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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gol...
by Daniel James Brown

Language

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.
Coastal Breeze: Book One in the Bluewater Breeze Series
by Ed Robinson

Language

English

Pages

319

Publication Date

August 29, 2019

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Breeze is made an offer he can’t refuse. A three million dollar yacht is his for the taking, but there are strings attached. He’s sent to Panama to repossess the vessel from its current captain, who becomes an unlikely ally during a mission to Colombia. <br />He desperately wants to get home to Florida, but the return trip is fraught with problems and complicated by the uneasy relationship with his passenger. Any attempt to come to terms with the loss of his lover must wait for the completion of the journey. <br />A new life awaits if he can stay alive long enough to realize it. <br />
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History T...
by Kevin Fedarko

Language

English

Pages

433

Publication Date

May 07, 2013

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From one of <i>Outside</i> magazine’s “Literary All-Stars” comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983.<br /><br />In the spring of 1983, massive flooding along the length of the Colorado River confronted a team of engineers at the Glen Canyon Dam with an unprecedented emergency that may have resulted in the most catastrophic dam failure in history. In the midst of this crisis, the decision to launch a small wooden dory named “The Emerald Mile” at the head of the Grand Canyon, just fifteen miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam, seemed not just odd, but downright suicidal.<br /> <br />The Emerald Mile, at one time slated to be destroyed, was rescued and brought back to life by Kenton Grua, the man at the oars, who intended to use this flood as a kind of hydraulic sling-shot. The goal was to nail the all-time record for the fastest boat ever propelled—by oar, by motor, or by the grace of God himself—down the entire length of the Colorado River from Lee’s Ferry to Lake Mead. Did he survive? Just barely. Now, this remarkable, epic feat unfolds here, in <i>The Emerald Mile</i>.<b></b>
Escape from the Ordinary
by JULIE BRADLEY

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English

Pages

328

Publication Date

December 13, 2018

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<h3><strong>When you arrive at foreign shores by sailboat, it’s not such a small world after all.</strong><br /></h3><p><strong>Come along with Glen and Julie as they sail around the world and discover that reality is even bigger than the <em>Escape</em> they imagined.</strong> This breathtakingly personal true story will thrill those wanting to sail off into the sunset or enjoy the wonders of the world from the comfort of home. Escape from the Ordinary reminds you of the unlimited possibilities in life and nudges the reader into thoughts of their own dreams.  Not a technical book about sailing or storm tactics but vividly described, full-tilt adventures on foreign shores.  <br /></p><h4>WHAT READERS ARE SAYING <br /></h4><p>“Secretly, we wish we had it in us, but life, fear, jobs, money or whatever creates roadblocks. What courage they must have had to follow this dream! So many places, so many adventures, and lessons learned. All along, because of Julie's descriptions, you are thinking, "How would I have handled that?" "What would I have done?" I love that it's written from a woman's point of view; and from someone who had little sailing experience. I recommend it highly!”<br /></p><p>“Couldn’t put it down,” described one reader, “as <em>Escape from the Ordinary</em> took me beyond the glimpses of liveaboard life told in sailing and travel magazines.  I felt like I was onboard as they fought storms in the north Atlantic their first week at sea, navigated the Panama Canal dwarfed by oil tankers, and snorkeled in crystal clear Polynesian waters.”<br /></p><p>“Told with keen observations and sparkling with wry humor, Julie Bradley describes the terrors and pleasures of living an independent life where simple decisions have big consequences; where the mundane is seconds away from a life-threatening scare; and where seafaring obstacles can pale next to facing personal challenges.  If you have an ounce of adventure in your soul, read this book.”   </p><p>“Ordinary people can do extraordinary things...This is not a trip to Cabo for a two-week vacation.  This is true life …, on the edge real adventure.  I loved it…” <em>Amazon Reviewer</em><br /></p><h4>GREAT PEOPLE, PLACES AND PROSE<br /></h4><p>You will want an atlas by your side as you travel from one epic adventure to the next with Glen and Julie on board their floating home; an Amel sailboat.  Immerse yourself deeply into islands and cultures and come along as they dodge voodoo curses in the Bahamas, claw their way out of an underwater cavern in the South Pacific, and experience adventures of a lifetime in places such as:</p><p>* Bequia<br />* Caribbean<br />* Trinidad<br />* Venezuela<br />* Colombia<br />* San Blas islands<br />* Peru<br />* Galapagos Islands<br />* Marquesas Islands<br />* Tuamotu Islands<br />* Tahiti<br />* Palmerston Island<br />* Niue<br />* Tonga<br />* New Zealand<br />* Fiji<br /></p>
The Science of Winning: Planning, Periodizing and Optimizing Swim...
by Jan Olbrecht

