Title: IZ: Voice of the People
Publisher: Bess Press, Honolulu, HI
Publication Date: 2006
Edition: First edition
Fine in Near Fine Glossy Pictorial Dust Jacket with original price ($39.95). IZ: Voice of the People is a portrait in words and over 200 color photographs of the man behind the music. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, born in 1959, the year Hawai'i became a state, rose to unrivaled celebrity on the strength of his one-in-a-million voice and a four-string 'ukulele. His voice has been heard around the world in blockbuster films, television shows, and advertisements. The book is the story of his personal struggles and successes. It is about fame, but it is also about triumph over adversity and loss; about standing up for the people of Hawai'i at a critical time in their history and inspiring them to demand justice and sovereignty; and about the music, people, and events that shaped Israel and his career. With Glossary, Notes, and Index. Yellow cloth with red titling. Dust Jacket shows light wear along top edge. Interior is clean, tight and bright. 182 pp. Approx. 10" x 10.5". Carefully shipped in secure parcel. Ask all questions; glad to respond. Bookseller Inventory # 500190
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