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The Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC) has been publishing research-based, evidence-driven academic texts primarily focused on historical and contemporary issues impacting the social, political, economic, and sustainable development of Western Pacific islands and communities for over 30 years.

MARC Publications include a variety of historical texts about Guam and Micronesia dating back to the late 1600s. From Spanish and other European accounts of their travels to the Marianas to the history of baseball in Palau, MARC Publications offers readers an extensive collection to choose from.

MARC Publications also include a series of working papers and other resources available upon email request at uogpress@triton.uog.edu. Please find the full listing of MARC Publications, Working Papers and Resources in our Catalog (provide link to catalog here).


MARC e-publications

In partnership with Guampedia, MARC Publications also has free e-publications available on the Guampedia website.

 


Available MARC Publications

Ulithi Atoll, Micronesia: Recalling the Past, Reaffirming the Future

Author(s):

 Editors: Rebecca A. Stephenson and Mary L. Spencer(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
University of Guam Press
Year of Publication:
2019
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Format:
Price: $30.00

Located in the western Pacific Ocean, the Ulithi Atoll is considered one of the most important Pacific Island communities today, and consists of the islets Mogmog, Asor, Falalop, Fasserai, and Lossau.

Mariquita - Revisited

Author(s):

 Chris Perez Howard(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
University of Guam Press
Year of Publication:
2019
Illustrator:

Format:
Price: $15.00

Mariquita, first published in 1982, has become the most widely read novel about the CHamoru experience during World War II on Guam. Author Chris Perez Howard chronicles his mother's vibrant life before the War, her enduring strength during the Japanese occupation of the island, and her tragic death at the end of it. He also paints a vivid picture of life on Guam during these pivotal years. For this edition, Perez Howard revisits the story and adds more details, photos, and letters. It is a continuing tribute to a mother whose legacy lives on in the memories of all who read it.

History of the Marianas Islands

Author(s):

 Luis de Morales, S.J. & Charles Le Gobien, S.J. Edited and commented by: Alexandre Coello de la Rosa(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
MARC
Year of Publication:
2016
Illustrator:

Format:
Hardcover
Price: $20

Histoire des isles Marianes (History of the Mariana Islands), written in Paris in 1700, provides a detailed glimpse into a tumultuous and critically significant period in the history of the Mariana Islands and the Chamorro people – the period commonly referred to as the Spanish-Chamorro Wars.

The Mariana Islands, 1884-1887: Random Notes (Second Edition)

Author(s):

 Luis de Morales (Author), Charles Le Gobien (Author), Alexandre Coello de la Rosa (Editor)(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
MARC
Year of Publication:
2016
Illustrator:

Format:
Hardcover
Price: $20

This report written by Governor Francisco Olive contains his insights about the social, political, and economic conditions of the Marianas. He focuses on the underdevelopment of the islands and draws the Spanish Government to look back at the colony’s history, specifically the second half of the 19th century. The report reflects the colonial mentality of Olive, who stresses the responsibility of the Spanish Government to the inhabitants of the Marianas, leaving unchallenged the right of Spain to maintain its sovereignty over the islands.

Children of Chuuk Lagoon

Author(s):

 Mary L. Spencer(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
MARC
Year of Publication:
2015
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Format:
Hardcover
Price: $12

Children of Chuuk Lagoon examines the everyday lives of school-aged children in the Chuuk Lagoon island of Romonum in the Federated States of Micronesia. The book documents the natural histories, and home and school experiences of 12 case-study children ranging in age from 6 to 14.

The Massacre at Atåte

Author(s):

 Jose M. Torres(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
MARC
Year of Publication:
2015
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Format:
Paperback
Price: $18

This book tells the story of the courageous people of Malesso', an idyllic village in southern Guam. During the Japanese occupation, after scores of their people were killed, a group of men rose up in a little-known place called Atåte, where they fought and massacred the Japanese to protect their families and, in doing so, liberated themselves.

The Search for a Cause: An Anthropological Perspective on a Neurological Disease in Guam, Western Pacific

Author(s):

 Verena Keck(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
MARC
Year of Publication:
2011
Illustrator:

Format:
Hardcover
Price: $40

In this anthropological study of a neurodegenerative disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Parkinsonism-Dementia Complex (ALS/PDC) in Guam, Western Pacific, Verena Keck intertwines three separate perspectives of history, medicine, and anthropology.

Father Delix K. Yaoch, S.J.: Island Priest

Author(s):

 Donald R. Shuster(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
MARC
Year of Publication:
2009
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Format:
Hardcover
Price: $10

As much autobiography as biography, this book celebrates the life and work of Palau’s Felix K. Yaoch, S.J. It is composed of conversations with Fr. Felix, a legend, a statement before U.S. Congress, a Tia Belau news article and several articles written by Fr. Felix, including a little known paper about Palau’s indigenous belief system, Modekngei, and others based on his recollections and the written record, and 16 essays.

Baseball in Palau: Passion for the Game From 1925-2007

Author(s):

 Donald R. Shuster(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
MARC
Year of Publication:
2008
Illustrator:

Format:
Paperback
Price: $28

This book highlights these events in chronological order beginning with the founding of baseball in Palau to the gold place finish at the 1998 Micronesian Games. It also showcasesworldclass Palauan teams like Ngerbeched and Airai, who rose to baseball dominance in the country and led their teams to victories. It also explores how baseball became deeply rooted in the Palauan culture, not just as a national pastime, but also as a symbol of Palauan pride.

Bisita Guam: Let Us Remember (Nihi Ta Hasso): Remembrances of the Occupation Years in World War II

Author(s):

 Ben Blaz(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
MARC
Year of Publication:
2008
Illustrator:

Format:
Paperback
Price: $12.50

Although the people of Guam have been affected either directly or indirectly by many wars, the Japanese occupation of Guam during World War II (1941-44) is the war by which periods in modern-day Guam are divided: antes de iguerra, duranteiguerra, and despues de iguerra (before the war, during the war, and after the war). This first-hand account of the war experience on Guam tells the story of the author’s family and their neighbors. Their stories reflect the experiences of thousands of Chamorro families who survived the war, and provide a glimpse at what life was like on Guam during those horrendous years.

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