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Today We Die a Little

Today We Die a Little
Emil Zátopek, Olympic Legend to Cold War Hero

by Richard Askwith

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2016-04-21
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1473524083
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
The Rise and Fall of Emil Zátopek, Olympic Legend

by Richard Askwith

  • Publisher : Jonathan Cape
  • Release : 2017-04-13
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780224100359
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Putin's Olympics

Putin's Olympics
The Sochi Games and the Evolution of Twenty-First Century Russia

by Robert W. Orttung,Sufian N. Zhemukhov

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2017-02-24
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1317813170
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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President Vladimir Putin’s Olympic venture put the workings of contemporary Russia on vivid display. The Sochi Olympics were designed to symbolize Russia’s return to great power status, but subsequent aggression against Ukraine, large-scale corruption, and the doping scandal have become the true legacies of the games. The Kremlin’s style of governance through mega-projects has had deleterious consequences for the country’s development. Placing the Sochi games into the larger context of Olympic history, this book examines the political, security, business, ethnic, societal, and international ramifications of Putin’s system.

Unbreakable

Unbreakable
The Woman Who Defied the Nazis in the World's Most Dangerous Horse Race

by Richard Askwith

  • Publisher : Pegasus Books
  • Release : 2021-01-12
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : 9781643136851
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.'
Comprising the Sermons and Addresses, Prayer-meeting Talks and Bible Readings of the Great Revival Meetings Conducted by Moody and Sankey ... Also the Lives of D.L. Moody, I.D. Sankey, P.P. Bliss ... And Sermons and Address by Rev. G.F. Pentecost, Joseph Cook, D.W. Whittle, and Frances E. Willard

by Dwight Lyman Moody

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1885
  • Pages : 1010
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Today I Am a Boy

Today I Am a Boy
The Bar Mitzvah Journey of a Grown Man

by David Hays

  • Publisher : Touchstone Books
  • Release : 2001-08
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 9780743201278
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Poetical Works of Wordsworth

The Poetical Works of Wordsworth
A Book

by William Wordsworth

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1881
  • Pages : 707
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Way We Die

The Way We Die
An Investigation of Death and Dying in America Today

by David Dempsey

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women and Missions

Women and Missions
A Book

by Lucia P. Towne

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1934
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I Will Bear Witness, Volume 2

I Will Bear Witness, Volume 2
A Diary of the Nazi Years: 1942-1945

by Victor Klemperer

  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release : 2016-02-17
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 0399589082
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Destined to take its place alongside The Diary of Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel's Night as one of the great classics of the Holocaust, I Will Bear Witness is a timeless work of literature, the most eloquent and acute testament to have emerged from Hitler's Germany. Volume Two begins in 1942, the year the Final Solution was formally proposed, and carries us through to the Allied bombing of Dresden and Germany's defeat.

Michigan School Moderator

Michigan School Moderator
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1892
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Moderator-topics

Moderator-topics
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1892
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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...
A Book

by Michigan. State Board of Health

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1892
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proceedings of the Sanitary Convention

Proceedings of the Sanitary Convention
A Book

by Michigan. State Board of Health

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1891
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Climate Change and Agriculture

Climate Change and Agriculture
Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Research, and Foreign Agriculture and the Subcommittee on Forests, Family Farms, and Energy of the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, April 19, 1989

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Research, and Foreign Agriculture

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To Listen, to Comfort, to Care

To Listen, to Comfort, to Care
Reflections on Death and Dying

by Barbara A. Backer,Natalie Hannon,Joan Young Gregg

  • Publisher : Delmar Pub
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Book

by Juan Ramón Jiménez

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1957
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Metal Finishing

Metal Finishing
Preparation, Electroplating, Coating

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1915
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reports of Proceedings ...

Reports of Proceedings ...
A Book

by Boston (Mass.). City Council

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Critic

The Critic
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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