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Authentic Narrative By Brian K. Crawford
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In 1796, a young English bricklayer named George Vason sailed to the South Pacific to become a missionary. He settled in the Kingdom of Tonga, but soon abandoned his faith and went native, getting... More > tattooed, marrying a 14-year-old princess, and operating a plantation. After civil war breaks out and some of the missionaries are killed, Vason eventually returns to England, where he wrote this book in 1810 as a warning to other young men proposing to become missionaries.< Less
Cleveland's Voyages By Brian K. Crawford
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In 1793, teenager Richard Cleveland of Salem became the captain of a ship and set off for Napoleonic Europe to make his fortune in shipping. In the next decades he circled the world many times,... More > giving rich descriptions of revolutionary Europe, China, India, South America, California, and Hawai'i. Illustrated and annotated.< Less
Toki (paperback) By Brian K. Crawford
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The true story of 15-year-old William Mariner of England, who was captured in Tonga in 1806 and lived for four years with the King of Tonga, Finau 'Ulukalala. Paperback edition.
Toki By Brian K. Crawford
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The true story of William Mariner, a 15-year-old English boy who was captured by the Tongans in 1806 and lived there for four years. Extensively researched and annotated. Includes a glossary,... More > bibliography, and appendices. Hardbound edition.< Less
Desert Moon and other stories By Brian K. Crawford
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Fourteen very unusual and diverse stories by Marin County author Brian K. Crawford. From the desert to the South Pacific, from the creation of life to a space-traveling future, from an intimate... More > conversation with a dead wife to the “loopy” nature of time, these stories will inspire thought and wonder and remain in your head long after you put the book down.< Less
Tight Shorts By Brian K. Crawford
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Nine odd short stories by Brian K. Crawford.
An Account of the Tonga Islands, complete By Brian K. Crawford
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In 1806, British teenager William Mariner was captured by Finau 'ulukalala, ruler of the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific. Mariner spent four years as Finau's adopted son, taking part in their... More > wars, ceremonies, and social life. His vivid account of his adventures forms the best description of Polynesian society before it was altered forever by the coming of the missionaries.< Less
An Account of the Tonga Islands, complete By Brian K. Crawford
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In 1806, British teenager William Mariner was captured by Finau 'ulukalala, ruler of the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific. Mariner spent four years as Finau's adopted son, taking part in their... More > wars, ceremonies, and social life. His vivid account of his adventures forms the best description of Polynesian society before it was altered forever by the coming of the missionaries.< Less
A Voyage Round the World By Brian K. Crawford
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The story of Archibald Campbell, a young Scottish seaman who was shipwrecked in the Aleutians in 1807. They built a boat and sailed to Kodiak for help, but were again shipwrecked on their return... More > voyage. Campbell lost both feet to frostbite. He made his way to Hawai'i and found work as a sailmaker to Kamehameha. A remarkable story of survival.< Less
Heat By Brian K. Crawford
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Eight short stories designed to arouse and titillate a woman