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Second Wind

Author : Dick Francis
ISBN : 9780141905334
Genre : Fiction
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Perry Stuart, TV meteorologist, chiefly predicts periods of English drizzle, with bursts of heavier rain and sunshine to follow. His life calm and ordered, his face familiar to every British household, Stuart’s profound weather knowledge and accuracy have given him high status among forecasters, but no physical baptism by storm. Not, that is, until a fellow forecaster offers him a Caribbean hurricane-chasing ride in a small aeroplane as a holiday diversion. By frightening accident, Stuart learns more secrets from the flight than wind speeds – and back home in England he faces threats and danger as deadly as anything that nature can evolve. ‘Second Wind’ is a twisting spiralling hurricane of a thriller that will defy anyone to treat the weather as an everyday topic of conversation.
Category: Fiction

Second Wind

Author : Lucile Foster Fargo
ISBN : UOM:39015033889026
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Second Wind

Author : Philippe Pozzo di Borgo
ISBN : 9781451689716
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Soon to be a major motion picture—The Upside—starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, and Nicole Kidman. Born with wealth and privilege, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo was not generally someone in the habit of asking for help. Then, in 1993, right on the heels of his wife’s diagnosis of a terminal illness, a paragliding accident left him a quadriplegic. He was forty-two-years-old and unable to do anything—even feed himself—without the help of another person. Passing his days hidden behind the high walls of his townhouse, after his paralysis Philippe found himself isolated and depressed. The only person who seemed unaffected by Philippe’s condition was someone who had been marginalized his entire life—Abdel, the unemployed, outspoken Algerian immigrant who would become his unlikely caretaker. In between dramas and jokes, he sustained Philippe’s life for the next ten years. A Second Wind, the basis for the upcoming major motion picture The Upside, is the inspiring true story of two men who refused to ask for help, and then wound up helping each other.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Second Wind

Author : M. Festle
ISBN : 9781137011503
Genre : Social Science
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This book uses both oral and conventional historical methods to describe and analyze the history of lung transplantation in the US. While drawing on accounts from doctors and other specialists, it primarily focuses on the experiences of patients and explores themes of uncertainty, timing, identity, coping, and quality of life.
Category: Social Science

Second Wind

Author : Neil Shulman, M.D.; P.K. Beville
ISBN : 9781491846933
Genre : Fiction
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About the book: Anyone who thinks nursing homes are depressing places to visit hasn’t been to Milly’s Merry Roost – or any other elder care community for that matter! Nursing Homes are not only full of hilarious stories but they’re also filled with the wonderful people who have lived them. Open the first page of Second Wind and start reading about the colorful characters who play out the story of a group of elderly people – and some younger folks – who have gotten a second wind. Neil Shulman is a medical doctor,was a medical director of a nursing home and author of many books including Doc Hollywood. He currently travels the country with his one-man comedy act based primarily on personal experience. P.K. Beville, a clinician specializing in geriatrics and founder of Second Wind Dreams is a champion of eldercare. She travels the country making dreams come true and raising awareness about the needs of Alzheimer’s care. The characters and stories in Second Wind are based on actual events. Second Wind Dreams®, a nonprofit organization, makes dreams come true for elders in long term care and is the home of the award winning Virtual Dementia Tour®. Changing the perception of aging through dreams and innovative programming is what they are all about. Second Wind Dreams organizes and motives elder care communities to find out what their residents dream about and using their local communities as a resource, sets out to fulfill each dream. From dinner at a local favorite restaurant to a visit with a long lost friend, each dream gives all involved a Second Wind. Please visit
Category: Fiction

Second Wind

Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN : 9780525503835
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A charming memoir of midlife by the bestselling author of Mayflower and In the Heart of the Sea, recounting his attempt to recapture a national sailing championship he'd won at twenty-two. “There had been something elemental and all consuming about a Sunfish. Nothing could compare to the exhilaration of a close race in a real blow—the wind howling and spray flying as my Sunfish and I punched through the waves to the finish.” In the spring of 1992, Nat Philbrick was in his late thirties, living with his family on Nantucket, feeling stranded and longing for that thrill of victory he once felt after winning a national sailing championship in his youth. Was it a midlife crisis? It was certainly a watershed for the journalist-turned-stay-at-home dad, who impulsively decided to throw his hat into the ring, or water, again. With the bemused approval of his wife and children, Philbrick used the off-season on the island as his solitary training ground, sailing his tiny Sunfish to its remotest corners, experiencing the haunting beauty of its tidal creeks, inlets, and wave-battered sandbars. On ponds, bays, rivers, and finally at the championship on a lake in the heartland of America, he sailed through storms and memories, racing for the prize, but finding something unexpected about himself instead.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Second Wind

Author : William H. Thomas
ISBN : 9781451667578
Genre : Psychology
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"A new life phase is beginning to emerge within our society. When the Baby Boom generation came of age in the 1960s and 1970s, they jump-started a cultural revolution that shaped today's society. Now, many feel they are living a life of frenzied disharmony. This out-of-balance feeling is a signal that you are ready for your second coming of age, your life beyond adulthood. [This book] illuminates how to recognize and navigate the most challenging and fulfilling developmental stage of life"--Dust jacket flap.
Category: Psychology

Second Wind

Author : David Graham
ISBN : 0896722104
Genre : Poetry
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"David Graham . . . at last with accurate speech gives us the American small town and its citizens not as they ought to be but as they are."—John Unterecker "Tough-minded and lyrical, and full of canny intelligence, all his taut tales ring true."—Ronald Wallace
Category: Poetry

Second Wind

Author : Anthony M. Perez
ISBN : 9781552127629
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Longshot is cleaving through the water, the bow about halfway up on the two shells surrounding it. Roger decides the time is now. He brings the bullhorn up to his lips and screams, "We're coming up on seven hundred meters. Gimme a power drive, NOW!!" Ramy lets out a scream of determination, AAAHHHH, followed by screams of agonizing pain. So goes the quest for glory by nine men beginning to enter middle age. Second Wind is their story, the story of men who refuse to give in to mid-life crises, men who believe that they have the strength to compete. They want to pursue the impossible dream of competing on the eight-man Olympic rowing team, representing the United States in Barcelona in the summer of 1990. The central characters that form the nucleus of this adventure consist of a former Olympian, a San Francisco doctor who has lost his faith in humanity and finds his answer in a Mexican legend, a real estate tycoon, a pub owner, a Samoan, and a motley group of middle-aged ex-atheletes.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Second Wind

Author : Lori Davis
ISBN : 9780984259618
Genre : Fiction
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Surviving the Andersonville prison, Pike Wheeling returns home to find his one love his own brother. Determined to begin again, Pike departs for the Indian Territory with his brothers and his former love. Tricked into an unsatisfying marriage and finding out he loved another, Pike has to face many more mountains as well as his enemy from Andersonville, who is determined to seek Pike matter how many bodies he has to wade through.
Category: Fiction