Best Marshall Islands History Books
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1. Guest Book (Vacation Holiday Home Beach Guestbooks)
Author: by Enchanted Willow
Guest Book for Vacation Rental, Bed and Breakfast, Airbnb, VRBO, Guest House, Motel and Hotel Log Book with Beach House Coastal Ocean Theme. If you host guests overnight then this guest book is perfect for your visitors to record their favorite memories and testimonials.
150 pages with fields for:Guest NamesDates of StayTraveling FromWeather During StayFavorite Memory / Recommended ActivityMessageEncourage the use of testimonials with a discreet request for permission to share their comments at the bottom of the page. Includes Welcome Page with space for host to write a personalized message.Product Details8.5 x 8.
5 inches (216 x 216 mm)Paperback premium cover with sleek matte designWarm and inviting ivory cream paper interior pagesBeach theme black and white art on each pageNote: To preview the interior, please use a computer browser to access the Look Inside feature.
2. 50 FUN & EASY CROSSWORD PUZZLES FOR ADULTS: ENTERTAINING AND EASY ON THE EYES
Author: by Jenny Patterson
Hundreds of Clues and Hours of Fun – Easy on the Eyes and Refreshing to the Mind From young adults to seniors all can enjoy these entertaining challenges. Here are 50 Fun and Easy Crossword Puzzles printed in large print and perfect for the casual crossword puzzle aficionado.
50 easy crossword puzzles to buoy the spirit and exercise the mindHours and hours of captivating challengesLarge-print puzzles and solutionsLarge grids make it easier to enter lettersHundreds of clues to solveSolutions are in an easy-to-read format with six answer keys per page.
Great for limbering up the mind during breakfast, an evening’s entertainment, a break at the office, or to pass the time enjoyably while traveling. Other Readers Have Found Many Hours of Enjoyment with These Puzzle and We Hope You Will too.
Go Ahead Buy This Book for Yourself or a Friend Today Definitely a Winner! I’ve been a crossword puzzle fan for many years, so I was particularly delighted to receive this book and see how easy the type is to read and how clearly laid out the puzzles are.
3. Ocean City, Vol. 2 (Images of America: Maryland)
Author: by Nan DeVincent-Hayes
Discover how tiny Ocean City has overcame obstacle after obstacle and matured into the jewel of Maryland’s shore. Ocean City, Maryland’s own seaside resort, has become so popular that it is almost too small – five square miles – to hold all its tourists.
The last few decades have brought tremendous growth to the area in the form of both population and development. Bridges and tunnels have been built, high-rise hotels and condominiums have grown up, and amusements of all kinds have become available to the summertime crowds.
In this second volume of Ocean City, images of beach life from the late 1940s to the present day capture the spirit of this popular vacation spot. From funnel cakes to Ferris wheels and deep-sea fishing to seasonal festivals, Ocean City, now a year-round retreat, has offered millions of visitors an endless variety of entertainment.
Having survived destruction caused by storms, problems associated with the real estate boom, and the overwhelming surge of visitors who each summer crowd the boardwalk and Coastal Highway, this “small” town has become the place to be on Maryland’s shore.
4. Bombing the Marshall Islands: A Cold War Tragedy
Author: by Keith M. Parsons
During the Cold War, the United States conducted atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands of the Pacific. The total explosive yield of these tests was 108 megatons, equivalent to the detonation of one Hiroshima bomb per day over nineteen years.
These tests, particularly Castle Bravo, the largest one, had tragic consequences, including the irradiation of innocent people and the permanent displacement of many native Marshallese.Keith M. Parsons and Robert Zaballa tell the story of the development and testing of thermonuclear weapons and the effects of these tests on their victims and on the popular and intellectual culture.
These events are also situated in their Cold War context and explained in terms of the prevailing hopes, fears, and beliefs of that age. In particular, the narrative highlights the obsessions and priorities of top American officials, such as Lewis L.
Strauss, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.
5. Islands of History
Author: by Marshall Sahlins
Marshall Sahlins centers these essays on islandsHawaii, Fiji, New Zealandwhose 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.
