Don the Beachcomber Story - Food & Drink Recipes
If you can't come to Paradise, I'll bring Paradise to you!
 
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These books are a tribute to a “One of a Kind Man” who lived a life many would envy. Inventor of more than ninety original tropical rum concoctions, Donn Beach, a.k.a. Don the Beachcomber, left home in 1926 and traveled around the world on his own twice, scouring many of the islands of the Carribean, the South Pacific, and the rest of the world. The originator of Polynesian style restaurants, he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star while setting up rest camps for combat weary airman of the 12th and 15th Air Forces in Capri, Nice, Cannes, the French Riviera, Venice, the Lido and Sorrento at the order of his longtime friend, Lieutenant General Jimmy Doolittle.
When World War II ended, Donn Beach returned to the states and settled in Waikiki where he opened his second Polynesian Village, the first being at his home in Encino, California where he often entertained many of his Hollywood pals, the stars and starlets of the silver screen.
Donn Beach was a visionary ahead of his time, a successful entrepreneur and teacher, but always a beachcomber first. This man of vision became a driving force behind the tourist industry throughout the Pacific Rim, and was often sought out for his expertise and innovative ideas.
While his entire story could not be a part of this book, there is enough included within the 111 pages to tempt any soul to dream.