Queen Liliʻuokalani, The Dominis Family, and Washington Place, Their Home


Rianna M. Williams

Hardcover, 240 pp.

Staying away from the usual politics, Queen Liliʻuokalani, the Dominis family, and Washington Place, their home, starts with the personal story of Queen Liliʻuokalani, tells of her husband and his family, and finishes with the story of a great house that has always been an important social and political hub. There is much new information about the Queen- such as bio's of her three hanai children, her own comments about her husband and their marriage, her late life almost-romance, her always precarious financial situation, her ability to mix Hawaiian and western cultural and religious beliefs, her kindness and caring along side her unpleasant comments about people.