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New Books in the Library 2022-2023: Spring 2023

Find out what new library materials are added each spring & fall semesters!

Featured Books

New in Hawaii Pacific

Ambassadors in arms : the story of Hawaii's 100th Battalion

Hawaii's 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) was the first U.S. Army combat unit composed of Americans of Japanese ancestry. Its original members were inducted before Dec. 7, 1941. Sometimes called the Purple Heart Battalion, the 100th established itself as one of the most decorated units in the history of the U.S. Army. The 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) was activated on 12 June 1942, composed of more than 1,400 American-born Japanese called "Nisei" (NEE-say), or second generation.

Heart of Fire

The intimate and inspiring life story of Mazie Hirono, the first Asian-American woman and the only immigrant serving in the U.S. Senate Mazie Hirono is one of the most fiercely outspoken Democrats in Congress, but her journey to the U.S. Senate was far from likely. Raised on a rice farm in rural Japan, she was seven years old when her mother, Laura, left her abusive husband and sailed with her two elder children to Hawaii, crossing the Pacific in steerage in search of a better life. Though the girl then known as "Keiko" did not speak or read English when she entered first grade, she would go on to serve as a state representative and as Hawaii's lieutenant governor before winning election to Congress in 2006.

A Woman in the House

Pat Saiki, a third-generation Japanese-American schoolteacher and high-energy mom from Hawaii, overturned the status quo to become a state legislator, U.S. Congresswoman, head of the Small Business Administration and an effective Republican in a decidedly Democrat state.

Voices of Hawaii

For Jane Marshall Goodsill, Voices of Hawai'i began as a labor of love. A kama'ina accomplished in the art of oral history, she began interviewing Island residents who had known her late father, a partner in a venerable Honolulu law firm. But avocation soon became vocation. As Goodsill's joy in recording these life stories grew, so too did her pool of subjects: business executives, war veterans and POWs, retired plantation managers, Island entertainers, conservationists, taro farmers, educators, broadcasters, retailers, ranchers, activists, judges, journalists and so many others.

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