Līhuʻe Root and Branch of a Hawaiʻi Town
Kauaʻi Historical Society
Pat L. Griffin
Hardcover, 384 pp.
Līhu‘e traces the history of the town from its beginnings to the present day--from the hamlet rooted in the early days of Hawai‘i’s sugar to Kauai’s county seat, commercial core, and hub of air and sea transport. This book is constructed on a building-by-building, armchair tour of Līhu‘e’s urban center and the once predominant mill. With it’s impressive research, careful documentation, and wealth of illustration, Līhu‘e provides a noteworthy addition to the historical literature of the islands.