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What If I Had Never Tried It

Author : Valentino Rossi
ISBN : 9780099486961
Genre : Motorcycle racing
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First GP win aged 17. First world title at 18. First 500 class win at 21. First MotoGP win at 22. Living Legend. Valentino Rossi is the greatest motorcyclist on earth. Wherever he goes, legions of fans follow him, in awe of his professionalism and skill on the track, and his style and charisma off it. Valention Rossi: Brilliant, talented, always relaxed, and very, very fast.
Category: Motorcycle racing

What If I Had Never Tried It

Author : Enrico Borghi
ISBN : 076033756X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Arguably the world’s all-time greatest motorcycle road racing champion, Valentino Rossi is without a doubt the best--and the best-loved--in modern times. In What If I Had Never Tried It he tells his remarkable story for the first time. And as might be expected, the story he tells is fast-paced, full of surprises, action-packed, and always entertaining. The son of 1970s racer Graziano Rossi (whose number, 46, he wears when racing), Valentino was born in Urbino, Italy in 1979. Here he relates how he started racing as a teenager, first with karts and minimotos (minibikes). He then traces his rapid and seemingly inexorable progress--from the 125 class to the 250 class to the 500s and finally on to 990 cc four-stroke, now known as MotoGP--to become a seven-time World Champion in Grand Prix racing by the time he was twenty-six. As he describes starting his career as a clownish upstart, only to emerge as “The Doctor” so famed for his precision, Rossi’s crowd-pleasing character comes through in abundance. One moment a charismatic jokester, the next an insightful analyst, he is finally the single-minded, focused, strategic racer with split-second skills the rest of us can only dream of, giving us a glimpse of how one man has forever changed the face of motorcycle road racing.
Category: Sports & Recreation

A Man In The West

Author : Jack Beddall
ISBN : 9780595197798
Genre : Fiction
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Those of us who love westerns, love heroes. Whether they are winning the west or winning the woman, beating the bad guys or beating the elements, we follow their every move and cheer their every victory. But do all heroes have to be tall, handsome, able to ride hard and shoot straight? Not in A Man in the West. The story is narrated by Moot, a teen age boy who has never been able to talk. As was common in the nineteenth century, he has been treated as little more than a nuisance, “more like a pet,” he says. He has not made the simplest of decisions that he can remember. The reader follows his growth and development throughout the book, from inside his head. We see not just what he learns, but how he learns. His goal is someday “to be considered a person.” What he becomes is the kind of person everyone wishes they were, the western hero. This story generates discussion and understanding of those who are not perfectly made and perfectly functioning. Readers of every age will identify with all of Moot’s insecurities and self doubts, but will be motivated by his incredible performance and growth.
Category: Fiction

Etched Upon My Heart

Author : Jill Kelly
ISBN : 9781455514298
Genre : Religion
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Our lives are made up of moments. Some we hope to remember forever and some we long to forget. But it's the tapestry of these moments that come together to write the story God is telling through each of our lives. In ETCHED . . . UPON MY HEART, Jill Kelly shares some of the unforgettable moments in her life-some sorrowful, others filled with joy-as a "living epistle" to her daughters. Kelly's raw and honest reflections provide encouragement and inspiration for women and mothers who long to pass on hard-won knowledge of God's steadfast love and healing grace to their children. As she writes, "God will break our hearts, but He will hold the pieces. He will cradle us and redeem every tear we cry." Although great personal pain informs these pages, Kelly's story is ultimately one of forgiveness, reconciliation, and hope. Through the moments in time that Jill Kelly recounts, you will recognize the daily reality and eternal value of God's plan for your own life.
Category: Religion

