Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes
Author: Christopher Mcdougall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-02-11
ISBN: 9781846684579
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Born Heroes Book Excerpt:

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
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN: 0307742229
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Born Heroes Book Excerpt:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Born to Run comes a book that inspires us to unleash the extraordinary potential of the human body and climb, swim, skip, throw, and jump our way to heroic feats. "Redefines the heroic ideal, establishing heroism as a skill set rather than a virtue."—NPR Books Christopher McDougall’s journey begins with a story of remarkable athletic prowess: On the treacherous mountains of Crete, a motley band of World War II Resistance fighters—an artist, a shepherd, and a poet—abducted a German commander from the heart of the Axis occupation. To understand how, McDougall retraces their steps across the island that birthed Herakles and Odysseus, and discovers ancient techniques for endurance, sustenance, and natural movement that have been preserved in unique communities around the world. His search takes us scrambling over rooftops with a Parkour crew in London, foraging for greens with a ballerina in Brooklyn, tossing heavy pieces of driftwood on a Brazilian beach with the creator of MovNat—and, finally, to our own backyards. “McDougall traveled to Crete to examine the physical and mental capacity of Greek war heroes [and] studied natural movement, endurance, and nutrition to understand how regular people are capable of extraordinary athletic feats.... We can all adapt the tools of the athletes featured.” —Real Simple Look for Christopher McDougall's new book, Born to Run 2, coming in December!

Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes
Author: Christopher McDougall
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0307594963
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Born Heroes Book Excerpt:

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
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN: 0307962288
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Born Heroes Book Excerpt:

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
Publsiher: Edizioni Mondadori
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN: 8852082107
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural born heroes Book Excerpt:

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.

Summary of Christopher McDougall s Natural Born Heroes

Summary of Christopher McDougall s Natural Born Heroes
Author: Everest Media
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2022-07-24T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Christopher McDougall s Natural Born Heroes Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The German commander on Crete, General Friedrich-Wilhelm Müller, had a difficult time explaining what happened to his fellow commander, General Heinrich Kreipe. Kreipe had been captured by a British raiding force and taken off the island. #2 The Butcher was suspicious that the general had been grabbed after he left the city, but his car was found only a twenty-minute drive away. Within that brief window, these mystery men executed an ambush, disarmed and subdued two prisoners, and smoked a pack of cigarettes.

Born to Run 2 The Ultimate Training Guide

Born to Run 2  The Ultimate Training Guide
Author: Christopher McDougall,Eric Orton
Publsiher: Souvenir Press
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2022-11-03
ISBN: 1782837345
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born to Run 2 The Ultimate Training Guide Book Excerpt:

'Amazing, really incredibly inspiring book' Joe Wicks on Born to Run Born to Run's Chris McDougall and long-time running coach Eric Orton show us how to join the global barefoot running movement and explore the world on our own two feet. Born to Run 2: The Ultimate Training Guide teaches every runner, new or experienced, how to master humankind's first true superpower and tap into hidden reserves of strength and stamina. With chapters dedicated to the Free Seven - Food, Fitness, Form, Focus, Footwear, Fun and Family - we learn exactly how to change our biomechanics, clean up our diets, heal our injuries, adapt to healthier footwear, and prepare for our dream challenge. Packed with advice and inspiring stories from runners who have made the transition, it includes: - A rock-solid food primer on optimum diet and power-packed On the Run recipes - Techniques for running with dogs and baby buggies to help you run with the whole family - 'Perfect Form' exercises that will overhaul your stride in less than ten minutes - A 90-Day Run Free Programme, designed to give everything you need to run faster and farther, forever.

Born to Run

Born to Run
Author: Christopher McDougall
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-05-05
ISBN: 0307271919
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born to Run Book Excerpt:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The astonishing 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? “Equal parts quest, physiology treatise, and running history.... The climactic race reads like a sprint.... It simply makes you want to run.” —Outside Magazine 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.

