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Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from...
by Laura Hillenbrand

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

November 11, 2014

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<b>In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of <i>Unbroken</i> introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics. </b><br /><br />On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.<br /> <br />The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.<br /> <br />Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.<br /> <br />Featuring more than one hundred photographs plus an exclusive interview with Zamperini, this breathtaking odyssey—also captured on film by director Angelina Jolie—is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the ability to endure against the unlikeliest of odds.<br /><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Unbroken<br /></i></b><br />"This adaptation of Hillenbrand's adult bestseller is highly dramatic and exciting, as well as painful to read as it lays bare man's hellish inhumanity to man."—<b><i>Booklist</i>, STARRED</b><br /><br />"This captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends. A strong, well-written work."—<b><i>SLJ<br /></i></b><br />"This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers."—<i><b>Kirkus</b><br /></i>
The Book of Five Rings (The Way of the Warrior Series)
by Miyamoto Musashi

Language

English

Pages

86

Publication Date

January 26, 2020

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Along with Sun Tzu's The Art of War, The Book of Five Rings is considered to be one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asia. Composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was a mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess—and it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in The Book of Five Rings. This brilliant manifesto is written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life.
Shade's First Rule: A Fantasy LitRPG Adventure (Divine Apostasy B...
by A. F. Kay

Language

English

Pages

434

Publication Date

August 01, 2019

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A new LitRPG world has arrived!<br /><br />It's Ruwen’s Ascension Day, and he finally dies for the first time. His newly revived body can learn Spells and Abilities for the Class given him by the Goddess Uru, and dying is no longer permanent.<br /><br />Ruwen’s high intelligence makes becoming a Mage inevitable. With his new powers, he will locate his parents and clear their family name. But nothing goes as Ruwen imagined, and when a rival God tries to kill Ruwen shortly after his disastrous Ascension, his focus turns from his future to just surviving.<br /><br />His choices place him in the middle of an ancient war, and he must overcome the limitations of his unexpected Class to reach level five. Only then will he have the tools needed to survive. But dying now comes with a terrible penalty, and failing Uru might not only cost him his life and loved ones but his entire world.<br /><br />It turns out dying on your Ascension Day is the easy part.<br /><br />*****<br /><br />Hey, LitRPG readers! I've created an FAQ for Shade's First Rule to answer some of the common questions and to help you decide if this book is for you. It can be found at: afkauthor.com/faq
The Hidden Horses of New York: A Novel
by Natalie Keller Reinert

Language

English

Pages

314

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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Jenny’s a horsewoman, born and bred. Aidan’s a photographer, with a passion for sleek thoroughbreds. Lana has business brains and start-up cash. Together, they’re going to bring horse racing’s best stories to life. Best friends working on a passion project together: it could be the perfect post-grad life in New York City… if only Jenny wasn’t hopelessly in love with Aidan.<br /><br />Unrequited love aside, Jenny might be in over her head. It’s not an easy task to get old-fashioned trainers to open up to her, but Jenny’s determined to get her story. Then, as she digs deep in search of a missing horse, Jenny tumbles into a dark underworld she’d thought was just a fairy tale.<br /><br />In the pursuit of horse racing’s happy endings, to say nothing of her own, Jenny will find herself tested again and again. A colt’s bid for a Breeders’ Cup championship, a racehorse with no name, a charming police mount on Amsterdam Avenue, a carriage horse clattering through Central Park: the horses of New York are clamoring to have their stories told. Jenny just has to find the words, and the courage, to give them a voice.
Jesse and the Ice Princess (Gulf City High Book 1)
by Michelle MacQueen

