Author

Historian, teacher, author
D FarrellDon A. Farrell came to Guam from California as a teacher in 1977. He taught at Inarajan Junior High and John F. Kennedy High School.

Three years later, in 1980, he switched careers to become a public relations officer for the Guam Legislature. He was the chief of staff to the Speaker of the Guam Legislature, Carl Gutierrez, from 1982 to 1986.


In 1980 he founded Micronesian Productions and began publishing books. His books are:
Liberation 1944: The Pictorial History of Guam, 1984
The Americanization of Guam: 1898-1919, 1986
Tinian: A Brief History, 1988
The Sacrifice of Guam: 1919-1943, 1991
The History of the Northern Mariana Islands, 1991
Saipan: A Brief History, 1992
Guam: A Brief History, 1994
Rota: A Brief History, 2003

He also recently published a textbook on Marianas History from ancient times through the Spanish era and is currently working on another book, “The Tinian Atomic Bomb Files: Declassified.”

Farrell moved to Tinian in 1987 where he continues to do historical research, write and teach.

Guampedia Entry by Don Farrell
Partition of the Marianas