Tales of the Tikongs

Tales of the Tikongs
Author: Epeli Hau‘ofa
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 104
Release: 1994-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780824815943
ISBN 13: 0824815947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of the Tikongs Book Review:

De surfende bewoners van een gemoedelijk klein eiland in de Stille Oceaan worden bedreigd door de moderne samenleving.

The Pirate Island

The Pirate Island
Author: Harry Collingwood
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN 10: 1775459403
ISBN 13: 9781775459408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pirate Island Book Review:

Imagine being one of only a handful of lucky souls to escape a horrific shipwreck alive – only to discover that the island you've washed up on is a popular waypoint for marauding pirate crews. Will these scrappy survivors make it home? Read Harry Collingwood's The Pirate Island to find out.

Admiral Bill Halsey

Admiral Bill Halsey
Author: Thomas Alexander Hughes
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 535
Release: 2016-05-02
ISBN 10: 0674969294
ISBN 13: 9780674969292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Admiral Bill Halsey Book Review:

William Halsey, the most famous naval officer of World War II, was known for fearlessness, steely resolve, and impulsive errors. In this definitive biography, Thomas Hughes punctures the popular caricature of the fighting admiral to present a revealing human portrait of his personal and professional life as it was lived in times of war and peace.

France in the South Pacific

France in the South Pacific
Author: Denise Fisher
Publsiher: ANU E Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2013-05-23
ISBN 10: 1922144959
ISBN 13: 9781922144959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

France in the South Pacific Book Review:

France is a Pacific power, with three territories, a military presence, and extensive investments. Once seen by many as a colonial interloper in the South Pacific, by the early 2000s, after it ended nuclear testing in French Polynesia and negotiated transitional Accords responding to independence demands in New Caledonia, France seems to have become generally accepted as a regional partner, even if its efforts concentrate on its own territories rather than the independent island states. But Frances future in the region has yet to be secured. By 2014 it is to have handed over a set of agreed autonomies to the New Caledonian government, before an independence referendum process begins. Past experience suggests that a final resolution of the status of New Caledonia will be divisive and could lead once again to violent confrontations. In French Polynesia, calls continue for independence and for treatment under UN decolonisation procedures, which France opposes. Other island leaders are watching, so far putting faith in the Noumea Accord, but wary of the final stages. The issues and possible solutions are more complex than the French Pacific island population of 515,000 would suggest. Combining historical background with political and economic analysis, this comprehensive study offers vital insight into the intricate history -- and problematic future -- of several of Australias key neighbours in the Pacific and to the priorities and options of the European country that still rules them. It is aimed at policy-makers, scholars, journalists, businesspeople, and others who want to familiarise themselves with the issues as Frances role in the region is redefined in the years to come.

Recessional

Recessional
Author: James A. Michener
Publsiher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0812986806
ISBN 13: 9780812986808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recessional Book Review:

A young doctor in an old people's center rescues a woman from a car accident in which she loses a leg. He takes her to hospital and disappears for fear of another malpractice suit, but she tracks him down, though not to sue him.

South Pacific

South Pacific
Author: Jim Lovensheimer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-08-25
ISBN 10: 9780199779703
ISBN 13: 0199779708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South Pacific Book Review:

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "South Pacific" has remained a mainstay of the American musical theater since it opened in 1949, and its powerful message about racial intolerance continues to resonate with twenty-first century audiences. Drawing on extensive research in the Rodgers and the Hammerstein papers, including Hammerstein's personal notes on James A. Michener's Tales of the South Pacific, Jim Lovensheimer offers a fascinating reading of "South Pacific" that explores the show's complex messages and demonstrates how the presentation of those messages changed throughout the creative process. Indeed, the author shows how Rodgers and especially Hammerstein continually refined and softened the theme of racial intolerance until it was more acceptable to mainstream Broadway audiences. Likewise, Lovensheimer describes the treatment of gender and colonialism in the musical, tracing how it both reflected and challenged early Cold War Era American norms. The book also offers valuable background to the writing of "South Pacific," exploring the earlier careers of both Rodgers and Hammerstein, showing how they frequently explored serious social issues in their other works, and discussing their involvement in the political movements of their day, such as Hammerstein's founding membership in the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League. Finally, the book features many wonderful appendices, including two that compare the original draft and final form of the classic songs "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair" and "I'm In Love With a Wonderful Guy." Thoroughly researched and compellingly written, this superb book offers a rich, intriguing portrait of a Broadway masterpiece and the era in which it was created.

