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The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever
by Mark Frost

Language

English

Pages

284

Publication Date

November 06, 2007

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<strong>In 1956, a casual bet between two millionaires eventually pitted two of the greatest golfers of the era-Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan-against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi.</strong> </br></br> The year: 1956. Four decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U.S. Open Champion Francis Ouimet. Now a wealthy car dealer and avid supporter of amateur golf, Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match, and challenges Coleman to bring any two golfers of his choice to the course at 10 a.m. the next day to settle the issue. Coleman accepts the challenge and shows up with his own power team: Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game's greatest living professionals, with fourteen major championships between them.</br></br> In Mark Frost's peerless hands, complete with the recollections of all the participants, the story of this immortal foursome and the game they played that day-legendarily known in golf circles as the greatest private match ever played-comes to life with powerful, emotional impact and edge-of-your-seat suspense.
Beneath The Muscle: Unleash Your Inner Champion
by Lauren Powers

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English

Pages

217

Publication Date

March 04, 2019

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<h2>Wish you had the courage to stand out from the crowd? Discover a legendary athlete's life-changing guide to embracing your inner strength. </h2><p>Do you always feel like you're hiding your true self? Are you too afraid of cyberbullies and armchair critics to share your unique talents? Renowned fitness celebrity Lauren Powers rose above debilitating addiction and became a bodybuilding champion at an age when most contenders retire. With multiple titles and film roles under her belt, Powers is living proof that you can turn your true passions into reality. </p><p><i>Beneath the Muscle</i> is your inspirational handbook to letting your true talents shine. Inspired by Powers' crushing battles against haters and her incredible victories, this book reveals the author's formula for authentic success. No matter your shape, size, or status, the book's winning combination of self-care routines and positive psychology can take you from underdog to champion. </p><h3>In <i>Beneath the Muscle</i>, you’ll discover:</h3><ul><li>An intimate look into Powers' struggles and triumphs to inspire your own journey to success</li><li>Methods for honing your true passion and purpose</li><li>Actionable strategies for overcoming obstacles on the path to your dreams</li><li>Tactics for combating the negative attention of critics to focus on what matters</li><li>Techniques to cultivate a healthy goal-oriented mindset and much, much more! </li></ul><p><i>Beneath the Muscle</i> is your personal trainer in the pursuit of greatness. If you like pushing boundaries, real-world inspirational stories, and actionable advice from a trusted expert, then you’ll love Lauren Powers’ heartfelt guide to self-acceptance and lifelong achievement. </p><h2><u>Buy <i>Beneath the Muscle</i> to embrace a powerful new you today! </u></h2><br />
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gol...
by Daniel James Brown

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

June 04, 2013

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.”<br /><br /></b>For readers of <i>Unbroken</i>, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.<br /><br /> It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.
The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of...
by W. Timothy Gallwey

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English

Pages

161

Publication Date

June 22, 2010

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<b>Master <i>your</i> game from the inside out!</b><br /><br />With more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, this phenomenally successful guide has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just for tennis players, or even just for athletes in general, this handbook works for anybody who wants to improve his or her performance in any activity, from playing music to getting ahead at work. W. Timothy Gallwey, a leading innovator in sports psychology, reveals how to<br /><br />• focus your mind to overcome nervousness, self-doubt, and distractions<br />• find the state of “relaxed concentration” that allows you to play at your best<br />• build skills by smart practice, then put it all together in match play<br /><br />Whether you're a beginner or a pro, Gallwey's engaging voice, clear examples, and illuminating anecdotes will give you the tools you need to succeed.<br /><br /><b>“Introduced to <i>The Inner Game of Tennis</i> as a graduate student years ago, I recognized the obvious benefits of [W. Timothy] Gallwey's teachings. . . . Whether we are preparing for an inter-squad scrimmage or the National Championship Game, these principles lie at the foundation of our program.”—from the Foreword by Pete Carroll</b>
Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Per...
by Alex Hutchinson

