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Daws, Gavan

Overview
Works: 58 works in 231 publications in 8 languages and 8,898 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Popular music  Folk music  Drama  Interviews 
Roles: Author, fmk, Editor, Adapter
Classifications: D805.P16, 940.5472520922
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gavan Daws
Prisoners of the Japanese : POWs of World War II in the Pacific by Gavan Daws( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prisoners of the Japanese raises disturbing questions as well about the value placed on the lives of Allied POWs by their own supreme command. Of all military prisoners who died in the Japanese zone of captivity, more than one in four were killed by "friendly fire" ordered by General Douglas MacArthur. It is impossible not to be seized by the horror of the POWs' ordeal. But while the inhuman cruelty of the Japanese prison camps is documented exhaustively - beyond the shadow of a doubt - the book, at its core, tells a heartening story of ordinary men, trapped in impossible circumstances, not only struggling to survive but stubbornly, triumphantly asserting their humanity
Shoal of time; a history of the Hawaiian Islands by Gavan Daws( Book )

32 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed history of the Hawaiian Islands up to their becoming the 50th state, giving due attention to many personages important in the islands' last three centuries of dramatic change
Holy man: Father Damien of Molokai by Gavan Daws( Book )

26 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van het leven van de Belgische priester Jozef de Veuster (1840- 1889), die werkte onder de melaatsen op Hawaï
Archipelago : the islands of Indonesia : from the nineteenth-century discoveries of Alfred Russel Wallace to the fate of forests and reefs in the twenty-first century by Gavan Daws( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Indonesia is a land of incomparable beauty and diversity. It was also the biological laboratory of Alfred Russel Wallace, who, working independently of his contemporary Charles Darwin, developed the theory of evolution by natural selection." "Wallace was a man of many parts: adventurer, explorer, collector, socialist, spiritualist, early feminist, global thinker, writer. Archipelago takes us on Wallace's 14,000-mile journey through unexplored parts of Indonesia, where during years of fieldwork he made his major discoveries in evolutionary biology. Alone on the tiny island of Gilolo, he drafted his theory of evolution and sent the manuscript to Darwin. That event led to the great Darwin-Wallace controversy, one which burns to this day." "Interspersed in Wallace's story are informative sidebars that offer a more in-depth look at topics ranging from specimen collecting in Victorian times to the ecological challenges faced by Indonesia today."--Jacket
A dream of islands : voyages of self-discovery in the South Seas John Williams, Herman Melville, Walter Murray Gibson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Paul Gauguin by Gavan Daws( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and French and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights five nineteenth-century travelers who explored the South Seas and made discoveries about themselves
The Hawaiians by Robert B Goodman( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The illustrated atlas of Hawaii by Gavan Daws( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the history, geography, fauna, flora, culture, and major sights of the Hawaiian Islands
Follow the music : the life and high times of Elektra records in the great years of American pop culture by Jac Holzman( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part social history, part secret diary, part frank expression of faith ... the saga of a moment in history when art intersected with commerce and actually resulted in something transcendent called Elektra Records"--Cover page 4
Land and power in Hawaii : the Democratic years by George Cooper( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaii, the islands of life : the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii by Gavan Daws( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angels Of War by Andrew Pike( Visual )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of Japanese propaganda films, wartime footage shot behind Allied lines, and archival stills and film focused on the natives' disrupted lives and on their invaluable service to the occupying countries are interwoven to document the picture of Papua New Guinea in World War II
Prisoners of the Japanese by Gavan Daws( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Czech and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prisoners of the Japanese raises disturbing questions as well about the value placed on the lives of Allied POWs by their own supreme command. Of all military prisoners who died in the Japanese zone of captivity, more than one in four were killed by "friendly fire" ordered by General Douglas MacArthur. It is impossible not to be seized by the horror of the POWs' ordeal. But while the inhuman cruelty of the Japanese prison camps is documented exhaustively - beyond the shadow of a doubt - the book, at its core, tells a heartening story of ordinary men, trapped in impossible circumstances, not only struggling to survive but stubbornly, triumphantly asserting their humanity
Hawaii, 1959-1989 : the first thirty years of the Aloha State, with memorable photographs from the Honolulu advertiser by Gavan Daws( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bite the hand : a play by Gavan Daws( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honolulu : the first century by Gavan Daws( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Boy from Boort : Remembering Hank Nelson by Gavan Daws( )

6 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hank Nelson was an academic, film-maker, teacher, graduate supervisor and university administrator
Honolulu stories : voices of the town through the years : two centuries of writing( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night of the dolphins by Gavan Daws( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaks about the illegal release of two Atlantic bottlenose dolphins from the Kewalo Basin Marine Vertebrate Laboratory of Comparative Psychology in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, on May 29, 1977
Wayfinding through the storm : speaking truth to power at Kamehameha Schools, 1993-1999. by Gavan Daws( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honolulu - the first century : influences in the development of the town to 1876 by Gavan Daws( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Prisoners of the Japanese : POWs of World War II in the Pacific
Alternative Names
Gavan Daws Australian author, historian and filmmaker residing in Honolulu, Hawaii

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Shoal of time; a history of the Hawaiian IslandsHoly man: Father Damien of MolokaiArchipelago : the islands of Indonesia : from the nineteenth-century discoveries of Alfred Russel Wallace to the fate of forests and reefs in the twenty-first centuryA dream of islands : voyages of self-discovery in the South Seas John Williams, Herman Melville, Walter Murray Gibson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Paul GauguinThe illustrated atlas of HawaiiFollow the music : the life and high times of Elektra records in the great years of American pop cultureLand and power in Hawaii : the Democratic yearsPrisoners of the Japanese