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Natural Born Heroes

Author : Christopher McDougall
ISBN : 9780307962287
Genre : Health & Fitness
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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. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Health & Fitness

Born To Run

Author : Christopher McDougall
ISBN : 0307271919
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run. An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.
Category: Sports & Recreation

To Christopher

Author : Frank Fiore
ISBN : 1469701774
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Under the guise of a book to my adolescent son, I've written one for adults. It guides the reader on a journey through the values, hopes and promises of the last three generations. Through personal experiences, teaching stories, and the social and cultural history of the last 100 years, I discuss with Christopher the values we must hold for the future and why we are here. I hoped that the book may act as both sage words for the reader and a valuable guide to Christopher as he grows up.
Category: Family & Relationships

Men At War

Author : Christopher Coker
ISBN : 9780190257484
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since Achilles first stormed into our imagination, literature has introduced its readers to truly unforgettable martial characters. In Men at War, Christopher Coker discusses some of the most famous of these fictional creations and their impact on our understanding of war and masculinity. Grouped into five archetypes-warriors, heroes, villains, survivors and victims-these characters range across 3000 years of history, through epic poems, the modern novel and one of the twentieth century's most famous film scripts. Great authors like Homer and Tolstoy show us aspects of reality invisible except through a literary lens, while fictional characters such as Achilles and Falstaff, Robert Jordan and Jack Aubrey, are not just larger than life; they are life's largeness-and this is why we seek them out. Although the Greeks knew that the lovers, wives and mothers of soldiers are the chief victims of battle, for the combatants, war is a masculine pursuit. Each of Coker's chapters explores what fiction tells us about war's appeal to young men and the way it makes- and breaks-them. The existential appeal of war too is perhaps best conveyed in fictional accounts, and these too are scrutinized by the author.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shaping The Global Leader

Author : Henry Biggs
ISBN : 9781000458565
Genre : Business & Economics
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Considering behavioral norms in their cultural contexts, this book arrives at a fully operational international leadership theory – and makes it accessible to academic and professional readers alike. Shaping the Global Leader fundamentally covers eight cultural dimensions gleaned from acclaimed international leadership scholars such as Geert Hofstede and the GLOBE study authors. Each cultural dimension is followed by interviews of renowned organizational leaders who relate their experiences in that area and each section underscores strategies for moving forward. The authors highlight critical lessons from classic behavioral psychology experiments and apply these findings to the international organizational context. This book serves as an eminently readable and enlightening handbook for those working, leading or studying interculturally. Both students and professionals in international leadership or business will be provided with clear and actionable organizational insights for an increasingly complex global landscape.
Category: Business & Economics

One World Under One God

Author : San Swayze
ISBN : 9781477113448
Genre : Religion
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"My only fear of death is that I come back reincarnated knowing what I know now..." Tupac Shakur What If some of The Greatest and Most Infl uential People Ever to Live came back to Life?? What If the biblical prophecy of the Book of Revelations happened during our lifetime?? What If there really was an Antichrist self-appointed by The Devil himself to help aide in his evil conquest of the World?? What If this Antichrist became the possessor of the omnipotent Spear of Destiny?? What If our "Heavenly Creator" knew of Satan's evil plot all along and therefore plotted two steps ahead of the Master Trickster?? What If our "Heavenly Creator" personally sent some of The Greatest and Most Infl uential People Ever to Live on a Tormentous, Undercover Mission to Help Save our World?????? Heavenly Angels, Satan and his Massive Demon Army, FreeMasons, A Beautiful Egyptian Seductress, Texas Prison Gangs, Skyscraping Giants, Fireworks at New Cowboys Stadium, A Powerful ex- Roman Dictator, Savage Lycan's, Bloodthirsty Vampires, The Greatest Master Swordsman Ever, A Renewed Secret Love Affair, FreeNation Conquest of the 1970's, A Talk with Jesus, Damnated Human Canibals, A Scorching Hot Science Professor, The Underworld's Infamous "Helluseum", The Paradisal Garden of Eden, The Biggest Social Media Hacking Ever, The Last Supper, The Truth Behind the Kennedy Assassination, The Beginning of The New Age Revolutions, Legendary Rock N Roll Icon's, Flying Witches with Black Magic, Three Very Wise Men, The Legendary One Percenters Famillia, and the One Man that's Ultimately Destined to Lead in the Human Effort to Save the Planet are just a handful of the many fascinating people and events included in Vol. 1 of this Sci-Fy, Religious/Historical-Fiction 3-part series. Beginning December 25, 2012, "One World Under God Vol 1. Operation: Natural Born Hero" eventually takes you back 49 years to the Tragic Death, The 7 Year Reincarnation, and eventual rise of the free-spirited 23 year old man that's inevitably destined to become Team Leader in the "Heavenly Creator's" Final Operation to take down Satan and his Evil Army Once and for All!!!! San
Category: Religion

The Uprising Experience

Author : Erwin Raphael McManus
ISBN : 0785260099
Genre : Religion
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In this companion workbook to "Uprising," McManus invites readers to join a revolution of the soul. With interactive exercises, probing questions, and space for creative reflection, he helps readers to find their true purpose and destiny in the pursuit of God.
Category: Religion

Running With Sherman

Author : Christopher McDougall
ISBN : 1781258279
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When barefoot running guru Christopher McDougall takes in a neglected donkey, his aim is to get Sherman back to reasonable health. But Sherman is ill-tempered, obstinate and uncooperative - and it's clear his poor treatment has made him deeply fearful of humans. Chris knows that donkeys need a purpose - they are working, pack animals - and so when he learns of the sport of Burro Racing or running with donkeys, he sets out to give Sherman something worth living for.With the aid of Chris's menagerie on his farm in rural Pennsylvania, his wife Mika and their friends and neighbours including the local Amish population, Sherman begins to build trust in Chris. To give him a purpose, they start to run together. But what Sherman gains in confidence and meaning is something we all need: a connection with nature, the outdoors, with movement. And as Chris learns, the side benefits of exercise and animal contact are surprising, helping with mental and physical health in unexpected ways.
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