By James L. Haley

The latest kingdom to affix the union, Hawaii is the single one to have as soon as been a royal state. After its "discovery" through Captain prepare dinner within the overdue 18th Century, Hawaii was once fought over via eu powers made up our minds to use its place because the crossroads of the Pacific. the arriving of the 1st missionaries marked the start of the fight among a local tradition with its historical gods, sexual libertinism and rites of human sacrifice, and the inflexible values of the Calvinists. whereas Hawaii's royal rulers followed Christianity, additionally they fought to maintain their historical methods. however the luck of the ruthless American sugar barons sealed their destiny and in 1893, the yankee Marines overthrew Lili'uokalani, the final queen of Hawaii.

James L. Haley's Captive Paradise is the tale of King Kamehameha I, The Conqueror, who unified the islands via terror and bloodshed, yet whose dynasty succumbed to inbreeding; of Gilded Age tycoons like Claus Spreckels who brilliantly outmaneuvered his opponents; of firebrand Lorrin Thurston, who was firm that Hawaii be governed by means of whites; of President McKinley, who presided over the eventual annexation of the islands. now not for many years has there been this kind of shiny and compelling portrait of a rare position and its people.

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