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Lost kingdom : Hawaii's last queen, the sugar kings and America's first imperial adventure / Julia Flynn Siler.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780802120014 :
  • ISBN: 0802120016 :
  • Description: xxx, 415 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2012.

Available copies

  • 11 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 12 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction DU 625 .S48 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction DU 627 S55 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction DU 627.2 S55 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 996.9/Siler (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction DU 627.2 .S55 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 996.9 SILER 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose Nonfiction (Second Floor) 996.9 Siler (Text to phone) Checked out 10/02/2014
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction NEW DU 625 .S48 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Reading Adult Nonfiction 996.902 SIL (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 996.902/SILER (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

General Note: Maps on endpapers.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-395) and index.
Contents Note: Island kingdom. Born in paradise ; Progress and liberty ; Aloha ; High chiefs of Sugardom ; Pele's wrath -- The House of Kalākaua. Merrie monarch ; To England ; Bayonet Constitution ; Be not deceived ; Enemies in the household -- Manifest Destiny. Pious adventurers ; Crime of the century ; Secrets of the flower beds ; Kingdom come ; Born under an unlucky star.
Summary: Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, "Lost Hawaii" brings to life the ensuing clash between a vulnerable Polynesian people and relentlessly expanding capitalist powers. Portraits of royalty and rogues, sugar barons, and missionaries combine into a sweeping tale of the Hawaiian Kingdom's rise and fall. At the center of the story is Lili'uokalani, the last queen of Hawai'i.

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