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The Hardmen: Legends and Lessons from the Cycling Gods
by The Velominati

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English

Pages

250

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<p><strong>Embrace and revel in the stories of the toughest cyclists of all time, told by The Velominati, originators of <em>The Rules</em>.  Read and get ready to ride . . . </strong></p><br />In cycling, suffering brings glory: a rider's value can be judged by their results, but also by their panache and heroism. Prepared to be awed and inspired by Chris Froome riding on at the Tour de France with a broken wrist or Geraint Thomas finishing it with a broken pelvis.<br /><br /><br /><br />In <em>The Hardmen</em> the writers behind cycling superblog Velominati.com and <em>The Rules</em> will tell the stories and illuminate the myths of not just the greatest cyclists ever, but the toughest. From Eddy Merckx to Beryl Burton, and from Marianne Vos to Edwig Van Hooydonk, the book will lay bare the secrets of their extraordinary and inspirational endurance in the face of pain, danger and disaster. After all, suffering is one of the joys of being a cyclist. Embrace climbs, relish the descents, and get ready to harden up. . .
The Warrior's Manifesto: Ideals for Those Who Protect and Defend
by Daniel Modell

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English

Pages

98

Publication Date

March 01, 2018

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<div><span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>USA Best Book Award FINALIST - 2018</strong><em><br /></em></span></span></div><i>The Warrior’s Manifesto</i> is a concise and potent declaration of principles that outline what it means to be a warrior. It is a brief, dramatic statement on the what, the why, and the way. These are not mere abstractions. Warriors must understand and embody them to bring wisdom, courage, and clarity to their work.<br /><br /><br /><br />Daniel Modell knows the importance of this grounding. He served twenty years with the New York Police Department before retiring as a lieutenant.<br /><br /><br /><br />“A warrior is not defined by insignia, uniforms, or shields; a warrior is not birthed by bow, sword, or gun,” he writes. “Warriors existed before all these things, and where he dons or wields them bestows them their meaning.”<br /><br /><br /><br />From ancient times to our own era, the way of the warrior has been a path apart. Whether serving in the trenches or securing our streets, warriors embrace a life most citizens would never choose. As Modell writes, the pay is modest, the hours long and ungodly. Warriors find themselves away from their families, often in harm’s way. They experience horror and tragedy. Politicians exploit them. The media and the public scrutinize their every act.<br /><br /><br /><br />“You will begin each day knowing that you may never see another,” Modell says. He makes it clear that this is no mere job. It is a calling.<br /><br /><br /><br />“You must stand between the predators and the innocents of the world and hold the line with your blood,” he writes.<br /><br /><br /><br /><i>The Warrior’s Manifesto</i> is an undeniable statement that will influence warriors for generations. This book is certain to become a classic.
The Born Again Runner: A Guide to Overcoming Excuses, Injuries, a...
by Pete Magill

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 09, 2016

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<DIV><B>From the lead author of <I>Build Your Running Body</I> (“the best running book ever”—<I>Runner’s World</I> founder Bob Anderson), a one-of-a-kind guide for everyone who wants to run but feels they can’t</B><BR /><BR /> As a drug-addled young man, Pete Magill once found himself in the ER, with his body telling him to <I>give up</I>. Taking up running seemed impossible—but he willed himself to do it anyway.<BR /><BR /> Magill went on to become one of the fastest masters runners ever, and a sought-after coach. Over a glowing (albeit hard-won) career, he has heard every excuse people use to stop running or never start—from achy knees and sore ankles, to advanced age and arthritis, to too many cigarettes or years on the couch.<BR /><BR /> In every case, Magill’s best advice is to do what he did: Run anyway—at a pace and mileage that work. Through inspiration, science, and anecdote, Magill gets runners out the door; through personal action plans, he sets them on the right path; and through the best exercises to protect and rehabilitate the body, he keeps them going—showing a way forward for new and sidelined runners who haven’t before realized how close they are to fun and pain-free<BR /> running!</DIV>
Can't Nothing Bring Me Down: Chasing Myself in the Race against T...
by Ida Keeling