Eco Man

Author : Mark Allister
ISBN : 0813923050
Genre : Social Science
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The paradoxical role nature plays in American myth and history grows in part from the male’s reverent fascination with the wilderness and his equally strong impulse to dominate it. Many canonical literary works—think of Thoreau, Melville, Hemingway, Faulkner—look to the wild as the site for establishing a man’s selfhood. But nature is just as often subjected to his most violent displays of mastery. This tension lies at the heart of Eco-Man, which brings together two rapidly growing fields: men’s studies and ecocriticism. The two disciplines have rarely if ever touched on each other; brought together, men’s studies is freed from its typical limitation of an exclusively urban-centered perspective, while ecocriticism engages an "ecomasculine" lens through which to view the field. The book’s contents are diverse, but the contributors all challenge our idea of masculinity as merely the social code of patriarchy. By complicating our cultural notions of nature and masculinity, the volume’s twenty essays question whether we can construct a notion of manhood around ecological principles and practices—and if so, what this would look like, and how it would enrich men’s studies. The varied assembly of contributors to Eco-Man—including historians, philosophers, poets, both male and female—have all written with the general reader in mind. The result is a book as approachable as it is groundbreaking. Contributors:John Tallmadge * Gretchen Legler * Mark Allister * Scott Russell Sanders * Thomas R. Smith * Scott Slovic * Alvin Handelman * David Copland Morris * Rick Fairbanks * Cheryll Glotfelty * Barton Sutter * James Barilla * Timothy Young * O. Alan Weltzien * Julia Martin * Patrick D. Murphy * Jim Heynen * Lilace Mellin Guignard * Stephen J. Mexal * Ken Lamberton * James J. Farrell
Category: Social Science

The Shadowmask

Author : R.A. Salvatore
ISBN : 9780786955954
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Cross swords with a blue-skinned pirate and unravel the mystery of the masked spellcaster in this second book of the Stone of Tymora trilogy! Though robbed by a masked spellcaster and left for dead by a demon, twelve-year-old Maimun refuses to give up the magic that rightfully belongs to him. After reuniting with dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden and Captain Deudermont's crew, Maimun sets off on a sea-faring chase that will test both the strength of his spirit and of his friendships. As perilous storms rock Sea Sprite and vicious pirates bombard its decks, a mysterious force gathers in the Moonshaes, determined to bring Deudermont's ship - and Maimun's quest - crashing to an end on its shores. In this second book of the Stone of Tymora trilogy, R.A. Salvatore and his son Geno continue their gripping tale of coming-of-age in a world filled with magic, featuring a cameo of R.A. Salvatore's signature character Drizzt Do'Urden. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Refused To Be Broken

Author : Anita Hasan
ISBN : 1462855342
Genre : Fiction
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Nicole Kennedy grew up without ever knowing her father. Her mother on the other hand made her feel like she was not loved. At six, Nicole was told by her mother that she was raped, thus her conception. Despite this shocking revelation, she still had the urge to look for the one man that had been missing in her life. Nicole would have to endure physical, emotional, and verbal abuse that went on for several years even into adulthood. Amid the trials and tribulations, Nicole mustered the courage to move on with faith. Follow Nicoles journey to find her father in this inspiring story of how one woman Refused to be Broken.
Category: Fiction

People Are Dumb

Author : Alex P. Hewing
ISBN : 1475959613
Genre : Humor
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People Are Dumb is a humorous contemporary approach to evaluating social problems in the world. The authors views on areas such as politics, education, religion, prejudice, and the danger of ignorance, are dilligently expressed with a realistic tone and demeanor. People Are Dumb was initially written as a personal journal under the authors pretense that the best way to reach his audience is by making the material personal, so that it can be applied to practical use. Some of the other subjects that are discussed throughout the book are history, science, philosophy, addiction, sex, and psychology. Author Alex P. Hewing emphasizes leaving no single thought unwritten in the hopes that the journey through his thoughts will leave his readers both entertained and enlightened. From the Author: My book has been called many things: -witty -informative -poignant -hilarious -and the definition of satire and caustic wit In truth, its all of those things. I share my own opinions about several areas of social problems such as sex, psychology, racism, prejudice, religion, politics, genocide, education, and ignorance, supported by my own research. But Ill let you decide.
Category: Humor