Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes
Author: Christopher McDougall
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307742223
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Release: 2016-04-05
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

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"Author of the phenomenal national best seller, Born to Run, Christopher McDougall now travels to the Mediterranean where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete and in the muscles and minds of fitness enthusiasts everywhere. While researching Born to Run, Chris McDougall encountered the story of Pheidippides, the legendary ancient Greek 'all-day runner.' Later, when McDougall met a dedicated amateur historian, he saw a connection to one of the most fascinating mysteries of World War II: How did a small band of Resistance fighters surrounded by German troops kidnap a top German general? What he discovered is that ancestral techniques for extraordinary endurance, natural movement, and nutrition allowed ancient Greek soldiers and Cretan shepherds to race across mountains on all-night missions. Inspired by their heroic acts, McDougall sets off to discover the lost art of the hero, both throughout history and across the world. Just as Born to Run inspired casual runners to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes, and into nature, Natural-Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to leave the gym and take their fitness to nature doing cross-training, mud runs, parkour and free-running to bound--and climb, swim, skip, wade, and jump--their way to heroic feats"--

Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes
Author: Christopher Mcdougall
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1846684579
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Release: 2016-02-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill's 'dirty tricksters', a motley crew of English poets and academics who helped resist the Nazi invasion of Crete, he knew he was on the track of something special. To beat the odds, the tricksters-starving, aging, outnumbered-tapped into an ancient style of fitness: the lost art of heroism. They listened to their instincts, replaced calories with stored bodily fat and used their fascia, the network of tissue which criss-crosses the body, to catapult themselves to superhuman strength and endurance. Soon McDougall was in the middle of a modern fitness revolution taking place everywhere from Parisian parkour routes to state-of-the-art laboratories, and based on the know-how of Shanghai street-fighters and Wild West gunslingers. Just as Born to Run got runners off the treadmill and into nature, Natural Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to dump the gym membership for cross-training, mud runs and free-running.

Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes
Author: Christopher McDougall
Pages: 337
ISBN: 9780307594969
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Release: 2015
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

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The author of the best-selling Born to Run describes his investigation into ancestral training techniques that have enabled Mediterranean athletes to achieve extraordinary levels of strength and fitness.

Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes
Author: Christopher McDougall
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307962287
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Release: 2015-04-14
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

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The best-selling author of Born to Run now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in the muscles and minds of casual athletes and aspiring heroes everywhere. After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation. How did a penniless artist, a young shepherd, and a playboy poet believe they could carry out such a remarkable feat of strength and endurance, smuggling the general past thousands of Nazi pursuers, with little more than their own wits and courage to guide them? McDougall makes his way to the island to find the answer and retrace their steps, experiencing firsthand the extreme physical challenges the Resistance fighters and their local allies faced. On Crete, the birthplace of the classical Greek heroism that spawned the likes of Herakles and Odysseus, McDougall discovers the tools of the hero—natural movement, extraordinary endurance, and efficient nutrition. All of these skills, McDougall learns, are still practiced in far-flung pockets throughout the world today. More than a mystery of remarkable people and cunning schemes, Natural Born Heroes is a fascinating investigation into the lost art of the hero, taking us from the streets of London at midnight to the beaches of Brazil at dawn, from the mountains of Colorado to McDougall’s own backyard in Pennsylvania, all places where modern-day athletes are honing ancient skills so they’re ready for anything. Just as Born to Run inspired readers to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes, and into the natural world, Natural Born Heroes will inspire them to leave the gym and take their fitness routine to nature—to climb, swim, skip, throw, and jump their way to their own heroic feats.

Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes
Author: Christopher McDougall
Pages: 488
ISBN: 9781847659330
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Release: 2015-04-16
Editor: Profile Books
Language: en

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When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill's 'dirty tricksters', a motley crew of English poets and academics who helped resist the Nazi invasion of Crete, he knew he was on the track of something special. To beat the odds, the tricksters-starving, aging, outnumbered-tapped into an ancient style of fitness: the lost art of heroism. They listened to their instincts, replaced calories with stored bodily fat and used their fascia, the network of tissue which criss-crosses the body, to catapult themselves to superhuman strength and endurance. Soon McDougall was in the middle of a modern fitness revolution taking place everywhere from Parisian parkour routes to state-of-the-art laboratories, and based on the know-how of Shanghai street-fighters and Wild West gunslingers. Just as Born to Run got runners off the treadmill and into nature, Natural Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to dump the gym membership for cross-training, mud runs and free-running.

Born to Run

Born to Run
Author: Christopher McDougall
Pages: 287
ISBN: 9780307279187
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Release: 2011
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

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Recounts the author's experiences with the reclusive Tarahumara Indians, whose techniques allow them to run long distances with ease, and describes his training for a fifty-mile race with the tribe and a number of ultramarathoners.

Running with Sherman

Running with Sherman
Author: Christopher McDougall
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780525433255
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Release: 2020-07-28
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

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A heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America. "McDougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection."--John Grogan, author of Marley & Me.e.

Natural born heroes

Natural born heroes
Author: Christopher McDougall
Pages: 406
ISBN: 9788852082108
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Release: 2021
Editor: Edizioni Mondadori
Language: it

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Durante l'occupazione nazista dell'isola di Creta tre uomini apparentemente normalissimi riuscirono a portare a termine una missione impossibile facendo ricorso a eccezionali doti di resistenza fisica e mentale, forza e destrezza. Quelle stesse che i nostri antenati usavano quotidianamente per sopravvivere e che hanno lasciato in eredità a tutti noi. McDougall ripercorre le loro orme facendoci riscoprire i segreti di atleti eccezionali e raccontando le storie di persone ordinarie che hanno scoperto quanto potessero essere straordinarie.

Eat Run

Eat   Run
Author: Scott Jurek,Steve Friedman
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780547569659
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Release: 2012
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

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Traces the author's remarkable career while revealing the influence of his vegan lifestyle, describing his transition from a Midwestern hunter to a record-breaking athlete.

Hannibal and Me

Hannibal and Me
Author: Andreas Kluth
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101554197
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Release: 2012-01-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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A dynamic and exciting way to understand success and failure, through the life of Hannibal, one of history's greatest generals. The life of Hannibal, the Carthaginian general who crossed the Alps with his army in 218 B.C.E., is the stuff of legend. And the epic choices he and his opponents made-on the battlefield and elsewhere in life-offer lessons about responding to our victories and our defeats that are as relevant today as they were more than 2,000 years ago. A big new idea book inspired by ancient history, Hannibal and Me explores the truths behind triumph and disaster in our lives by examining the decisions made by Hannibal and others, including Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Steve Jobs, Ernest Shackleton, and Paul Cézanne-men and women who learned from their mistakes. By showing why some people overcome failure and others succumb to it, and why some fall victim to success while others thrive on it, Hannibal and Me demonstrates how to recognize the seeds of success within our own failures and the threats of failure hidden in our successes. The result is a page-turning adventure tale, a compelling human drama, and an insightful guide to understanding behavior. This is essential reading for anyone who seeks to transform misfortune into success at work, at home, and in life.

North

North
Author: Scott Jurek
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780316433785
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Release: 2018-04-10
Editor: Little, Brown Spark
Language: en

