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Islands Of Destiny by John Prados

Title Islands of Destiny
Author John Prados
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2012-10-02
Category History
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781101601952
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Battle of Midway is traditionally held as the point when Allied forces gained advantage over the Japanese. In Islands of Destiny, acclaimed historian and military intelligence expert John Prados points out that the Japanese forces quickly regained strength after Midway and continued their assault undaunted. Taking this surprising fact as the start of his inquiry, he began to investigate how and when the Pacific tide turned in the Allies’ favor. Using archives of WWII intelligence reports from both sides, Prados offers up a compelling reassessment of the true turning in the Pacific: not Midway, but the fight for the Solomon Islands. Combat in the Solomons saw a series of surface naval battles, including one of the key battleship-versus-battleship actions of the war; two major carrier actions; daily air duels, including the aerial ambush in which perished the famous Japanese naval commander Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku; and many other hair-raising exploits. Commencing with the Allied invasion of Guadalcanal, Prados shows how and why the Allies beat Japan on the sea, in the air, and in the jungles.

Islands Of Destiny by Olive Wyndette

Title Islands of Destiny
Author Olive Wyndette
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Release Date 1999-08-15
Category History
Total Pages 310
ISBN 9781462912681
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the complete history of Hawaii. It is the fast-moving narrative of an island nation whose settlement antedates the arrival of European pioneers by a thousand years, and whose destiny it was to become the fiftieth star in the flag of the United States of America. It tells how the Islanders have created a modern-day miracle through education, economic progress, and financial growth in the past 150 years. Olive Wyndette became fascinated by personal contacts with the native Hawaiians during her residence in Honolulu and, as a result, planned this book on the living history of Hawaii. The little—known but dramatic story of the prehistoric period is told in the Prologue. The ensuring text tells how Captain James Cook discovers the Islands, naming them after the Earl of Sandwich. Kamehameha I (the Conqueror) rises to power and unifies the islands through a series of bloody, inter–Island wars. The New England missionaries arrive and are eventually permitted to build the Islands' first Christian church. Following the establishment of a constitutional government, the Islands become the coveted prize of powerful European nations. Finally, annexation of the Islands to the United States is realized in 1898. The Epilogue covers the developments of the twentieth century.

The Islands Of Destiny by William Walker

Title The Islands of Destiny
Author William Walker
Publisher Trafford Publishing
Release Date 2011-03-10
Category History
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9781426960116
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From as early as 2000 BC, the islands of Great Britain and Ireland attracted the migrating Hebrew people. Many students of early European history have been puzzled by the persistent westward trek, as though some irresistible magnetism drove those tribes with wanderlust toward the islands of the west. It was not that they were seeking new pastures, for there were rich lands on the way. It was an inner power and their calling as Gods people that compelled them to seek the islands of their destiny. In The Islands of Destiny, author William Walker reveals the British peoples glorious identity and explains Isaiahs writings in connection with its history. Originally prepared as a series of lectures, this historical study, complete with illustrations, explores the ancient Chronicles of Eri, the history of Gaal Sciot of Iber, early Britons, and the British, Irish, Spanish, Scottish, and American connection to the birth of the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic nations, focusing on the British Isles and Ireland.

Destiny S Landfall by Robert F. Rogers

Title Destiny s Landfall
Author Robert F. Rogers
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
Release Date 2011-06-30
Category History
Total Pages 408
ISBN 9780824833343
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This revised edition of the standard history of Guam is intended for general readers and students of the history, politics, and government of the Pacific region. Its narrative spans more than 450 years, beginning with the initial written records of Guam by members of Magellan 1521 expedition and concluding with the impact of the recent global recession on Guam’s fragile economy.

