Lana'i: The Elusive Hawaiian Island--The One That Captain Cook Missed (Paperback)

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Lanai, a small island south of Maui takes the spotlight in Anderson Duane Black's comprehensive history book. In 1779, Captain Cook's expedition first saw Lanai. In the mid-nineteenth century, further explorations brought "haole" settlers to the shores of Lanai, resulting in mission stations opened by members of the Church of Latter-day Saints. Black's fascinating narrative tells of the island's transition from government by guileless natives to the establishment of control by James Dole's Hawaiian Pineapple Company in the twentieth century. Interviews with prominent Lanaian families acquaint us with details of life on the island during its seventy-year plantation period.

About the Author


Anderson Duane Black, an MBA of the University of Hawaii (Honolulu), has lived and worked in Honolulu and Lanai City in various management, philanthropic, and executive positions. Besides being a qualified historian of the World's Largest Pineapple Plantation, he is a prize-winning playwright, a member of the Author's Guild, and is listed in "Who's Who in America."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780533136575
Publisher: Vantage Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2001
Pages: 82