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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gol...
by Daniel James Brown

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

June 04, 2013

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<b>The #1聽<i>New York Times</i>鈥揵estselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary 鈥淭he聽Boys of 鈥?6'.鈥?lt;br /><br /></b>For readers of聽<i>Unbroken</i>, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times鈥攖he improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.<br /><br /> It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington鈥檚 eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys鈥?own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man鈥檚 personal quest.
Cook to Thrive: Recipes to Fuel Body and Soul: A Cookbook
by Natalie Coughlin

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

February 26, 2019

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<b><b>From one of the most decorated athletes of all time, 80 healthy and delicious recipes to fuel and nourish an active lifestyle while never sacrificing flavor</b></b><br /><br />When all that exists between winning a gold and a bronze medal are hundredths of a second, every detail matters--especially the food you put in your body. Some Olympians may survive on bland brown rice and steamed chicken breasts and broccoli, while others may happily down fast-food cheeseburgers, but not world champion swimmer Natalie Coughlin. Natalie embraces a winning, nourishing path with wholesome meals that have tons of flavor to satisfy both the body and the soul--the key to her success. Natalie's debut cookbook, <i>Cook to Thrive</i>, is full of the healthy, delicious recipes that sustain her both in and out of the pool: hearty breakfasts, bountiful salads, grains and pastas, energizing smoothies, big salads, grab-and-go snacks--all nutritious, satisfying, and delicious. Natalie believes in balance, not extreme deprivation, and that means moments of indulgence are not only allowed, but necessary. In <i>Cook to Thrive</i>, you'll find personal, comforting recipes inspired by Natalie's Filipino background and many based on dishes from her travels around the world for competitions. Natalie's tried-and-true techniques and tips for very busy schedules prove that if she can do it, you can too.
Silver Lining
by , Beth Fehr

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English

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Publication Date

February 05, 2020

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<b>Elizabeth Beisel, a three-time Olympic swimmer, two-time Olympic medalist, and Olympic Team captain for the United States, shares a raw and honest account of her journey towards becoming one of the best athletes in the world, and the successes and failures that came along the way.</b><br /> <br />When Elizabeth Beisel watched the Olympics on television for the first time, she was seven years old in her parents鈥?living room. She decided right then and there she would compete at the Olympic Games one day. Eight years later, she made her first of three Olympic Teams as a fifteen-year-old. <br /><br />Despite her huge success in the sport, Elizabeth struggled with doubts, failures, and injuries throughout her entire swimming career. In <i>Silver Lining</i>, she he gives a compelling look inside the pressures that come with being an Olympian, and how she mentally conquered the stress of competing at the highest level for over a decade.<br /> <br />From a small-town girl with a dream, to winning Olympic medals, Elizabeth gives you a glimpse inside her life as you鈥檝e never seen it before. She is relatable, open, and honest, and her storytelling in <i>Silver Lining</> will leave you feeling emotional and inspired to pursue your own dreams, no matter who you are.<br /><br />鈥?lt;br />Reviews<br /><br />鈥?lt;i>Silver Lining</i> is a story of amazing perseverance of one of the greatest leaders in our sports history.鈥?鈥?<b><i>Rowdy Gaines</b></i><br /><br />鈥淵ou will be inspired, and also discover why Elizabeth is one of the most respected athletes to grace a pool deck for Team USA.鈥?鈥?<b><i>Katie Ledecky</b></i><br /><br />鈥淓lizabeth wonderfully captures what it means to be an elite athlete. <i>Silver Lining</i> shows how perseverance, dedication, and a support team can help one overcome life鈥檚 biggest obstacles.鈥?lt;br /><b><i>鈥?Caeleb Dressel</b></i><br /><br />About the Author<br /><br /><i><b>Elizabeth Beisel</b> is a three-time Olympic swimmer and two-time Olympic medalist for the United States of America. Visit her at www.elizabethbeisel.com.</i>
The Way of a Ship: A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sai...
by Derek Lundy

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English

Pages

372

Publication Date

March 05, 2013

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<p>When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel, he began a journey more exciting, and more terrifying, than he could have ever imagined: a treacherous, white-knuckle passage around that notorious "graveyard of ships," Cape Horn.</p><p>A century later, Derek Lundy, author of the bestselling <em>Godforsaken Sea</em> and an accomplished amateur seaman himself, set out to recount his forebear's journey. <em>The Way of a Ship</em> is a mesmerizing account of life on board a square-rigger, a remarkable reconstruction of a harrowing voyage through the most dangerous waters. Derek Lundy's masterful account evokes the excitement, romance, and brutality of a bygone era -- "a fantastic ride through one of the greatest moments in the history of adventure" (<em>Seattle Times</em>).</p>
Captiva Breeze (Bluewater Breeze Book 3)
by Ed Robinson

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English

Pages

313

Publication Date

December 11, 2019

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Florida鈥檚 government is building a bridge to North Captiva Island, which will ultimately result in a second bridge to Cayo Costa. Breeze takes action as only he can. He finds himself in an unlikely alliance with the governor as a result. <br /><br />He鈥檚 given another assignment that appears to be out of his league. Can he pull it off, or will it be his downfall? <br />
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History T...
by Kevin Fedarko