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<p></p><p><strong>THE <em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER • </strong><strong>Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell</strong></p><p><strong>"Reveals how we can all surpass our perceived physical limits." — Adam Grant</strong></p><p><em>Limits are an illusion: a revolutionary account of the science and psychology of endurance, revealing the secrets of reaching the hidden extra potential within us all. </em></p><p>The capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field. But what if we all can go farther, push harder, and achieve more than we think we’re capable of?</p><p>Blending cutting-edge science and gripping storytelling in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell—who contributes the book’s foreword—award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson reveals that a wave of paradigm-altering research over the past decade suggests the seemingly physical barriers you encounter as set as much by your brain as by your body. This means the mind is the new frontier of endurance—and that the horizons of performance are much more elastic than we once thought.</p><p>But, of course, it’s not “all in your head.” For each of the physical limits that Hutchinson explores—pain, muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, fuel—he carefully disentangles the delicate interplay of mind and body by telling the riveting stories of men and women who’ve pushed their own limits in extraordinary ways.</p><p>The longtime “Sweat Science” columnist for <em>Outside</em> and <em>Runner’s World</em>, Hutchinson, a former national-team long-distance runner and Cambridge-trained physicist, was one of only two reporters granted access to Nike’s top-secret training project to break the two-hour marathon barrier, an extreme quest he traces throughout the book. But the lessons he draws from shadowing elite athletes and from traveling to high-tech labs around the world are surprisingly universal. Endurance, Hutchinson writes, is “the struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop”—and we’re always capable of pushing a little farther.</p>
Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Laura Hillenbrand

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English

Pages

418

Publication Date

July 01, 2003

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<b><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • From the author of the runaway phenomenon <i>Unbroken</i> comes a universal underdog story about the horse who came out of nowhere to become a legend.</b><br /></b><br />Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three men changed Seabiscuit’s fortunes:<br /><br /> Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile to the western United States and became an overnight millionaire. When he needed a trainer for his new racehorses, he hired Tom Smith, a mysterious mustang breaker from the Colorado plains. Smith urged Howard to buy Seabiscuit for a bargain-basement price, then hired as his jockey Red Pollard, a failed boxer who was blind in one eye, half-crippled, and prone to quoting passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Over four years, these unlikely partners survived a phenomenal run of bad fortune, conspiracy, and severe injury to transform Seabiscuit from a neurotic, pathologically indolent also-ran into an American sports icon.<br /><br /><b>BONUS: This edition contains a <i>Seabiscuit</i> discussion guide and an excerpt from <i>Unbroken</i>.</b><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Seabiscuit</i></b><br /><br /> “Fascinating . . . Vivid . . . A first-rate piece of storytelling, leaving us not only with a vivid portrait of a horse but a fascinating slice of American history as well.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><i><br /> </i><br /> “Engrossing . . . Fast-moving . . . More than just a horse’s tale, because the humans who owned, trained, and rode Seabiscuit are equally fascinating. . . . [Laura Hillenbrand] shows an extraordinary talent for describing a horse race so vividly that the reader feels like the rider.”<b>—<i>Sports Illustrated</i></b><br /><br /> “REMARKABLE . . . MEMORABLE . . . JUST AS COMPELLING TODAY AS IT WAS IN 1938.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b>
What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and E...
by Scott Carney

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

January 03, 2017

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<div><b><i><span>What Doesn't Kill Us, </span></i></b><b><span>a<i> New York Times </i>bestseller, traces our evolutionary journey back to a time when survival depended on how well we adapted to the environment around us.</span></b><span> </span><span><br /><br /><span>Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what anyone today might consider modern technology. Those feats of endurance now seem impossible in an age where we take comfort for granted. But what if we could regain some of our lost evolutionary strength by simulating the environmental conditions of our </span></span><span>forebears? </span><span><br /><br /><span>Investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney takes up the challenge to find out: Can we hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology? Helping him in his search for the answers is Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof, whose ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study. Carney also enlists input from an Army scientist, a world-famous surfer, the founders of an obstacle course race movement, and ordinary people who have documented how they have cured autoimmune diseases, lost weight, and reversed diabetes. In the process, he chronicles his own transformational journey as he pushes his body and mind to the edge of endurance, a quest that culminates in a record-bending, 28-hour climb to the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers.</span><br /><br /><span>An ambitious blend of investigative reporting and participatory journalism, </span><i>What Doesn't Kill Us</i><span> explores the true connection between the mind and the body and reveals the science that allows us to push past our perceived limitations.</span></span><br /><span> </span></div>
The Happy Runner: Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer
by , Megan Roche