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From the author of the bestseller Eat and Run, a thrilling new memoir about his grueling, exhilarating, and immensely inspiring 46-day run to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. Scott Jurek is one of the world's best known and most beloved ultrarunners. Renowned for his remarkable endurance and speed, accomplished on a vegan diet, he's finished first in nearly all of ultrarunning's elite events over the course of his career. But after two decades of racing, training, speaking, and touring, Jurek felt an urgent need to discover something new about himself. He embarked on a wholly unique challenge, one that would force him to grow as a person and as an athlete: breaking the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. North is the story of the 2,189-mile journey that nearly shattered him. When he set out in the spring of 2015, Jurek anticipated punishing terrain, forbidding weather, and inevitable injuries. He would have to run nearly 50 miles a day, every day, for almost seven weeks. He knew he would be pushing himself to the limit, that comfort and rest would be in short supply -- but he couldn't have imagined the physical and emotional toll the trip would exact, nor the rewards it would offer. With his wife, Jenny, friends, and the kindness of strangers supporting him, Jurek ran, hiked, and stumbled his way north, one white blaze at a time. A stunning narrative of perseverance and personal transformation, North is a portrait of a man stripped bare on the most demanding and transcendent effort of his life. It will inspire runners and non-runners alike to keep striving for their personal best.

Spy Doc

Spy Doc
Author: Catherine Yee
Pages: 85
ISBN: 9781611608519
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Release: 2014-09-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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Buried in the bowels of one of the several intelligence agencies in the US government is an office of clandestine medical personnel. Their mission is to analyze the health and mental state of international persons of interest and report their findings to America's policymakers. The team is on call 24/7 to comment on and analyze any written observations, pictures or videos of such persons of interest that may come into the hands of the U.S. government. The goal is to provide timely information to policymakers and negotiators so that the United States of America may achieve maximum success in dealing with the people concerned. Usually this is done in the safe confines of the Agency walls, but sometimes the analysts are forced to place themselves in harms way. Through it all and despite the circumstances, their Code of Honor is to Do No Harm.

Heroes and Legends

Heroes and Legends
Author: R Malak
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9798694056861
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Release: 2020-12-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Set in the world of Coroleya a land filled with mythical creatures and monsters, you will follow the life of Gregor the mercenary as he tries to battle the forces of darkness that take shape all around him. There, you will fight for your right to exist. Survive and you'll become stronger. Lose and you will die a miserable death like the many other creatures that inhabit the world. Best of luck and may the suns shine down upon you.The game is entirely text-based, like a novel, only YOU get to make the choices for the main character. If you enjoy immersive storytelling with simple, yet challenging game play, this is for you.

Justice Incorporated No More Heroes

Justice Incorporated No More Heroes
Author: Colin Jared Turzai
Pages: 278
ISBN: 150011944X
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Release: 2014-06-23
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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In a world where heroes were forced into retirement in the aftermath of a nuclear attack on America Michael Sanders must rise to the occasion and discover what it means to live and rise up from underneath The Long Shadow.

The Awakening 1

The Awakening  1
Author: Michael Carroll
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781440635809
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Release: 2008-05-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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Fans of the hit TV show Heroes will love Quantum Prophecy! Ten years ago, all the superhumans vanished. No one knows what happened to them--until now. Thirteen-year-olds Danny and Colin are shocked to discover that they are in fact the beginning of a renewed superhuman race. As they rise to take the place of the lost generation, the unimaginable truth behind the explosive final battle that occurred ten years ago between the superheroes and the supervillains is exposed. And when the past resurfaces, Danny and his fellow superheroes must face the new challenges that threaten their survival. On the run from everyone, and not knowing who is friend or foe, the one ability the new heroes are going to need most is the power to distinguish good from evil.

Vytameta

Vytameta
Author: Walter Vale
Pages: 578
ISBN: 0692854053
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Release: 2017-02-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A planet plagued with tumult from outsiders and divided by its own religious dichotomy could face extinction if their faiths are not united and an unholy artifact is destroyed. Safiro, the God of Death, and Sanguina, the Goddess of Life, created two heroes (Vytametas) -- mirror twins separated at birth yet destined to meet in a place where the future of their world will be decided by their powers. The only people who know not the ultimate purpose of the legendary Vytametas are the young heroes themselves. While the teenage Vytametas learn of their world and of their mission, they will be turned against each other by the two faiths they are meant to save: the demented Safiric Brotherhood and the shady Sanguinic Sisterhood.