Title Emperor of the Eight Islands
Author Lian Hearn
Publisher FSG Originals
Release Date 2016-04-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780374715014
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the opening pages of the action-packed Book One of Lian Hearn's epic Tale of Shikanoko series--all of which will be published in 2016--a future lord is dispossessed of his birthright by a scheming uncle, a mountain sorcerer imbues a mask with the spirit of a great stag for a lost young man, a stubborn father forces his son to give up his wife to his older brother, and a powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne, the child who is the rightful heir to the emperor barely escaping the capital in the arms of his sister. And that is just the beginning. As destiny weaves its rich tapestry, a compelling drama plays out against a background of wild forests, elegant castles, hidden temples, and savage battlefields. This is the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn's imagination, where animal spirits clash with warriors and children navigate a landscape as serene as it is deadly. The Tale of Shikanoko, Book One: Emperor of the Eight Islands (April 2016) The Tale of Shikanoko, Book Two: Autumn Princess, Dragon Child (June 2016) The Tale of Shikanoko, Book Three: Lord of the Darkwood (August 2016) The Tale of Shikanoko, Book Four: The Tengu's Game of Go (September 2016)

Title The Adventures of Darren and Destiny Zanzibar The Spice Islands
Author Cameron
Publisher Maximum Impact Publishing
Release Date 2021-04-06
Category
Total Pages 34
ISBN 1737031108
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Zanzibar- The Spice IslandsLet your kids discover Zanzibar, the beautiful spice islands! Follow the story of Darren and Destiny as they explore African heritage, meet new people and get a taste of what real Africa is like.In the third installment of this series, your children will visit Zanzibar. Join Darren and Destiny as they travel to the spice islands and explore the little-known secrets of this tropical land. Bursting with fun monkeys, colorful head wraps and new flavors, Zanzibar is home to hard-working spice producers and people that cherish their past.Make your kids' nighttime story fun and educational with the help of Darren and Destiny. As you read through the colorful pages, you'll taste spicy cinnamon and earthy nutmeg from the hands of authentic local producers, and visit the enchanting mangrove forests where trees grow from the water!Follow Darren and Destiny while they swim in clear waters, taste new dishes and see dolphins in real life. This story book also touches on the history of the islands, and how it was the final African port before enslaved people were sent to Asia, Europe and America. Your kids will get to know the African past, while they have fun and discover what makes Zanzibar a must-see for people of all ages.Perfect for kids age 6 to 10, and their parents! This African heritage series was made for kids of every ethnicity.About the authorPhilanthropist, world traveler and playwright Jay Cameron is thrilled to introduce The Adventures of Darren and Destiny. After a life-changing trip to Ghana, he realized most of what he'd learned as a child about Africa was inaccurate and misleading. Inspired by his own travels, he decided to share the beauty of this vast continent with children.Other Adventures with Darren and Destiny books1. Ghana2. Safari - Tanzania3. Conquering Kilimanjaro 4. Ethiopia - The Land of Origins5. Salvador, Bahia - A Taste of Africa in Brazil6. Benin & Togo - Hidden Treasures

Combined Fleet Decoded by John Prados

Title Combined Fleet Decoded
Author John Prados
Publisher Naval Inst Press
Release Date 1995
Category History
Total Pages 832
ISBN 1557504318
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Written in the style of a thriller but solidly based on an array of sources, this study reinterprets the entire sea campaign in the Pacific, using intelligence as the missing key to the Allied success. It examines every aspect of the secret war of intelligence -- from radio dispatches and espionage to vital information from prisoners and document translation -- showing how U.S. intelligence outsmarted Japan nearly every step of the way. The resulting assessment is a virtual rewriting of history that challenges previous conceptions about the Pacific conflict. John Prados relates the growing intelligence knowledge on both sides to the progress and outcome of naval actions. Along the way he offers a wealth of revelations that include data on how the United States caught the superbattleship Yamato and the impact of intelligence on the initial campaigns in the Philippines and Netherlands East Indies and the escape of American codebreakers from Corregidor. He also provides colorful vignettes of personalities who shaped the secret intelligence war. This ambitious work is not simply a rundown of code-breaking successes, but an astonishing demonstration of how the day-to-day accumulation of knowledge can produce extraordinary results. Its accounting of Japanese intelligence is unprecedented in detail. Its reassessment of battles and campaigns is presented not just in terms of troops or ships but in how the secret war actually played out. Lauded as a major new study when published in hardcover in 1995, the book remains the most comprehensive study written. For sheer drama and gut-level operational practicality, it ranks with the very best.

