02 May 2011
Unfamiliar Fishes ~ Sarah Vowell
Non Fiction from New York Time Best Sellers List
A “history” of Hawaii
This is a rambling, highly opinionated history of the early days of the colonisation by sailors, clergy and canegrowers and how Hawaii was stolen from the Hawaiians and handed over as the 50th state. It covers topics with a rather broad brushstroke but each stroke is coloured by religion.
The author is unstintingly and unceasingly anti-Christian ... but many interesting facts come from her biased observations.