Capturing the Enigma

Capturing the Enigma
Author: Patrick Spencer
Pages: 28
ISBN: 1537670638
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Release: 2016-09-14
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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"The lieutenant descended slowly into the quiet and gloom. As he began to step down into the control room, he was gripped by a feeling of dread. Someone could be down there waiting for him..." Hitler's U-boats rule the North Atlantic and threaten to eliminate the Allied forces supply lines through meticulously coordinated attacks using Germany's secret weapon: the Enigma. Desperate to turn the tide of the war, British scientists at Bletchley Park work tirelessly to break the codes. But there is a problem. They need the German ciphers and a working Enigma machine. In this gripping story held secret for years, you'll join the crew of HMS Bulldog as they execute a covert WWII mission to seize a functioning Enigma and the ciphers Britain so desperately needs. The bravery of these sailors saved countless lives and crippled German naval operations, eventually giving the Allied forces the victory needed to win the war and end Hitler's reign of terror.

My Three Heroes

My Three Heroes
Author: MR Audie W Starkey
Pages: 164
ISBN: 1492928755
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Release: 2013-10
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

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The author, Audie W. Starkey was inspired by his daughter, Mandy Starkey's determination and strength while fighting cancer at 11 years old. Mandy was a St. Jude patient for 10 years, and he kept a daily journal on her life before and while she was a St. Jude patient. While writing this book it evolved into being more than solely about Mandy. Audie felt obligated to write about his father and his father's military career. He also wanted to include his very influential high school coach who is still to this day a very special friend in Audie's life. He feels very blessed and lucky that God gave him 3 heroes to shape him into the person he is today, and he felt a huge need to share their journeys.

Living Among Wolves

Living Among Wolves
Author: Kurt Hahn
Pages: 222
ISBN: 1482655624
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Release: 2013-06
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

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Have you ever been on the receiving end of gross injustices, forced out of your home or country or endured life-threatening events because of misguided political or religious zeal? Are you and your descendants bearing the emotional and physical scars of inhumane brutality? Is it possible, under such circumstances, to simply survive, make sense of life let alone find true happiness, love and forgiveness?

How to Fly Like an Eagle

How to Fly Like an Eagle
Author: Reginald Canon
Pages: 146
ISBN: 1500616443
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Release: 2014-06-12
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

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This book, entitled "How to Fly like an Eagle," is a motivational book written by the author in French, Spanish, and English to help people learn the techniques and to get the skills to help them to fly to the top like that bird of prey which is the eagle. In this book, the readers will learn how to overcome obstacles and to cultivate the fruit of persistence which is an essential factor in the process of transformation of desire into its monetary equivalent. The basis of persistence is the power of will. When this power and desire combine correctly, they form an irresistible combination, the perfect one to help you overcome your failures. There are four simple steps which lead to the habit of persistence. This does not require a large amount of intelligence or a special education, but time and minimal effort. The four steps are as follows: 1- A target set backed by a burning desire to achieve it. 2- A definite plan, expressed in continuous action. 3- A closed mind to any negative influence (including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and others). 4- A harmonious agreement with one or more persons, able to lead someone to go forward with the plan and with the goal. These four steps are essential for success in all areas of life. These are the steps with which you can control your economic destiny. These are the steps that lead to freedom and independence of thought, that convert dreams into reality. These are the steps that lead to the domination of fear, discouragement and indifference. I do not know the situation you are facing currently, maybe you are in a wheelchair, or in a hospital bed and without any hope of survival, maybe you're on the verge of divorce, or you are unable to complete your schooling or university, or find a job. You can now be crawling like a snake or you have broken wings preventing you from being able to fly like an eagle, but one thing is certain, regardless of your economic, family, health situation you can have a better life, develop your potential and fly as high as the eagle above any obstacles or constraints you are facing right now. Of course, this will be possible if you apply the principles to be taught in this book. I testify to you with all my heart that this book has the power to transform the lives of people from nothing to excellence, from the dust of the ground to the top of success. I promise you if you read it, and put the principles into practice, your life will be completely blessed!