An Unlikely Revolutionary: Matsuo Takabuki and the Making of Modern Hawai'i (Paperback)
A memoir by Matsuo Takabuki. Assisted by Dennis M. Ogawa with Glen Grant and Wilma Sur.
A confidant of Governor George Burns, a member of the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of Honolulu, a business associate of developer and financier Chinn Ho, a trustee of the Bishop Estate -- Matsuo Takabuki has been at the heart of many of the sweeping social, financial, and political changes that have fundamentally altered Hawai'i in the last half century.
An Unlikely Revolutionary is Takabuki's own story, told in his characteristically straightforward manner, of his life and work as one of the "movers and shakers" behind Hawai'i's transformation from an isolated, agriculture-based territory to a highly diverse, competitive modern community.
Part of the Extraordinary Lives: The Experience of Hawai'i Nisei series.
Paper: 237 pp. B/w photos.