The Colony

The Colony

Book - 2006 | 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed. --
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Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Scribner, 2006.
Edition: 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780743233019
0743233018
Characteristics: viii, 421 p. : ill., maps.

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MintyFreeze
Jul 12, 2014

This is an extensive but fascinating true story about a leper colony. I skimmed the parts that seemed too technical to wade through, but all in all, worth a read!

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SirWhiskers
Jan 20, 2012

A somber tale, at times heart-wrenching, at others hopeful. The author focuses most on the individuals who lived and served in the colony. While the author appears to make an honest effort to be objective, he was clearly limited by the sources available, so some characters come off more sympathetic than they may deserve. Nevertheless, this is a good book and recommended.

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Shihtzulover
Mar 05, 2007

A very readable, eye opening, well researched, complete history of the leprosy settlement on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai. We learn about many of the patients, doctors, priests, nuns and other people working on and living on the island. What started out as a type of prison in 1866 over time and through hard work became a leprosy treatment facility that is still in use today.

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