Tales of the South Pacific
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Tales of the South Pacific


  • Author : James A. Michener
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812986358


Tales of the South Pacific Book Description :

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.

Tales of the South Pacific

Tales of the South Pacific


  • Author : James Albert Michener
  • Publisher : Fawcett
  • Release Date : 1947
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0449238520


Tales of the South Pacific Book Description :

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.

Swimming with Sharks
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Swimming with Sharks


  • Author : Michael Field
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Oceania
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0143203738


Swimming with Sharks Book Description :

'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

The Miss Tutti Frutti Contest


  • Author : Graeme Lay
  • Publisher : Awa Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : 0958250901


The Miss Tutti Frutti Contest Book Description :

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.

New Tales of the South Pacific

New Tales of the South Pacific


  • Author : Graeme Kennedy
  • Publisher : Proofreadnz Limited
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 74
  • ISBN 10 : 0473188767


New Tales of the South Pacific Book Description :

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.

Tales of the Tikongs
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Tales of the Tikongs


  • Author : Epeli Hau'ofa
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN 10 : 0824815947


Tales of the Tikongs Book Description :

De surfende bewoners van een gemoedelijk klein eiland in de Stille Oceaan worden bedreigd door de moderne samenleving.

Tales of the Pacific

Tales of the Pacific


  • Author : Jack London
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1989-05-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141958606


Tales of the Pacific Book Description :

If you know London primarily through novels like WHITE FANG, these stories will provide a new perspective. Full of intriguing characters and snippets of pidgin, they also highlight London's concern with social issues.

Aspiration

Aspiration


  • Author : Terence Peter O'Neill-Joyce
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 87
  • ISBN 10 : 0473481685


Aspiration Book Description :