A 19th-century engraving showing the death of Captain Cook on Hawaii in 1779, a crucial event in Moore’s account.

Book review: Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawaii by Susanna Moore

Moore brings a novelist’s eye to her fascinating history of Hawaii, a place of unexpected entanglements between colonialists and islanders

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A 19th-century engraving showing the death of Captain Cook on Hawaii in 1779, a crucial event in Moore’s account.
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