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Book review

I am brief and to the point when responding. Typically I respond in a few sentences... or less. In this case this is my review of Thurston Twigg-Smith's "Hawaiian Sovereignty: Do the Facts Matter?"

My review of this book:

"I bought Thurston Twigg-Smith's book, "Hawaiian Sovereignty: Do the Facts Matter?" at one of the shops at the Honolulu International Airport. The book was basically the author trying to defend his "great" grandfather in case there is a class action lawsuit [brought by Hawaiians and Hawaiian nationals] against his grandfather's estate. It was like I was reading Emperor Hirohito and Tojo Hideki's version of history.

A waste of my money and more importantly... my time. I want my money back. I also want the two days back that it took to read it."

More book reviews to come.

Here is a pic of me taken when I was in New York last year with my husband. He took this picture of me when we visited "the Gates" "art" exhibit at Central Park. It was cold. I was standing in Strawberry Fields of the Beatles' fame. At the time, my hair was an Apricot Blonde. Now it's a Golden Suntanned Blonde and may change at any time. My husband always tells me "pretty hair" over and over and over and over LOL I may dye it purple or even pink but this is how it looked last year:


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 7th, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
Eh, when you get the Hawaiian Male Body Guard let me... ahem... inspect his credentials. I joke with my friends that if I ever become Supreme Ruler of the World, I will have my own personal Samoan body guards-lovers-assassins.

Twigg-Smith's book sounds like it should be read just to know what the other side is thinking. I am curious, have either Twigg-Smith or Conklin ever criticized "To Steal A Kingdom"? I know Twigg-Smith's great grandfather was not treated kindly in that book. I have honestly not seen anything written by them about the book.
Dec. 7th, 2005 05:57 am (UTC)
I find that some academic books will have anti-indigenous sentiments, yet are sold to the masses as being "foreward-thinking" and "thought-provoking". Bleh. Thanks for the review!
Dec. 7th, 2005 06:22 am (UTC)
How about a 36yo Samoan...? :-)
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