A Continent Of Islands by Mark Kurlansky

Title A Continent Of Islands
Author Mark Kurlansky
Publisher Da Capo Press
Release Date 1993-03-21
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 0201622319
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this richly detailed portrait of the individual countries and peoples of the Caribbean, Mark Kurlansky brings to life a society and culture often kept hidden from foreigners—the arts, history, politics, and economics of the region, as well as the vivid day-to-day lives of its citizens. From the Newyoriccans of Levittown, Puerto Rico; to the state-salaried popular musicians of Cuba; to the practitioners of good political hurricanemanship (who know how to stretch statistics to bring in relief funds), A Continent of Islands paints portraits that will prove equally fascinating to tourists who know the Caribbean only as a string of beach resorts, and to readers curious about U.S. efforts to influence its neighbors.

At The Edge Of The Nation by Paul Benjamin Richardson

Title At the Edge of the Nation
Author Paul Benjamin Richardson
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2011
Category
Total Pages 369
ISBN OCLC:911161632
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Elusive Destiny by Paul F. Hooper

Title Elusive Destiny
Author Paul F. Hooper
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
Release Date 2019-03-31
Category History
Total Pages 229
ISBN 9780824880064
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For nearly two centuries, Hawaii's leaders have endeavored to forge a unique international role for the Islands in Pacific and even in world affairs. Colorful figures such as Kalakaua, Walter Murray Gibson, and a host of others labored mightily to transform the Islands into an oceanic political power. Although their campaigns eventually failed, Hawaii was put forever on the diplomatic map with such ventures as the attempted annexation of a distant South Pacific islands group, the provocation of a quarrel with Germany that led to the brink of war, and the persistent defense of the interests of Pacific islanders in the capitals of Europe and America. A very different but nonetheless ambitious surge of activism followed Hawaii's annexation by the United States at the turn of the present century. Shortly after World War I, local internationalists formed the Pan-Pacific Union and the Institute of Pacific Relations as the foci of a concerted effort to foster greater political and cultural understanding throughout the Pacific and the world. While both groups frequently created headlines with various programs and proposals, the latter organization became widely known when it came under the attack of the anticommunist movement during the late 1940's and 1950's. Related endeavors in more recent years have produced numerous activities in educational, political, scientific, and commercial circles that presently involve a fair proportion of the Island establishment as well as numerous prominent figures from abroad. Elusive Destiny brings the details of this little-known but always present impulse in Hawaiian history together for the first time and goes on to speculate about the likely causes of successes or failures. Carefully researched and documented, richly illustrated, and concisely written, the book should interest all persons concerned with the modern Hawaiian experience.

