"A Surfer In The White House" is one of those books that deserve to be on any surfer's bookshelf - ready to be read and re-read every once in a while.
In under 200 pages - we wish there were more - Robert Caughlan reveals how he helped create awareness for surf environmentalism in a time when oil was the new gold.
As a political communication professional, Rob "Birdlegs" Caughlan worked with American governors, congressmen and congresswomen, and senators.
Eventually, he joined the Jimmy Carter campaign team that would lead him to the White House in 1977.
As a passionate surfer, the author has never sold his soul to corporate interests, even though he admits he had to negotiate some battles in order to win the war.
"A Surfer In The White House" perfectly blends humor with serious topics, including politics, media, lobbies of all sorts, company strategies, and public relations.
"Birdlegs" was also one of the pioneers of the Surfrider Foundation and worked hard to win dramatic legal battles in the organization's early days.
Caughlan is one of surfing's few environmental heroes and probably the only one who worked alongside an American president in the White House.
His memoirs are full of anecdotes and yarns, but you never stop feeling that this man played a critical role in defending and standing for what's best for the American people and the world.
Author: Rob Caughlan
Publisher: Rob Caughlan (April 21, 2020)
Paperback: 194 pages
Item Weight: 9.4 ounces
Dimensions: 6 x 0.41 x 9 inches