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The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Par...
by Daniel James Brown

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

April 17, 2009

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<p><strong>From the #1 bestselling author of <em>The Boys in the Boat</em> comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier</strong></p><p><strong>“An ideal pairing of talent and material.… Engrossing.… A deft and ambitious storyteller.” – Mary Roach, <em>New York Times Book Review</em></strong></p><p>In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes, and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors.</p><p>In this gripping narrative, <em>New York Times </em>bestselling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most legendary events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah’s journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.</p>
Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
by Ted Kerasote

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English

Pages

421

Publication Date

April 21, 2008

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<div>While on a camping trip, Ted Kerasote met a dog—a Labrador mix—who was living on his own in the wild. They became attached to each other, and Kerasote decided to name the dog Merle and bring him home. There, he realized that Merle’s native intelligence would be diminished by living exclusively in the human world. He put a dog door in his house so Merle could live both outside and in. <br /><br />A deeply touching portrait of a remarkable dog and his relationship with the author, Merle’s Door explores the issues that all animals and their human companions face as their lives intertwine, bringing to bear the latest research into animal consciousness and behavior as well as insights into the origins and evolution of the human-dog partnership. Merle showed Kerasote how dogs might live if they were allowed to make more of their own decisions, and Kerasote suggests how these lessons can be applied universally. </div>
Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the ...
by Molly Bloom

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

June 24, 2014

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<p><strong>Now a major motion picture, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, and Michael Cera—the true story of "Hollywood’s poker princess" who gambled everything, won big, then lost it all.</strong></p><p>Molly Bloom reveals how she built one of the most exclusive, high-stakes underground poker games in the world—an insider’s story of excess and danger, glamour and greed.</p><p>In the late 2000s, Molly Bloom, a twentysomething petite brunette from Loveland Colorado, ran the highest stakes, most exclusive poker game Hollywood had ever seen—she was its mistress, its lion tamer, its agent, and its oxygen. Everyone wanted in, few were invited to play.</p><p>Hundreds of millions of dollars were won and lost at her table. Molly’s game became the game for those in the know—celebrities, business moguls, and millionaires. Molly staged her games in palatial suites with beautiful views and exquisite amenities. She flew privately, dined at exclusive restaurants, hobnobbed with the heads of Hollywood studios, was courted by handsome leading men, and was privy to the world’s most delicious gossip, until it all came crashing down around her.</p><p><em>Molly’s Game</em> is a behind the scenes look at Molly’s game, the life she created, the life she lost, and what she learned in the process.</p>
You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises
by Mark Lauren

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

January 04, 2011

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<b>From an elite Special Operations physical trainer, an ingeniously simple, rapid-results, do-anywhere program for getting into amazing shape<br />  <br /> For men and women of all athletic abilities!</b><br />  <br /> As the demand for Special Operations military forces has grown over the last decade, elite trainer Mark Lauren has been at the front lines of preparing nearly one thousand soldiers, getting them lean and strong in record time. Now, for regular Joes and Janes, he shares the secret to his amazingly effective regimen—simple exercises that require nothing more than the resistance of your own bodyweight to help you reach the pinnacle of fitness and look better than ever before.<br /><br />Armed with Mark Lauren’s motivation techniques, expert training, and nutrition advice, you’ll see rapid results by working out just thirty minutes a day, four times a week—whether in your living room, yard, garage, hotel room, or office. Lauren’s exercises build more metabolism-enhancing muscle than weightlifting, burn more fat than aerobics, and are safer than both, since bodyweight exercises develop balance and stability and therefore help prevent injuries. Choose your workout level—Basic, 1st Class, Master Class,and Chief Class—and get started, following the clear instructions for 125 exercises that work every muscle from your neck to your ankles. Forget about gym memberships, free weights, and infomercial contraptions. They are all poor substitutes for the world’s most advanced fitness machine, the one thing you are never without: your own body.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find...
by Tristan Gooley

