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Our Island Story
H. E. Marshall, A. S. Forrest (Illustrator)
1599150093
January 30, 2006
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Islands of History
Marshall David Sahlins
0226733580
April 1987
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Book Description
Marshall Sahlins centers these essays on islands—Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand—whose histories have intersected with European history. But he is also concerned with the insular thinking in Western scholarship that creates false dichotomies between past and present, between structure and event, between the individual and society. Sahlins's provocative reflections form a powerful critique of Western history and anthropology.


History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls, June 1942 - April 1944, Vol. 7
Samuel Eliot Morison
0252070372
March 2002
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During the last months of 1943, when Allied forces of the South and Southwest Pacific were hammering at islands and airfields in the Bismarcks and Bougainville, Admiral Chester Nimitz organized two massive amphibious operations to capture the strategically vital Gilbert and Marshall Islands. Volume 7 of Samuel Eliot Morison's splendid history describes this mighty sweep of the Pacific Fleet across Micronesia, as well as the warfare in the remote and frigid Aleutian Islands. The campaigns of 1943-44 marked a great advance in the art of war. Fast carrier strikes, new anti-aircraft and airborne weapons, better radar capabilities, and faster fire- and damage-control solutions combined to revolutionize amphibious operations; advances in photographic reconnaissance improved strategic planning; and all-terrain vehicles...


Operation Crossroads: The Atomic Tests at Bikini Atoll
Jonathan M. Weisgall
1557509190


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From Publishers Weekly
Based on a wealth of previously untapped material, this comprehensive examination of the world's first nuclear disaster is the first account of the Bikini atomic test explosions from a nongovernment source. Weisgall reconstructs the air-dropped "Able" test and the underwater "Baker" test, both conducted in July 1946, and explains how the sites were determined from a bitter rivalry between the Navy and the Air Force, how the tests affected U.S.-Soviet relations and why there was a scientific failure. In light of the current attention on U.S. government radiation experiments on humans and the postwar cover-up of nuclear-weapons testing, Weisgall's study is timely as well as chilling. He charges that the Navy ignored warnings about the dire consequences of radioactive fallout which, during the Operation Crossroads...


Demon of the Waters: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Whaleship Globe
Gregory Gibson
064167306X

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The Bomb
Theodore Taylor
0380727234
August 1, 1997
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1946, Taylor (The Cay) served aboard the USS Sumner, part of a naval team that set the stage for post-war atomic and hydrogen-weapons testings near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific-experiences at the crux of this heart-wrenching novel. As Taylor tells it, the Bikini natives live simply in accordance with age-old customs, taking all they need to subsist from the land and the sea. World War II intrudes when Japanese soldiers establish a weather station in their pristine village. Then, when U.S. Marines capture the island in the "Battle" of Bikini (a misnomer, since the Japanese killed themselves rather than be taken prisoner), the islanders hold a celebration. Little do they know that the same government that has liberated them from the hated Japanese will shatter the peace forever, convincing them to vacate their...


History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944 - August 1944, Vol. 8
Samuel Eliot Morison
0252070380
March 2002
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Book Description
This installment of Samuel Eliot Morison's insider history of the U.S. Navy covers five of the most eventful months of the Pacific war, March through July 1944. Awash with spectacular rescues of downed airmen, bold beach landings, and brilliant though risky strategic gambles, this volume carries Morison's coverage of the war in the Pacific through the Allies' securing of Dutch New Guinea and the Marianas. The three assaults that comprised Operation "Forager"--in which Morison participated--add up to one of the most important amphibious operations in history: protracted, bitterly contested, requiring great flexibility as well as fortitude. The development of powerful new weapons and sophisticated new tactics, together with the greatly extended distance of active operations from continental bases, rendered naval...


Strangers in Their Own Land: A Century of Colonial Rule in the Caroline and Marshall Islands (Pacific Islands Monograph Ser. 13)
Francis X. Hezel
0824828046
October 2003
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Pacific
"An authoritative and engaging narrative of [a] succession of colonial regimes... This is a 'conventional' history, and a very good one." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


First Taint of Civilization: A History of the Caroline and Marshall Islands in Pre-Colonial Days, 1521-1885
Francis X. Hezel
0824816439
January 1995
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Ethnohistory
"Hezel writes clearly and with erudition and commands an impressive body of information. His book is a tour de force...."


