Thurston Twigg-Smith is the grandson of Lorrin A. Thurston, a major leader of the revolution which overthrew the Hawaii monarchy in 1893.  Mr. Twigg-Smith’s book, “Hawaiian Sovereignty: Do the Facts Matter?” provides historical details and a valuable perspective.  Two chapters are of special relevance today:  Chapter 9 (land) and Chapter 10 (the 1993 apology resolution).  Those chapters deserve careful reading in view of the U.S. Supreme Court decision to consider the state’s appeal of the Hawaii Supreme Court decision that the state is prohibited from selling any ceded lands until the claims of ethnic Hawaiians have been resolved — the Hawaii court based its decision largely on the 1993 apology resolution.  Mr. Twigg-Smith has generously agreed to have his entire book posted on the internet in pdf format, so that anyone can read it free of charge.  Click this URL, or copy and paste it into your browser, to download the book: