This book is extremely well researched and well written. I think it will make a lasting contribution to the history of missionaries in Hawai'i. --Paul Burlin, author of 'Imperial Maine and Hawai'i: Interpretative Essays in the History of Nineteenth-Century American Expansion'
This well written and readable work includes seven chapters that are divided both chronologically and, more importantly, according to the geographical location of the Gulicks. Thus, it starts with Peter and Fanny's early life and upbringing in New England and New York, continues with the couple's mission work at various stations in Hawai'i, and ends with their move to Japan and their eventual deaths in that country. . . . Putney s monograph will be most appreciated by the general public and scholars of missionary history in Hawai i. --The Hawaiian Journal of History
Putney tells the Gulicks' life stories with an assurance born of meticulous research and attention to contextual detail. . .. there is not doubt that Putney does well what he set out to do. His achievements are considerable. . . .Putney's study makes a decidedly constructive and welcome contribution to the field. --American Historical Review
About the Author
Clifford Putney is assistant professor of history at Bentley University and author of 'Muscular Christianity: Manhood and Sports in Protestant America, 1880-1920.'