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

August 26, 2015

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<DIV><P><B>Turn Every Walk into a Game of Detection</B></P><P>When writer and navigator Tristan Gooley journeys outside, he sees a natural world filled with clues. The roots of a tree indicate the sun’s direction; the Big Dipper tells the time; a passing butterfly hints at the weather; a sand dune reveals prevailing wind; the scent of cinnamon suggests altitude; a budding flower points south. To help you understand nature as he does, Gooley shares more than 850 tips for forecasting, tracking, and more, gathered from decades spent walking the landscape around his home and around the world. Whether you’re walking in the country or city, along a coastline, or by night, this is the ultimate resource on what the land, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals, and clouds can reveal—if you only know how to look!</P></DIV>
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
by Phil Knight

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English

Pages

401

Publication Date

April 26, 2016

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><BR> <BR>In this instant<i> </i>and tenacious bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (<i>Booklist</i>, starred review), illuminating his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.<BR><BR>Bill Gates named <i>Shoe Dog</i> one of his five favorite books of 2016 and called it “an amazing tale, a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like. It’s a messy, perilous, and chaotic journey, riddled with mistakes, endless struggles, and sacrifice. Phil Knight opens up in ways few CEOs are willing to do.”<BR> <BR>Fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car in 1963, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world.<BR> <BR>But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. In <i>Shoe Dog</i>, he tells his story at last. At twenty-four, Knight decides that rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, new, dynamic, different. He details the many risks he encountered, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors and hostile bankers—as well as his many thrilling triumphs. Above all, he recalls the relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, with his former track coach, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, and with his first employees, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers.<BR> <BR>Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the transformative power of sports, they created a brand—and a culture—that changed everything.
Racing to the Finish: My Story
by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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English

Pages

206

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<p><strong>“My book … details the living hell that was my experience with concussions. The majority of this story was kept from even my closest relationships. It wasn’t easy, but it’s time to tell it.” – Dale Jr.</strong></p><p>It was a seemingly minor crash at Michigan International Speedway in June 2016 that ended the day early for Dale Earnhardt Jr. What he didn’t know was that it would also end his driving for the year. He’d dealt with concussions before, but concussions are like snowflakes—no two are the same. And recovery can be brutal—and lengthy.</p><p>As a third-generation driver in a family forever connected to the sport of stock-car racing, how could Dale Earnhardt Jr. sit on the sidelines and watch everyone else take their laps? It was one of the toughest seasons of his life—one that changed him forever.</p><p>In this gripping narrative from one of professional sports’ most beloved figures, Dale Jr. shares stories from his journey: how his career and his injury have transformed him, how he made the decision to retire at the end of the 2017 season after eighteen years behind the wheel, and what lies ahead for him in the next chapter of his life. There’s no second-guessing and no regrets from Driver #88. He simply wants to go out on his own terms and make the rest of his life off the racetrack count. Junior says, “I don’t want these last races to be just about me but rather the people who made my success possible: my fans, the folks who pack the grandstands rain or shine, my teammates and crew members through the years, industry colleagues, track volunteers, friends, family, sponsors. They’ve all played a role. I couldn’t have done it without them.”</p>
Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultima...
by Michael Matthews

