TAKING HAWAII TO BE RELEASED NEXT MONTH
TAKING HAWAII, the full story of the overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii and her government in 1893 in a coup by 13 Honolulu businessmen led by an Australian, will be released by E-Reads of New York next month.
This book, which took Stephen seven years to research and write, includes much previously unpublished material, from archives, private letters and journals, and eyewitness accounts, and tells the gripping, often minute-by-minute story of the coup and the attempted counter-coup by native Hawaiians two years later, told from the perspectives of both sides.
Much has been written in Hawaii about the queen and her overthrow, but never before has such a dramatic, comprehensive, eye-opening account been published.
Watch this site in May for full availability details.
COME CRUISING WITH STEPHEN
In July and August this year Stephen will be guest speaker aboard the MV Rembrandt as it makes several cruises on the River Rhone in Provence. As the Rembrandt visits sites with strong visual links their Roman past, such as Arles, Orange, Avignon, and the Pont du Gard, Stephen will be talking about the Romans in Gaul, with an emphasis on their connection with Rome”s legions.
To join Stephen on one of these fabulous cruises in Provence this summer, go to the Noble Caledonia website, www.noble-caledonia.co.uk
Next February, Stephen will be a lead speaker aboard Royal Caribbean International’s 138,000-ton cruise ship Voyager of the Seas for Unlock the Past’s 9-night Genealogy Cruise of the Pacific, ex Sydney. Stephen will be giving a number of presentations, including research case studies on his Australian-based books, and hosting panel discussions with fellow historical authors about how they turned their historical and genealogical research into successful books. For full details of this unique cruise and the fabulous line-up of international speakers, and to book, visit www.unlockthepast.com.au
Meanwhile, catch Stephen at Unlock the Past’s Queensland Expo in Brisbane, June 25-27. See the Unlock the Past website for details.