The Hawaiian Historical Society is pleased to host an evening with author Gavan Daws Thursday, January 25, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mission Memorial Auditorium, 550 South King Street, Honolulu. The program is free and open to the public.
Daws will share his experiences and perspectives as a writer of historical and biographical works. He will speak particularly about four of his books about Hawaii published between the nineteen sixties and the nineteen eighties: Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands (1968), The Hawaiians (1970), Holy Man: Father Damien of Molokai (1973), and Land and Power in Hawaii: The Democratic Years (1985).
He will tell how he came to do these books, each very different from the others, and discuss what happened to each of the books after publication. He will relate anecdoates and behind-the-scene stores, told in public for the first time.
Gavan Daws came to Hawai