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English

Pages

185

Publication Date

February 27, 2018

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<p><strong>As seen on </strong><em><strong>The View</strong></em><strong>!</strong></p><p><em>Can’t Nothing Bring Me</em> <em>Down</em> is the memoir of 101-year-old, world-record-holding runner Ida Keeling. Miss Ida, as she’s known throughout her Bronx community, isn’t your typical runner. Her fierce independence helped her through the Depression and the Civil Rights movement. But her greatest trials were yet to come.</p><p>Ida’s two sons were brutally murdered. Justice was never found. Ida felt like she didn’t have the strength to carry on and she couldn’t hope anymore. But encouraged by her daughter, Ida put on her first pair of running shoes at the age of sixty-seven and began to chase the paralyzing sorrow from her heart.</p><p>Running gave light and new energy to Ida, and since her first race nearly thirty-five years ago, she’s kept running and never looked back. Holding the world record for the fastest time in the 60-meter dash for the 95-99 age group, Ida isn’t slowing down. Now she gives us a clear picture of what it means to overcome obstacles.</p><p>Ida Keeling shares her inspirational story about growing up as a child of immigrants during the Depression and later raising four children as a single mother. She offers time-tested truths gathered from a lifetime of watching a nation change and from a life-long faith in Jesus. “Every night, I thank him for my many blessings, for his guidance, for his protection,” Ida says, “And every night he tells me, 'Miss Ida, you just keep on, because I ain't done with you yet."</p>
The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His...
by David V. Herlihy

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English

Pages

373

Publication Date

June 18, 2010

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<DIV><B>This “fascinating” story of a nineteenth-century mystery “should appeal to most lovers of history, as well as to bicycling enthusiasts. Strongly recommended” (<I>Library Journal</I>).</B><BR /><BR /> In the late 1880s, Frank Lenz of Pittsburgh, a renowned high-wheel racer and long-distance tourist, dreamed of cycling around the world. He finally got his chance by recasting himself as a champion of the downsized “safety-bicycle” with inflatable tires, the forerunner of the modern road bike that was about to become wildly popular. In the spring of 1892 he quit his accounting job and gamely set out west to cover twenty thousand miles over three continents as a correspondent for <I>Outing</I> magazine. Two years later, after having survived countless near disasters and unimaginable hardships, he approached Europe for the final leg.<BR />  <BR /> Lenz never made it. His mysterious disappearance in eastern Turkey sparked an international outcry and compelled <I>Outing</I> to send William Sachtleben, another larger-than-life cyclist, on Lenz’s trail. Bringing to light a wealth of information, David Herlihy’s gripping narrative captures the soaring joys and constant dangers accompanying the bicycle adventurer in the days before paved roads and automobiles. This untold story culminates with Sachtleben’s heroic effort to bring Lenz’s accused murderers to justice, even as troubled Turkey teetered on the edge of collapse.</DIV>
Faster than Lightning: My Autobiography
by Usain Bolt

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

September 12, 2013

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<p>The autobiography of the fastest man of all time and a superstar whose talent and charisma have made him one of the most famous people on the planet.</p><p>Whether you know Athletics or not, and even whether you know sport or not, chances are you know Usain Bolt. The fastest man on the planet, not just now but ever, Usain has won the hearts of people everywhere with his mind-blowing performances and his infectious charisma – uniting supporters around the world.<br />In this, his full autobiography, Usain tells his story in his own words: from humble beginnings in Jamaica, to international stardom at Beijing and on to the new heights of superstardom he has reached since lighting up London 2012.<br />Full of the charm and charisma that has made him the most popular sporting figure of our time and a universal celebrity, this is a book that Usain’s millions of fans will love.</p>
Runner's World Essential Guides: Injury Prevention & Recovery: Wh...
by The Editors of Runner's W...

