Hawaii Fiftieth State Author:Charles A Borden East is East and West is still West, but Americans looking at their fiftieth state carefully for the first time will discover that here the twain have long since met and are living together harmoniously and in high good humor. Hawaii, generally pictured as the tourist's dreamland of leis and grass-roofed huts, poi, aloha and lovely women, emerg... more »es in Mr. Borden's lively profile as a land of practical fulfillment, with its mature and responsible citizens standing ready to join mainland America -- still conscious of the old European traditions and ties -- in a new era of world brotherhood.
Mr. Borden's valuable small book, intended for teenagers, is a garner of fascinating material for readers of all ages. A product of his long familiarity with the Islands and their peoples, it provides a comprehensive picture of the unforgettable personalities, religions and ideals, man-gods, missionaries and muumuus, that have made Hawaii's history; of its industries, old and new' of its exotic celebrations and food; of its birds and flowers and trees and unique scenic beauty. Like its great her-king Kamahameha I, Hawaii down through the years has managed with inimitable good will to make useful activities pleasurable and turn unfortunate circumstances to some advantage. Fellow Americans who become acquainted with Hawaii's variegated past and aware of its vital position today will salute their fiftieth star with new admiration and pride.« less