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English

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Publication Date

January 10, 2020

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<p>Rule #1 of the Gulf City High hockey team: <em>Don’t date the coach's daughter. </em><br />Not like Charlotte Morrison will ever speak to Jesse Carrigan, let alone date him. <br />The coach's only daughter is a robot. At least, that’s what they call her. Robot, Ice Princess… it all means the same thing: she won't lose sight of her figure skating goal no matter what it costs. <br /></p><p>Even if her dad’s team needs her. <br /></p><p>Even if the captain of said team learns her biggest secret. <br /></p><p><em>That the ice princess has game. </em><br /></p><p><em></em>And Jesse has to know more. He wants her to teach him, to teach the team how to fix their zero-win record. <br />As those icy walls of hers start to thaw, Jesse realizes he needs her out there on the ice with him, skating next to him where she belongs. <br />But she’s been a figure skater her entire life. How does hockey fit into her life of competitions? <br />Maybe the game isn't the win he needs. <br />After all, hockey is just that--<em>a game</em>. <br />And Charlotte Morrison? <em>She is life. </em><br />The only problem? She skates on the outside of his world, and he isn't sure how to make her see they belong on the same ice.</p><p><em>Beware of Zamboni shenanigans, adorable siblings taking care of each other, lots of hockey playing madness, and a sassy girl who goes after what she wants.</em></p><p><em></em><br /></p><p><u><strong>The Gulf City High Series:</strong></u><br /></p><ol><li><em>Jesse and the Ice Princess</em><br /></li><li><em>Roman and the Hopeless Romantic</em><br /></li><li><em>Spencer and the Younger Girl</em><br /></li><li><em>Nate and the Invisible Girl</em><br /></li></ol>
Where the Bluegrass Grows (Equestrian Romance Series Book 1)
by Laurie Berglie

Language

English

Pages

186

Publication Date

March 23, 2016

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“When fiction writer Molly Sorrenson realized her real life was starting to read like one of her novels, she knew it was time for a break.”<br />Tired of her life in Maryland, Molly packs her bags and heads west to Lexington, Kentucky, where she’ll spend the summer with her best friend, Macy. Molly’s looking forward to riding horses, doing a little writing, and taking a break from her love life. But then she meets Beau Bridges, a handsome horse vet who steals her heart and turns her world upside down. <br />As the summer heats up, so does their romance. But when Beau’s past comes back to haunt him, Molly must decide if she should stay in Kentucky, or return home, alone.
Defensive Coordinator's Football Handbook
by Leo Hand

Language

English

Pages

247

Publication Date

January 12, 2016

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Defensive Coordinator’s Football Handbook is a complete guide for football coaches. The information contained in the book has been compiled by Leo Hand during 47 years of coaching championship teams at both the high school and collegiate levels. Numerous topics are covered that will enable any coach to successfully understand and defend modern offenses. Including: <br /><br /><br />• An overview of contemporary offensive trends <br />• A system for identifying offensive formations and personnel groupings <br />• A system for creating multiple defensive fronts and secondary coverages <br />• The base reads, reactions, and techniques for defensive linemen and linebackers <br />• Synopses of the responsibilities and techniques necessary to install different odd and even eight-man and seven-man fronts <br />• Run responsibilities and techniques for both three-deep and four-deep secondaries <br />• Strategies and tactics necessary to stop 19 of today’s most potent running plays <br />• An explanation of the adjustments and techniques necessary to install variations of man-to-man pass coverages as well as variations of zone and combo pass coverages versus different contemporary offensive formations <br />• Different stunt strategies that enable your defense to actually attack the offense <br />• Sample pass coverage/stunt menus for: the 3-3-5, 4-2-5, bear 46, 3-4, 4-3, and weak eagle defenses
Horse Gone Silent: Horse Gone Silent Trilogy Book 1
by Shane Ledyard

Language

English

Pages

137

Publication Date

January 29, 2016

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<br />Horse Gone Silent delivers adventure, drama, and life lessons in a tale that will speak to your heart like no horse story ever has before. <br />Follow the life of champion show jumping horse Calebo from his sweet youth, to the top of his sport and then to auction where he faces unfathomable depths of despair. Never sure of his ultimate fate, Calebo relies on his faith, family, and friends to give him strength on his incredible journey. His story is told in remarkable detail by American horseman, Shane Ledyard. The first novella in the Horse Gone Silent trilogy. Order this Amazon best seller today!<br /> The Horse Gone Silent Trilogy<br />Horse Gone Silent ~ Sycamore Whispers ~ Brielle’s Promise<br />
George Best - A Celebration: Untold True Stories of Our Most Lege...
by Bernie Smith & Maureen Hu...