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English

Pages

100

Publication Date

September 04, 2012

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<b>What Every Runner Needs to Know about Getting (and Staying) Healthy<br /><br /></b>In an ideal runner's world, every step of every mile would be 100 percent pain-free. No aches, no twinges, no lingering soreness from yesterday's workout. The reality is that many runners constantly deal with a slight (or not so slight) disturbance-a tender foot, a tight hamstring, a whiny knee. While these nagging issues often aren't serious enough to require a time-out, they are annoying, especially when they don't let you fully enjoy your time on the roads. <br /><br /><i>Runner's World Essential Guides: Injury Prevention and Recovery</i> is chock-full of helpful tips on how to avoid and recover from the most common injuries that plague runners. Presented in an easy to follow format and with dozens of handy sidebars, the practical information in this book will help keep runners on healthy, pain-free, and enjoying their running experience like never before.
The Long Run (Kindle Single)
by Mishka Shubaly

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English

Pages

61

Publication Date

October 26, 2011

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After nearly twenty years of chasing oblivion, a fight in a bar reveals to a newly sober Mishka Shubaly that he is able to run long distances. Despite his best attempts to dodge enlightenment and personal growth, the irreverent young drunk and drug abuser learns to tame his self-destructive tendencies through ultrarunning. His outrageous sense of humor, however, rages unabated.
Off The Ropes: The Ron Lyle Story
by Candace Toft

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November 05, 2018

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In a life as tough as his battles in the ring, Ron Lyle had already served hard time for second-degree murder before he started his amateur boxing career at the age of twenty-nine. After he turned pro, fans knew him as the man who had Muhammad Ali beat on the scorecards for ten rounds in a fight for the heavyweight title; as the man who fought George Foreman in a legendary brawl with four knockdowns that nearly saw Foreman knocked cold; and as the man who was arrested for murder a second time.<br /><br />Off the Ropes: The Ron Lyle Story is not your typical boxing biography, exploring not only the greatest era of heavyweights in boxing history, but also telling an equally compelling personal tale. Ron Lyle grew up in the Denver projects, one of nineteen children in a tight-knit, religious family. At twenty, he was convicted for a disputed gang killing and served seven and a half years at the Colorado State Penitentiary at Cañon City, where at one point he was nearly shanked to death, and where he learned to box before he was paroled in 1969.<br /><br />After a meteoric amateur career, he turned pro in 1971, and over the next six years established an outstanding professional record, which, in addition to the near-misses against Ali and Foreman, included a brutal knockout win over one of the era s most feared fighters, big-punching Earnie Shavers.<br /><br />Then, in 1978, Lyle was indicted for murder a second time and, even though he was acquitted, his career was effectively over. The years that followed were filled with struggle, a captivating love story, and eventual redemption. Today, a youth center in Denver that he ran still bears his name.<br /><br />Off the Ropes: The Ron Lyle Story is the poignant, uplifting biography of a singular man.
Tao Te Ching: The Book of the Way and Its Power
by John R. Mabry

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English

Pages

104

Publication Date

April 17, 2017

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<strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><p><strong>The most profound work of spiritual wisdom ever written. The most readable and reliable version available.</strong></p><p>The <em>Tao Te Ching </em>was written 2,500 years ago, yet it speaks directly and powerfully to our contemporary lives. Why are our lives so difficult? How can we return to a place of harmony and balance? What is our true and essential nature? Who are we <em>really</em>? These are the kinds of questions the Tao Te Ching asks—and answers.</p><p>This is an original translation from the ancient Chinese text specifically intended to accurately reflect the original text while at the same time being easy to read and understand in English. </p><p>There are a lot of translations out there, so let the buyer beware—many of the older translations are misleading and difficult to read, while many of the newer versions take liberties with the text, so much so that they can hardly be said to be accurate reflections of the book at all. Translator John R. Mabry worked closely with a native Chinese speaker and expert in traditional Chinese religion in order to provide the most accurate and easy-to-read translation possible.</p><p>Dr. Mabry is a professor of World Religions and comparative theology. He holds a doctorate in Philosophy and Religion, specializing in Taoism and Hinduism.</p><p><em>As a sample, here is the first poem:</em></p><p>The Tao that can be described in words is not the true Tao<br />The Name that can be named is not the true Name.<br />From non-existence were called Heaven and Earth<br />From existence all things were born.</p><p>In being without desires, you experience the wonder<br />But by having desires, you experience the journey.<br />Yet both spring from the same source and differ mostly in name.</p><p>This source is called "Mystery"<br />Mystery upon Mystery,<br />The womb giving birth to all of being.<br /></p><p><strong>This ebook is FREE when you purchase the paperback!</strong></p><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong>

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