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Read the stories behind the history, beauty, and people of Marine Corps Base Hawaii and the Mōkapu Peninsula.
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Read the stories behind the history, beauty, and people of Marine Corps Base Hawaii and the Mōkapu Peninsula.

  • What do we know about the Hawaiians who lived on the peninsula before contact with the West?
  • Did Kahekili really leap from Kahekili’s Leap?
  • What was life like on the peninsula before the Navy arrived?
  • What happened on and above the Mōkapu Peninsula during the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941?
  • Who are the streets, athletic fields, and other facilities aboard the base named after?
  • What is the story behind the Pacific War Memorial? Why is it on Marine Corps Base Hawaii?
  • Meticulously researched and beautifully photographed, Marine Corps Base Hawaii on the Mōkapu Peninsula is the culmination of a fifteen-year effort to honor this amazing community with a chronicle that is sweeping, engaging, and eminently readable.

More than 200 maps, illustrations, and photographs richly accompany the compelling story of this fascinating peninsula.

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Barring something catastrophic, if this book is funded it WILL BE PRINTED. The research is done. The photographs have been taken and processed. The text has been written, rewritten, technically edited, copyedited, and the galley proofread. The printing is arranged and ready for the last critical participant: YOU as a patron of the arts!

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    Two beautiful images, one sized for your smartphone and one for your computer, of the Mōkapu Peninsula. More importantly, the warm feeling you will get knowing that you are a backer of something special.

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    At the launch party (to which you will be invited) you will receive, from the author, a handshake, a thank you, and a signed copy of "Marine Corps Base Hawaii on the Mōkapu Peninsula." You will also be recognized during the event. Can't make it to the party (which will take place aboard the peninsula)? See the next reward, below.

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    A signed copy of "Marine Corps Base Hawaii on the Mōkapu Peninsula" delivered anywhere in the world.

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    At your venue, receive a forty-minute presentation on the events aboard Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, on Sunday, December 7, 1941. If the venue is somewhere other than on the island of Oʻahu you will need to reimburse me for my travel expenses.

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    Special edition of "Marine Corps Base Hawaii on the Mōkapu Peninsula" that includes a special four-page supplement about the topic of your choice (e.g., your unit, your departing commander or sergeant major, or other topic of your choice). Photography for the special edition included. This book will also be slightly larger than the regular edition. All interviews and photography will take place on Oʻahu, as will the personal delivery of the book.

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