"a complex, multi-sided, committed, fair and just study of a very complicated and dynamic man/leader…captivating"
"intense, rewarding, revealing…heart-breaking…exhilarating"
"A landmark work"
"an outstanding piece of research and writing about a controversial chapter in Samoa’s history"
"This is a remarkable...a very important book"
"Dr O’Brien has provided the deepest historical account ever written of Colonial Sāmoa between the two World Wars. …I congratulate Dr O’Brien on her excellent work which every Sāmoan should read"
"Every Sāmoan should read this book"