South Sea Tales

South Sea Tales
Author: Jack London
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-06-17
ISBN 10: 1528787420
ISBN 13: 9781528787420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South Sea Tales Book Review:

“South Sea Tales” is a fantastic 1911 collection of short stories written by Jack London, most of which centre around island communities or life abroad a ship. The stories include: “The House of Mapuhi”, “The Whale Tooth”, “Mauki”, “'Yah! Yah! Yah!'”, “The Heathen”, “The Terrible Solomons”, “The Inevitable White Man”, and “The Seef of McCoy”. This volume will not disappoint lovers of the short story form, and it constitutes a must-read for fans and collectors of London's seminal work. John Griffith London (1876 – 1916), commonly known as Jack London, was an American journalist, social activist, and novelist. He was an early pioneer of commercial magazine fiction, becoming one of the first globally-famous celebrity writers who were able to earn a large amount of money from their writing. London is famous for his contributions to early science fiction and also notably belonged to "The Crowd", a literary group an Francisco known for its radical members and ideas. Other notable works by this author include: “Martin Eden” (1909), “The Kempton-Wace Letters” (1903), and “The Call of the Wild” (1903). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

The Coral Island

The Coral Island
Author: Robert Michael Ballantyne
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson and Sons
Total Pages: 438
Release: 1884
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:590050567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coral Island Book Review:

Pacific Island Legends

Pacific Island Legends
Author: Bo Flood,Beret E. Strong,William Flood
Publsiher: Bess Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9781573060783
ISBN 13: 157306078X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pacific Island Legends Book Review:

Collects forty-three historical or traditional stories from the Pacific Islands, including creation myths and stories of gods, heroes, and ordinary people.

The Changing South Pacific

The Changing South Pacific
Author: Serge Tcherkézoff,Françoise Douaire-Marsaudon
Publsiher: ANU E Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-12-01
ISBN 10: 1921536152
ISBN 13: 9781921536151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing South Pacific Book Review:

The texts collected in this volume take an anthropological approach to the variety of contemporary societal problems which confront the peoples of the contemporary South Pacific: religious revival, the sociology of relations between local groups, regions and nation-States, the problem of culture areas, the place of democracy in the transition of States founded on sacred chiefdoms, the role of ceremonial exchanges in a market economy, and so forth. Each chapter presents a society seen from a specific point of view, but always with reference to the issue of collective identity and its confrontation with history and change. The collection thus invites the reader to understand how the inhabitants of these societies seek to affirm both an individual identity and a sense of belonging to the contemporary world. In doing so, it informs the reader about the contemporary realities experienced by the inhabitants of the South Pacific, with a view to contributing to an intercultural dialogue between the reader and these inhabitants.

Poland

Poland
Author: James Albert Michener
Publsiher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0812986709
ISBN 13: 9780812986709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poland Book Review:

In the sweeping span of eight tumultuous centuries, three Polish families live out their destinies and the drama of a nation--in the grand tradition of a great James Michener saga.

The Fires of Spring

The Fires of Spring
Author: James A. Michener
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-04-15
ISBN 10: 0804151385
ISBN 13: 9780804151382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fires of Spring Book Review:

An intimate early novel from James A. Michener, now remembered as the beloved master of the historical epic, The Fires of Spring unfolds with the bittersweet drama of a boy’s perilous journey into manhood. David Harper is an orphan, seemingly doomed to loneliness and poverty. As an adolescent con artist and petty thief, David spends his days grifting at an amusement park, the place where he first learns about women and the mysteries of love. Soon he discovers that his longing to embrace the world is stronger than the harsh realities that constrain him. Featuring autobiographical touches from Michener’s own life story, The Fires of Spring is more than a novel: It’s a rich slice of American life, brimming with wisdom, longing, and compassion. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for The Fires of Spring “A warm-hearted, readable story, crammed with lively incident and remarkable characters.”—The Atlantic “Heartfelt . . . immensely readable . . . Michener is a born writer.”—The New York Times “Michener is a gifted storyteller.”—Kirkus Reviews “Brilliantly done.”—Library Journal

Getting Stoned with Savages

Getting Stoned with Savages
Author: J. Maarten Troost
Publsiher: Broadway
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0767921992
ISBN 13: 9780767921992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Stoned with Savages Book Review:

Describes travel experiences in Vanuatu and Fiji, which include coping with Mother Nature--typhoons, earthquakes, volcanoes--and observing the relaxed lifestyle of the islanders and their attitudes toward new parenthood.

