OUR NEXT EVENT
4PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4
POINT ARENA, Calif. The fascinating pictorial series, “A Pictorial History of the Northern Mariana Islands Part II: The Japanese Era” continues with an innovative look at the history of the beautiful Mariana Islands through facts, figures, humor and author Beverly Battaglia’s original artwork.
This follow-up book to “A Pictorial History of the Northern Mariana Islands Part I” begins with the Japanese invasion of 1914. The research covers 30 years of Northern Mariana Island history as the islands become a focal point during World War II and concludes with the American occupation of the islands in 1944. The book brings to life dry facts and adds a touch of humor to the grim reality of occupation and life during the midst of war.
About the Author
Beverly Battaglia received a bachelor’s degree in history and political science and a master’s degree in American social history at California State University in Chico, Calif. She lived on Tinian for 19 years. Battaglia started this series as a way to express her love of the Mariana Islands and share the rich past of those islands, a history unmentioned in most social studies texts.