Tales of the South Pacific

Tales of the South Pacific
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Author: James A. Michener
Pages: 359
ISBN: 9780812986358
Release: 2014
Editor: Dial Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The tale upon which the Broadway musical "South Pacific" is based explores the people and beauty of the Pacific's Coral Islands as seen though the eyes of a young naval lieutenent.

Tales of the South Pacific

Tales of the South Pacific
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Author: James A. Michener,Sam Sloan
Pages: 366
ISBN: 4871878988
Release: 2011-07
Editor: Ishi Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Tales of love and war, set in the islands of the South Pacific during World War II.

New Tales of the South Pacific

New Tales of the South Pacific
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Author: Graeme Kennedy
Pages: 74
ISBN: 0473188767
Release: 2011
Editor: Proofreadnz Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An Amazon 'Best Seller' in several categories and a featured book in the New Zealand Guest of Honour pavillion at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair. A beautifully written collection of tales with legends and locals - fiction hilarious and tragic but always thought-provoking to depict the reality of South Pacific island life: Paradise NOT. Beginning with an historic overview of Polynesia, a former NZ newspaperman brings a completely different point of view. New Tales of the South Pacific ranges from pristine lagoons to sleazy bars with characters to match, challenging readers' perceptions of the vast region many think of as Paradise. Scroll up... and click on "Buy Now," visit our CreateSpace e-Store, or select the Kindle edition to deliver a copy almost instantly to your Kindle or other reading device. For resellers' prices, please contact publisher, ProofreadNZ@gmail.com, for discount codes.

Return to Paradise

Return to Paradise
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Author: James A. Michener
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780804151467
Release: 2014-03-18
Editor: Dial Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

James A. Michener, the master of historical fiction, revisits the scenes of his first great work, Tales of the South Pacific, the Pulitzer Prize winner that brought him international acclaim. In this sequel collection, Michener once again evokes the magic of the extraordinary isles in the Pacific—from Fiji and Gaudalcanal to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea—through stories that burst with adventure, charm, and local color. For Michener’s many fans around the globe, Return to Paradise is a precious second look at a land of enchantment by one of the most gifted storytellers of the twentieth century. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Return to Paradise “A brilliant book and a worthy successor to Tales of the South Pacific.”—The Atlanta Constitution “This is a book that should be read by everyone. . . . All who have seen the South Pacific will find on every page the odors of frangipani, copra, blood, and beer.”—The New York Times “There’s drama and pathos and adventure and humanity . . . and a very high degree of excellence. Michener can write.”—Kirkus Reviews

South Pacific Tales Legends and Myths from Tonga Samoa Papua New Guinea Easter Island Folklore History Series

South Pacific Tales   Legends and Myths from Tonga  Samoa  Papua New Guinea  Easter Island  Folklore History Series
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Author: Various
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781446549513
Release: 2011-06-14
Editor: Read Books Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The island nations of the South Pacific have an incredible oral history, their folklore and myths past down through the generations. This book is a fantastic collection of stories from such a vast area as the south pacific but share a common heritage. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Michener s South Pacific

Michener s South Pacific
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Author: Stephen James May
Pages: 175
ISBN: 0813035570
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

May delves deeply into this formative and turbulent period in Michener's life and career, using letters, journal entries, and naval records to examine how a reserved, middle-aged lieutenant known as "Prof" to his fellow officers became one of the most successful writers of the 20th century.

South Sea Tales

South Sea Tales
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Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780191021398
Release: 2008-05-08
Editor: OUP Oxford

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The literary world was shocked when in 1889, at the height of his career, Robert Louis Stevenson announced his intention to settle permanently on the Pacific island of Samoa. His readers were equally shocked when he began to use the subject material offered by his new environment, not to promote a romance of empire, but to produce some of the most ironic and critical treatments of imperialism in nineteenth-century fiction. In these stories, as in his work generally, Stevenson shows himself to be a virtuoso of narrative styles: his Pacific fiction includes the domestic realism of `The Beach at Falesé, the folktale plots of `The Bottle Imp' and `The Isle of Voices', and the modernist blending of naturalism and symbolism in The Ebb-Tide. But beyond their generic diversity the stories are linked by their concern with representing the multiracial society of which their author had become a member. In this collection - the first to bring together all his shorter Pacific fiction in one volume - Stevenson emerges as a witness both to the cross- cultural encounters of nineteenth-century imperialism and to the creation of the global culture which characterizes the post-colonial world. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Chesapeake

