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The Book of Five Rings (The Way of the Warrior Series)
by Miyamoto Musashi

Language

English

Pages

86

Publication Date

February 18, 2020

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Along with Sun Tzu's The Art of War, The Book of Five Rings is considered to be one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asia. Composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was a mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess鈥攁nd it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in The Book of Five Rings. This brilliant manifesto is written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life.
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from...
by Laura Hillenbrand

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

November 11, 2014

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<b>In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 <i>New York Times</i>聽bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of <i>Unbroken</i> introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics.聽</b><br /><br />On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane鈥檚 bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.<br />聽<br />The lieutenant鈥檚 name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.<br />聽<br />Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.<br />聽<br />Featuring more than one hundred photographs plus an exclusive interview with Zamperini, this breathtaking odyssey鈥攁lso captured on film by director Angelina Jolie鈥攊s a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the ability to endure against the unlikeliest of odds.<br /><br /><br /><b>Praise for聽<i>Unbroken<br /></i></b><br />"This adaptation of Hillenbrand's adult bestseller is highly dramatic and exciting, as well as painful to read as it lays bare man's hellish inhumanity to man."鈥?lt;b><i>Booklist</i>, STARRED</b><br /><br />"This captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends. A strong, well-written work."鈥?lt;b><i>SLJ<br /></i></b><br />"This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers."鈥?lt;i><b>Kirkus</b><br /></i>
The Book of Five Rings
by Miyamoto Musashi

Language

English

Pages

86

Publication Date

February 18, 2020

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Along with Sun Tzu's The Art of War, The Book of Five Rings is considered to be one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asia. Composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was a mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess鈥攁nd it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in The Book of Five Rings. This brilliant manifesto is written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life.
Shade's First Rule: A Fantasy LitRPG Adventure (Divine Apostasy B...
by A. F. Kay

Language

English

Pages

434

Publication Date

August 01, 2019

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A new LitRPG world has arrived!<br /><br />It's Ruwen鈥檚 Ascension Day, and he finally dies for the first time. His newly revived body can learn Spells and Abilities for the Class given him by the Goddess Uru, and dying is no longer permanent.<br /><br />Ruwen鈥檚 high intelligence makes becoming a Mage inevitable. With his new powers, he will locate his parents and clear their family name. But nothing goes as Ruwen imagined, and when a rival God tries to kill Ruwen shortly after his disastrous Ascension, his focus turns from his future to just surviving.<br /><br />His choices place him in the middle of an ancient war, and he must overcome the limitations of his unexpected Class to reach level five. Only then will he have the tools needed to survive. But dying now comes with a terrible penalty, and failing Uru might not only cost him his life and loved ones but his entire world.<br /><br />It turns out dying on your Ascension Day is the easy part.<br /><br />*****<br /><br />Hey, LitRPG readers! I've created an FAQ for Shade's First Rule to answer some of the common questions and to help you decide if this book is for you. It can be found at: afkauthor.com/faq
Road Trip with the Enemy: A Sweet Standalone Romance (Sweet Water...
by Kelsie Stelting

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<p><strong></strong><strong>*Road Trip with the Enemy is a standalone story set in the Sweet Water High world! It may be enjoyed on its own or as a part of the collection.</strong></p><h2>I made two promises after my brother died: to run a charity marathon in his place and to avoid Jeremiah Dermot at all costs.</h2><p>So when my car鈥檚 broken down on the side of the road while my parents are at a retreat to save their crumbling marriage, of course Jeremiah鈥檚 the one who pulls up and offers to give me a ride.聽</p><p>I don鈥檛 care how handsome he is when he looks at me with those adventure eyes or that any other girl would give everything to drive across the country with him. No, I鈥檓 thinking about my brother and the little boy in hospice he wanted to run this race for.</p><p>Now I have two choices: break a promise to my brother, or take a road trip with my enemy.</p><p><em>Get lost in this story that makes you聽<strong>feel</strong>聽in ways you've never felt before. Road Trip with the Enemy will leave you breathless, restless, smiling, and believing enemies can have a happily ever after.</em></p><p><br /></p><p><strong>The Sweet Water High Series</strong><br /><em>Each book is a stand-alone, but follows the entire school year chronologically.</em><br />Misunderstanding The Billionaire's Heir - Anne-Marie Meyer<br />Crushing On My Brother's Best Friend - Julia Keanini<br />Kissing The Boy Next Door - Judy Corry<br />Flirting With The Bad Boy - Michelle Pennington<br />Chemistry Of A Kiss - Kimberly Krey<br />Falling For My Nemisis - Tia Souders<br />Falling For My Best Friend - Victorine Lieske<br />It鈥檚 S Prank - Lucy McConnell<br />Much Ado About A Boy - Jeanette Lewis<br />Road Trip With The Enemy - Kelsie Stelting<br />The Kissing Tutor - Sally Henson</p>
Tales from the St. Louis Cardinals Dugout: A Collection of the Gr...
by Bob Forsch

