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Barbarian days : a surfing life / William Finnegan.

Finnegan, William, (author,, narrator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District. (Show)

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Summary:

Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites only gang in a tough school in Honolulu even while his closest friend was a Hawaiian surfer. Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little understood art.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library CD 921 FINNEGAN (Text) 33892100406934 Adult Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 10/11/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781511356749
  • ISBN: 151135674X
  • ISBN: 9781511356756
  • ISBN: 1511356758
  • Physical Description: 15 audio discs (18 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2015]

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Read by the author.
Summary, etc.:
Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites only gang in a tough school in Honolulu even while his closest friend was a Hawaiian surfer. Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little understood art.
Subject: Finnegan, William.
Surfers > United States > Biography.
Finnegan, William.
Surfers.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies
Audiobooks.
Biography.
Audiobooks.
Autobiographies.

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