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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>
Think and Grow Rich: The Original 1937 Unedited Edition
by Napoleon Hill

Language

English

Pages

341

Publication Date

July 10, 2019

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Think and Grow Rich is a motivational personal development and self-help book written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title implies that this book deals only with how to get rich, the author explains that the philosophy taught in the book can be used to help people succeed in all lines of work and to do or be almost anything they want.
Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon
by Yossi Ghinsberg

Language

English

Pages

344

Publication Date

June 09, 2015

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<b>“A powerful story of self-discovery, survival in the wild.” —<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><BR><BR>Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive.<BR><BR>The basis of an upcoming motion picture, <i>Jungle</i> is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.
Breakaway: Beyond the Goal
by Alex Morgan

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 02, 2015

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Get inspired to be your best—in sports and in life—with this uplifting memoir from star soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan that includes eight pages of full-color photos!<BR><BR>As a talented and successful female athlete, Alex Morgan is a role model to thousands of girls who want to be their best, not just in soccer, but in other sports and in life. The story of her path to success, from playing in the 2011 Women’s World Cup, to winning gold in the 2012 London Olympics, to ranking as one of the National Team’s top scorers, will inspire everyone who reads it.<BR> <BR>From her beginnings with the American Youth Soccer Organization to her key role in the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Alex shares the details that made her who she is today: a fantastic role model and athlete who proudly rocks a pink headband.
Forward (The Eventing Series Book 5)
by Natalie Keller Reinert

Language

English

Pages

387

Publication Date

April 30, 2019

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At the end of Luck, we saw Jules and Pete settling into a new life at Alachua Eventing Co-op, where Jules will be the manager and head riding instructor. It’s not exactly what she expected out of her career, but things are going fine, and it’s better than living in a horse trailer, right?<br /><br />The cracks begin to show as the eventing season winds up and summer sets in across Florida. Pete’s new horse has an overbearing owner who is pressuring him into pushing the horse too fast. Dynamo suddenly seems to be showing his age on the cross-country course. And how on earth is Jules supposed to manage a barn, a dozen kids, and her own competition schedule?<br /><br />She’ll need some help from old friends — and maybe some old enemies, too — but Jules is going to keep moving forward, no matter what. From the pine plantations of north Florida to the skyscraper shadows of the Central Park Horse Show, Forward is all about chasing dreams, wherever they may lead.
Muted
by Leanne Owens

Language

English

Pages

394

Publication Date

November 26, 2018

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A story of courage and transformation, of the power of friendship and love, and the importance of doing what is right, whatever the cost. 'Muted' centres around a strong, powerful woman who has lost her way in her pursuit of success in business, and a kind and enigmatic man who wants to help her rediscover what is truly important.<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, Stablex, 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 Prologue and journeying around the world with humour and mystery. 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 />Quotes from readers:<br /><br />"I couldn't believe what Pilatos were doing, then I looked around where I work and I realised that is exactly what they would do. Chilling, enlightening and, thankfully, uplifting."<br /><br />"I read it for the horses and I wasn't disappointed. Lipizzaners, Friesians, Warmbloods, mustangs and others, presented knowledgably by a writer who knows horses. It left me with a lot to think about. I loved this book."<br /><br />“I cried so hard after the Prologue that I had to put the book down and go and hug my family. Warning: don’t read that chapter without tissues. Thank goodness the mood climbed after that, and I couldn’t stop reading to find out what was really going on.” <br /><br /><br /><br />Check the 'Leanne Owens' author page for her other books.<br />
Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics
by Jeremy Schaap