6. The Airplane Graveyard: The Forgotten WWII Warbirds of Kwajalein Atoll
Author: by Brandi Mueller
Extraordinary images, never before published in book form, of the forgotten American WWII Airplanes at the bottom of the Kwajalein Atoll lagoon, from award-winning underwater photographer Brandi Mueller. At the end of WWII, around 150 American airplanes, all veterans of the Pacific war, were dumped in the lagoon of Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands.
A master diver and superb underwater photographer, Brandi Mueller has dived to depths of 120 feet to capture rare images of these forgotten war birds, many looking as if they could still take off and return to the war-torn skies at any moment.
Encrusted in coral, these haunting aircraft are now home to a colorful array of tropical Pacific marine life, including fish, turtles, and even the occasional shark. Discover the stories of these historic aircraft, their heroic role in the Pacific Theater of WWII, and how and why they ended up here.
In The Airplane Graveyard, Brandi takes you below the ocean’s surface to discover the forgotten remains of Douglas SBD Dauntless, Vought F4U Corsair, Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, Curtiss C-46 Commando, Grumman F4F Wildcats, Grumman TBF Avengers, and an astounding eleven PBJ-1 Mitchell Medium Bombers.
7. Bravo for the Marshallese: Regaining Control in a Post-Nuclear, Post-Colonial World (Case Studies on Contemporary Social Issues)
Author: by Holly M. Barker
This case study describes the role an applied anthropologist takes to help Marshallese communities understand the impact of radiation exposure on the environment and themselves, and addresses problems stemming from the U.S. Nuclear weapons testing program conducted in the Marshall Islands from 1946-1958.
The author demonstrates how the U.S. Government limits its responsibilities for dealing with the problems it created in the Marshall Islands. Through archival, life history, and ethnographic research, the author constructs a compelling history of the testing program from a Marshallese perspective.
For more than five decades, the Marshallese have experienced the effects of the weapons testing program on their health and their environment. This book amplifies the voice of the Marshallese who share their knowledge about illnesses, premature deaths, and exile from their homelands.
The author uses linguistic analysis to show how the Marshallese developed a unique radiation language to discuss problems related to their radiation exposure problems that never existed before the testing program. Drawing on her own experiences working with the government of the Marshall Islands, the author emphasizes the role of an applied anthropologist in influencing policy, and empowering community leaders to seek meaningful remedies.
8. Guest Book: Beach House Guest Book, Visitor Guest Book for Vacation Home, Airbnb, B&B, VRBO, Vacation Rentals (Vacation Holiday Home Beach Guestbooks)
Author: by Enchanted Willow
Guest Book for Vacation Rental, Bed and Breakfast, Airbnb, VRBO, Guest House, Motel and Hotel Log Book with Beach House coastal ocean theme. If you host guests overnight then this guest book is perfect for your visitors to record their favorite memories and testimonials.
110 pages with fields for:Guest NamesDates of StayTraveling FromWeather During StayFavorite Memory / Recommended ActivityMessageEncourage the use of testimonials with a discreet request for permission to share their comments at the bottom of the page. Includes Welcome Page with space for host to write a personalized message.Product Details8.
25 x 6 inches (209 x 152 mm)Paperback premium cover with sleek matte designBeach theme black and white art on each pageNote: To preview the interior, please use a computer browser to access the Look Inside feature.
9. CROSS THAT BRIDGE: The Effective Guide to Achieving Your Goals and Living a Purposeful Life (The Secrets to a Beautiful Life)
Author: by Samuel J. Lucas
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10. Historical Metaphors and Mythical Realities: Structure in the Early History of the Sandwich Islands Kingdom (Canada, Origins and Options)
Author: by Marshall D. Sahlins
Hawaiian culture as it met foreign traders and settlers is the context for Sahlins’s structuralist methodology of historical interpretation
11. For the Good of Mankind: A History of the People of Bikini and their Islands
Author: by Jack Niedenthal
In this, the second edition of FOR THE GOOD OF MANKIND, new interviews have been added along with a Foreword by anthropologist Dr. Leonard Mason. By using firsthand accounts by the people of Bikini describing their half-century of nuclear exodus, this important book journeys through the Marshallese and Bikinian cultures from ancient to modern times.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, particularly reading the history of Bikini in the words of the people. The book assures that these traditional stories will be available for others to read, but perhaps most importantly, for younger generations of islanders.Allen P.Stayman U.S.
