HAWAII by Erna Fergusson


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Coming at this time, one expects something more interpretative of the place of Hawaii in the international and economic scene, and on the war front. Put that from your mind, however, and view this as simply the scene as experienced by that gifted traveler-interpreter. It is a colorful, pictorial, appreciative scene one paints, with brief space given to history and early days of royalty, customs and culture in descriptions of the hula (one of the true art forms), Hawaiian foods and entertainments, the life of its city and its plantations, of the individual islands and of the people. A good job of its kind, but it seems, wrongly timed.

Publisher: Knopf