Author: Barnes, Phil
In this updated edition of A Concise History of the Hawaiian Islands the reader is invited to experience Hawaii’s riveting story. Most notable was the election of Hawaii-born Barack Obama to the U.S. presidency. Hawaii’s colorful history, written in the informal style that students found so appealing in Dr. Barnes’ classes, comes to life through interesting anecdotes and compelling images. The author touches upon major events and personalities that have shaped the Hawaii we know today. From the geologic forces that formed the island chain; to the first human landfall; through the transformation of its society by the blending of cultures; into the dawn of the 21st century.