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Unfamiliar Fishes

by Sarah Vowell

Paperback, 238 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $16 |

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An irreverent analysis of late-nineteenth-century imperialism in the United States focuses on the annexation of Hawaii as a defining historical milestone, covering such contributing factors as the missionary overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and the activities of whaling fleets.

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Sarah Vowell has written several books on American history and culture, and was a contributing editor for the radio program This American Life from 1996–2008. Bennett Miller/ hide caption

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