The Pacific
Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon
Helmet for My Pillow
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Into the Wild
State of Fear
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Lost in Shangri-la: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
The Curse of Lono
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
The Naked and the Dead
Tales of the South Pacific


  • Paradise of the Pacific by Susanna Moore
    Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawaii
    Release date: Aug 18, 2015
    The history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals--from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy se…more View Details »

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    Availability: 5 copies available, 207 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 17 - Aug 17, 2015

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  • The Specific Ocean by Kyo Maclear
    The Specific Ocean
    Release date: Aug 01, 2015
    Enter to win a copy of Kyo Maclear's new picture book The Specific Ocean.

    In this gently told picture book, a young girl is unhappy about having to lea…more View Details »

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 191 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 26 - Aug 26, 2015

    Countries available: US and CA

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    Favorite Poets of Color
    247 books — 91 voters

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    The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Luck of the Weissensteiners by Christoph FischerNight by Elie WieselSchindler's List by Thomas Keneally
    A WWII Reading List
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    Eugene B. Sledge
    Earlier in the morning Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines had attacked eastward into the ruins of Shuri Castle and had raised the Confederate flag. When we learned that the flag of the Confederacy had been hoisted over the very heart and soul of Japanese resistance, all of us Southerners cheered loudly. The Yankees among us grumbled, and the Westerners didn’t know what to do. Later we learned that the Stars and Stripes that had flown over Guadalcanal were raised over Shuri Castle, a fitting t ...more
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    Epeli Hauʻofa
    Just as the sea is an open and ever flowing reality, so should our oceanic identity transcend all forms of insularity, to become one that is openly searching, inventive, and welcoming.
    Epeli Hauʻofa, We Are the Ocean: Selected Works

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    Tahiti in Fiction and Film
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