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  • The characters chosen for this work were carefully selected as those best known and most interesting in their impact worldwide, and include the following: David Douglas, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stephenson, Thomas Edison, Sun Yat-sen, Jack London, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Shirley Temple, General George Patton, Arthur Godfrey, Buster Crabb, Bing Crosby, Lawrence Rockefeller, Elvis Presley, and George Harrison. Though they were all famous at one time or another, many of their experiences in the Islands are little known and contribute greatly to their Hawai‘i stories. The book also points out places that were visited or by these famous people and spots where artifacts related to them are located.
  • Menehune Mystery is a retelling of favorite narratives: The ‘Alekoko fishpond, the Kīkī-a-Ola aqueduct, Laka’s canoe, the wizard Kahano-a-newa and Kū-leo-nui, and Kamapua‘a’s house, among others. It is also a forensic analysis of the myth’s trajectory. Were Menehune the ancestors of Hawai‘i’s people? Did the famous Wainiha Menehune census actually take place? Which storytellers carried the stories forward faithfully? Who were the narrators who twisted the tale to suit their own objectives? And what evidence exists that little people might once have existed in Polynesia?
  • The characters chosen for this work were carefully selected as those best known and most interesting in their impact worldwide, and include the following: David Douglas, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stephenson, Thomas Edison, Sun Yat-sen, Jack London, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Shirley Temple, General George Patton, Arthur Godfrey, Buster Crabb, Bing Crosby, Lawrence Rockefeller, Elvis Presley, and George Harrison. Though they were all famous at one time or another, many of their experiences in the Islands are little known and contribute greatly to their Hawai‘i stories. The book also points out places that were visited or by these famous people and spots where artifacts related to them are located.
  • More feared and respected than loved, King Kamehameha has come to be a revered symbol of Hawaiian resolve, strength, capability and independence. He was a violent, unforgiving warrior and the consummate chief, the fulfillment of centuries of warfare that ended only after all his competitors had all been vanquished, he and his dynasty destined for greatness and tragedy.
  • Pineapple’s succulent combination of sweet, tart and fragrant has entranced folks for decades. For more than a century, Maui was the heart of the Hawaiian pineapple industry. The crowned fruit graced thousands of acres on the slopes of Haleakala, west and central Molokai and gentle hills of Lanai, the Pineapple Isle.