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📒Today We Die A Little ✍ Richard Askwith
📝Today We Die a Little Book Synopsis : LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE CROSS SPORTS BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR The definitive biography of one of the greatest, most extraordinary runners and Olympic heroes of all time, from the author of running classic Feet in the Clouds. Emil Zátopek won five Olympic medals, set 18 world records, and went undefeated over 10,000 metres for six years. He redefined the boundaries of endurance, training in Army boots, in snow, in sand, in darkness. But his toughness was matched by a spirit of friendship and a joie de vivre that transcended the darkest days of the Cold War. His triumphs put his country on the map, yet when Soviet tanks moved in to crush Czechoslovakia’s new freedoms in 1968, Zátopek paid a heavy personal price for his brave defence of ‘socialism with a human face’. Rehabilitated two decades later, he was a shadow of the man he had been – and the world had all but forgotten him. Today We Die A Little strips away the myths to tell the complex and deeply moving story of the most inspiring Olympic hero of them all.
📒The Gigantic Book Of Running Quotations ✍ Hal Higdon
📝The Gigantic Book of Running Quotations Book Synopsis : With over 3,000 pieces of wit and wisdom from runners famous and humble, here is an important running resource and a great gift for any runner. George Sheehan, a celebrated running writer, philosopher, and physician, once wrote, "The more I run, the more certain I am that I am heading for my real goal: to become the person I am." Today, many runners—whether they are training for the Olympics or whether they fit runs into their lunch hours—would agree that for them the sport is much more than a way to stay in shape. Their running defines who they are and leads them to achieve goals that they might never have thought possible. This tremendous collection of wisdom captures the spirit and passion of those who run in over 3,000 entries, covering topics such as training, gear, running philosophy, and running in youth and old age. The Gigantic Book of Running Wisdom will inspire everyone from seasoned marathoners to running novices. It includes thoughts from famous athletes, writers, politicians, and more, including Percy Cerutty, Carl Lewis, Tom Brokaw, David Letterman, William Shakespeare, Farrah Fawcett, Emil Zátopek, Bill Rodgers, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sebastian Coe, Bill Clinton, Grete Waitz, Roger Bannister, and hundreds of others. The one thing they all have in common is their understanding that, as Amby Burfoot put it, "As we run, we become." 16 b/w illustrations. "You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming."—Frank Shorter "I love the feeling of freedom in running, the fresh air, the feeling that the only person I'm competing with is me."—Wilma Rudolph Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
📒Then We Die ✍ James Craig
📝Then We Die Book Synopsis : 'I need to talk to you... about your father.' Inspector John Carlyle gets the shock of his life when his mother announces she is getting a divorce after 50 years of marriage. But that's nothing compared to the storm that erupts when he stumbles across an execution of a wealthy businessman in a luxury London hotel room. The victim is the latest in a line of bodies being left across London by a ruthless Israeli hit squad. Going up against this deadly crew could prove to be fatal to Carlyle, but compared to his troubles at home, however, tracking them is something of a relief. But the body count continues to rise and then it gets personal... Can Carlyle sweep the killers from London's streets before more innocent people die?
📒How We Die ✍ Sherwin B Nuland
📝How We Die Book Synopsis : There are many books intended to help people deal with the trauma of bereavement, but few which explore the reality of death itself. How We Die sets out to explain exactly what happens to each of us when we die. Sherwin B. Nuland - with over 30 years' experience as a surgeon - explains in detail the processes which take place in the body and strips away many illusions about death. The result is a unique and compelling book, addressing the one final fact that all of us must confront.
📒Today We Bought A Cow ✍ Jan Hanley
📝Today We Bought A Cow Book Synopsis : In August 2008, two vehicles and 4 people, shipped themselves from Sydney, Australia, to the far east of Russia, Vladivostok to be precise and then drove to London. Once there, 2 of the 4 drove back. On the way they experienced extraordinary adventures; hilarious, dramatic, disastrous, dangerous and miraculous. These included, visa disasters, police run ins, getting lost, running out of diesel, camping, managing disastrous break downs, meeting the locals, and buying a cow. They also met the fabled takhi, barely escaped imprisonment, nearly asphyxiated themselves in a ger, endured nightly visitations of curious locals, bought black market diesel, drove through deep mud, deep sand, over frozen rivers, through sand storms, endured unspeakable latrines and bought a Bankhar puppy. At the end of their trek they’d covered 40,000 kilometres, used 4,500 litres of diesel, and camped out in Russia, the Ukraine and Mongolia for a total of 36 nights, over a combined period of 4 months.
📒Why We Die ✍ Mick Herron
📝Why We Die Book Synopsis : The road to hell is paved with all sorts of intentions, as Oxford private investigator Zoë Boehm discovers when a straightforward jewelry store robbery turns out to be anything but. When Zoë Boehm agrees to track down the gang who knocked over Sweeney’s jewelry shop, she’s just hoping to break even in time for tax season. She certainly doesn’t expect to wind up in a coffin. But she’s about to become entangled with a strange collection of characters, starting with suicidal Tim Whitby, who’s dedicating what’s left of his life to protecting the pretty, battered Katrina Blake from her late husband’s sociopathic brothers, Arkle and Trent. Unfortunately for Zoë, Arkle has a crossbow, Tim has nothing left to lose, and even Katrina has her secrets. And death, like taxes, can’t be avoided forever. From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒The Year Of The Flood ✍ Margaret Atwood
📝The Year Of The Flood Book Synopsis : The sun brightens in the east, reddening the blue-grey haze that marks the distant ocean. The vultures roosting on the hydro poles fan out their wings to dry them. the air smells faintly of burning. The waterless flood - a manmade plague - has ended the world. But two young women have survived: Ren, a young dancer trapped where she worked, in an upmarket sex club (the cleanest dirty girls in town); and Toby, who watches and waits from her rooftop garden. Is anyone else out there?
📒The Early Days Of The Little Monk ✍ Harry Farra
📝The Early Days of the Little Monk Book Synopsis : Details the adventures of the Little Monk in his first year at the monastery of Maloo, where he engages in a spiritual battle to save his soul. A timeless fable that will entrance both adults and children.
📒Arriving Where We Started ✍ Barbara Probst Solomon
📝Arriving Where We Started Book Synopsis : A memoir about an American girl's personal odyssey in post-World War II Europe, "Arriving Where We Started" offers "a deeply engaging, marvelously intelligent story about growing up . . ." ("The New York Times").