I bought this book because I the taking of pictures was forbidden when I visited ‘Iolani Palace while recently in Honolulu. It turned out to be an interesting book overall.
This book details both the history of ‘Iolani Place, the only (former) royal residence on United States soil as well as touches on the lives of the Hawaiian monarchs. It’s a very approachable take on the past. The photographs are absolutely beautiful and capture the essence of the palace that I felt when I was there.