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Waterman The Life and Times of Duke KahanamokuWaterman is the first comprehensive biography of Duke Kahanamoku 1890 1968 swimmer surfer Olympic gold medalist Hawaiian icon waterman Long before Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz made their splashes in the pool Kahanamoku emerged from the backwaters of Waikiki to become America's first superstar Olympic swimmer The original human fish set dozens of world records and topped the world rankings forthan a decade Kahanamoku used his Olympic renown to introduce the sport of surf riding an activity unknown beyond the Hawaiian Islands to the world No American athlete has influenced two sports as profoundly as Kahanamoku did and yet he remains an enigmatic and underappreciated figure a dark skinned Pacific Islander who encountered and overcame racism and ignorance long before the likes of Joe Louis Jesse Owens and Jackie Robinson Kahanamoku's connection to his homeland was eually important He was born when Hawaii was an independent kingdom; he served as the sheriff of Honolulu during Pearl Harbor and World War II and as a globetrotting Ambassador of Aloha afterward In Waterman award winning journalist David Davis examines the remarkable life of Duke Kahanamoku in and out of the water With such an interesting subject this book should have been a joy to read However the writing is dry and reminiscent of a Wikipedia entry Given the visual descriptions of Duke himself and his Hawai'i the book would have greatly benefited from photos throughout but the few that are included are just lumped together in the middle of the book and do not aid the narrative in any way It's great to have a detailed history of such an important character in the annals of water sports and sportsmanship but a shame that it's not written in a engaging style

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MOBI Â DOC Waterman The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku ☆ [KINDLE] ❁ Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku ❄ David Davis – Goproled.co.uk Waterman is the first comprehensive biography of Duke Kahanamoku 1890 1968 Waterman is the first comprehensive biography of Duke Kahanamoku 1890 1968 swimmer surfer Olympic gold medalist Hawaiian icon waterman Long before Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz made their splashes in the pool Kahanamoku emerged from the backwaters of Waikiki to become America's first superstar Olympic swimmer The original human fish set dozens of world records and topped the world rankings forthan a decade Kahanamoku used his Olympic renown to introduce the sport of surf riding an activity unknown beyond the Hawaiian Islands to the world No American athlete has influenced two sports as profoundly as Kahanamoku did and yet he remains an enigmatic and underappreciated figure a dark skinned Pacific Islander who encountered and overcame racism and ignorance long before the likes of Joe Louis Jesse Owens and Jackie Robinson Kahanamoku's connection to his homeland was eually important He was born when Hawaii was an independent kingdom; he served as the sheriff of Honolulu during Pearl Harbor and World War II and as a globetrotting Ambassador of Aloha afterward In Waterman award winning journalist David Davis examines the remarkable life of Duke Kahanamoku in and out of the water thanks

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Waterman is the first comprehensive biography of Duke Kahanamoku 1890 1968 swimmer surfer Olympic gold medalist Hawaiian icon waterman Long before Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz made their splashes in the pool Kahanamoku emerged from the backwaters of Waikiki to become America's first superstar Olympic swimmer The original human fish set dozens of world records and topped the world rankings forthan a decade Kahanamoku used his Olympic renown to introduce the sport of surf riding an activity unknown beyond the Hawaiian Islands to the world No American athlete has influenced two sports as profoundly as Kahanamoku did and yet he remains an enigmatic and underappreciated figure a dark skinned Pacific Islander who encountered and overcame racism and ignorance long before the likes of Joe Louis Jesse Owens and Jackie Robinson Kahanamoku's connection to his homeland was eually important He was born when Hawaii was an independent kingdom; he served as the sheriff of Honolulu during Pearl Harbor and World War II and as a globetrotting Ambassador of Aloha afterward In Waterman award winning journalist David Davis examines the remarkable life of Duke Kahanamoku in and out of the water I am a waterman born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii and I liked the accuracy of this book I was twelve years old in 1956 and I learned to surf on balsa wood surfboards which was the latest thing at that time I paddled canoe before learning how to surf by joining the Waikiki Surf Club whose clubhouse used to be located right on the sand at Waikiki Beach in front of the surf lockers and large banyan tree There were only three hotels on all of Waikiki Beach at that time; now there are hundreds block after block It remained this way until Hawaii Statehood in August of 1959 when the building boom began and people stopped smiling at each other in greeting when a flood of strangers invaded the surf the land; everything This is a wonderful book about a real life Polynesian hero who changed the world of swimming and saved the ancient thousand year old Hawaiian sport of he’e nalu or “wave sliding” in English; and which we call surfing today