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

September 06, 2018

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<DIV><P> Is your daily run starting to drag you down? Has running become a chore rather than the delight it once was? Then <I>The Happy Runner</I> is the answer for you. </P><P> Authors David and Megan Roche believe that you can’t reach your running potential without consistency and joyful daily adventures that lead to long-term health and happiness. Guided by their personal experiences and coaching expertise, they point out the mental and emotional factors that will help you learn exactly how to become a happy runner and achieve your personal best. </P><P> Following the “some work, all play” approach, <I>The Happy Runner</I> introduces the three commandments of happy running and teaches you how to balance the effort of running with the simple joy of the activity: </P><P> • Learn how to run fast, run long, and stay healthy with proven training methods. </P><P> • Read real stories from professional and recreational athletes who have had personal breakthroughs as they learned to love the process of running. </P><P> • Understand how to adapt your running based on your personal lifestyle and goals as well as avoid setbacks from injury. </P><P> • Develop your self-belief and make positivity your default setting so you can reach your goals. </P><P> Whether you’re battling burnout, are returning after an injury, or are new to running and want to enjoy a 5K or an ultramarathon, the science-based training guidance in <I>The Happy Runner</I> will help you get faster, go longer, and live stronger—all with a smile. </P><P><B>CE exam available!</B> For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. <I>The Happy Runner Online CE Exam</I> may be purchased separately or as part of <I>The Happy Runner With CE Exam</I>, a package that includes both the book and the exam. </P></DIV>
How to Build a Car: The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest F...
by Adrian Newey

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English

Pages

401

Publication Date

November 02, 2017

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<p>'Adrian has a unique gift for understanding drivers and racing cars. He is ultra competitive but never forgets to have fun. An immensely likeable man.' <strong>Damon Hill</strong></p><p>The world’s foremost designer in Formula One, Adrian Newey OBE is arguably one of Britain’s greatest engineers and this is his fascinating, powerful memoir.</p><p><em>How to Build a Car</em> explores the story of Adrian’s unrivalled 35-year career in Formula One through the prism of the cars he has designed, the drivers he has worked alongside and the races in which he’s been involved.</p><p>A true engineering genius, even in adolescence Adrian’s thoughts naturally emerged in shape and form – he began sketching his own car designs at the age of 12 and took a welding course in his school summer holidays. From his early career in IndyCar racing and on to his unparalleled success in Formula One, we learn in comprehensive, engaging and highly entertaining detail how a car actually works. Adrian has designed for the likes of Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, always with a shark-like purity of purpose: to make the car go faster. And while his career has been marked by unbelievable triumphs, there have also been deep tragedies; most notably Ayrton Senna’s death during his time at Williams in 1994.</p><p>Beautifully illustrated with never-before-seen drawings, <em>How to Build a Car</em> encapsulates, through Adrian’s remarkable life story, precisely what makes Formula One so thrilling – its potential for the total synchronicity of man and machine, the perfect combination of style, efficiency and speed.</p>
Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviatio...
by Keith O'Brien

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

August 07, 2018

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<DIV>A <I>New York Times</I> Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A <I>New York Times Book Review</I> Editors’ Choice * A <I>Time</I> Best Book for Summer<BR />  <BR /> Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. While male pilots were lauded as heroes, the few women who dared to fly were more often ridiculed—until a cadre of women pilots banded together to break through the entrenched prejudice.<BR /><BR /><I>Fly Girls</I> weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout from Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcée; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at her blue blood family’s expectations; and Louise Thaden, the young mother of two who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to fly and race airplanes—and in 1936, one of them would triumph, beating the men in the toughest air race of them all.</DIV>

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