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Barbarian days

William Finnegan

Barbarian days

a surfing life

by William Finnegan

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  • Large type books,
  • Biography,
  • Surfers

  • About the Edition

    Describes the author"s experiences as a lifelong surfer, from his early years in Honolulu through his culturally sophisticated pursuits of perfect waves in some of the world"s most exotic locales.

    Edition Notes

    StatementWilliam Finnegan
    ContributionsThorndike Press
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV838.F58 A3 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination707 pages (large print)
    Number of Pages707
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27200269M
    ISBN 101410485897
    ISBN 109781410485892
    LC Control Number2015034943
    OCLC/WorldCa921867782

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