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 01, 2013

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Offering readers more than just a sneak peek into the dugout, Bob Forsch鈥檚 <i>Tales from the St. Louis Cardinals Dugout</i> takes fans into the clubhouse, out to the bullpen, onto the mound, up to the batter鈥檚 box, around the base paths, along for the ride to spring training, and even on a fishing trip or two in this tribute to the long and storied tradition of St. Louis Cardinals baseball.<br /><br />In his own witty style, Bob Forsch, known to many as 鈥淔orschie鈥?during his playing days, has drawn from his exciting history with the Cardinals to bring fans stories that are laugh-out-loud funny, like his rookie gaffes and lifelong antics with his older brother Ken, a fellow big leaguer and no-hit artist. Other tales are poignant, such as his tributes to St. Louis favorite Willie McGee, legendary broadcaster Jack Buck, and 鈥淭he Cardinal Way.鈥?Some of the stories reveal inside tricks, like how to confuse sign stealers. Still more are rarely-told true confessions, like throwing at 2003 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Gary Carter, following Jim Kaat鈥檚 tips for doctoring a baseball, or playing silly clubhouse pranks on the superstitious Joaquin Andujar.<br /><br />Forsch also includes the story of the pre-victory party that helped the Cardinals win the 1982 World Series鈥攏ot even manager Whitey Herzog knew about that one. These stories and many more come to life in Tales from the Cardinals Dugout. No Cardinals fan鈥檚 bookrack should be without it.
Muted
by Leanne Owens

Language

English

Pages

458

Publication Date

November 26, 2018

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A story of courage, transformation, and the power of love - with a whole lot of horses thrown in.<br /><br />Outback horseman Lane Dimity is one of the most powerful social media personalities on the planet. Although unable to speak since the tragedy that took place on his eighth birthday, his words reach out across the world, changing lives. When he learns that more than a thousand stallions have been bred by the U.S. pharmaceutical company, Pilatos Industries, to be used in the development of their new drug Stablex, he knows he has to do all he can to free them. Unfortunately, the heir to Pilatos, Karen Lawford, will do everything in her power to stop him. Pilatos has gambled its future on the revolutionary new drug, and these genetically unique stallions are needed to produce the drug - there are no limits to what they will do to ensure that Lane doesn鈥檛 interfere.<br /><br />Lane tries to convince Karen that the stallions at Pilatos must be given their freedom, but his beliefs are losing the battle against the Pilatos creed of greed, and it is only when she learns the shocking truth of what lies at the heart of the laboratories that there鈥檚 any chance of change, but is it too late for Lane? Sometimes, you only know how much you love someone once you lose them.<br /><br />An intriguing and inspiring story of love and friendship set against the greed of the corporate world. A story that explores what is important in life, starting with the heart-rending tragedy in the outback and journeying around the world to New York, the Spanish Riding School, the Austrian Alps, and rural America. You don't need to like horses to enjoy the book, but even the most experienced horse people will appreciate the knowledge shared by Lane. <br /><br />Leanne Owens is an English teacher with a Master's in Education who has written for horse magazines for decades, as well as being a writer and reporter for Horse Talk TV. She lives with her husband on their farm in Queensland, Australia, and writes novels about people who show resilience, humour, and courage no matter what life throws at them. She hopes that her novels do more than entertain readers for a few days - she wants readers to take an emotional journey in her books, to feel sadness and joy, and to find themselves inspired and uplifted by the events and the people. <br />
Defensive Coordinator's Football Handbook
by Leo Hand