Our Island Story Volume One from the Romans to Richard the Lionheart: Our Island Story [UNABRIDGED]
Marshall H. e., et al
9626343958
March 30, 2006
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Nuclear Nativity: Rituals of Renewal and Empowerment in the Marshall Islands
Laurence Marshall Carucci
0875802176
February 1997
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Card catalog description
In Nuclear Nativity, Carucci explores the rituals, customs, and meanings of the Kurijmoj festival. Feasts, competitive games, speeches, dances, songs of apocalypse, and gestures of extraordinary generosity are among the means by which Enewetak and Ujelang people celebrate the festival. Carucci thoroughly investigates the empowering aspects of these ritual devices. He gives special attention to the array of valu ables and intricate scenarios of exchange - including food and money, speeches and songs - and illuminates the ways that people create histories of Kurijmoj tracing the festival to its ancient or Christian sources depending on their positions or status in the community. Carucci's book will engage Pacific anthropologists, ethnographers, and scholars interested in the anthropology of religion and ritual. ...


Island Victory: The Battle of Kwajalein Atoll
S. L. Marshall
0803282729
September 2001
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The Atomic Times: My H-Bomb Year at the Pacific Proving Ground
Michael Harris
0345481542
September 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Life on Eniwetok Atoll in the 1950s was a case of the doldrums punctuated by massive blasts, a pattern that mirrors Harris' memoir of his time as a drafted soldier stationed far out in the Pacific during a series of hydrogen bomb tests, twelve of which Harris witnessed sans protective goggles. (The money initially earmarked for enlisted men's goggles was diverted to buy new furniture for the colonel's house. "Goggles are important," Harris is told. "But the colonel's furniture is important, too.") Harris, also the author of the Ed Sullivan biography Always on Sunday, uses a chatty, dead-pan voice that highlights the horrifying absurdity of life on the island: the use of Geiger counters to monitor scrambled eggs' radiation level, three-eyed fish swimming in the lagoon, corroded, permanently open windows that fail...


Our Island Story Volume Two from the Magna Carta to Queen Elizabeth I: Our Island Story [ABRIDGED] [UNABRIDGED]
Marshall H. e., et al
9626344105
April 30, 2006
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Marshall Islands 1944: Operation Flintlock, the capture of Kwajalein and Eniwetok
Gordon Rottman
1841768510
November 2004
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Book Description
Following the capture of Tarawa in November 1943, American eyes turned to the Marshall Islands. These were the next vital stepping-stone across the Pacific towards Japan, and would bring the islands of Guam and Saipan within the reach of US forces. In their first amphibious attack, the new 4th Marine Division landed on Roi and Namur islands on 1 February 1944, while US 7th Division landed on Kwajalein. At the time this was the longest shore-to-shore amphibious assault in history. The lessons of the bloody fighting on Tarawa had been well learned and the successful attack on the Marshalls set the pattern for future amphibious operations in the Pacific War.

From the Publisher
Highly visual guides to history's greatest conflicts, detailing the command strategies, tactics, and...


Island in the Sky: The Story of Grand Mesa
Muriel Marshall
1890437077
July 1999
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Anonymous reviewer
"It is tall, magnificently beautiful - and weird...If it stood over in Kansas it would be the best known mountain in the world - not quite as tall as Mt. Everest, but more mysterious..."

Laura Geer, Hastings Books, Music & Video, Grand Junction, Colorado
"I have had people ask all the time for a definitive book on Grand Mesa. To me this is a milestone in Western Slope history, to have a book come out about the mesa. I expect it to be a runaway best seller."

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Marshall Island Legends and Stories
Daniel A. Kelin II, Nashton T. Nashon (Illustrator)
1573061409
March 1, 2003
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Book Description
Marshall Islands Legends and Stories — available Spring 2003 (Pacific Island Studies) Collected and adapted by Daniel A. Kelin II, illustrated by Nashton T. Nashon Offers a timeless collection of legends and stories from native Marshallese storytellers. This easy-to-read and pleasurable book recounts accurate stories enhanced with illustrations by local Marshallese artists.

About the Author
Daniel A. Kelin, II is the Director of Drama Education with the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. He also serves as a Summer Drama Director with Jodrikdrik Nan Jodrikdrik Ilo Ejmour, a Marshall Islands youth organization. Dan is well-known for his work with Pacific Island students, having taught in Vanuatu, the Marshall Islands and Samoa, as well as having developed specialty programs for...


Marshall Islands 1996 Economic Report
Asian Development Bank
9715611214
September 1998
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