Tarzan, My Father [NOOK Book]

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An authoritative biography of the first Tarzan-Olympic swimming champion Johnny Weissmuller-this book offers an intimate look at Weissmuller's early life, middle years, and later decline, through swimming training, Olympic triumphs, failed marriages, a Hollywood life as Tarzan of the Apes, and subsequent career as Jungle Jim. Written by his only son, this biography is a sensitive yet unsentimental portrayal of the man who was Tarzan to movie fans around the world. Johnny Junior's inside perspective on his ...
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Overview

An authoritative biography of the first Tarzan-Olympic swimming champion Johnny Weissmuller-this book offers an intimate look at Weissmuller's early life, middle years, and later decline, through swimming training, Olympic triumphs, failed marriages, a Hollywood life as Tarzan of the Apes, and subsequent career as Jungle Jim. Written by his only son, this biography is a sensitive yet unsentimental portrayal of the man who was Tarzan to movie fans around the world. Johnny Junior's inside perspective on his father's life and career includes interviews with his father's celebrity friends and former wives, recollections of conversations with his father over the years, and family stories involving Hollywood stars such as Humphrey Bogart.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554905355
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 673,384
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author


Johnny Weissmuller, Jr., is the only son of Johnny Weissmuller. William Reed is a retired Naval intelligence officer, the author of "Olaf Wieghorst," and the coauthor of "Crazy Ivan: Based on a True Story of Submarine Espionage." W. Craig Reed is the coauthor of "Crazy Ivan: Based on a True Story of Submarine Espionage." They all live in San Francisco.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2009

    I had to have this book !

    I grew up in the era when Johnny Weissmuller was Tarzan to all of us kids. He played a great part in my childhood. After enjoying a Trazan movie I would go home and try to swing from neighborhood trees.
    Ahhh, those were fun times....unforgetable. A fascinating behind the scenes look at "Our Tarzan".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2003

    A MUST READ

    Johnny Weissmuller was the best of many Tarzans filmed in movies and television and held a unmatched swimming record recognized by the whole world. His son, Johnny Weissmuller, Jr. in his book "Tarzan, My Father" describes the king of the jungle as everybody's friend and cleared up some rumors that had no right to get started. This is the best book of several dozens of biographies written about Johnny, so if you are a fan, this is a must read.

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