Indooropilly, North Adelaide, or Subiaco - resisted large-scale development projects for freeways, 'slum clearance,' and mass-produced high rises. Unlikely alliances - of post-war migrants, university students and staff, construction workers and their unions, long-term residents and city worke

Voyage to Gallipoli
By Rosenberg Publishing
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mpn: 100 photos, ean: 9781922013538, isbn: 1922013536,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
On August 4, 1914, Britain declared war against Germany. Australia pledged its support alongside other states of the British Empire and almost immediately began preparations to send forces overseas to participate in the conflict. The troops were originally meant to head to England before going to the Western Front. It was only when they reached Egypt that it was then decided that they be diverted to fight at Gallipoli (Gelibolu in modern Turkey) in the Ottoman Empire. In Voyage to Gallipoli, mar

The Australian Centenary History of Defence: Volume 3: The Royal Australian Navy (Vol 3)
By Oxford University Press
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ean: 9780195541168, isbn: 0195541162,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews
This volume examines the military obligation of government during the first century of the Commonwealth of Australia. During this time, the defense has endured two world wars as well as a series of other military engagements. Although the reputation of military has become a significant factor in the lives and views of Australians, the topic rarely receives public interest. This book explains the complexities of this essential strand of the Commonwealth.

The Penguin History of New Zealand
By Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
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mpn: 19548529, ean: 9780143567578, isbn: 0143567578,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
New Zealand was the last country in the world to be discovered and settled by humankind. It was also the first to introduce full democracy. Between those events, and in the century that followed the franchise, the movements and conflicts of human history have been played out more intensively and more rapidly in New Zealand than anywhere else on Earth.

The Battle of Leyte Gulf at 75: A Retrospective
By Naval Institute Press
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ean: 9781682474617, isbn: 1682474615,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews
Often appropriately described as the �greatest naval battle in history,� the battle of Leyte Gulf (23�26 October 1944) was actually a series of battles in which both sides exhibited courage and resourcefulness yet suffered from confusion born of poorly conceived command relationships and ineffective communications. Marked by awe-inspiring heroism, failed intelligence, brilliant deception, flawed strategy, effective tactical planning, great controversies, and a host of lessons learned, this

Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of Māori and Their Polynesian Ancestors
By University of Hawaii Press
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ean: 9780824878658, isbn: 0824878655,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
The skills of Polynesian navigators have been likened to those of early Greeks, Romans, Vikings, Indians and Chinese; however, their ability to find and re-find incredibly small and/or remote targets far excels that of any other race. How did Pacific wayfinders achieve this without instruments? Hawaiian master navigator Nainoa Thompsonshares the key: 'Everything you need to navigate is in nature. Thequestion is, can you see it?' In this illustrated multi-level book,natural history writer Andrew

Voices of the First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime
By Inner Traditions
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mpn: 9780892813551, ean: 9780892813551, isbn: 0892813555,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 50 reviews
Australian aboriginal people have lived in harmony with the earth for perhaps as long as 100,000 years; in their words, since the First Day. In this absorbing work, Lawlor explores the essence of their culture as a source of and guide to transforming our own world view. While not romanticizing the past or suggesting a return to the life of the hunter/gatherer, Voices of the First Day enables us to enter into the mentality of the oldest continuous culture on earth and gain insight into our own re

Nation Within: The History of the American Occupation of Hawai'i
By Duke University Press Books
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ean: 9780822361978, isbn: 0822361973,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
In 1893 a small group of white planters and missionary descendants backed by the United States overthrew the Kingdom of Hawai‘i and established a government modeled on the Jim Crow South. In Nation Within Tom Coffman tells the complex history of the unsuccessful efforts of deposed Hawaiian queen Lili‘uokalani and her subjects to resist annexation, which eventually came in 1898. Coffman describes native Hawaiian political activism, the queen's visits to Washington, D.C., to lobby for independ

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
By Brand: Viking Adult
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ean: 9780670024810, isbn: 9780670024810,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 50 reviews
Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things. While the gulf that divides us from our primitive ancestors may seem unbridgeably wide, we can glimpse much of our former lifestyle in those largely traditional societies still or recently in existence. Societies like those of the New Guinea Highlanders remind us that it wa

A History of India
By Wiley-Blackwell
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ean: 9781405195096, isbn: 1405195096,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
This new edition of Burton Stein's classic A History of India builds on the success of the original to provide an updated narrative of the development of Indian society, culture, and politics from 7000 BC to the present. New edition of Burton Stein’s classic text provides a narrative from 7000 BC up to the twenty-first century Includes updated and extended coverage of the modern period, with a new chapter covering the death of Nehru in 1964 to the present Expands coverage of India's internal

The Eighties
By Black Inc.
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ean: 9781863957762, isbn: 1863957766,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
It was the era of Hawke and Keating, Kylie and INXS, the America's Cup and the Bicentenary. It was perhaps the most controversial decade in Australian history, with high-flying entrepreneurs booming and busting, torrid debates over land rights and immigration, the advent of AIDS, a harsh recession and the rise of the New Right. It was a time when Australians fought for social change - on union picket lines, at rallies for women's rights and against nuclear weapons, and as part of a new environ

Pacific Adversaries. Volume One: Japanese Army Air Force vs The Allies, New Guinea 1942-1944
By Avonmore Books
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ean: 9780646803142, isbn: 064680314X,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
This volume conveys detailed stories of aerial warfare in the South Pacific, chosen because both Japanese and Allied records can be matched for an accurate accounting. Often the actual outcomes are very different to the exaggerated claims made by both sides upon which many traditional histories have relied to date. Further, for each of the chosen stories photographic or other evidence enables an accurate depiction of the aircraft involved.Through these chosen snapshots Pacific Adversaries portra

Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked At The Edge Of The World
By Algonquin Books
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mpn: 3855520, ean: 9781565124080, isbn: 1565124081,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death. In 1864 Captain Thomas Musgrave and his crew of four aboard the schooner Grafton wreck on the southern end of the island. Utterly alone in a dense coastal forest, plagued by stinging blowflies and relentless rain, Captain Musgrave—rath

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