Sweetness and Blood

How Surfing Spread From Hawaii and California to the Rest of the World, With Some Unexpected Results
Moore, Michael Scott (Paperback - 2010)
Sweetness and Blood
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Baker & Taylor
A folk history of surfing after World War II places an emphasis on its cultural influences while documenting the author's visits to such lesser-known surfing destinations as West Africa, Berlin and Cuba, offering insight into the roles played by such contributors as Christian missionaries and colonials.

McMillan Palgrave
How did an obscure tribal sport from precolonial Hawaii—one that was nearly eliminated by Christian
missionaries—jump oceans to California and Australia? And how did it become such a worldwide passion, even in places where the surf may be excellent but the society is highly conservative or superstitious about the sea?
In Sweetness and Blood - a brilliantly written travel adventure - journalist (and surfer) Michael Scott Moore visits unlikely surfing destinations—Israel and the Gaza Strip, West Africa, Great Britain, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Cuba, and Morocco—to find out. Whether he is connecting eccentric surf legend Doc Paskowitz to the Arab-Israeli conflict, trying to deconstruct the terrorist bombing in a nightclub in Bali, or being chased by the German police while surfing a river break in Berlin, Moore masterfully weaves together politics, culture, history, and surfing to create a book like no other.

Authors: Moore, Michael Scott
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Scott Moore
Title: Sweetness and blood
how surfing spread from Hawaii and California to the rest of the world, with some unexpected results
Publisher: New York, NY : Rodale : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, c2010
Characteristics: viii, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-321) and index
Contents: California and Hawaii : as civilization advances
Indonesia : bulé bulé
Germany : the Fun-Gesellschaft
Morocco : Kilroy was here
United Kingdom : English incomers
Israel and the Gaza Strip : two opposed ideas
Cuba : La otra revolución
São Tomé and Príncipe : the stern of an old canoe
Japan : plastics
Subject Headings: Moore, Michael Scott Travel Surfing Social aspects United States Surfing United States History
Topical Term: Surfing
LCCN: 2010011733
ISBN: 1609611403
Branch Call Number: 797.3209 M
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