Compact of Free Association Negotiator 1999-2001. FOR THE GOOD OF MANKIND is a compelling account of the troubled history of the people of Bikini Atoll. Niedenthal’s skillful use of oral history enables the Bikinians to tell much of their own story, and his personal reflections about that history and his own involvement with the community enrich the account.
12. Talking Like Children: Language and the Production of Age in the Marshall Islands (Oxf Studies in Anthropology of Language)
Author: by Elise Berman
Children in the Marshall Islands do many things that adults do not. They walk around half naked. They carry and eat food in public without offering it to others. They talk about things they see rather than hiding uncomfortable truths.
They explicitly refuse to give. Why do they do thesethings? Many think these behaviors are a natural result of children’s innate immaturity. But Elise Berman argues that children are actually taught to do things that adults avoid: to be rude, inappropriate, and immature.
Before children learn to be adults, they learn to be different from them. Berman’s maintheoretical claim therefore is also a novel one: age emerges through interaction and is a social production. In Talking Like Children, Berman analyzes a variety of interactions in the Marshall Islands, all broadly based around exchange: adoption negotiations, efforts to ask for or avoid giving away food, contentious debates about supposed child abuse.
In these dramas both large and small, age differencesemerge through the decisions people make, the emotions they feel, and the power they gain. Berman’s research includes a range of methods – participant observation, video and audio recordings, interviews, children’s drawings – that yield a significant corpus of data including over 80 hours ofrecorded naturalistic social interaction.
13. The Day the Sun Rose in the West: Bikini, the Lucky Dragon, and I
Author: by Matashichi Oishi
University of Hawaii Press
On March 1, 1954, the U.S. Exploded a hydrogen bomb at Bikini in the South Pacific. The fifteen-megaton bomb was a thousand times more powerful than the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, and its fallout spread far beyond the official no-sail zone the U.S.Had designated.
Fishing just outside the zone at the time of the blast, the Lucky Dragon #5 was showered with radioactive ash. Making the difficult voyage back to their home port of Yaizu, twenty-year-old Oishi Matashichi and his shipmates became ill from maladies they could not comprehend.
They were all hospitalized with radiation sickness, and one man died within a few months. The Lucky Dragon #5 became the focus of a major international incident, but many years passed before the truth behind U.S. Nuclear testing in the Pacific emerged.
Late in his life, overcoming social and political pressures to remain silent, Oishi began to speak about his experience and what he had since learned about Bikini. His primary audience was schoolchildren; his primary forum, the museum in Tokyo built around the salvaged hull of the Lucky Dragon #5.
14. Strangers in Their Own Land: A Century of Colonial Rule in the Caroline and Marshall Islands (Pacific Islands Monograph Series)
Author: by Francis X. Hezel S.J.
“Hezel has written an authoritative and engaging narrative of [a] succession of colonial regimes, drawing upon a broad range of published and archival sources as well as his own considerable knowledge of the region. This is a conventional’ history, and a very good one, focused mostly on political and economic developments.
Hezel demonstrates a fine understanding of the complicated relations between administrators, missionaries, traders, chiefs and commoners, in a wide range of social and historical settings.” Pacific Affairs”The tale [of Strangers in Their Own Land] is one of interplay between four sequential colonial regimes (Spain Germany, Japan, and the United States) and the diverse island cultures they governed.
It is also a tale of relationships among islands whose inhabitants did not always see eye-to-eye and among individuals who fought private and public battles in those islands. Hezel conveys both the unity of purpose exerted by a colonial government and the subversion of that purpose by administrators, teachers, islands, and visitors….