New releases from Hawaii authors
"The Strategy of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 1930-1932"
By James W. Betts (James W. Betts & Co., $14.95)
Hawaii resident James W. Betts wrote and published this book about the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's strategy for obtaining routes throughout the mainland in the 1930s. The president of the company, Daniel Williard, and his director, Bernard Baruch, acquired many rail lines to make shorter lines between Chicago, St. Louis and New York. A must for anyone interested in trains.
"Rough Riders: Hawaii's Paniolo and Their Stories"
By Ilima Loomis (Island Heritage Publishing., $15.95)
This book is a large-format paperback published by Island Heritage, and the quality of the book's color printing makes it a good candidate for an inexpensive coffee table book. The text provides readers with everything they need to know about Hawaii's paniolo, and the photographs are stunning in their vivid color and vitality. Maui-born Ilima Loomis is the author of "Rough Riders."