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English

Pages

380

Publication Date

September 01, 2008

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George Best was one of the greatest footballers ever to have walked the Earth - an absolute legend. His ability as an all-round player was, and still is, unsurpassed. He was highly skilful, a tough tackler and great in the air. As well as being an exceptionally gifted sportsman, George also had a unique gift when it came to people. His open and friendly nature meant that others were naturally drawn to him and he always had time to get to know anyone and everyone.Perhaps because of this, George Best reached so many people. As well as the legions of football fans who watched, awestruck, as he played, he also touched the hearts of everyone with whom he came in contact on a day-to-day basis; from club managers to the groundsmen at Old Trafford, Bestie had time for them all; it seems that almost everyone has a story to tell about him!Bernie Smith is an avid collector of everything to do with the late, great man and Maureen Hunt worked in the newspaper industry for over twenty years. From banknotes to team photographs, to signed shirts and even underwear, there is not much out there relating to George that they don't know about or possess! While gathering memorabilia they discovered that almost every keepsake, souvenir or trophy has a humorous, heart-warming or poignant story attached to it. Piecing together these gems of history, they have complied a fitting tribute to a genuine icon.Take, for example, the incredible journey of the pair of limited edition 'George Best' boots that ended up on a stall at Brick Lane market in London to eventually become the treasured possession of a man who idolised him; or the boy whose house backed onto the United training ground and who would jump over the fence to stand at the back of the nets to watch the Best magic and act as a ball boy when necessary; or even a gold thong, signed by George himself, that was bought at auction and left in a drawer…until now!Packed with anecdotes and rare photographs, this delightful book will be a welcome addition to any Best fan's collection and is a wonderful way to commemorate the man who was who both hero and friend to so many people.'The genius of George Best on the football field is well documented, as is the celebrity lifestyle which such genius often attracts. This book gives an insight into the much less well known human side of his life and the many unsung acts of kindness which were so typical and which endeared him to everyone who was fortunate enough to know or meet him. I count myself privileged to be amongst that number' - Doug Ellis, President Emeritus - Aston Villa Football Club'George Best was a fine fellow to share company with off the football field. It doesn't surprise me that the stories in this book celebrate the real side of George. George had a snooker table in his house and he loved to play the game. He was one of the nicest people you would ever wish to meet, with a great sense of humour' - Dennis Taylor, 1985 Embassy World Snooker Champion and fellow Belfast boy'Besite can only be described in one word - fantastic! - Ron 'Chopper' Harris
Muted
by Leanne Owens

Language

English

Pages

458

Publication Date

November 26, 2018

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A story of courage, transformation, and the power of love - with a whole lot of horses thrown in.<br /><br />Outback horseman Lane Dimity is one of the most powerful social media personalities on the planet. Although unable to speak since the tragedy that took place on his eighth birthday, his words reach out across the world, changing lives. When he learns that more than a thousand stallions have been bred by the U.S. pharmaceutical company, Pilatos Industries, to be used in the development of their new drug Stablex, he knows he has to do all he can to free them. Unfortunately, the heir to Pilatos, Karen Lawford, will do everything in her power to stop him. Pilatos has gambled its future on the revolutionary new drug, and these genetically unique stallions are needed to produce the drug - there are no limits to what they will do to ensure that Lane doesn’t interfere.<br /><br />Lane tries to convince Karen that the stallions at Pilatos must be given their freedom, but his beliefs are losing the battle against the Pilatos creed of greed, and it is only when she learns the shocking truth of what lies at the heart of the laboratories that there’s any chance of change, but is it too late for Lane? Sometimes, you only know how much you love someone once you lose them.<br /><br />An intriguing and inspiring story of love and friendship set against the greed of the corporate world. A story that explores what is important in life, starting with the heart-rending tragedy in the outback and journeying around the world to New York, the Spanish Riding School, the Austrian Alps, and rural America. You don't need to like horses to enjoy the book, but even the most experienced horse people will appreciate the knowledge shared by Lane. <br /><br />Leanne Owens is an English teacher with a Master's in Education who has written for horse magazines for decades, as well as being a writer and reporter for Horse Talk TV. She lives with her husband on their farm in Queensland, Australia, and writes novels about people who show resilience, humour, and courage no matter what life throws at them. She hopes that her novels do more than entertain readers for a few days - she wants readers to take an emotional journey in her books, to feel sadness and joy, and to find themselves inspired and uplifted by the events and the people. <br />

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