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Recent wave of WWII memoirs may be the last

Even veterans who were teenagers when the war ended in 1945 are at or approaching 90 by now. The 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack came last December, and publishers will likely have a hard time finding fresh accounts for the 75th anniversaries of milestones such as D-Day (June 6, 1944) and V-J Day (Aug. 14, 1945). Read more

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Isle writer hits hard with novel spanning 30 years

In his latest thriller, “Assassins,” prolific Molokai resident Mike Bond constructs an epic spy story following one man’s experience with 30 years of war and terrorism in the Middle East. Read more

Archaeologist’s career island-hops through Polynesian cultures

Composed of recollections, photographs and illustrations, “Curve of the Hook” — equal parts personal and scientific history — summarizes the career and philosophy of Yosihiko Sinoto, senior archaeologist at Bishop Museum. Read more

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