KING CANE by John W. Vandercook


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From Cook's discovery of the Hawaiian Islands to the present day administration of the big cane farms and commercial handling of the Islands' sugar crop, there is shown the whole growth of the industry, from small beginnings by the early missionaries to the first companies and up to the current importance of the product in the Islands' life. A quick tempo in the telling gives brisk coverage to all angles of the subject -- labor, water problems, experimental work, ownership, current legislation, personalities, etc., etc. With a belief in the vitality of the industry, the author holds that current problems will be met -- and conquered. A business man's book on a commercially important subject, specialized as it is.

Pub Date: Oct. 20th, 1939
Publisher: Harper