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THE LANDS OF FATHER DAMIEN: Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii.

Brocker, James H.

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ISBN 10: 0964219735 / ISBN 13: 9780964219731
Published by James H. Brocker,, 1998
Condition: VG Hardcover
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Hardback first edition with light, minor shelfwear; smudges/spotting on front and rear endpapers; pages tight, clean. Many illustrations. No DJ. Not a library discard. ;. Bookseller Inventory # 42731

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Title: THE LANDS OF FATHER DAMIEN: Kalaupapa, ...

Publisher: James H. Brocker,

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VG

Dust Jacket Condition: NONE

Edition: 1st Edition

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This story takes place at an isolated peninsula located on a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It was on this insignificant splinter of land that people who were deathly ill and free of any crimes against nature or mankind were banished to spend their lives segregated from all civilized society. Forced from their families and stripped of dignity, these men, women and children came from all races, religions and walks of life.

Over the last 130 years there have been many strangers who came freely to these lonely shores and brought compassion, assistance and self-respect. Foremost among those was one whose destiny it was to achieve greatness by his humble efforts to relieve and ultimately share the pain of his fellow man. This Roman Catholic priest is known to the world as Father Joseph Damien deVeuster.

As the last of his people and the 20th Century fade into memory, the human tragedy that occurred here must be left as a reminder for all time of man's injustice to his own. The chronicle of suffering and loneliness within these pages belongs to each and every one of those exiled to the Kalaupapa Peninsula over the decades, and it is for them that this story is told....

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The Lands of Father Damien has been widely acclaimed as the most outstanding combined historical and pictorial book of its kind that deals with the tiny settlement of Kalaupapa and those who have came there to help. This hardcover book is a must for those who have ever heard of Father Damien, Kalaupapa, Molokai or Hawaii.

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