Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands

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University Press of Hawaii, 1968 - History - 494 pages
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"Daws tells Hawaii's sparkling story well." --New York Times Book Review "[This] history is singularly satisfying... told with style and a nice wit." --Publishers Weekly Gavan Daws' remarkable achievement is to free Hawaiian history from the dust of antiquity. Based on years of work in the documentary sources, Shoal of Time emerges as the most readable of all Hawaiian histories.

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Review: Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands

User Review  - Michael Oswald - Goodreads

This history of Hawaii is engaging and interesting. This book is not. However, I managed to slog my way through it. The research is excellent, tone unbiased, it's just a bear to get through. I fell asleep so many times while reading this one. Read full review

Review: Daws: Shoal of Time

User Review  - Goodreads

This history of Hawaii is engaging and interesting. This book is not. However, I managed to slog my way through it. The research is excellent, tone unbiased, it's just a bear to get through. I fell asleep so many times while reading this one. Read full review

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