Julia Flynn Siler - Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 7:00pm

Order a signed copyin conversation with Liz Epstein
Julia Flynn Siler talks about Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure ($30.00). Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, this work brings to life the ensuing clash between a vulnerable Polynesian people and relentlessly expanding capitalist powers. Siler is the author of The House of Mondavi.

 

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Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802120014
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - January 3rd, 2012

Around 200 A.D., intrepid Polynesians arrived at an undisturbed archipelago. For centuries, their descendants lived with little contact from the western world. In 1778, their isolation was shattered with the arrival of Captain Cook.