Description : Milkha Singh has led a life dominated by running, running, running¿ From a boy who narrowly escaped death during Partition (most of his family was not so lucky), to a juvenile delinquent who stole and outran the police, to a young Army recruit who ran his very first race to win special privileges for himself (a daily glass of milk). After that first race, Milkha Singh became an athlete by default. And what followed was the stuff legends are made of. In this remarkably candid autobiography, Milkha Singh shares the amazing highs of winning India¿s first ever gold in athletics at the Commonwealth Games, the unbridled joy of being hailed as the `Flying Sikh¿ in Pakistan, as well as the shattering low of failure at the Olympics. Simple, yet ambitious; famous, yet grounded; temptations all around him, yet remaining celibate so he could focus on racing; a rich and beautiful girl who was desperate for him, yet fighting the world to marry his lady love, Nimmi-even as the on-field drama found its way into his personal life, Milkha was a man who defined his own destiny. And yet, for a man whose life was dominated by sports, he continues to remain disillusioned with the way sports is run. Powerful and gripping, The Race of My Life documents the journey of an impoverished refugee who rose to become one of the most towering figures in Indian sports.
Description : Hermann ""The Herminator"" Maier, born in 1972, rose from humble beginnings as a scrawny mason to the heights of sports stardom, skiing to four world champion titles and two gold medals in super-G and giant slalom. All that changed in 2001, when a motorcycle accident threatened to end not only his career but his life. True to his reputation, Maier fought his way back to the slopes and further victories. This compelling biography, which includes insightful text selections by Maier himself, tells a riveting story of flirting with death and dodging it through sheer willpower, of painful recoveries and worldwide triumphs. The dramatic text and many color and black-and-white photographs cover Maier's highs and lows, including his appearance at the 1998 Olympic Games at Nagano, where he stunned millions in what has become the most notorious downhill crash of all time. This best-selling biography profiles a man who is a superstar in every sense.
Description : This photo book documents the journey of a participant in the 2017 - 2018 Clipper Round the World Race. It is a challenging, but amazing journey that produced some awesome photos. Take a look if you're tempted to sign up for the Race of your Life or if you like a taste of adventure from your sofa.
Description : "The Race of My Personal Life" is a collection of beautiful poems that cover such topics as faith, hope, mortality, happiness, and love. The poems are written with emotion, care, and insightfulness. The readers will be able to personally relate to all of the topics from their own experiences while at the same time understanding what Dr. Hetu has so compassionately experienced. The book is a true example of a person going through introspection which has helped him over time transform from a boy to a man every single day. "My dearest friend and coaching colleague has put together a collection of the most beautiful poems that come from his heart. He has the ability to make each poem unique and they all show his compassion for others and his passion for life." -Jim Santos, United States Olympic track and field coach "My father shows his love for God and people through his poem and his ability to help people understand that life is worth living and that it can be better every single day of our lives." -Dr. Yesenia F. Hetu
Description : The Race of Her Life, the sequel to Len Cohen's exciting first novel Madam Chairman, once again places political leader, Micki Feldsher, into a life-threatening situation. Unaware of the personal risk, she competes for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and becomes a target of terrorists. The American branch of al-Qaeda, scheming to build their influence in the Congress, has co-opted her opponent, and is prepared to kill (remove) Micki to ensure his election. To camouflage their many removals as accidents, the terrorists employ unique murder weapons: disease-carrying, stinging insects and flesh-eating microbes, which they remotely activate and control using beams of tailored, electromagnetic radiation. Micki knows that her under-funded campaign is a long-shot. But shortly before the election, on orders from his al-Qaeda handlers, her opponent publicly attacks her as a tool of Israel. The resulting flood of publicity from the national media energizes Micki's campaign. As Micki's poll numbers surge, the terrorist threat inevitably emerges. Micki's husband, Ben, is alerted to the imminent danger when his inquisitiveness reveals a surprising number of fatalities among Congressional hopefuls in incidents involving bees and mosquitoes. He gathers evidence to establish the murderous methodology, and undertakes to convince the FBI to pursue the perpetrators. The race for Micki's life is joined.
