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The House of the Octopus By Jason Colavito
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In “The Call of Cthulhu” (1926), H. P. Lovecraft described a global cult that worshiped the octopus-headed extra-terrestrial god Cthulhu, his minions, and the megalithic undersea city in... More > the Pacific where they rested dead but dreaming until the day of Cthulhu’s glorious resurrection. While Lovecraft’s undersea monster drew on a number of mythic sources, surprisingly and unbeknownst to Lovecraft, there was a real religion in the Pacific that reproduced with uncanny accuracy the major details of the Cthulhu myth as given in the story. In Samoa the war god took the form of an octopus, lived in a great stone palace called the House of the Octopus, and was periodically reborn in a glorious resurrection. His followers prayed to him for blinding red rage. This book collects five essays on the octopus god of the Pacific and his cult, including the startling details of the real-life Cthulhu cult of the Pacific.< Less
Sailing Alone Around the World By Joshua Slocum
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Sailing Alone Around the World (1900) is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Slocum was the first person to sail around the world... More > alone. The book was an immediate success and highly influential in inspiring later travelers. There was considerable international interest in Slocum's journey, particularly once he had entered the Pacific; he was awaited at most of his ports of call, and gave lectures and lantern-slide shows to well-filled halls. The trip itinerary went as follows: Fairhaven, Boston, Gloucester, Nova Scotia, Azores, Gibraltar, (Morocco), Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Maldonado, Montevideo, Strait of Magellan, Cockburn Channel, Port Angosto, Juan Fernandez, Marquesas, Samoa, Fiji, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, Cooktown, Christmas Island, Keeling Cocos, Rodrigues, Mauritius, Durban, Cape Town, (Transvaal), St Helena, Ascension Island, Devil's Island, Trinidad, Grenada, Newport, Fairhaven.< Less
Breathing the Same Air: A Peace Corps Romance By Gerry Christmas
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Author Gerry Christmas is one of “Kennedy’s Children,” an idealist who answered the call to join the Peace Corps not once but twice. In Breathing the Same Air, a gritty memoir of... More > love and loss, he narrates his volunteer experiences in both Thailand and Samoa. From the sultry alleys of Bangkok to the serpentine paths of his Polynesian island, Christmas explores new frontiers of mind, body, and spirit. He shares stories from cross-cultural miscues and screw-ups to Peace Corps politics and squabbles. He also ventures into the classroom where he talks about his Thai and Samoan students who effuse a certain candor, curiosity, and charm. And he narrates pursuing Aied, his long-lost love, and the difficult decision to return to the United States. As Christmas looks back on his Peace Corps days, he is mindful of President Kennedy’s words: “… we all inhabit this small planet. We all cherish our children’s futures. We all breathe the same air. And we are all mortal.”< Less
Breathing the Same Air: A Peace Corps Romance By Gerry Christmas
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Author Gerry Christmas is one of “Kennedy’s Children,” an idealist who answered the call to join the Peace Corps not once but twice. In Breathing the Same Air, a gritty memoir of... More > love and loss, he narrates his volunteer experiences in both Thailand and Samoa. From the sultry alleys of Bangkok to the serpentine paths of his Polynesian island, Christmas explores new frontiers of mind, body, and spirit. He shares stories from cross-cultural miscues and screw-ups to Peace Corps politics and squabbles. He also ventures into the classroom where he talks about his Thai and Samoan students who effuse a certain candor, curiosity, and charm. And he narrates pursuing Aied, his long-lost love, and the difficult decision to return to the United States. As Christmas looks back on his Peace Corps days, he is mindful of President Kennedy’s words: “… we all inhabit this small planet. We all cherish our children’s futures. We all breathe the same air. And we are all mortal.”< Less
Married 3 Kids & 1 Boat: Two Year Sabbatical Onboard a Homebuilt Yacht Across the Atlantic By Katja Giannini
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The true story of a family of five on a two year sabbatical across the Atlantic on a homebuilt sailing yacht.
MARRIED 3 KIDS & 1 BOAT By Katja Giannini
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The cruising experiences of a couple with 3 young children in the years 2002 to 2004 on a homebuilt sailing yacht. The cruising starts in Spain, passes by North Africa, crosses the Atlantic to... More > Brasil before turning north to Cuba.< Less
POLYNESIAN INTERCONNECTIONS: Dwayne Johnson and King Kamehameha in Culture and Science By Peter Leiataua Ahching
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POLYNESIAN INTERCONNECTIONS celebrate the unity of one Polynesian family related to Europeans, Asians and Aborigines Africans through their ancient heritage and genetics. The term Polynesian means... More > 'many islands' or 'many races.' The Polynesians came from an ancient family of intermixed races and today we share our 'ohana' with all peoples of the world. We are one family, the human family, the Polynesian family. To the world we say 'ALOHA' and may the love and spirit of family bring happiness and prosperity into our lives.< Less
A Footnote to History By Robert Louis Stevenson
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This edition of A Footnote to History Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa by Robert Louis Stevenson is given by Ashed Phoenix - Million Book Edition
South Pacific Skin By Amanda D Fornal
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“Tattoo” is a word that originates in the Polynesian languages of Tahitian and Samoan. Introduced to the English language by Captain James Cook in his travel logs from his voyage around... More > the world from 1768-1771, “tattoo” has become trendy and fashionable in the Western world. Yet the true definition and significance is a mystery to most. South Pacific Skin is a glimpse into the journal of a woman traveling alone around the isolated islands of the South Pacific. Amanda Fornal visited these islands while creating her documentary Blood & Ink. Each day, she recorded her unique encounters and tribulations which took place over four months, through nine countries, twenty islands, forty interviews, and over fifty flights. Join her as she seeks out the deeper meanings and unusual stories behind the cultural markings of these enchanted islands.< Less
South Pacific Skin By Amanda D Fornal
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“Tattoo” is a word that originates in the Polynesian languages of Tahitian and Samoan. Introduced to the English language by Captain James Cook in his travel logs from his voyage around... More > the world from 1768-1771, “tattoo” has become trendy and fashionable in the Western world. Yet the true definition and significance is a mystery to most. South Pacific Skin is a glimpse into the journal of a woman traveling alone around the isolated islands of the South Pacific. Amanda Fornal visited these islands while creating her documentary Blood & Ink. Each day, she recorded her unique encounters and tribulations which took place over four months, through nine countries, twenty islands, forty interviews, and over fifty flights. Join her as she seeks out the deeper meanings and unusual stories behind the cultural markings of these enchanted islands.< Less

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