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Lost Generations (Paperback)

Paperback 376 Pages / Published: 30/09/2005
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Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
ISBN: 9780824830106
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 594 g
Dimensions: 229 x 151 x 25 mm

Through this book, [Rath] has done a superb job of introducing a host of special Kamehameha graduates. . . . I found the book to be both entertaining and informative. By combining an autobiography with the history of Hawaiians, the author communicates a compelling story. Particularly revealing is his coverage of the years in which the trustees of the Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate took management away from the schools' principals and president, failed to meet the educational mission of the schools, and mismanaged the finances of the Estate. His creative use of a talk story format . . . provides clarity to the many conflicts resulting from actions taken by the Bishop Estate trustees. Moreover, [the] format helps present a Hawaiian perspective to all the turmoil surrounding the Kamehameha Schools. . . . This book is an important addition to the many recent books written by Hawaiians. More importantly, for the first time, an investigation of the Kamehameha Schools illustrates how Princess Pauahi Bishop's legacy helped nurture Hawaiians through education and how those Hawaiians, who were the beneficiaries of her gift, contributed to resurrecting Hawaiian culture and spawning a second Hawaiian revolution.--C. Kalani Beyer "Hawaiian Journal of History, Volume 40 (2006)"
The last half of the book contains many more inside revelations about how the powerful, secretive Bishop Estate back-scratching club came unraveled. To read today what they got away with then seems incredible. . . . One marvelous service this book performs is to document the contribution of former trustee Oswald Oz Stender. He's the real hero in this story, the person who blew the whistle to save the estate. Stender provided Rath, a fellow student at Kamehameha, with the details that make the last half of the book hard to put down.--Bob Krauss "Honolulu Advertiser"
Lost Generations moves beyond traditional autobiography and, remarkably for its length, achieves the intimacy of casual conversation.--Christine Thomas "Honolulu Advertiser"

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