New releases from Hawaii authors
"Hawaii's Forgotten History 1900-1999: The Good ... the Bad ... the Embarrassing"
By Rich Budnick
(Aloha Press, $14.95)
Documenting 2,001 important events of 20th-century Hawaii, "Hawaii's Forgotten History" is chock full of interesting facts and figures about the last 100 years in Hawaii. Budnick compiled the little-known and forgotten events in the book from more than 300 books and 8,000 newspapers. This is the fourth Hawaiiana book by Budnick.
"Lost Generations: A Boy, a School, a Princess"
By J. Arthur Rath
(University of Hawaii Press, $20)
Rath's autobiography tells the valuable story of his relationship to Kamehameha Schools and how the institution "turned his life around." The book also chronicles his recent battle with the school's trustees and their organization. Rath is now a retired public relations executive and a former university adjunct professor.
"House of Many Gods"
By Kiana Davenport
(Ballantine Books, $24.95)
Davenport's new novel is a love story between a Hawaiian doctor named Ana and a Russian filmmaker named Nikolai, set against the background of the Waianae Coast and the ravaged landscape of Russia. Davenport grew up on Oahu and has written two other best-selling novels: "Shark Dialogues" and "Song of the Exile."
"The Surfer Spirit"
Photos by John Bilderback and Jeff Devine
(Free Time Productions, $22.95)
"The Surfer Spirit" is a locally produced book of stunning full-color photographs of surfers, waves and the ocean. There are 54 pages of photos, and each page has a few lines of poetry that relate to the images around them. The book was printed in Hong Kong using environmentally friendly soy-based inks on high- quality art paper made from recycled stock.