Duke: A Great Hawaiian


Sandra Kimberly Hall

Hardcover, 128 pp.

Born on Aug. 24, 1890, Duke, a full-blooded Hawaiian, was raised next to the ocean at Waikīkī, dropping out of high school to become a beach boy, surfing, swimming, repairing nets, shaping surfboards and singing. He probably never thought that he would one day become an Olympic gold medal swimmer and the father of modern surfing. Some call him the most famous Hawaiian of all time. Duke is an entertaining and nostalgic look at an amazing man!