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Unfamiliar Fishes

作者 Sarah Vowell
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 Unfamiliar Fishes:,FromtheauthorofLafayetteintheSomewhatUnitedStatescomesanexaminationofHawaii,theplacewhereManifestDestinygotasunburn.OfallthecountriestheUni

內容簡介

內容簡介 From the author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States comes an examination of Hawaii, the place where Manifest Destiny got a sunburn. Of all the countries the United States invaded or colonized in 1898, Sarah Vowell considers the story of the Americanization of Hawaii to be the most intriguing. From the arrival of the New England missionaries in 1820, who came to Christianize the local heathens, to the coup d' tat led by the missionaries' sons in 1893, overthrowing the Hawaiian queen, the events leading up to American annexation feature a cast of beguiling, if often appalling or tragic, characters. Whalers who fire cannons at the Bible-thumpers denying them their god-given right to whores; an incestuous princess pulled between her new god and her brother-husband; sugar barons, con men, Theodore Roosevelt, and the last Hawaiian queen, a songwriter whose sentimental ode Aloha 'Oe serenaded the first Hawaiian-born president of the United States during his 2009 inaugural parade.With her trademark wry insights and reporting, Vowell sets out to discover the odd, emblematic, and exceptional history of the fiftieth state. In examining the place where Manifest Destiny got a sunburn, she finds America again, warts and all.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Sarah Vowell is the bestselling author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, Unfamiliar Fishes, The Wordy Shipmates, Assassination Vacation, and The Partly Cloudy Patriot.

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書名 / Unfamiliar Fishes
作者 / Sarah Vowell
簡介 / Unfamiliar Fishes:,FromtheauthorofLafayetteintheSomewhatUnitedStatescomesanexaminationofHawaii,theplacewhereManifestDestinygotasunburn.OfallthecountriestheUni
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9781594485640
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9781594485640
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 20.8X14.1X1.4CM
重量(g) / 208.7
尺寸 / 20.8X14.1X1.4CM
頁數 / 256
裝訂 / P:平裝
級別 / N:無
語言 / 3:英文

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