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The Joy of Growing Old
by Arlene E. Andrews

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English

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Publication Date

August 18, 2017

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The author's life in short stories<br />
My Adventures Around the World: Camino de Santiago de Compostela ...
by Derek Rich

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English

Pages

124

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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The start of this summer's adventure brought me to the East Coast of America and New York followed by a trip over to France. Preparations were then made for the beginning of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela beginning in the town of St Jean Pied de Port in southern France. It would then take 32 days to hike close to 800 kilometers along the Camino Frances route to Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain.
Sandro Moreyra: um autor à procura de um personagem (Portuguese ...
by Paulo Cezar Guimarães

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Portuguese

Pages

274

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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Como o mais aplicado dos repórteres, o autor ouviu mais de 100 pessoas que conviveram com Sandro. Mergulhou de cabeça na vida do biografado, leu dezenas de livros, pesquisou periódicos, sites, blogs, assistiu filmes e visitou acervos públicos e pessoais. Foram conversas com parentes, jornalistas, jo¬gadores, técnicos, juízes de Direito e árbitros de futebol. <br />Entre os entrevistados, Zico, Júnior, Agnaldo Timóteo, Antônio Maria Filho, Arnaldo Cézar Coelho, Elza Soares, Carlos Alberto Torres, Galvão Bueno, João Máximo, José Carlos Araújo, Juca Kfouri, Sérgio Cabral (pai), Ancelmo Gois, além das duas filhas (Sandra e Eugênia) e outros parentes próximos.<br />Um time forte acompanhou PC na produção do livro: Ique assina a caricatura da capa, João Máximo o texto da orelha e Carlos Eduardo Novaes, o prefácio. Já Sandra Moreyra, responsável pelo texto da quarta capa, manteve encontros com PC por mais de um ano e cedeu fotos, recortes de jornais, cartas e postais. <br />Filho de Eugênia e Álvaro Moreyra, duas grandes figuras da cultura bra¬sileira na primeira metade do século, Sandro era craque com as palavras. Trabalhou por mais de 30 anos na redação do Jornal do Brasil, onde assinou a coluna Bola dividida. <br />Conhecido pelo bom-humor e pelo bronzeado permanente, era na Praia de Ipanema que Sandro batia ponto antes de ir para a redação do JB. C
Life Out of Bounds - Hungary, Alaska, Seattle (1943-2010) (Very S...
by Steven Domonkos Sr.

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English

Pages

107

Publication Date

August 16, 2017

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20 very short stories of stumbling through life with the backdrop of WWII, 1956 Hungarian Revolution and life in Alaska. At University of Alaska and University of Washington working with some of the best scientists researching Aurora Borealis. Mt. St. Helens eruption, experiments looking for Continental Plate Boundaries at the Pacific seafloor off Acapulco, flying on Atmospheric Sciences research aircrafts B-23, Convair 131A, Convair 580, and related adventures and vindictive cats… Illustrated with lots of pictures and maps.
Cropduster's Wife: TRUE STORY DANGER ADVENTURE MIRACLES (Aviati...
by Suzanne Smith

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English

Pages

40

Publication Date

August 21, 2017

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Danger, adventure and miracles page after page.True story about the real life of crop dusting .<br />By the wife -but not a girls book- this book will make any pilot sweat!
Sailing Alone Around the World (Illustrated)
by Joshua Slocum

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English

Pages

185

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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Sailing Alone Around the World (1900) is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Slocum was the first person to sail around the world alone. The book was an immediate success and highly influential in inspiring later travelers.
Monsieur X: The incredible story of the most audacious gambler in...
by Jamie Reid