Chesapeake
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Author: James A. Michener
Pages: 1024
ISBN: 9780812986280
Release: 2013-12-17
Editor: Dial Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age. In the early 1600s, young Edmund Steed is desperate to escape religious persecution in England. After joining Captain John Smith on a harrowing journey across the Atlantic, Steed makes a life for himself in the New World, establishing a remarkable dynasty that parallels the emergence of America. Through the extraordinary tale of one man’s dream, Michener tells intertwining stories of family and national heritage, introducing us along the way to Quakers, pirates, planters, slaves, abolitionists, and notorious politicians, all making their way through American history in the common pursuit of freedom. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Chesapeake “Another of James Michener’s great mines of narrative, character and lore.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] marvelous panorama of history seen in the lives of symbolic people of the ages . . . An emotionally and intellectually appealing book.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Michener’s most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Magnificently written . . . one of those rare novels that is enthusiastically passed from friend to friend.”—Associated Press

Tales of the Tikongs

Tales of the Tikongs
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Author: Epeli Hau‘ofa
Pages: 104
ISBN: 0824815947
Release: 1994-07-01
Editor: University of Hawaii Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

De surfende bewoners van een gemoedelijk klein eiland in de Stille Oceaan worden bedreigd door de moderne samenleving.

South Pacific

South Pacific
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Author: Jim Lovensheimer
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0199779708
Release: 2010-08-25
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "South Pacific" has remained a mainstay of the American musical theater since it opened in 1949, and its powerful message about racial intolerance continues to resonate with twenty-first century audiences. Drawing on extensive research in the Rodgers and the Hammerstein papers, including Hammerstein's personal notes on James A. Michener's Tales of the South Pacific, Jim Lovensheimer offers a fascinating reading of "South Pacific" that explores the show's complex messages and demonstrates how the presentation of those messages changed throughout the creative process. Indeed, the author shows how Rodgers and especially Hammerstein continually refined and softened the theme of racial intolerance until it was more acceptable to mainstream Broadway audiences. Likewise, Lovensheimer describes the treatment of gender and colonialism in the musical, tracing how it both reflected and challenged early Cold War Era American norms. The book also offers valuable background to the writing of "South Pacific," exploring the earlier careers of both Rodgers and Hammerstein, showing how they frequently explored serious social issues in their other works, and discussing their involvement in the political movements of their day, such as Hammerstein's founding membership in the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League. Finally, the book features many wonderful appendices, including two that compare the original draft and final form of the classic songs "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair" and "I'm In Love With a Wonderful Guy." Thoroughly researched and compellingly written, this superb book offers a rich, intriguing portrait of a Broadway masterpiece and the era in which it was created.

Admiral Bill Halsey

Admiral Bill Halsey
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Author: Thomas Alexander Hughes
Pages: 535
ISBN: 9780674969292
Release: 2016-05-02
Editor: Harvard University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

William Halsey, the most famous naval officer of World War II, was known for fearlessness, steely resolve, and impulsive errors. In this definitive biography, Thomas Hughes punctures the popular caricature of the fighting admiral to present a revealing human portrait of his personal and professional life as it was lived in times of war and peace.

These Islands Here

These Islands Here
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Author: Bronwyn Elsmore
Pages: 248
ISBN: 0992249171
Release: 2018
Editor: Flaxroots

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Stories of Aotearoa-New Zealand, and other islands of Polynesia. They are fictional tales based on the varied facets of living in these islands situated in the South Pacific - pleasure, pain, calamity, comedy, fun, misfortune, loss, triumph - as in any part of the world, of being human. Most have been published previously, in magazines including NZ Listener, Takahe, Eve, Thursday, included in anthologies, and broadcast by Radio New Zealand, several have won short story competitions."--Provided by publisher.

The Lessons of Tragedy

The Lessons of Tragedy
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Author: Hal Brands,Charles N. Edel
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780300238242
Release: 2019-02-26
Editor: Yale University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An eloquent call to draw on the lessons of the past to address current threats to international order The ancient Greeks hard‑wired a tragic sensibility into their culture. By looking disaster squarely in the face, by understanding just how badly things could spiral out of control, they sought to create a communal sense of responsibility and courage—to spur citizens and their leaders to take the difficult actions necessary to avert such a fate. Today, after more than seventy years of great‑power peace and a quarter‑century of unrivaled global leadership, Americans have lost their sense of tragedy. They have forgotten that the descent into violence and war has been all too common throughout human history. This amnesia has become most pronounced just as Americans and the global order they created are coming under graver threat than at any time in decades. In a forceful argument that brims with historical sensibility and policy insights, two distinguished historians argue that a tragic sensibility is necessary if America and its allies are to address the dangers that menace the international order today. Tragedy may be commonplace, Brands and Edel argue, but it is not inevitable—so long as we regain an appreciation of the world’s tragic nature before it is too late.

Recessional

Recessional
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Author: James A. Michener
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780812986808
Release: 2015
Editor: Dial Press Trade Paperback

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A young doctor in an old people's center rescues a woman from a car accident in which she loses a leg. He takes her to hospital and disappears for fear of another malpractice suit, but she tracks him down, though not to sue him.