River Of Destiny by Joseph Bayliss

Title River of Destiny
Author Joseph Bayliss
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1955
Category Saint Marys River (Mich. and Ont.)
Total Pages 328
ISBN UOM:39015010699596
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Saint Marys River is a very busy waterway, connecting Lake Superior to Lake Huron. This book traces the long and colorful history of the most important river in the upper Great Lakes, with stops on four of its largest islands, and thorough history of the ancient settlement of Sault Sainte Marie, at the head of the river.The book was originally published by Wayne State University Press in 1955, but has long since been out of print. It was written by Joseph and Estelle Bayliss, in collaboration with the eminent historian of the Great Lakes, Dr. Milo Quaife. Original publication was timed to coincide with the centennial celebration of the 1855 opening of the "Soo Locks." The locks made the rich copper and iron ore deposits of the Lake Superior region available to the nation's growing industrial base-just in time to meet the needs for armament of the Union Army in the Civil War. And almost a century after that, about 90% of the iron ore used to build the ships, tanks, and other weaponry needed by the U.S. Armed Forces in WWII came from Lake Superior mines and passed through the locks and down the Saint Marys River to steel mills on the lower lakes. That's why the authors chose the title "River of Destiny." The French were the first Europeans to explore the upper Great Lakes. Etienne Brulé, a protégé of Samuel Champlain, was the first Frenchman to set eyes on Lake Superior, in about 1620. When he arrived at the site of present-day Sault Ste. Marie, he found a thriving village of Ojibwa living by the large rapids. Since "sault" is French for "rapids," these people were called "saulteurs" by the early French explorers and missionaries. Henry Schoolcraft arrived about two centuries after Brulé. He married Jane Johnston, who was half Ojibwa, and while living at the Sault and working as Indian Agent, he collected legends and lore of the Ojibwa-information that was used by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to write "Song of Hiawatha." The story told in River of Destiny:The Saint Marys starts with the first European contact, and runs through mid-twentieth century. The Chippewa County Historical Society is proud to be able to make this classic history available to a new generation, who will find it to be both readable and reliable. This edition contains a dozen images that were not in the original edition, plus a new Foreword by Bernie Arbic.

Title Curse of the Night Witch
Author Alex Aster
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date 2020-06-09
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781492697213
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An #ownvoices fast-paced series starter steeped in Colombian mythology and full of adventure, perfect for fans of Aru Shah and the End of Time and Percy Jackson. Filled with fantasy, action, adventure, and an unforgettable trio of friends. A Seventeen.com Most Anticipated Book of Summer! A Zibby Owens Summer Reading Pick on Good Morning America! On Emblem Island all are born knowing their fate. Their lifelines show the course of their life and an emblem dictates how they will spend it. Twelve-year-old Tor Luna was born with a leadership emblem, just like his mother. But he hates his mark and is determined to choose a different path for himself. So, on the annual New Year's Eve celebration, where Emblemites throw their wishes into a bonfire in the hopes of having them granted, Tor wishes for a different power. The next morning Tor wakes up to discover a new marking on his skin...the symbol of a curse that has shortened his lifeline, giving him only a week before an untimely death. There is only one way to break the curse, and it requires a trip to the notorious Night Witch. With only his village's terrifying, ancient stories as a guide, and his two friends Engle and Melda by his side, Tor must travel across unpredictable Emblem Island, filled with wicked creatures he only knows through myths, in a race against his dwindling lifeline. You'll love Curse of the Night Witch if you're looking for: Summer reading for tweens and teens ages 11-14 Multicultural books for children (especially Latinx books) Stories based on fascinating mythology Your next favorite fantasy series for girls ages 9-12 "Debut author Aster takes inspiration from Colombian folklore to craft a rousing series opener that's both fast-paced and thrilling. As her protagonists face off against a host of horrors, they learn the value of friendship and explore the possibility of changing one's fate in a world where destiny is predetermined."—Publishers Weekly, STARRED review "Worthy of every magical ounce."—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

New Georgia by Ronnie Day

Title New Georgia
Author Ronnie Day
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date 2016-02-15
Category History
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780253018854
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1942, the Solomon Islands formed the stepping stones toward Rabaul, the main base of Japanese operations in the South Pacific, and the Allies primary objective. The stunning defeat of Japanese forces at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in November marked the turning point in the war against Japan and the start of an offensive in the Central Solomons aimed at New Georgia. New Georgia: The Second Battle for the Solomons tells the story of the land, sea, and air battles fought there from March through October 1943. Making careful and copious use of both Japanese and Allied sources, Ronnie Day masterfully weaves the intricate threads of these battles into a well-crafted narrative of this pivotal period in the war. As Day makes clear, combat in the Solomons exemplified the war in the Pacific, especially the importance of air power, something the Japanese failed to understand until it was too late, and the strategy of island hopping, bypassing Japanese strongholds (including Rabaul) in favor of weaker or more strategically advantageous targets. This multifaceted account gives the fighting for New Georgia its proper place in the history of the drive to break the Japanese defensive perimeter and bring the homeland within range of Allied bombers.