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English

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Publication Date

March 08, 2018

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Patrice des Moutis was a handsome, charming and well educated Frenchman with an aristocratic family, a respectable insurance business, and a warm welcome in the smartest Parisian salons. He was also a compulsive gambler and illegal bookie. <br /><br />Between the late 1950s and the early 1970s, des Moutis made a daring attempt to beat the French state-run betting system. With a genius for mathematics and a deep love and understanding of the horse-racing world – not to mention excellent relationships with all the top trainers and jockeys – he applied himself to his task with vigour and meticulous research. A series of spectacular coups netted him (and his friends, with whom he generously shared his predictions) the equivalent of millions of pounds, and soon saw him nicknamed Monsieur X and hailed as a hero by a public desperate to see someone get one over on the state. <br /><br />Des Moutis' success so alarmed the authorities that they repeatedly changed the rules of betting in an effort to stop him. And so a battle of wills began, all played out on the front pages of the daily newspapers as the general public willed des Moutis on to ever greater successes. He remained one step ahead of the authorities until finally the government criminalised his activities, driving him into the arms of the underworld. Eventually the net began to close, high-profile characters found themselves the target of the state's investigation, and people began turning up dead.<br /><br />This long-running cat and mouse game – with the law on one side and des Moutis and the gangsters on the other – is a dazzling tale of glamour, riches, violence and ultimately tragedy.
Chasing the Cup: My America's Cup Journey
by Jimmy Spithill

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English

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Publication Date

September 13, 2017

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If Ben Ainslie manages to win the right to compete for the America's Cup in 2017, Jimmy Spithill is the man he'll be up against. <br /><br />Jimmy is the world's most successful racing skipper, and at 37 has already reached legendary status. In 2013 he led Oracle Team USA to victory against New Zealand against massive odds, recovering from 1-8 to win 9-8 (the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> called it 'one of the greatest comebacks in sports history'), and is the skipper for Oracle's upcoming 2017 America's Cup defence as well. <br /><br />This is his autobiography, and it opens with a young Jimmy in hospital about to have surgery on his leg, being told by the doctors he'll never be much good at sport. This sparks a life-long determination to prove them wrong. He won his first race aged 10, and using a credit card to pay for travel he went on winning races all over the country, and then the world. He debuted in the America's Cup as a skipper at age 20, and after a tough legal battle to free himself from his contract with the Young Australia team, he sailed in the next two Cups before becoming the youngest ever winner of the America's Cup in 2010, as helmsman and skipper of BMW Oracle Team 90, only to win it again three years later in 2013. <br /><br />This book is far from the usual media-trained official account you often get, especially in the closed-off world of the America's Cup. Jimmy's open, honest style gives us a rare insight into what goes on in the head of an extremely focused man at the top of his game. It's a rags-to-riches story of fierce determination, court cases, seasickness, crashed boats and cars, alcohol and winning against all the odds. And it all contributed to turning a quiet, bullied, water-loving blue-collar redhead born in Sydney into one of sailing's biggest rockstars.<br /><br />A compelling read, with many lessons in leadership, teamwork and achieving your dreams, no matter how impossible they seem.
FWJ
by Frankie Wainman Junior

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English

Pages

229

Publication Date

September 16, 2017

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Frankie Wainman Junior has been taking the chequered flag in Formula 1 stock car races for thirty years – never before has one driver been so successful for so long. Thirteen-time National Points Champion, nine-time British Champion and World Champion in three different countries – the scale of his achievements are unmatched. Now, Frankie reveals all about his life behind the wheel. Discover the anguish of missing out on World Final success, the joy of winning titles around the world, the pain felt after the death of a fellow driver, the determination needed to maintain superstar status for decades. Whether you’re a die-hard Wainman fan or someone who loves to boo him, let FWJ tell you how he became an icon of oval motorsport in his own words.
A Forgotten Hero: the king of the racing paths ;
by Prateek Sharma

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English

Pages

107

Publication Date

August 16, 2017

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It is said that nobody remembers those who finish second. But somehow, somewhere fate brings certain heroes to life. Enclosed within is the struggles and laurels of one such athlete. He led a life dominated by running...running...running. He was just a village boy whose mother died at childbirth and whose father died in her memories. This young man recruited himself in the Army at a young age and became an athlete by default. And what followed is the stuff legends are made of. Makhan Singh. The name might not sound familiar. In fact one or two in a hundred, may have heard his name. And yet, he was called the legend on the tracks. This book is a biography of Makhan Singh, who was called the king of the racing path. But he is forgotten by all and the respect which he and his family deserved is still due. The book shows the untold chapters of his lifespan and make people know about his name,achievements, laurels which he won for the country. Its a treasure of motivational and inspirational journey. Everyone out there will surely love the book am sure.

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