Winning Westeros

Winning Westeros
Author: Max Brooks,John Amble,ML Cavanaugh,Jaym Gates
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-09
ISBN: 1640122389
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winning Westeros Book Excerpt:

Set in the fictitious world of Westeros, the hit television series Game of Thrones chronicles the bitter and violent struggle between the realm’s noble dynasties for control of the Seven Kingdoms. But this beloved fantasy drama has just as much to say about the successful strategies and real-life warfare waged in our own time and place. Winning Westeros brings together more than thirty of today’s top military and strategic experts, including generals and admirals, policy advisors, counterinsurgency tacticians, science fiction and fantasy writers, and ground‐level military officers, to explain the strategy and art of war by way of the Game of Thrones saga. Each chapter of Winning Westeros provides a relatable, outside‐the‐box way to simplify and clarify the complexities of modern military conflict. A chapter on the doomed butcher’s boy whom Arya Stark befriends by World War Z author Max Brooks poignantly reminds us of the cruel fate that civilians face during times of war. Another chapter on Jaqen H’ghar and the faceless men of Bravos explores the pivotal roles that stealth and intelligence play in battle. Whether considering the diplomatic prowess of Tyrion Lannister, the defiant leadership style of Daenerys Targaryen, the Battle of the Bastards and the importance of reserves, Brienne of Tarth and the increased role of women in combat, or dragons as weapons of mass destruction, Winning Westeros gives fans of Game of Thrones and aspiring military minds alike an inspiring and entertaining means of understanding the many facets of modern warfare. It is a book as captivating and enthralling as Game of Thrones itself.

Six Legs and Two Hearts

Six Legs and Two Hearts
Author: CHRISTOPHER. MCDOUGALL
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-10-10
ISBN: 9781781258262
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Legs and Two Hearts Book Excerpt:

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.

Born to Run

Born to Run
Author: Christopher McDougall
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781861978776
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born to Run Book Excerpt:

At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long.With incredible energy and smart observation, McDougall tells this story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner. Travelling to labs at Harvard, Nike, and elsewhere, he comes across an incredible cast of characters, including the woman who recently broke the world record for 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.

Childhood

Childhood
Author: Mary Allen West
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 796
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Child care
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Running with Sherman

Running with Sherman
Author: Christopher McDougall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-05-07
ISBN: 9781781258279
Category: Donkeys
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Running with Sherman Book Excerpt:

Christopher McDougall's new running partner, Sherman, is ill-tempered, obstinate, and often so uncooperative that Christopher leads him with a rope. Sherman is also a donkey. After rescuing Sherman from a neglectful owner and almost certain death, Christopher McDougall plunges into the world of Burro Racing -- running a marathon accompanied by a Donkey. His aim is to rehabilitate Sherman, to give him purpose, and to participate in the World Championship Pack Burro Race in Fairplay, Colorado, where Burro Racing was invented. But along the way, as McDougall learns how to care for his new companion and meets the men and women who have fallen in love with Burro Racing, he discovers how working with animals can teach profound lessons about what it means to be human.

Interpretation of Tamil Folk Creations

Interpretation of Tamil Folk Creations
Author: N. Vanamamalai,Nā Vān̲amāmalai
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Folklore
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpretation of Tamil Folk Creations Book Excerpt:

San Francisco Quarterly

San Francisco Quarterly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 412
Release: 1935
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

San Francisco Quarterly Book Excerpt:

The Uprising Experience

The Uprising Experience
Author: Erwin Raphael McManus
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780785260097
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Uprising Experience Book Excerpt:

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.

A Philosophy of Self management

A Philosophy of Self management
Author: Oscar Robert Strackbein
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 365
Release: 1967
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mental discipline
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Philosophy of Self management Book Excerpt:

Prospect

Prospect
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prospect Book Excerpt:

48 Saroyan Stories

48 Saroyan Stories
Author: William Saroyan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 313
Release: 1942
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Armenian Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

48 Saroyan Stories Book Excerpt:

52 Miles to Terror

52 Miles to Terror
Author: Ruth Christoffer Carlsen,G. Robert Carlsen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 132
Release: 1966
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Automobile travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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