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 : "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.
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 : From a jockey's perspective, join author Natalie Marie Ogg, as she highlights the feelings and thoughts before, during, and after a race. With a Christian spin, applications for life are connected through everyday life. Maybe you can take an application for your own life! Join Natalie Marie Ogg as she explains how important it is to Race for Your Life.
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 : This is a book of short stories for those who have little time to read and who wish to get the most enjoyment from the time available. The stories are written with the ingenuity and humor of a pixie and they run the gamut to make you think, laugh or cry. If you make the time, you are bound to experience all of them. Treat yourself. Take a few minutes and enjoy this most pleasant array of short stories.
Description : A Bike Ride through My Life chronicles the life of author Frank Clements with bicyclesfollowing the twists and turns that his life has taken in pursuit of his passion for riding. Clements is the younger brother of Ernie Clements, winner of several British Cycling Championships and a Silver Medal in the 1948 Olympic Games Bicycle Race. Despite his love of cycling, he first chose to join National Service in the RAF to establish a unique place for himselfand spent virtually all of his final twelve months of service riding a bike. After his tour of duty ended, he began training to become the best cyclist in the world, his lifes ambition since his success as a potential world class cyclist as a teen. Clements has had many ups and downs in his cycling life. At a young age, he came in second in the British under-eighteen championships and just missed being a member of the British Olympic Cycling team for the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. He also designed, built, and loaned five special Cross country bikes to Roger Hammond and he won the Worlds Cyclo Cross Championship with them. This memoir follows Clements from youth to retirement, offering a fascinating trip through an amazing life.
Description : One second in time may separate the great athlete from the merely good. Seb Coe has made every second count. From an early age he has been driven to be the best at everything he does. Since the moment Coe stood alongside a 'scrubby' municipal running track in Sheffield, he knew that sport could change his life. It did. Breaking an incredible twelve world records and three of them in just forty-one days, Seb became the only athlete to take gold at 1500 metres in two successive Olympic Games (Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984). The same passion galvanised Coe in 2005, when he led Britain's bid to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to London. He knew that if we won it would regenerate an East London landscape and change the lives of thousands of young people. It has. Born in Hammersmith and coached by his engineer father, Coe went from a secondary modern school and Loughborough University to become the fastest middle-distance runner of his generation. His rivalry with Steve Ovett gripped a nation and made Britain feel successful at a time of widespread social discontent. From sport Coe transferred his ideals to politics, serving in John Major's Conservative government from 1992 to 1997 and developing 'sharp elbows' to become chief of staff to William Hague, leader of the Party from 1997 to 2001 and finally a member of the House of Lords. Running My Life is in turns exhilarating, inspiring, amusing, and extremely moving. Everyone knows where Sebastian Coe ended up. Few people realise how he got there. This is his personal journey.