Ben: A Memoir from Street Kid to Governor [NOOK Book]

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A biography of Benjamin J. Cayetano, Hawai'i's governor from 1994 to 2002. From a hardscrabble childhood in the tough neighborhoods of Kalihi to his two terms at Washington Place, Cayetano's story offers a riveting look at Hawaii yesterday and today: ethnic voting, Hawaiian sovereignty, Bishop Estate, the drama of 9-11 and the back-room maneuverings of politicians and business leaders. Here is a rare glimpse behind the scenes, an unflinching memoir with no punches pulled, told with warmth and candor in his own ...
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Ben: A Memoir from Street Kid to Governor

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Overview

A biography of Benjamin J. Cayetano, Hawai'i's governor from 1994 to 2002. From a hardscrabble childhood in the tough neighborhoods of Kalihi to his two terms at Washington Place, Cayetano's story offers a riveting look at Hawaii yesterday and today: ethnic voting, Hawaiian sovereignty, Bishop Estate, the drama of 9-11 and the back-room maneuverings of politicians and business leaders. Here is a rare glimpse behind the scenes, an unflinching memoir with no punches pulled, told with warmth and candor in his own words. A fascinating look at Hawaii politics and the life of a remarkable man.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984421220
  • Publisher: Watermark Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/5/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Introduction 1

1 Life in Kalihi 8

2 Los Angeles 47

3 Home Again 80

4 A Freshman Legislator 119

5 OHA and the Affairs of State 161

6 Coalition Politics 191

7 Duty to the Publics 202

8 End of the New Senate 215

9 Behind the Scenes 244

10 Hawai'i's Lieutenant Governor 255

11 The Republicans 274

12 A-Plus for Island Kids 295

13 Economy in the Doldrums 304

14 Dad 317

15 Governor 326

16 Balancing the Budget 342

17 On Native Hawaiians 355

18 The Bishop Estate 372

19 Victory from the Jaws of Defeat 391

20 Bishop Estate: Round Two 430

21 Second Term: Challenges and Triumphs 452

22 Veto Power 474

23 Nine-Eleven 483

24 A Year to Remember 504

25 The Election of 2002 527

Acknowledgments 549

Index 551

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