A Global History of the Olympics
Paperback ISBN: 0393355519
“A people’s history of the Olympics.
A Global History of the Olympics
Hardcover ISBN: 0393292770
A renowned sportswriter describes the reinvention and modern history of the Olympic Games, from its rebirth in 1896 Athens to the present, highlighting all the classic moments of highest achievement, including Jesse Owens, Nadia Comaneci, the Miracle on Ice and Usain Bolt.
An Inspirational Guide to Getting Outside and Challenging Yourself
Paperback ISBN: 1781316406
GIVING YOU THE INGREDIENTS TO BUILD YOUR OWN ADVENTURE BIG OR SMALL. From the micro to the macro, the tempting to the testing, this is the ultimate inspirational guide to building and enjoying your own adventures. Tobias Mews, Adventurer and writer, gives fantastic insight, practical guidance and expert tips on how to make and complete the perfect adventure. Whether it’s discovering a new place and a new way to get there or reaching your nearest summit whilst racing your friend – this is the essential guide to get you out of your comfort zone and into an exhilarating adventure, big or small. Each entry is brought to life by Tobias’ personal experience of creating and enjoying these escapes. Each comes with top tips, possible route points and even advice for those who want to push themselves harder. The book is presented in four sections each defined by the time the adventure takes: o Mid-Week Madness- Wacky Weekends o Long Term Burners o Self-supported Challenges Adventure Recipes brings the thrill of a new escape, the pain and gain of completing a challenge and the fun and curiosity of trying something new to life. This is the perfect book for anyone wishing to add a spice of adventure to their week, month, year and life.
Grace, Gold & Glory
My Leap of Faith
Hardcover ISBN: 0310740614
Gold-winning US gymnast and Olympic All-Around champion Gabrielle Douglas tells her personal story of faith, perseverance, and determination, demonstrating you can reach your dreams if you let yourself soar.
Greater Than Gold
From Olympic Heartbreak to Ultimate Redemption
Hardcover ISBN: 0718077415
Chronicles the life and achievements of the Olympic gold medalist diver, who found God after a devastating defeat in the 2008 Olympic Games and returned to the competition four years later with a renewed spirit.
Legends and Lessons from the Cycling Gods
Hardcover ISBN: 1681775700
Embrace and revel in the stories of the toughest cyclists of all time, told by The Velominati, originators of The Rules. Read and get ready to ride . . .
How Far Can You Go?
My 25-Year Quest to Walk Again
Hardcover ISBN: 0316262854
An inspirational memoir by a man who became an elite wheelchair athlete after suffering a catastrophic spinal injury and who finally walked again 25 years after his accident. After two years of intense physical therapy following his crippling accident, John Maclean set a new course for himself when his father encouraged him to embrace his new reality and asked: "How far can you go?" Inspired, Maclean became the first paraplegic to complete the Ironman World Championship and swim the English Channel before going on to win a silver medal for rowing at the 2008 Paralympic Games--yet these achievements did not come easy or on his first try. But with fierce tenacity, determination, and the love of family and friends Maclean was able to see each dream realized. Yet he longed for one more victory: to walk on the beach with his family, holding his wife's hand. Through a radical therapy, he retrained his mind and challenged conventional thinking to walk again after 25 years in a wheelchair.How Far Can You Go? is his amazing story.
The John Carlos Story
The Sports Moment That Changed the World
Paperback ISBN: 1608462242
"Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith's Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history and the Black Power movement. Here is the remarkable story of one of the men behind the salute, lifelong activist John Carlos"--