Read Shoal of Time for Extra Credit!


The New York Times review of Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell’s* trek through Hawai‘i’s past and present, urges readers to “check out” UH Press’ Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands “for extra credit.” We agree!

Gavan Daws’ classic work, first published in 1974, is still widely recognized as the best attempt at a broad, accessible history of Hawai‘i from the arrival of Cook in 1778 to statehood in 1959.

*Sarah Vowell will be at the Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival on Sunday.