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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2018-02-22 06:20 am   Permalink



My Patreon Page


The goal of a Don Beach biography and that research is huge. If you'd like to help, here is a good way.

Thanks for your support.

And happy birthday Don!

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Prikli Pear
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-02-22 11:22 am   Permalink

Kind of amazing there hasn't been a full biography published already. Wow, definitely a worthy (and challenging) undertaking. I wonder if there's any information hiding in Mexia after all this time...

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2018-02-23 04:46 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-02-22 11:22, Prikli Pear wrote:
Kind of amazing there hasn't been a full biography published already. Wow, definitely a worthy (and challenging) undertaking. I wonder if there's any information hiding in Mexia after all this time...



Mike Skinner found some articles in their local paper, but they were mostly duplicates of stories in major markets.
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kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
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From: Southern CA
Posted: 2018-02-23 2:14 pm   Permalink

Quote:
On 2018-02-22 11:22, Prikli Pear wrote:
Kind of amazing there hasn't been a full biography published already.


There is one by Arnold Bitner. Also, I think Sven Kirsten devotes a whole chapter to Don in his "The Book of Tiki".


 
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Prikli Pear
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-02-23 9:17 pm   Permalink

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There is one by Arnold Bitner. Also, I think Sven Kirsten devotes a whole chapter to Don in his "The Book of Tiki".


Was it originally published through iUniverse, or is that a reprint? Most of the iUniverse books I've encountered are of questionable quality.


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2018-02-24 07:54 am   Permalink

Yes, iUniverse

This book is based on Don's own "memoire" and journals, etc. His writings on his own life, edited by Phoebe Beach's husband Arnold.
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