Book Reviews of Honor Killing : How the Infamous "Massie Affair" Transformed Hawai'i

Honor Killing : How the Infamous
Honor Killing How the Infamous Massie Affair Transformed Hawai'i
Author: David E. Stannard
ISBN-13: 9780670033997
ISBN-10: 0670033995
Publication Date: 4/7/2005
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Honor Killing : How the Infamous "Massie Affair" Transformed Hawai'i on
Outstanding telling of the Massie Affair - where a Navy wife accuses 5 young Asian men of a brutal rape, unleashing horrific events in all their lives.

I had a hard time putting this book down, it was alternately fascinating and horrifying.

This book also is a good study of the corrupt political times in territorial Hawai'i just before it became a state.
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Stannard's exhaustive (and occasionally exhausting) study of the Massie rape case and the subsequent murder of one of the accused men, looks at the alleged crimes and trials with an ultra-wide lens that delves not only into whether the victim's story was true or whether Honolulu police participated in a frame-up, but also delves into the impact the trials had on the social, political, and economic structure of the islands.
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The tragic story of the Massey affair in 1930's Hawaii .Great story about a navy officers wife who claimed to be raped by a car full of Hawaiian guys. Deeply intwined in this story is alot of wonderful history of Hawaii in the 1930, A truly tragic story I highly recommend this to people who like True Crime mixed with history.