A Daredevil & Two Boards.
Hunter Halverson Press
115 West Main Street, 2nd floor, Madison, WI 53703
097441431X $15.95 1-608-255-8678
On a hot July day in 1922, Ralph Samuelson convinced his brother Ben to pull him up out of the wasters of the Mississippi River and into sports history. With two pine boards strapped to his feet, 18-year-old Lake Pepin fisherman and sports enthusiast Samuelson invented water skiing and launched both a sport and an industry. Biographer and historian Gregor Ziemer tells the true and hitherto unknown story of this small town Minnesota boy and his contribution to the rise of water skiing as one of the most popular and widespread forms of water recreation. A Daredevil & Two Boards: Ralph Samuelson, The Lake Pepin Pioneer Who Invented Water Skiing is as entertaining as it is informative, and a "must read" for anyone who has ever strapped on a pair of waterskis and held on for dear life to the tow rope of a motorboat while swiftly skimming over the surface of a lake or river!
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|Title Annotation:||A Daredevil and Two Boards: Ralph Samuelson, the Lake Pepin Pioneer Who Invented Water Skiing|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2006|
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