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English

Pages

362

Publication Date

January 05, 2014

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<h2><b>MICHAEL MATTHEWS' <u>#1 BESTSELLING</u> NATURAL BODYBUILDING BOOK WITH OVER <u>400,000</u> COPIES SOLD.</b></h2><br /><b>If you want to build muscle, lose fat, and look great as quickly as possible <u>without</u> steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements ... <u>regardless of your age</u> ... then you want to read this book.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Building muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is <u>the shortcut.</u></b></h2><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> spend hundreds of dollars per month on the <u>worthless supplements</u> that steroid-fueled bodybuilders “swear by.”</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> constantly change up your weightlifting exercises to build muscle mass. Muscle building is <u>much simpler</u> than that.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> spend a couple of hours every day doing tons of weight training sets, supersets, drop sets, etc. In fact, this is a great way to get <u>nowhere.</u></li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> grind out hours of boring cardio to shed <u>ugly belly fat</u> and get a six-pack. You don’t HAVE to do any cardio, actually.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> obsess over "clean eating" and avoid "unhealthy" foods to get ripped. <u>Flexible dieting</u> is the real “secret” of effective bodybuilding nutrition.</li><br />Those are just a few of the <u>harmful lies and myths</u> that keep guys from ever achieving the lean, muscular, strong, and healthy bodies they <u>truly desire.</u><br /><br />And in this book you re going to learn something most guys will <u>never know</u> ...<br /><br /><h2><b>The exact methods of diet and training that make putting on <u>10 to 15 pounds</u> of quality lean mass a breeze...and it only takes a <u>few months.</u></b></h2><br />Here are just a few of the things you're going to discover in this book:<br />​<br /><li>The <u>7 biggest</u> muscle building myths and mistakes that keep guys small, weak, and frustrated.</li><br /><li>How to build muscle, lose fat, and get healthy <u>eating foods you love</u> and never feeling starved, deprived, or like you're "on a diet."</li><br /><li>An all-in-one training system that delivers <u>MAXIMUM results for your efforts</u>, helping you build a big, full chest, a wide, tapered back, thick, powerful legs, and bulging arms...spending no more than <u>3 to 6 hours</u> in the gym every week...doing workouts that <u>energize you, not wipe you out.</u></li><br /><li>A no-BS guide to supplements that will teach you what works and what doesn't, and save you <u>hundreds if not THOUSANDS</u> of dollars each year.</li><br /><li>How to master the "inner game of fitness" and develop the <u>self-discipline and willpower</u> it takes to build the body of your dreams (and actually enjoy the process!).</li><br /><li>The 3 simple laws of muscle growth that, when applied, literally <u>force your body</u> to grow bigger and stronger.</li><br /><li>How to get shredded while still indulging in the "cheat foods" that you love every week like <u>pasta, pizza, and ice cream.</u></li><br /><li>And a whole lot more!</li><br /><h2><b>Imagine...just 12 weeks from now...being <u>constantly complimented</u> on how great you look and asked how the heck you’re doing it...</b></h2><br />Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day...<br /><br /><b>The bottom line is you <u>CAN</u> achieve that "Hollywood hunk" body <u>without</u> having your life revolve around it.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!</b></h2><br />With this fitness book you'll also get a <u>FREE 98-page bonus report</u> with a year of Bigger Leaner Stronger bodybuilding workouts as well as the author's personal product and supplement recommendations and more!<br /><br /><h2>Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!</h2>
Physical Culture and Self-Defense (Extended Edition)
by , John Wood

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English

Pages

137

Publication Date

December 11, 2018

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What follows is another great entry in physical training "lore". If you have ever wanted to know how one of the all-time great champion's views on diet and training that's exactly what you'll find in the following pages. This publication originally appeared in 1901 and Fitzsimmons was still fighting at the time. A few years before, Fitzsimmons knocked out Jim Corbett in 14 rounds to take the World Heavyweight title. And not only that, a few years later (notably at 40 years of age) Fitzsimmons decisioned George Gardner after 20 rounds, to win the Light Heavyweight title. This win was Fitzsimmons' third world championship in three different weight classes - a record. So the bottom line is that the techniques and advice that are discussed in this book come straight from the horse's mouth and certainly come with an effective track record. <br /><br />Interestingly, the original publisher, A. J. Drexel Biddle, a friend of Fitzsimmons, later went on to his own measure of fame teaching hand-to-hand combat in both World War I and World War II. Several of Fitsimmons' methods, including the "Killer Shift" which is discussed here, became a part of Biddle's repertoire. <br /><br />I'll have some commentary later on in the course concerning my take on Fitsimmons' methods. At any rate, we have gone to great length to reproduce this body of work faithfully, the text has been spell checked, and each image has scanned at the highest resolution. And, as we always do with our vintage books and courses, additional material has been added.<br /><br />This course is basic and straightforward -- although that is also what makes it valuable. Many of the techniques and pieces of advice that Fitzsimmons provides are rather amazingly pertinent even well over a century later. They will most definitely benefit those who choose to employ them in this day and age. <br /><br />Have at it. <br /><br />Train hard, <br />John Wood
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
by Alfred Lansing

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English

Pages

292

Publication Date

April 29, 2014

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<div><b>The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age.</b></div><div><b><br /></b></div><div>In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men.</div><div><br /></div><div>For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed between two ice floes. With no options left, Shackleton and a skeleton crew attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. Their survival, and the survival of the men they left behind, depended on their small lifeboat successfully finding the island of South Georgia--a tiny dot of land in a vast and hostile ocean.</div><div><br /></div><div>In <i>Endurance</i>, the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton's fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.</div>

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