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The Island Edge of America: A Political History of Hawaii

Respected journalist and author Tom Coffman offers readers a much-needed political narrative of 20th century Hawaii. In his most challenging work to date, Coffman reinterprets critical events leading up to and following statehood in 1959: U.S. annexation of the Hawaiian kingdom, World War II, post-war labor organization, the Cold War, the development of Hawaii's legendary Democratic Party, native Hawaiian nationalism. The Hawaii presented here is a "mixed plate" of complex and conflicting identities (independent kingdom, overseas colony, U.S. state, indigenous nation), a wonderfully rich and diverse, and at times troubled, place. With a sure grasp of Hawaii political history and culture based on decades of firsthand and archival research, Tom Coffman brings an entirely fresh approach to interpreting "the island edge of America."

Soft cover. Printed in the United States. 420 pages. 6 inches by 9 inches.

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Perfect

Everything was perfect. My husband is a Veteran and enjoyed this gift very much. Thank you.

Enjoyed the book I always like reading real history.
One of the cups was completely destroyed, sent you an email when received got no reply, not happy on this
Got no geek patch or black tears.
What I did get intact (book & 1 cup) proved to be quite expensive…………

Loved it so much we bought it twice

My parents brought this shirt back as a souvenir for my 4 year old daughter. She wore it constantly until the day she discovered scissors 😭. She cut it up and was so proud of herself until I freaked out, then we both cried… I would usually take this opportunity to teach a lesson about scissors and say “sorry, you’re SOL.” But this gift was so loved and I felt she learned her lesson when she realized she had ruined it rather than improving it.

Great quality sticker

I bought it to put with my photo book and keepsakes from my trip to visit this incredible memorial.

Great coin

Just a beautiful tribute to those who served at Pearl Harbor on that fateful December 7th.