This book oddly reads like a childs Chamber of Commerce guide, first admiring the "jewel so bright" lights of Honolulu, and a mention of the State Bird next as the B word. (Why not N for Nene?) It goes on to talk positively of the (eyesore) windmills that have been cropping up on once pristine lands. From there are more the politics of Hawaii rather than the culture and beauty there: King Kamehameha, Princess Ka'iulani, I'olani Palace, Lili'uokalani, (although I appreciated the "lost her throne to businessmen" line on that one), followed by the State song which "calls upon Hawaii's sons to promise loyalty", (a loyalty oath for children?) and concluding with a picture of Captain Cook. It's a fact filled guide, alright, but for the haole Hawaii, not the one we need to preserve.