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Tales of the South Pacific

Author : James A. Michener
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The tale upon which the Broadway musical "South Pacific" is based explores the people and beauty of the Pacific's Coral Islands as seen though the eyes of a young naval lieutenent.

New Tales of the South Pacific

Author : Graeme Kennedy
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An Amazon 'Best Seller' in several categories and a featured book in the New Zealand Guest of Honour pavillion at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair. A beautifully written collection of tales with legends and locals - fiction hilarious and tragic but always thought-provoking to depict the reality of South Pacific island life: Paradise NOT. Beginning with an historic overview of Polynesia, a former NZ newspaperman brings a completely different point of view. New Tales of the South Pacific ranges from pristine lagoons to sleazy bars with characters to match, challenging readers' perceptions of the vast region many think of as Paradise. Scroll up... and click on "Buy Now," visit our CreateSpace e-Store, or select the Kindle edition to deliver a copy almost instantly to your Kindle or other reading device. For resellers' prices, please contact publisher, [email protected], for discount codes.

Swimming with Sharks

Author : Michael Field
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'On the last day, we flew out to Manono aboard an RNZAF Iroquois. The doors were open and the beauty of Samoa was literally beneath our feet. I have always known it to be a fragile kind of place: tsunamis, like all the other disasters, big and small, show that we have a pact with nature to enjoy 'paradise'. Sometimes nature reasserts supremacy and paradise becomes a nightmare.' The South Pacific is in the midst of calamitous times. Even now, shops burn and people die in anti-Chinese riots in Papua New Guinea, reporters are censored in Fiji, and countries like the Solomon Islands and Tonga live in non-democratic twilight zones: one occupied by foreign powers, the other controlled by an ageing bachelor king. It is a region ravaged by ongoing tragedy, both natural and man-made. Swimming with Sharks is roving reporter Michael Field's absorbing account of first-hand experiences within this historic unrest. Rich with anecdotes from 30 years of living and working in the region, this timely book is at once an investigation of the Pacific's recent political history, a collection of disarmingly frank, pieced-together memories, and a window into the Pacific's illusory, often indescribable way of life. '[Swimming with Sharks] reflects the intense engagement [Field] has with the Pacific and his ability to draw together the most ridiculous and the most sublime into an interesting fusion of experiences from around the vast oceanic continent . . . with Field acting as an eye and ear for the ordinary people.' —New Zealand Herald

The Miss Tutti Frutti Contest

Author : Graeme Lay
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This marvelous collection of travel stories from the South Pacific reveals Paul Gauguin's shocking Tahitian secrets, retraces the last tragic days of Robert Louis Stevenson, and recounts the author's own haunting by Herman Melville, as well as his attempts to seduce the Slovenian Olympic ski team in the Cook Islands.

Tales of the South Pacific

Author : James Albert Michener
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The stories upon which the Broadway musical "South Pacific" is based explore the people and beauty of the Pacific's Coral Islands as seen though the eyes of a young naval lieutenent.

South Pacific Tales Legends and Myths from Tonga Samoa Papua New Guinea Easter Island Folklore History Series

Author : Various
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The island nations of the South Pacific have an incredible oral history, their folklore and myths past down through the generations. This book is a fantastic collection of stories from such a vast area as the south pacific but share a common heritage. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

True Tales of the South Seas

Author : Arthur Grove Day
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Anthology of modern and classic accounts of European and American adventurers in the South Sea.

Return to Paradise

Author : James A. Michener
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James A. Michener, the master of historical fiction, revisits the scenes of his first great work, Tales of the South Pacific, the Pulitzer Prize winner that brought him international acclaim. In this sequel collection, Michener once again evokes the magic of the extraordinary isles in the Pacific—from Fiji and Gaudalcanal to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea—through stories that burst with adventure, charm, and local color. For Michener’s many fans around the globe, Return to Paradise is a precious second look at a land of enchantment by one of the most gifted storytellers of the twentieth century. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Return to Paradise “A brilliant book and a worthy successor to Tales of the South Pacific.”—The Atlanta Constitution “This is a book that should be read by everyone. . . . All who have seen the South Pacific will find on every page the odors of frangipani, copra, blood, and beer.”—The New York Times “There’s drama and pathos and adventure and humanity . . . and a very high degree of excellence. Michener can write.”—Kirkus Reviews

Tales about Europe Asia Africa America Oceania

Author : Peter Parley (pseud.)
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Once Upon a Tide

Author : LeRoy B. Bronemann
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South Pacific

Author : Oscar Hammerstein (II)
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"Adapted from the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel 'Tales of the South Pacific' by James A. Michener."

True Tales of Hawaii the South Seas

Author : Grove A. Day
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South Pacific Bibliography

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Australia the South Pacific

Author : Sheila Menzies
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"During Arthur Menzies' posting to Australia as Canada's High Commissioner, between 1965 and 1972, he and his wife, Sheila, sent letters home to their son and daughter, who had stayed in Canada to complete their schooling, as well as to other family members. In doing so, they created a detailed and richly varied picture of life in the diplomatic world ... Many of the letters tell of visits by officials from Canada, including past, present, and future prime ministers Pearson, Turner, Trudeau, and Chrétien, and of visits to Canberra by many eminent figures from other parts of the world: Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Queen Mother, Prime Minister of India Mrs. Indira Ghandi, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson, British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, and New Zealand Prime Minister John Marshall. But the central fascination of the letters are the behind-the-scenes glimpses of diplomatic life, with its countless meetings, briefings, ceremonies, lunches and dinners, speeches, and openings of exhibits and performances."--Publisher's description.

Regional Security in the South Pacific

Author : Ken Ross
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Islands of the South Pacific

Author : Mary Benton Smith
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Islands of the South Pacific

Author : Frances Coleberd
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A guide to Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia including information on the history, geography, way of life and tourist attractions of the South Pacific islands.

South Pacific

Author : Jim Lovensheimer
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Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "South Pacific" has remained a mainstay of the American musical theater since it opened in 1949, and its powerful message about racial intolerance continues to resonate with twenty-first century audiences. Drawing on extensive research in the Rodgers and the Hammerstein papers, including Hammerstein's personal notes on James A. Michener's Tales of the South Pacific, Jim Lovensheimer offers a fascinating reading of "South Pacific" that explores the show's complex messages and demonstrates how the presentation of those messages changed throughout the creative process. Indeed, the author shows how Rodgers and especially Hammerstein continually refined and softened the theme of racial intolerance until it was more acceptable to mainstream Broadway audiences. Likewise, Lovensheimer describes the treatment of gender and colonialism in the musical, tracing how it both reflected and challenged early Cold War Era American norms. The book also offers valuable background to the writing of "South Pacific," exploring the earlier careers of both Rodgers and Hammerstein, showing how they frequently explored serious social issues in their other works, and discussing their involvement in the political movements of their day, such as Hammerstein's founding membership in the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League. Finally, the book features many wonderful appendices, including two that compare the original draft and final form of the classic songs "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair" and "I'm In Love With a Wonderful Guy." Thoroughly researched and compellingly written, this superb book offers a rich, intriguing portrait of a Broadway masterpiece and the era in which it was created.

Fodor s South Pacific

Author : Fodor's
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Pacific Studies

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