Big Happiness: The Life and Death of a Modern Hawaiian Warrior

51nQpYi4DKL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_ Author Mark Panek
Isbn 9780824834685
File size 1.55MB
Year 2011
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF
Category Biography

Book Description:

"This exhaustively researched, engrossingly written, deeply personal book is about far more than [Percy] Kipapa, who as Daiki ('Big Happiness') rose to the second-highest juryo division but left sumo after seven injury-plagued years....[Panek] uses Kipapa's story to examine wider issues affecting the native Hawaiian community, from rapacious land development to the methamphetamine or 'ice' epidemic that has devastated many lives, Kipapa's included....His account of Kipapa's death, including the arrest and trial of his accused killer, is a as compelling as any mystery novel."--The Japan Times



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