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I bought this book back in 2004 while I was in Honolulu, laid up with terrible sunburn. It is THE book on Hawaiian history since their "discovery", tracing the political and cultural history of the islands from their first western contact to the modern day. If flying to Honolulu from the east coast, you're going to be on a plane for 12 hours and you'll likely be wide awake. Read this book, your tour guides aren't that complicated. Also, for terrific and cheap surfing lessons anywhere on Oahu, call my groovy buddy Roger: 808-734-4558 (cell). Aloha!