David Davis

Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku

David Davis

Talk: Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku

David Davis visited the Los Angeles Google office on November 18, 2015 to discuss his book, Waterman. 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 into a headliner event.

David Davis

David Davis documents the culture of sports through words, images, and sound. David has written two books, “Showdown at Shepherd’s Bush: The 1908 Olympic Marathon and the Three Runners Who Launched a Sporting Craze” and “Play By Play: Los Angeles Sports Photography: 1889-1989″, and one eBook: “Marathon Crasher: The Life and Times of Merry Lepper, the First American Woman to Run a Marathon.”

Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku

In Waterman, award-winning journalist David Davis examines the remarkable life of Duke Kahanamoku, in and out of the water.

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