First printing of this paperback original, the first biography of Duke Kahanamoku.
DUKE OF HAWAII
"The beachboy who became a legend in his own time"
An Olympic gold-medalist swimmer, Kahanamoku served as the unofficial ambassador of surfing and surf culture in the early 20th century, earning the title "the father of surfing." Published the year of the Duke's death.
Read more: DeLa Vega, 200 Years of Surfing Literature, C6.
New York: Ballantine Books, (1968). 7'' x 4.25''. Original photographic wrappers (95c). All edges stained red. Illustrated with four leaves of photographs from the Duke's life. Publisher ad at rear. , 213,  pages. Only trace wear.
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