Boy from Kahaluu: An Autobiography
by Tom Ige. Foreword by Governor John Waihee.
Boy from Kahaluu follows Tom Ige's life from his early childhood in Kahaluu Valley on the island of Oahu in Hawaii to his retirement years. In between, he tells of his schooling in Honolulu from intermediate school to the University of Hawaii, his baseball experiences, then to the Mainland for graduate school in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin.
With the outbreak of World War II, he halted his studies to join the Military Intelligence Service. After returning to civilian life, he completed his graduate work in Wisconsin.
He eventually returned to Hawaii as a economics professor at the University of Hawaii. He also traveled to Okinawa, Bolivia, Brazil, and Washington DC with Senator Inouye. Upon returning to Hawaii, he was involved in the political campaigns for Lieutenant Governor in 1966 and the campaign for Governor in 1970.
Hardbound: 186 pp. B/w photos.