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English

Pages

433

Publication Date

May 07, 2013

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From one of <i>Outside</i> magazine鈥檚 鈥淟iterary All-Stars鈥?comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983.<br /><br />In the spring of 1983, massive flooding along the length of the Colorado River confronted a team of engineers at the Glen Canyon Dam with an unprecedented emergency that may have resulted in the most catastrophic dam failure in history. In the midst of this crisis, the decision to launch a small wooden dory named 鈥淭he Emerald Mile鈥?at the head of the Grand Canyon, just fifteen miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam, seemed not just odd, but downright suicidal.<br /> <br />The Emerald Mile, at one time slated to be destroyed, was rescued and brought back to life by Kenton Grua, the man at the oars, who intended to use this flood as a kind of hydraulic sling-shot. The goal was to nail the all-time record for the fastest boat ever propelled鈥攂y oar, by motor, or by the grace of God himself鈥攄own the entire length of the Colorado River from Lee鈥檚 Ferry to Lake Mead. Did he survive? Just barely. Now, this remarkable, epic feat unfolds here, in <i>The Emerald Mile</i>.<b></b>
Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings (Vintage Departures)
by Jonathan Raban

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English

Pages

449

Publication Date

June 22, 2011

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With the same rigorous observation (natural and social), invigorating stylishness, and encyclopedic learning that he brought to his National Book Award-winning <b>Bad Land</b>, Jonathan Raban conducts readers along the Inside Passage from Seattle to Juneau. The physical distance is 1,000 miles of difficult-and often treacherous-water, which Raban navigates solo in a 35-foot sailboat.<br /><br />But <b>Passage to Juneau</b> also traverses a gulf of centuries and cultures: the immeasurable divide between the Northwest's Indians and its first European explorers-- between its embattled fishermen and loggers and its pampered new class. Along the way, Raban offers captivating discourses on art, philosophy, and navigation and an unsparing narrative of personal loss.
Crossing Pirate Waters (Escape Book 2)
by Julie Bradley

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English

Pages

361

Publication Date

January 12, 2020

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<h3><strong>You don鈥檛 have to know a spinnaker from a mainsail to enjoy this adventure book. </strong><strong>Join Glen and Julie as they continue around the world through less traveled, dangerous areas on the far side of the world.</strong><br /></h3><p>Turmoil in the Mideast convinces Glen and Julie to linger in the South Pacific visiting primitive villages on remote islands. But hang on tight, because to finish their voyage they must leave friendly shores and navigate through trouble in the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea before arriving in Europe.</p><p>Full of dry wit and compelling descriptions, Julie takes the reader along for the ride of a lifetime in this sequel (book 2 of the Escape Series) to her previous bestseller, <em>Escape from the Ordinary</em>.</p><p><strong>GREAT PEOPLE, PLACES AND PROSE</strong><br /></p><p>From natives in penis sheaths on tropical islands to tribesmen on camels in the desert, this gripping story satisfies hardcore sailors and armchair adventurers alike. You will want an atlas by your side as you travel from one epic adventure to the next as the intrepid couple immerse themselves and you, the reader, in places such as: 聽</p><p>-Vanuatu</p><p>-New Caledonia</p><p>-New Zealand</p><p>-Lord Howe Island</p><p>-Australia</p><p>-Bali</p><p>-Borneo</p><p>-Indonesia</p><p>-Singapore</p><p>-Malaysia</p><p>-Thailand</p><p>-Maldives Islands</p><p>-Djibouti</p><p>-Eritrea</p><p>-Sudan</p><p>-Egypt</p><p>-Turkey</p><p>-Malta<br /></p>
Escape from the Ordinary
by JULIE BRADLEY

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English

Pages

328

Publication Date

December 13, 2018

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<h2><strong>Retire early, sell everything, buy a boat 4,000 miles away and sail around the world.聽 What could go wrong?</strong><br /></h2><h3>Meet Glen and Julie, sailors who follow their dream and discover that reality can be even bigger than imagined. From Force 10 storms in the North Atlantic to the crystal blue waters and native dancers of French Polynesia, <em>Escape from the Ordinary聽</em>(book 1 of the Escape Series) opens a window to adventures in extraordinary places not found in travel brochures.<br /></h3><h3>Told with keen observations and sparkling with wry humor, Julie describes the terrors and pleasures of living a life of total independence on a sailboat where even simple decisions can have big consequences.聽 This exhilarating, true story will thrill those planning to sail off into the sunset as well as armchair adventurers. <em>Escape from the Ordinary</em> reminds you of the unlimited possibilities in life and offers inspiration to go 鈥?lt;em>all in</em>鈥?on your own dreams.</h3><h3><strong>MORE THAN A SAILING STORY</strong><br /></h3><h3>Traveling from one epic adventure to the next on board their sturdy Amel sailboat, Glen and Julie immerse themselves deeply into islands and cultures that are so off-the-beaten path you will reach for an atlas to find places like Bequia, the San Blas Islands, Niue鈥β犅燜rom dodging voodoo curses in the Bahamas to clawing their way out of underwater caverns in the South Pacific, Glen and Julie take the reader along for the adventure of a lifetime.</h3><h3>Come aboard and聽<em>Escape from the Ordinary</em>聽in places such as:</h3><ul><li><h3>Bequia</h3></li><li><h3>Caribbean</h3></li><li><h3>Trinidad</h3></li><li><h3>Venezuela</h3></li><li><h3>Colombia</h3></li><li><h3>San Blas islands</h3></li><li><h3>Peru</h3></li><li><h3>Galapagos Islands</h3></li><li><h3>Marquesas Islands</h3></li><li><h3>Tuamotu Islands</h3></li><li><h3>Tahiti</h3></li><li><h3>Palmerston Island</h3></li><li><h3>Niue</h3></li><li><h3>Tonga<br /></h3></li><li><h3>New Zealand</h3></li><li><h3>Fiji</h3></li></ul>
Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 68th Edition (Chapman Piloting and ...
by Chapman

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English

Pages

920

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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The leading authoritative boating reference for close to a century. Includes up-to-date information on boating laws, regulations and safety tips, as well as complete discussions of weather, tide, currents, and navigation--addresses every issue that a boater faces.<br />

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