Our Destiny In Our Hands by Marshall Islands. Government

Title Our Destiny in Our Hands
Author Marshall Islands. Government
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2001
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:174740949
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Lihir Destiny by Nicholas A. Bainton

Title The Lihir Destiny
Author Nicholas A. Bainton
Publisher ANU E Press
Release Date 2010-10-01
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 229
ISBN 9781921666858
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The people of the Lihir Islands in Papua New Guinea have long held visions of a prosperous new future, often referred to by local leaders as the 'Lihir Destiny'. When large-scale gold mining activities commenced on the main island of Lihir in 1995, many hoped that this new world had finally arrived. The Lihir Destiny provides a nuanced account of the social structural and cultural transformations engendered by large-scale resource extraction. Tracing the history of Lihirian engagement with outside forces, from the colonial period through to recent mining activities, this book brings new light to bear on the bigger question of what 'development' means in contemporary Melanesia. The Lihir Destiny explores how Lihirian leaders devised future plans for a cultural revolution based upon the maximisation of mining activities and the influential philosophies of the Personal Viability movement. However, reaching the 'Lihir Destiny' is no simple affair, and many Lihirians find themselves negotiating divergent formulations of culture, sociality and economic engagement. The Lihir Destiny will appeal to readers interested in the social impacts of large-scale resource development, the processes of cultural continuity and change and the ways in which modernity is configured in local terms.

Shipwreck by Gordon Korman

Title Shipwreck
Author Gordon Korman
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Release Date 2001
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 129
ISBN 0439164567
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Follows a group of six kids stranded on a deserted island as they embark on a quest for survival that tests their limits.

Walkabout Long Canoe by Dennis Steley

Title Walkabout Long Canoe
Author Dennis Steley
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1979
Category Boats and boating
Total Pages 128
ISBN UCAL:B4351414
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the story of a four week long canoe tour through the Western Solomon Islands by a young art teacher and his three young surfer friends. While the surfers seek out the perfect wave along the way, the author, Dennis Steley, seeks out and talks to the old men who remember the way the islanders were before the missionaries came and how the missions helped to change them from murderous, warring tribes to a peaceful people with great numbers of Christians in the population. He also relates and updates the history of the mission work, especially that of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, as it relates to the various places he visits

Keys Of Destiny by Adin Kachisi

Title Keys of Destiny
Author Adin Kachisi
Publisher iUniverse
Release Date 2008-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9780595507603
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Keys of Destiny is a remarkable tale of esoteric enigma and fascinating conspiracy. The book is intricately woven with layers of masterful storytelling and ground-breaking research. From Mayan prophecies, global conspiracies, ancient tablets, inter-dimensional portals, secret societies, bloodthirsty nephilims, gnomes, indigo children, martial arts experts, aliens, shamans, ancient civilizations, time travelers, to earth changes, ascension and the future of humanity, all in one book.Entire Islands whipped out by hurricanes, cities devastated by earthquakes, riots across the globe it's the beginning of the end of Civilization as we know it. Straight from New York, Kazra Moore travels to Europe, Africa, and Asia searching for ancient keys to save humanity from apocalyptic extinction. Confronted by brutal secret societies and bloodthirsty fallen angels, will he survive and find the Keys of Destiny or is humanity doomed?

A Continent Of Islands by Mark Kurlansky

Title A Continent Of Islands
Author Mark Kurlansky
Publisher Da Capo Press
Release Date 1992-02-18
Category History
Total Pages 324
ISBN UTEXAS:059173000133712
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A richly detailed portrait of the individual countries and peoples of the Caribbean ; brings to life a society and culture often kept hidden from foreigners--the arts, history, politics, economics, and the vivid day-to-day lives of its citizens.