by James L. Haley
The most recent state to join the union, Hawaii is the only one to have once been a royal kingdom. After its “discovery” by Captain Cook in the late 18th Century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers determined to take advantage of its position as the crossroads of the Pacific. The arrival of the first missionaries marked the beginning of the struggle between a native culture with its ancient gods, sexual libertinism and rites of human sacrifice, and the rigid values of the Calvinists. While Hawaii’s royal rulers adopted Christianity, they also fought to preserve their ancient ways. But the success of the ruthless American sugar barons sealed their fate and in 1893, the American Marines overthrew Lili’uokalani, the last queen of Hawaii.
James L. Haley's Captive Paradise is the story of King Kamehameha I, The Conqueror, who unified the islands through terror and bloodshed, but whose dynasty succumbed to inbreeding; of Gilded Age tycoons like Claus Spreckels who brilliantly outmaneuvered his competitors; of firebrand Lorrin Thurston, who was determined that Hawaii be ruled by whites; of President McKinley, who presided over the eventual annexation of the islands. Not since James Michener’s classic novel Hawaii has there been such a vibrant and compelling portrait of an extraordinary place and its people.
by Sarah Sundin (Goodreads Author)
Bold, sophisticated, and coy, Army Air Force flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she…more
Bold, sophisticated, and coy, Army Air Force flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, leaving men pining in airfields all across Europe. So how can ruggedly handsome C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper be all but immune to her considerable charms? In fact, he seems to do everything he can to avoid her.
Still, as they cross the skies between Italy and southern France, evacuating the wounded and delivering paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them closer. Can they overcome the fears and misunderstandings of the past in order to take hold of the future?
Sarah Sundin seamlessly weaves together emotion, action, and sweet romance into a tale that transcends time and calls us to believe in the power of love. [close]
by Patrick M. Andendall
- Stupidparty positions defrocked on: the "moochers" , the economy, climate change, environmental stewardship, racism, religion, "freedoms", guns, and ignorance-based humor.
- The fallacy of Fox News exposed, documented, and explained.
Also included are 1,055 full color images and 121 graphs and charts. More than 1,500 links substantiate the statements and findings (see for yourself!).
Stupidparty Math v. Myth sets out what needs to be done to salvage the Republican Party from what it has become: the Stupidparty.
Kirkus Reviews: "A disillusioned conservative delivers a spirited critique of the Republican Party's deterioration since George W. Bush's presidency...a Rollicking ride."
Foreword Clarion Reviews: "In nearly every facet of this book, Andendall’s capable wit is front and center." [close]
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