Language

English

Pages

247

Publication Date

January 12, 2016

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Defensive Coordinator鈥檚 Football Handbook is a complete guide for football coaches. The information contained in the book has been compiled by Leo Hand during 47 years of coaching championship teams at both the high school and collegiate levels. Numerous topics are covered that will enable any coach to successfully understand and defend modern offenses. Including: <br /><br /><br />鈥?An overview of contemporary offensive trends <br />鈥?A system for identifying offensive formations and personnel groupings <br />鈥?A system for creating multiple defensive fronts and secondary coverages <br />鈥?The base reads, reactions, and techniques for defensive linemen and linebackers <br />鈥?Synopses of the responsibilities and techniques necessary to install different odd and even eight-man and seven-man fronts <br />鈥?Run responsibilities and techniques for both three-deep and four-deep secondaries <br />鈥?Strategies and tactics necessary to stop 19 of today鈥檚 most potent running plays <br />鈥?An explanation of the adjustments and techniques necessary to install variations of man-to-man pass coverages as well as variations of zone and combo pass coverages versus different contemporary offensive formations <br />鈥?Different stunt strategies that enable your defense to actually attack the offense <br />鈥?Sample pass coverage/stunt menus for: the 3-3-5, 4-2-5, bear 46, 3-4, 4-3, and weak eagle defenses
The Hidden Horses of New York: A Novel
by Natalie Keller Reinert

Language

English

Pages

314

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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Jenny鈥檚 a horsewoman, born and bred. Aidan鈥檚 a photographer, with a passion for sleek thoroughbreds. Lana has business brains and start-up cash. Together, they鈥檙e going to bring horse racing鈥檚 best stories to life. Best friends working on a passion project together: it could be the perfect post-grad life in New York City鈥?if only Jenny wasn鈥檛 hopelessly in love with Aidan.<br /><br />Unrequited love aside, Jenny might be in over her head. It鈥檚 not an easy task to get old-fashioned trainers to open up to her, but Jenny鈥檚 determined to get her story. Then, as she digs deep in search of a missing horse, Jenny tumbles into a dark underworld she鈥檇 thought was just a fairy tale.<br /><br />In the pursuit of horse racing鈥檚 happy endings, to say nothing of her own, Jenny will find herself tested again and again. A colt鈥檚 bid for a Breeders鈥?Cup championship, a racehorse with no name, a charming police mount on Amsterdam Avenue, a carriage horse clattering through Central Park: the horses of New York are clamoring to have their stories told. Jenny just has to find the words, and the courage, to give them a voice.
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get B...
by , Rick Bundschuh

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 28, 2004

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<b>The amazing story of the thirteen-year-old surfer girl who lost her arm in a shark attack but never lost her faith -- and of her triumphant return to competitive surfing.</b> <br /> They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the tremendous passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing -- not even the loss of her arm in a horrific shark attack -- could come between her and the waves? <br /> That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii -- a glorious part of the world, where it's hard to deny the divine -- Bethany responded to the shark's stealth attack with the calm of a girl with God on her side. Pushing pain and panic aside, she immediately began to paddle with one arm, focusing on a single thought: "Get to the beach...." Rushed to the hospital, where her father, Tom Hamilton, was about to undergo knee surgery, Bethany found herself taking his spot in the O.R. It's the kind of coincidence that isn't mere coincidence to the Hamilton family, a clan whose motto could easily be "the family that surfs and prays together stays together." To them it was a sign someone had a greater plan than the one they'd been working on themselves -- which had been to scrape together whatever resources they could to help Bethany rise to the top of her sport. When the first thing Bethany wanted to know after surgery was "When can I surf again?" it became clear that her unfaltering spirit and determination were part of a greater story -- a tale of courage and faith that this modest and soft-spoken girl would come to share with the world. <br /> <i>Soul Surfer</i> is a moving account of Bethany's life as a young surfer, her recovery in the wake of the shark attack, the adjustments she's made to her unique surfing style, her unprecedented bid for a top showing in the World Surfing Championships, and, most fundamentally, her belief in God. It is a story of girl power and spiritual grit that shows that the body is no more essential to surfing -- perhaps even less so -- than the soul.

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