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1. Films Set in United States Territories
2. The north east passage: A study
3. Multiple causes of death and the
4. The Samoans of Los Angeles: A
5. Navigating the Future: A Samoan

1. Films Set in United States Territories (Study Guide): Films Set in American Samoa, Sadie Thompson, Midway, List of Films Set in Puerto Rico
Paperback: 38 Pages (2010-10-21)
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Asin: 1156347076
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This is nonfiction commentary.Chapters: Films Set in American Samoa, Sadie Thompson, Midway, List of Films Set in Puerto Rico, Rain, Miss Sadie Thompson, Return to Guam. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 36. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt:Miss Sadie Thompson Miss Sadie Thompson is 1953 American musical 3D film starring Rita Hayworth , Aldo Ray , José Ferrer , and released by Columbia Pictures . The film is based on the W. Somerset Maugham short story Miss Thompson (later retitled Rain ). Previous versions include Sadie Thompson (1928) starring Gloria Swanson and Rain (1932) starring Joan Crawford .Plot A B-girl from Hawaii, a religious zealot and a love struck Marine struggle with sin and salvation while Sadie Thompson kicks out several songs including the Oscar nominated "Blue Pacific Blues".Production This was Rita Hayworth's third film after her marriage to Prince Aly Khan had kept her off screen for four years. The public eagerly welcomed her return in two previous films Affair in Trinidad and Salome so Columbia had no problems in giving Miss Sadie Thompson an "A" film budget. 3-D films had become a fad, with some 3-D films drawing huge crowds in major cities, so it was used as well. Exteriors were filmed on Kauai, Hawaii with interiors on the Columbia lot. The original story of sin and redemption was sanitized to appease the Production Code and several musical numbers were inserted to spice up the tepid reworked plot. As with her previous films Rita's singing was dubbed, this time by Jo Ann Greer. By the time of its premiere on December 23, 1953 interest in 3-D had died down considerably. After a two-week run, all 3-D prints were pulled. The film was given a national release "flat", in other words, in regular prints, minus the 3-D.Censorship Miss Sadie Thompson was produced during the era of the production co... ... Read more

2. The north east passage: A study of Pacific islander migration to American Samoa and the United States (Pacific research monograph)
by Dennis A Ahlburg
 Unknown Binding: 94 Pages (1990)

Isbn: 0731506782
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3. Multiple causes of death and the epidemiological transition in American Samoa (Working paper)
by Douglas E Crews
 Unknown Binding: 32 Pages (1988)

Asin: B00072T868
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4. The Samoans of Los Angeles: A preliminary study of their migration from Pago Pago to the South Bay
by Suzanne Steiner Emery
 Unknown Binding: 26 Pages (1976)

Asin: B0007C5ZJ2
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5. Navigating the Future: A Samoan Perspective on U.S.-Pacific Relations
by Eni F. H. Faleomavaega
Paperback: 146 Pages (1995-12-01)
list price: US$18.00
Isbn: 0964442612
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In this book, Congressman Eni Faleomavaega sets the intellectual and legislative agenda on Pacific issues for the next decade. As a delegate from American Samoa, he naturally focuses on the Pacific Island issues, but demonstrates considerable knowledge in Asian security and trade concerns. The author navigates a middle ground between those who see evil in everything that the U.S. does and the Pollyannas that are incapable of seeing any wrong. In readable prose we are mentored through arcane constitutional and treaty issues such as Exclusive Economic Zones, Territorial Status and Nuclear Free Zones. The author is also adept at explaining the more mundane problems of driftnet fishing, and agricultural and commercial policy. But the reader must realize that Eni is a Pacific Islander first and a scholar and practitioner second. Therefore, cultural issues mold his world view and knit together such diverse issues as American Indian policy, media fairness, and trad! e. This book will be valued by Americans and Pacific people alike, for Faleomavaega is one of the few Pacific Islander Americans who is in regular and informed contact with the whole Pacific Region - especially with the 22 Pacific Island nations and territories. He is highly respected throughout for productivity, pragmatism, dedication and integrity.

Faleomavaega has probably done more than any U.S. Congressman to improve the lot of people throughout the Pacific Island region, and to facilitate a deeper and more mutually beneficial relationship with the United States. In addition to superb service to his electorate (as shown by the fact that he has been re-elected four times in a row and still earns more than double the votes of his nearest rival), he has taken many initiatives for the Pacific Islands region as a whole.

The book outlines ways in which relations between the United States and the Pacific can be improved to mutual advantage and calls for deeper understanding! of the exceedingly diverse cultures and socio-political systems of this vast region. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have Amerika Samoa reference
From this book I learned more about the territory, the Pacific region, the United States, and Faleomavaega. This man has worked toward a positive direction for American Samoa with regards to the Pacific and U.S. Much of the content of this book can still be applied today in the territory. For Samoans in the U.S. we all have ties back to Amerika Samoa in one way or another. This book covers a few of the issues that effect Samoa, compromising traditional cultural values and the influence of the modern world.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Introduction to America's Little Known Colony
Few Americans know that the United States still owns a relic from the Age of Colonialism below the Equator, and that this "possession" is not faring so well after 101 years of benign neglect. Congressman Faleomavaega is a gifted writer. Few people could cram quite so much information into 142 pages and still have the result highly readable. But it's not a happy story when for 51 years the proud people of American Samoa had their Governor appointed by the US Navy, and then for another 26 years their Governor was always a personal friend of the Secretary of the Interior. Yet the author is basically an optimistic person, and he continually cites the many accomplishments of Asian and Pacific Island Americans, and the success of local initiatives in agricultural development, commercial policy, and educational achievement.

I was really surprised that a Member of Congress could endorse the pagan and gruesome Ritual of the Tatau. The current medical literature suggests that severe physical punishments during initiation rites can be life threatening. And then after such a persuasive plea for Americans to take Pacific policy seriously, the Congressman asks for only half a loaf. After 101 years of being required to be Americans, the people of American Samoa deserve Commonwealth or Statehood status. If their price for joining the Union is permanent protection of the Samoan tradition of communal property ownership, it is doubtful that very many Americans would object. ... Read more

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