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Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku

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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 for more than a decade; his rivalry with Johnny Weissmuller transformed competitive swimming from an insignificant sideshow ...

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Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku
2018, University of Nebraska Press

ISBN-13: 9781496206008

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Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku
2015, University of Nebraska Press

ISBN-13: 9780803254770

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