Books tagged: solomon islands

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Beneath a Black Sun
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 95,230. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
This unconventional war story alternates between the Solomon Islands, where Tom is liaison officer with the coastwatchers, and rural New Zealand where he returns after World War II. Annie, his younger sister, is cheerful, talented, but her actions contribute to his downfall. A critique of war, a post-colonial view of race relations and an account of post-traumatic stress are embedded here.
Last Wild Island:Saving Tetepare
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,240. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 by Page Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A well told story with humourous and insightful moments about Australian ecologist John Read and his family as they battle to save Tetepare Island in the Solomons from ugly indiscriminate logging. They establish the Tetepare Descendants Association (TDA) and the book shares the challenges of different food, culture, disease and the hope of a sustainable future.
The Hell Hawk Poems
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,520. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A collection of poems from World War II, primarily focusing on the war in the South Pacific and, in particular, the Solomon Islands Campaign. The poems were collected by William C. Livingood while he was a Flight Surgeon assigned to the U. S. Marine Corps fighter squadron, VMF-213, also known as the Hell Hawks. Many of the poems were written by a VMF-213 pilot.
Sospan Fach: The Saga of the Little Saucepan (North American Edition)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,420. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Four people with no sailing experience leave Auckland, NZ on a home-built yacht to Sydney, sailing three days north and turn left. The boat has no motor, radio, extra sails, or instrumentation. The skipper has a small compass and a toy sextant on which he has no training. There are a one-person lifeboat, one life preserver, and provisions for three weeks. Stranded for 6 weeks they consider mutiny.
Sospan Fach: The Saga of the Little Saucepan (Australia/New Zealand Edition)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,410. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Four people with no sailing experience leave Auckland, NZ on a home-built yacht to Sydney, sailing three days north and turn left. The boat has no motor, radio, extra sails, or instrumentation. The skipper has a small compass and a toy sextant on which he has no training. There are a one-person lifeboat, one life preserver, and provisions for three weeks. Stranded for 6 weeks they consider mutiny.
Hell on the Solomons
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 27,460. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
This is a World War II fictional account about American minority Army battalions getting sent to the Solomon Islands in the Southwest Pacific to help out in the struggle to defeat The Imperial Japanese Army.
GeneSys
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Price: Free! Words: 189,190. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
It is 2040, and in the Solomon Islands a programme to breed GM dolphins with near-human brains is underway. Their strange mental powers enable them to cross over into a parallel universe, where they encounter both benign and malign forces. During the ensuing conflict, a romantic attachment develops between the leader of the dolphin community and one of the humans caught up in the battle.