Today We Die a Little

Today We Die a Little
Author: Richard Askwith
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN: 1473524083
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE CROSS SPORTS BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR The definitive biography of one of the greatest, most extraordinary runners and Olympic heroes of all time, from the author of running classic Feet in the Clouds. Emil Zátopek won five Olympic medals, set 18 world records, and went undefeated over 10,000 metres for six years. He redefined the boundaries of endurance, training in Army boots, in snow, in sand, in darkness. But his toughness was matched by a spirit of friendship and a joie de vivre that transcended the darkest days of the Cold War. His triumphs put his country on the map, yet when Soviet tanks moved in to crush Czechoslovakia’s new freedoms in 1968, Zátopek paid a heavy personal price for his brave defence of ‘socialism with a human face’. Rehabilitated two decades later, he was a shadow of the man he had been – and the world had all but forgotten him. Today We Die A Little strips away the myths to tell the complex and deeply moving story of the most inspiring Olympic hero of them all.

Today We Die a Little

Today We Die a Little
Author: Richard Askwith
Publsiher: Jonathan Cape
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2017-04-13
ISBN: 9780224100359
Category: Long-distance runners
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Today We Die a Little Book Excerpt:

LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE CROSS SPORTS BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR The definitive biography of one of the greatest, most extraordinary runners and Olympic heroes of all time, from the author of running classic Feet in the Clouds. Emil Zátopek won five Olympic medals, set 18 world records, and went undefeated over 10,000 metres for six years. He redefined the boundaries of endurance, training in Army boots, in snow, in sand, in darkness. But his toughness was matched by a spirit of friendship and a joie de vivre that transcended the darkest days of the Cold War. His triumphs put his country on the map, yet when Soviet tanks moved in to crush Czechoslovakia's new freedoms in 1968, Zátopek paid a heavy personal price for his brave defence of 'socialism with a human face'. Rehabilitated two decades later, he was a shadow of the man he had been - and the world had all but forgotten him. Today We Die A Little strips away the myths to tell the complex and deeply moving story of the most inspiring Olympic hero of them all.

Unbreakable

Unbreakable
Author: Richard Askwith
Publsiher: Pegasus Books
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN: 9781643136851
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The courageous and heartbreaking story of a Czech countess who defied the Nazis in a legendary horse race. Czechoslovakia, October 1937. Vast crowds have gathered to watch the threatened nation’s most prestigious sporting contest: the Grand Pardubice steeplechase. Notoriously dangerous, the race is considered the ultimate test of manhood and fighting spirit. The Nazis have sent their paramilitary elite—SS officers on a mission to crush the “subhuman Slavs”. The local cavalry officers have no hope of stopping them. But there is one other contestant: a countess riding a little golden mare… The story of Lata Brandisová is by turns enigmatic and inspiring. Born into privilege, she spent much of her life in poverty. Modest and shy, she refused to accept the constraints society placed on her because of her gender. Instead, with quiet courage, she repeatedly achieved what others said was impossible and rose above scandal to became her nation’s figurehead in its darkest hour. Unbreakable is a story of endurance and defiance in an age of prejudice, fear, sexism, class hatred, and nationalism. Filled with eccentric aristocrats, socialite spies, daredevil jockeys—and a race so brutal that some consider merely taking part in it a sign of insanity—Unbreakable brings to life a unique hero, and an unforgettable love affair between a woman and a horse.

The Gospel Awakening

 The Gospel Awakening
Author: Dwight Lyman Moody
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1010
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sermons
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Today I Am a Boy

Today I Am a Boy
Author: David Hays
Publsiher: Touchstone Books
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2001-08
ISBN: 9780743201278
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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When David Hays was sixty-six and joined a synagogue for the first time in over fifty years, he decided to study Hebrew and become a bar mitzvah. And so this father of two grown children and coauthor of the bestselling My Old Man and the Sea borrowed his grandson's Hebrew primer and joined a class of twelve-year-olds. Thus was launched a wondrous journey of faith and community. In Today I Am a Boy, Hays's new world begins to intersect with his own history as he grapples with his mother's death and watches his grandchildren awaken to life's wonders. At a time when most of us begin to slow down, the ardent boy in this eminent man has been reawakened. Today I Am a Boy is a brave, clear-eyed, and joyous examination of life.

The Way We Die

The Way We Die
Author: David Dempsey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Death
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Poetical Works of Wordsworth

The Poetical Works of Wordsworth
Author: William Wordsworth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 707
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Women and Missions

Women and Missions
Author: Lucia P. Towne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1934
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Church work with women
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Michigan School Moderator

Michigan School Moderator
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Moderator topics

Moderator topics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Proceedings and Addresses at a Sanitary Convention Held at Under the Direction of a Committee of the State Board of Health

Proceedings and Addresses at a Sanitary Convention Held at     Under the Direction of a Committee of the State Board of Health
Author: Michigan. State Board of Health
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Michigan
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Proceedings of the Sanitary Convention

Proceedings of the Sanitary Convention
Author: Michigan. State Board of Health
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sanitation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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To Listen to Comfort to Care

To Listen  to Comfort  to Care
Author: Barbara A. Backer,Natalie Hannon,Joan Young Gregg
Publsiher: Delmar Pub
Total Pages: 187
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides an introduction to the care of the dying and their families, and is a resource for all health care providers who work with dying clients and their families. Approaches for working with children and families of the dying are included. Hospice care as an alternative means of caring for the dying is explored. Material on ethics incorporates the latest thinking on euthanasia, the living will, health proxy directives and organ transplants.

Selected Writings

Selected Writings
Author: Juan Ramón Jiménez
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1957
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Essays
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Metal Finishing

Metal Finishing
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1915
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aluminum
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reports of Proceedings

Reports of Proceedings
Author: Boston (Mass.). City Council
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Boston (Mass.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Critic

The Critic
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Publication Fund Series

Publication Fund Series
Author: Rochester Historical Society (Rochester, N.Y.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1942
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Rochester (N.Y.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Five Plays of Alexander Ostrovsky

Five Plays of Alexander Ostrovsky
Author: Aleksandr Nikolaevich Ostrovsky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 480
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Breeder s Gazette

The Breeder s Gazette
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Livestock
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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