Author by : Dr David C Eitrheim M D
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Description : When Dr. David Eitrheim was diagnosed with an aggressive form of tongue cancer, his physicians gave him six to nine months to live. As an avid marathon, and ultra-marathon runner, this was shocking and unexpected: how could an otherwise healthy and relatively young man be given such a grim prognosis? With an abrupt end to his medical career, and his running days probably over, he decided to write a weekly blog in order to keep in contact with patients, family, and friends. He wanted to use the time remaining in his life to share his faith, to tell stories, and to educate the readers on issues surrounding death and dying, and end-of-life care. Dave's insight into living with cancer from a physician-turned-patient's perspective is enlightening and thought-provoking. The questions at the end of each essay are meant to generate conversation, or, at least, to encourage people to think about their own wishes for end-of-life care.
Description : DID I (WE) DO ENOUGH? MY LIFE AND RACE RELATIONS by John Trimmer John Morris Trimmer was no stranger of seeing a people of different color as he mingled with different races when lived in China with his family as a young boy before the Second World War. His family was a part of foreign missionaries serving the poor in China, his father being a doctor. He wasn't aware either of the racial discrimination happening in America, until his family went back home and he began attending schools. From then on, he became a witness to many accounts showing racial prejudice against the blacks in school and other institution of learning, in the military, at work, in the community, in the church, and in many other social and political grounds. In the 1960s, he is one the staunchest supporters of civil rights acts, and has been an active participant in many public demonstrations. His decades of meaningful friendship with blacks and his efforts to break the barrier between the whites and the blacks resulted in a collection of stories that is both inspiring and heartbreaking. As he gathers back the memories of racial inequities he has seen firsthand, he ponders over what is really wrong in American society today and tries to answer the riddle of not only the gap between two races but also the widening gap between the rich and the poor. About the Author John Morris Trimmer was born to American missionaries in Nanjing, China, where he lived for fifteen years. He received his bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College and his master's from the University of Florida; he also recieved his Doctor's from the Western Colorado University. He is now a college professor emeritus and currently lives in Florida with his wife, Guiying Ling.
Description : Ilusion Guzman Dominguez has written over 100 poems in both English and Spanish. Some of them have been published individually, but this is the first collection of her poetry. Dominguez prefers to express her feelings on paper rather than in the spoken word, so that others have the option to read rather than listen. She graduated from the Wilfred Academy of Hair and Beauty Culture and is a retired hairdresser. Now a widow, Dominguez is the proud mother of three and grandmother of ten and resides in Florida. In our society, many battle with depression, loss and substance abuse. In this, her first book, Ilusion Dominguez shares a collection of poems and other writings that chronicle her journey from despair and desperation to faith and hope. As she battled with the loss in her own life, she turned to the bottle and the pen to express her feelings and deal with her depression. Later, when she met Jesus Christ and learned to lean on Him, she continued to use her pen to glorify and praise Him for the radical change He made in her life. Readers from all backgrounds will draw strength and hope from these glimpses into Dominguez's heart.
Description : Richard Dunwoody was the most successful steeplechase jockey of his time. During his fantastic career, he rode over 10,000 times, often partnering the top National Hunt horses such as Desert Orchid and Miinnehoma. His staggering collection of 1,699 wins in Britain has earned him professional respect and a string of accolades including an MBE.In this fascinating book, Dunwoody remembers the great horses he has ridden and the high points of his remarkable career. In 1986 he rode to victory in the Grand National on West Tip and repeated this triumph in 1994 on Miinnehoma. It was with One Man that he won two consecutive King George VI chases. Although his career was full of memorable partnerships and victories, it is for riding Desert Orchid that Dunwoody is best remembered. 'Dessie' was a hugely popular horse - apart from Red Rum, he was the only racehorse with a fan club - and the pair rode their way to a remarkable seven victories. Yet despite his big race victories, his determination and ambition remained constant, driving him on to even greater achievements.In a book full of stories, anecdotes and opinions, Richard tells not only of the glory surrounding his career but also of the hard work involved in achieving that glory: the struggle to ensure that both horse and rider were at their peak on race day; the pitfalls and the setbacks endured; and the quirks and characteristics of some of the finest horses in this tough sport.