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May 31, 2008 Amy rated it liked it
Recommends it for: those interested in Chamorro or Carolinian culture and history
I think I read this book when I was in library school at UW. If this is the book I remember, the introduction gives a history of the island take-overs from Jesuits to Germans to Japanese, and a overviews of the Chamorro and Carolinian cultures (compare and contrast). My mother-in-law is from Saipan (Chamorro), born shortly after the war so it was quite interesting from a family-dynamics point-of-view -- so many things make sense! The rest of the book is a summary of post-war psychological ...more