Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Unfamiliar FIshes

Unfamiliar Fishes / Sarah Vowell, 238 pgs.

A history of Hawaii that reveals such an interesting take on the monarchy of the country that gave way to (eventual) American statehood, I think I need to visit the many sites mentioned herein. Sarah Vowell is up front about her own views and inserts them into this rollicking tale of missionaries, sailors, and American imperialism.  I listened to the audiobook which was read by the author with an assist from several others. Every time I read a book by Vowell, I marvel that anyone has a problem finding history compelling.  Then again, many are remembering slow moving facts only texts from their school days.

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