Caribbean

Caribbean
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Author: James A. Michener
Pages: 896
ISBN: 9780804151535
Release: 2014-02-18
Editor: Dial Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this acclaimed classic novel, James A. Michener sweeps readers off to the Caribbean, bringing to life the eternal allure and tumultuous history of this glittering string of islands. From the 1310 conquest of the Arawaks by cannibals to the decline of the Mayan empire, from Columbus’s arrival to buccaneer Henry Morgan’s notorious reign, from the bloody slave revolt on Haiti to the rise of Cuba’s Fidel Castro, Caribbean packs seven hundred dramatic years into a tale teeming with revolution and romance, authentic characters and thunderous destinies. Through absorbing, magnificent prose, Michener captures the essence of the islands in all of their awe-inspiring scope and wonder. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Caribbean “Michener is a master.”—Boston Herald “A grand epic . . . [James A. Michener] sympathizes with the struggles of the region’s most oppressed, and succeeds in presenting the Caribbean in its rich diversity.”—The Plain Dealer “Remarkable and praiseworthy . . . utterly engaging.”—The Washington Post Book World “Even American tourists familiar with some of the serene islands will find themselves enlightened. . . . In Caribbean, there appears to be a strong aura of truth behind the storytelling.”—The New York Times

This Noble Land

This Noble Land
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Author: James A. Michener
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780804151634
Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: Dial Press Trade Paperback

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In such modern classics as Chesapeake, Centennial, Hawaii, Alaska, and Texas, James A. Michener proved time and again that his understanding of and love for his country was unparalleled. This Noble Land is Michener’s most personal statement about America, an examination of the issues that threaten to fragment and undermine the nation—racial conflict, the widening gulf between rich and poor, the decline of education, the inadequacies of our health care system—as well as a thought-provoking prescription for sustaining our “outstanding success.” Infused with the wisdom and passion of a lifetime, This Noble Land stands as a wake-up call for a troubled era. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for This Noble Land “A book-length essay on the often worrying, often inspiring course of America in the nine decades of Michener’s life.”—The Washington Post “Michener is more interested in fixing the problems than in fixing the blame.”—The Dallas Morning News “Michener’s are the beach books that, unlike most other beach books, leave you smarter than you were when you started reading. Each delivers the product of all that research, doled out to the reader at just the right rate. You know right away who the bad guys are—the petty ones, the stingy ones. The heroes are generous and energetic and smart and, above all, unprejudiced. The real-life villains in This Noble Land are the people Michener perceives as ‘petty, mean and vengeful.’”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Stirring . . . an admirable effort to define what has made our country great and how to preserve what is best about it.”—Kirkus Reviews

The Pirate Island

The Pirate Island
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Author: Harry Collingwood
Pages: 373
ISBN: 9781775459408
Release: 2012-06-01
Editor: The Floating Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Imagine being one of only a handful of lucky souls to escape a horrific shipwreck alive – only to discover that the island you've washed up on is a popular waypoint for marauding pirate crews. Will these scrappy survivors make it home? Read Harry Collingwood's The Pirate Island to find out.

Iberia

Iberia
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Author: James Albert Michener
Pages: 943
ISBN: 9780812969801
Release: 2015
Editor: Dial Press Trade Paperback

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Michener's personal observations and vivid recollections enhance an informal portrait of Spanish life and culture. Book available.

The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II

The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II
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Author: Oscar Hammerstein (II)
Pages: 422
ISBN: 9780375413582
Release: 2008
Editor: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Spanning the full career of the eminent musical dramatist, from the 1920s until his death in 1960, a comprehensive volume features the complete texts of more than 850 songs, including his notable work for the stage and screen with composers Jerome Kern and Richard Rodgers--Show Boat, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, and more. 20,000 first printing.

Dead Madonna

Dead Madonna
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Author: Victoria Houston
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781440531576
Release: 2011-07-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Whoever thought life in the Northwoods could be this dangerous? When the body of a lovely young woman is found floating beneath a party pontoon on a popular lake in northern Wisconsin on the same morning that a prominent widow is found bludgeoned in her gracious home, Loon Lake Police Chief Lew Ferris is caught short-handed. This is not a problem for Doc Osborne, whom she deputizes to act as coroner and to assist with the investigation. Fishing aside, there's nothing Osborne likes better than helping Lew--a world-class fly fisherman in her own right--delve into Loon Lake's criminal underworld. They're joined in their efforts to untangle two seemingly unrelated murders by walleye-expert, talented tracker, and teller of really bad jokes, Ray Pradt. A charming resort town on the surface, life in Loon Lake turns murky as bank officials soon discover that both victims' accounts have been looted--along with a dozen others. One grisly development after another further links the two murders even though the victims did not know each other. Wealthy Chicagoans, visiting entrepreneurs, and the young denizens of "Party Cove" complicate the scene.