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The Battle for Iwo Jima (Cornerstones of Freedom)

by Mcgowen, Tom

Relates the events preceding, during, and after the battle for the tiny Japanese island of Iwo Jima, where American victory hastened the end of World War II.

The Pacific Islands: Environment and Society

by Rapaport, Moshe

Academic survey of the Pacific Islands.

The Sambia: Ritual, Sexuality, and Chance in Papua New Guinea

by Herdt, Gilbert

In this update of a case study of sexuality in the Sambia tribe of Papua New Guinea's Eastern Highlands, Herdt (human sexuality studies, San Francisco State U.) discusses changes in this Micronesian culture since his original fieldwork in the 1970s.

Throwim Way Leg: Tree-Kangaroos, Possums, and Penis Gourds: On the Track of Unknown Mammals in Wildest New Guinea

by Flannery, Tim

In New Guinea pidgin, "Throwim Way Leg" means to kick out your leg on the first step of a long journey. Full of adventure, wit, and natural wonders, Flannery's narrative is just such a spectacular trip.

Tungaru Traditions: Writings on the Atoll Culture of the Gilbert Islands (Pacific Islands Monograph Series, No. 7)

by Grimble, Arthur Francis and Maude, H. E.

This collection, edited and introduced by H.E. Maude, comprises essays on mythology, history, and dancing; four chapters on the Maneaba; and field notes classified under 22 subject headings.

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

Carolinian Alphabet (Island Alphabet Books)

by Phillips, Lori

This book is part of the Island Alphabet Books series, which features languages and children's artwork from the U.S.-affiliated Pacific.

Strangers in Their Own Land: A Century of Colonial Rule in the Caroline and Marshall Islands

by Hezel, Francis X.

"It is not so long ago that Micronesia was a black hole in Pacific historiography. Francis Hezel has probably done more than anyone else to make it visible..." - ISLA: A Journal of Micronesian Studies.

An Account of the Corvette: L'Uraine's Sojourn at the Mariana Islands, 1819

by Freycinet, Louis Claude

Like his Russian contemporary Otto von Kotzebue, who preceded him at Guam by sixteen months (November 1817) and with a comparable mix of reprovisioning and scientific aims, Louis Claude de Freycinet (1779-1842) of L'Uranie (ex-Ciotat) came to the Mariana Islands as a veteran of mid-Pacific exploration.

History of the Northern Mariana Islands

by Farrell, Don A.

History textbook about the Northern Mariana Islands

Problems of Resettlement on Saipan, Tinian and Rota, Mariana Islands (Occasional Historical Papers Series No. 7)

by Bowers, Neal M.

Investigation into the problems associated with re-establishing a sustainable economy in the war-ravaged Northern Mariana Islands.

The Account of Fray Juan Pobre's Residence in the Maríanas 1602

by Driver, Marjorie G.

It was not whim or impulse that prompted the Franciscan Fray Juan Pobre de Zamora to jump ship in the Ladrones, or Maríana Islands, in 1602. Though not yet colonized, the islands had been known to the western world from the time of Ferdinand Magellan's visit in 1521, and they had been claimed for Spain by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi during his stopover at Guam while en route to the Philippines in 1565.


A Taste of Guam

by Paula A. Lujan Quinene

Sharing Chamorro culture through food. For you to reminisce about the wonderful food that has emerged from this tiny island in the Pacific.

Chamorro Alphabet (Island Alphabet Books)

by Phillips, Lori

This book is part of the Island Alphabet Books series, which features languages and children's artwork from the U.S.-affiliated Pacific.

Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam

by Rogers, Robert F.

The history of Guam, from their first contact with Europeans in 1521 up to the 1990s.

Dolphin Day

by Flores, Evelyn

George, now 10 but in the States since age 1, goes to visit his cousins in Guam. He and his disliked cousin become friends when they become lost in the ocean.

Grandma's Love

by Wintterle, Dottie and Rivera, Ann

A children's book in both English and Chamorro language. From the first page: Come, my dear grandchildren and gather around me. Listen again, so that you will remember what I have said when I am gone.

Hemplon Nåna Siha: A Collection of Chamorro Legends and Stories

by Department of Chamorro Affairs

Hemplon Nåna Siha is a compilation of many of Guam's legends, short stories, and instructional observations that have been passed down through many generations.

Hestorian Taotao Tano': History of the Chamorro People

by Political Status Education Coordinating Commission

This history of the Chamorro people in Guam was created for Elementary, Middle, and High School Courses.

Isa's Avocado Tree

by Flores, Evelyn

Isa plants an avocado seed on Guam and watches the plant grow, but then a typhoon sweeps across Guam.

Jésus in Little America

by Jesus Sablan Leon Guerrero

An autobiographical account of the founding of the Bank of Guam and history in the making.

Jose and Mariano Meet Taotaomon'a

by Becker, Bill

Collection of stories about two 10-year-old cousins and their experiences with the spirits on Guam. Based on island myths and tales.

Mariquita: A Tragedy of Guam

by Howard, Chris Perez

The author tells his mother's story of her struggles during World War II, and how the conflict between Japan and the US affected Guam.

Mother Goose on the Loose in Guam: A Chamorro Adaptation of Traditional Nursery Rhymes

by Jackson, Marilyn Malloy

Mother Goose on the Loose is a unique adaptation of many beloved Nursery Rhymes. This culturally responsive reading material is intended to strengthen the Chamorro language and culture for young readers.

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