Language

English

Pages

298

Publication Date

March 03, 2015

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<DIV><B>This <I>New York Times</I>–bestselling author’s account of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin offers a “vivid portrait not just of Owens but of ’30s Germany and America” (<I>Sports Illustrated</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> At the 1936 Olympics, against a backdrop of swastikas and goose-stepping storm troopers, an African American son of sharecroppers won a staggering four gold medals, single-handedly falsifying Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy.<BR />  <BR /> The story of Jesse Owens at the Berlin games is that of an athletic performance that transcends sports. It is also the intimate and complex tale of one remarkable man’s courage. Drawing on unprecedented access to the Owens family, previously unpublished interviews, and archival research, Jeremy Schaap transports us to Germany and tells the dramatic tale of Owens and his fellow athletes at the contest dubbed the Nazi Olympics.<BR />  <BR /> With incisive reporting and rich storytelling, Schaap reveals what really happened over those tense, exhilarating weeks in a “snappy and dramatic” work of sports history (<I>Publishers Weekly</I>).<BR />  <BR /> “A remarkable job of tackling a complex subject and bringing it to life.” —John Feinstein<BR />  <BR /> “Add[s] even more luster to the indelibly heroic achievements of Jesse Owens.” —Ken Burns</DIV>
The Final Game at Ebbets Field: Plus other true accounts of base...
by Noel Hynd

Language

English

Pages

220

Publication Date

June 27, 2019

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The Dodgers’ final game in Brooklyn was played on September 24th, 1957. From the author of "The Giants of The Polo Grounds," here's a thoughtful entertaining new account of that last game played by the Brooklyn Dodgers at baseball's fabled Ebbets Field. <br /><br />'The Final Game At Ebbets Field’ starts this unique collection of true baseball stories. Photographs and a treasure trove of new insights and details accompany this newly researched account. The book continues with a lively assemblage of true major league stories from the golden age of baseball, focusing on New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Brooklyn, with a touch of San Francisco at the conclusion. We meet the fascinating men and women of the first half of the 20th Century. We get to know the people and places of a colorful bygone time: back when there were sixteen teams and hundreds of legendary players. <br /><br />Meet, for example, the family that lived at a ballpark in New York, the female Olympic swimmer who became the pitcher and captain of the New York Female Giants. Spend time with championship Boston Red Sox team that featured the greatest everyday outfield ever. Go back to the day when John Dillinger played professional baseball and Al Capone asked a Chicago player for an autograph, a request that was not to be refused. <br /><br />Fly a single engine plane with Ruth Law, the skilled aviatrix who dropped a grapefruit from an airplane on the Brooklyn manager. Relive the torments of the A's owner who erected a spiteful wall in Philadelphia to prevent neighborhood fans from seeing his team's games.<br /><br />All these true stories and more are contained here, told in the wry amusing style of Noel Hynd, a former contributor to Sports Illustrated.<br /><br />'The Final Game at Ebbets Field' is an insightful romp through some of American baseball's quirkiest events. It’s a memorable read! Come join us on a road trip into baseball's most colorful times.<br /><br />Praise for Noel Hynd's "The Giants of The Polo Grounds”…...<br /><br />“A compelling and comprehensive history of an extraordinary ball club.” - New York Times<br /><br />“Grandly digressive! The owners, stars like Mathewson and Mays, various eccentric players are all here in this vivid history by <br />Sports Illustrated contributor Hynd.” - Publishers’ Weekly<br /><br />“Fans of all ages will treasure the crazy quilt text for its stylish recall of the game’s summer roots.” -Kirkus Library Journal<br /><br />“Just plain enjoyable as baseball is supposed to be.” - The Pennsylvania Gazette<br /><br /><br />
The Book of Five Rings (The Way of the Warrior Series) by Miyamot...
by Miyamoto Musashi

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English

Pages

70

Publication Date

July 11, 2019

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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.
The Young Champion's Mind: How to Think, Train, and Thrive Like a...
by Jim Afremow

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

March 13, 2018

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<b>The ultimate guide for student athletes to train, play, and feel their best, from an expert in sports psychology.</b><br /><br />Sports psychologist Jim Afremow has earned accolades from Olympians to professional athletes for his insightful approach to training the mind, body, and spirit of a competitor. Now this award-winning coach is turning his talents to student athletes in the new young adult edition of his highly praised <i>The Champion's Mind</i>. <br /><br />As student athletes strive to balance their school and sports accomplishments, Dr. Afremow's sage advice will be a much-needed guide in helping them navigate the field—or rink or court.<i> The Young Champion's Mind</i> covers such topics as how to get in a "zone," thrive on a team, and stay humble, and how to progress within a sport and sustain long-term excellence. Customizable preparation routines promote full-power performance.

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