Language

English

Pages

282

Publication Date

December 17, 2013

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It's very rare that a book can mean so much for professional sporting; Prof. Dr. Jan Olbrecht's book does! - He has a Ph. D. in physiology and biomechanics and is training adviser to numerous world class athletes - His method is based upon careful planning and a unique method of lactate testing to assess and optimize the athlete's conditioning and potential - His book should be considered as a manual for the modern coach who wants to know before planning and periodizing what kind of conditioning adaptations he may expect - It provides knowledge and shares experience in a very understandable and applicable to every training situation - It advances some new important concepts, most notably that training at anaerobic threshold speeds is not the most effective way to improve aerobic endurance and that aerobic and anaerobic metabolism must be developed to optimum, not maximum, levels in order to perform well in competition.<br />(Based on refined outcomes following a re-analysis of the characteristics of anaerobic capacity exercises, some changes have been made regarding their description for long distance swimmers in comparison with previous publications (see Classification of Training Exercises).<br /><br />There is also an app available:<br /><br />https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fgpartners.thescienceofwinning
Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 68th Edition (Chapman Piloting and ...
by Chapman

Language

English

Pages

920

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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The leading authoritative boating reference for close to a century. Includes up-to-date information on boating laws, regulations and safety tips, as well as complete discussions of weather, tide, currents, and navigation--addresses every issue that a boater faces.<br />
War in the Woods: Combating the Marijuana Cartels on America's Pu...
by , James A. Swan

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

October 05, 2010

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<DIV>The inside story of the drug cartels on our public lands—and the game wardens taking them on.</DIV>
Don Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual: Inc...
by Don Casey

Language

English

Pages

896

Publication Date

October 06, 2005

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<p><b>The definitive guide from the world's best-known sailboat maintenance expert</b></p> <p><i>Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual</i> combines six core volumes into a single, utterly dependable resource that answers every frequent question, explains every major system, and helps you keep your boat and its components shipshape.</p> <p>More than 2,500 clear and detailed illustrations guide you step by step through every procedure. Casey’s technical virtuosity, his user-friendly explanations, and Peter Compton's diesel engine expertise make even the more complicated repairs and improvements easy to understand. This must-have guide saves you time, money, and grief as you learn the fastest, easiest, most effective ways to:</p> <ul> <li>Evaluate the condition of your boat or one you’re about to purchase</li> <li>Repair structural damage to your fiberglass sailboat</li> <li>Improve or repair your sailboat’s electrical system</li> <li>Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair your boat’s diesel engine</li> <li>Put a professional-looking finish on your boat’s hull, deck, spars, wood, and trim</li> <li>Make and repair sails, sail covers, dodgers, awnings, sailbags, and bimini tops</li> </ul>
2019-20 NFHS Swimming & Diving Rules Book
by NFHS

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

August 08, 2019

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Contains the official rules and case plays for swimming & diving and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
Lost!: A Harrowing True Story of Disaster at Sea
by Thomas Thompson

Language

English

Pages

203

Publication Date

December 13, 2016

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<b>From the bestselling author of <i>Blood and Money</i>: A haunting true story of three people locked in a fierce struggle against time and the sea—and each other.</b><br /><br /> In July 1973, Bob Tininenko; his wife, Linda; and his brother in-law, Jim Fisher, set sail from Tacoma, Washington, on a thirty-one-foot trimaran down the West Coast to Costa Rica. The journey was expected to take a matter of weeks, but ten days into the cruise, the party encountered a freak storm off the coast of northern California. When gale-force winds and fifty-foot waves capsized their boat, the voyage became a nightmare.<br />  <br /> For seventy-two days, the trio was lost at sea. Challenged by nature and compromised by a bitter rivalry, their courage and will to live was put to the ultimate test. Jim, the owner and skipper of the boat, was a devout fundamentalist whose recognition of God’s will in every event brought him into increasing conflict with his brother-in-law. As the two men battled to take control of a dire situation, Linda kept a secret that would lead to heartrending tragedy.<br />  <br /> A “hair-raising” (<i>Houston Chronicle</i>) account of shipwreck and survival and a searing portrait of faith without reason, <i>Lost! </i>is an unforgettable true story from “a writer of tremendous power and achievement” (<i>Detroit Free Press</i>).<br />  

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