Alaska

Alaska
Author: James A. Michener
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN 10: 0804151423
ISBN 13: 9780804151429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alaska Book Review:

In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present. As his characters struggle for survival, Michener weaves together the exciting high points of Alaska’s story: its brutal origins; the American acquisition; the gold rush; the tremendous growth and exploitation of the salmon industry; the arduous construction of the Alcan Highway, undertaken to defend the territory during World War II. A spellbinding portrait of a human community fighting to establish its place in the world, Alaska traces a bold and majestic saga of the enduring spirit of a land and its people. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Alaska “Few will escape the allure of the land and people [Michener] describes. . . . Alaska takes the reader on a journey through one of the bleakest, richest, most foreboding, and highly inviting territories in our Republic, if not the world. . . . The characters that Michener creates are bigger than life.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Always the master of exhaustive historical research, Michener tracks the settling of Alaska [in] vividly detailed scenes and well-developed characters.”—Boston Herald “Michener is still, sentence for sentence, writing’s fastest attention grabber.”—The New York Times

Divided Lenses

Divided Lenses
Author: Michael Berry,Chiho Sawada
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2017-12-31
ISBN 10: 0824875109
ISBN 13: 9780824875107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divided Lenses Book Review:

Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia is the first attempt to explore how the tumultuous years between 1931 and 1953 have been recreated and renegotiated in cinema. This period saw traumatic conflicts such as the Sino-Japanese War, the Pacific War, and the Korean War, and pivotal events such as the Rape of Nanjing, Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Iwo Jima, and the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, all of which left a lasting imprint on East Asia and the world. By bringing together a variety of specialists in the cinemas of East Asia and offering divergent yet complementary perspectives, the book explores how the legacies of war have been reimagined through the lens of film. This turbulent era opened with the Mukden Incident of 1931, which signaled a new page in Japanese militaristic aggression in East Asia, and culminated with the Korean War (1950–1953), a protracted conflict that broke out in the wake of Japan's post–World War II withdrawal from Korea. Divided Lenses explores the ways in which events of the intervening decades have continued to shape politics and popular culture throughout East Asia and the world. The essays in part I examine historical trends at work in various "national" cinemas, including China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and the United States. Those in part 2 focus on specific themes present in the cinema portraying this period—such as comfort women in Chinese film, the Nanjing Massacre, or nationalism—and how they have been depicted or renegotiated in contemporary films. Of particular interest are contributions drawing from other forms of screen culture, such as television and video games. Divided Lenses builds on the growing interest in East Asian cinema by examining how these historic conflicts have been imagined, framed, and revisited through the lens of cinema and screen culture. It will interest later generations living in the shadow of these events, as well as students and scholars in the fields of cinema studies, cultural studies, cold war studies, and World War II history.

The Global Economic Crisis and East Asian Regionalism

The Global Economic Crisis and East Asian Regionalism
Author: Saori Katada
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 1135712514
ISBN 13: 9781135712518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Economic Crisis and East Asian Regionalism Book Review:

Regional cooperation in East Asia on various issue areas, such as emergency liquidity mechanisms in finance, the exponential growth of free trade agreements and policy coordination on the environment and public health, developed rapidly after the Asian Financial Crisis. A decade later, the global financial crisis offered a new opportunity for the nascent regional cooperation mechanisms to acquire new depth and meaning - this time, however, in a very different context due to the unfaltering rise of China. How have inter-state cooperation mechanisms, which were devised originally to deal with the problems of the past crisis, fared in the recent global economic turbulence? Can regional integration effectively insulate East Asia from the vagaries of the international market? Should East Asian nations heed the call for regionalism or globalism? This volume not only offers one of the first assessments of how the global economic crisis has affected the prospects for regional integration in East Asia, but it also addresses a number of long-standing debates of interest to East Asian specialists, economists and policymakers: Are crises catalysts for revamping developmental models? Do they provide solid foundations for regional solidarity and integration? Can they help catapult countries into the global limelight? This book was originally published as a special issue of The Pacific Review.

Omoo

Omoo
Author: Herman Melville
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 389
Release: 1852
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89005064340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Omoo Book Review:

The Creation of Inequality

The Creation of Inequality
Author: Kent Flannery
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 0674064976
ISBN 13: 9780674064973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Creation of Inequality Book Review:

Flannery and Marcus demonstrate that the rise of inequality was not simply the result of population increase, food surplus, or the accumulation of valuables but resulted from conscious manipulation of the unique social logic that lies at the core of every human group. Reversing the social logic can reverse inequality, they argue, without violence.

Pacific Languages

Pacific Languages
Author: John Lynch
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1998-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780824818982
ISBN 13: 0824818989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pacific Languages Book Review:

Pacific Languages introduces readers to the grammatical features of Oceanic, Papuan, and Australian languages as well as to the semantic structures of these languages. For readers without a formal linguistic background, a brief introduction to descriptive linguistics is provided.

Tales from the Development Frontier

Tales from the Development Frontier
Author: Hinh T. Dinh,Thomas G. Rawski,Ali Zafar,Lihong Wang,Eleonora Mavroeidi
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2013-09-16
ISBN 10: 0821399896
ISBN 13: 9780821399897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales from the Development Frontier Book Review:

Tales from the Development Frontier presents analytical reviews and case studies that show how selected countries have developed light manufacturing to create jobs and foster prosperity. The focus is on China, a current powerhouse in light manufacturing, but the volume also analyzes a selection of countries in Africa and Asia.