Today We Die a Little!

Today We Die a Little!

  • Author : Richard Askwith
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 496
  • ISBN-10 : 1568585500
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For a decade after the Second World War, Emil Zátopek—"the Czech Locomotive"—redefined his sport, pushing back the frontiers of what was considered possible in terms of training, record-setting, and medal winning. He won five Olympic medals, set 18 world records, and went undefeated over 10,000 metres for six years. His dominance has never been equaled. And in the darkest days of the Cold War, he stood for a spirit of generous friendship that transcended nationality and politics. Zátopek was an energetic supporter of the Prague Spring in 1968, championing "socialism with a human face" in Czechoslovakia. But for this he paid a high price. After the uprising was crushed by Soviet tanks, the hardline Communists had their revenge. Zátopek was expelled from the army, stripped of his role in national sport, and condemned to years of hard and degrading manual labor: cleaning toilets in a uranium mine. Only the protests of the sporting world saved him from a worse fate. By the time he was rehabilitated in 1989, he was old and broken, a shadow of the man he had been. Based on interviews with people across the world who knew him, as well as his widow, fellow Olympian Dana Zátopková, journalist Richard Askwith breathes new life into the man and the myth and uncovers a glorious age of athletics and an epoch-defining time in world history.

Putin's Olympics

Putin's Olympics [Robert W. Orttung,Sufian N. Zhemukhov]

  • Author : Robert W. Orttung,Sufian N. Zhemukhov
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 136
  • ISBN-10 : 1317813170
President Vladimir Putin’s Olympic venture put the workings of contemporary Russia on vivid display. The Sochi Olympics were designed to symbolize Russia … GET BOOK
Do It for a Day

Do It for a Day [Mark Batterson]

  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 0593192850
The New York Times bestselling author of Win the Day challenges you to adopt seven powerful habits for thirty days and start your journey toward reaching y … GET BOOK
Feet in the Clouds

Feet in the Clouds [Richard Askwith]

  • Author : Richard Askwith
  • Publisher : Aurum
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 1845136497
Nearly 10 years after its first publication, Aurum are re-issuing this classic running book which has defined a genre. It includes an introduction from bes … GET BOOK
Endurance

Endurance [Rick Broadbent]

  • Author : Rick Broadbent
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1472920244
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year "A runner must run with dreams in his heart." Emil Zatopek. In the summer of 1952 Emil Zatopek bec … GET BOOK
The Dirtiest Race in History

The Dirtiest Race in History [Richard Moore]

  • Author : Richard Moore
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1408171104
'A captivating and detailed account ... it reads like a thriller, which is exactly the right tone to adopt by author Richard Moore for a story dripping wit … GET BOOK
Running with the Buffaloes

Running with the Buffaloes [Chris Lear]

  • Author : Chris Lear
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0762774576
Top five Best Books About Running, Runner's World Magazine Top three Best Books About Running, readers of Runner's World Magazine (December 2009) A phenome … GET BOOK
Running Free

Running Free [Richard Askwith]

  • Author : Richard Askwith
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 144813790X
Shortlisted for the 2015 Thwaites Wainwright prize for nature writing Richard Askwith wanted more. Not convinced running had to be all about pounding pavem … GET BOOK
The Agent

The Agent [Leigh Steinberg,Michael Arkush]

  • Author : Leigh Steinberg,Michael Arkush
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1250030439
A New York Times bestseller! The real-life "Jerry Maguire," superagent Leigh Steinberg shares his personal stories on the rise, fall, and redemption of his … GET BOOK
My Crazy Century

My Crazy Century [Ivan Klíma]

  • Author : Ivan Klíma
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 576
  • ISBN-10 : 0802193013
In his intimate autobiography, spanning six decades that included war, totalitarianism, censorship, and the fight for democracy, acclaimed Czech writer Iva … GET BOOK
My Turn

My Turn [Johan Cruyff]

  • Author : Johan Cruyff
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1568585721
The autobiography of Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff, whose remarkable life and impeccable style have influenced star players and clubs for decades Johan … GET BOOK
Marathon Man

Marathon Man [Bill Rodgers,Matthew Shepatin]

  • Author : Bill Rodgers,Matthew Shepatin
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1250021154
The legendary long-distance runner details his historic victory in the 1975 Boston Marathon that launched the modern running boom Within a span of two hour … GET BOOK
Muhammad

Muhammad [Juan Cole]

  • Author : Juan Cole
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1568587821
In the midst of the dramatic seventh-century war between two empires, Muhammad was a spiritual seeker in search of community and sanctuary. Many observers … GET BOOK
Run the Mile You're In

Run the Mile You're In [Ryan Hall]

  • Author : Ryan Hall
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 0310354390
Journey with Olympian Ryan Hall as he reflects on the joys and trials of the running life and, along the way, shows you how his faith has helped him win in … GET BOOK
Every Breath You Take

Every Breath You Take [Mark Broomfield]

  • Author : Mark Broomfield
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1643133985
A leading authority in the field takes readers on a fascinating and surprising journey through the atmosphere—from our lungs to outer space—that will l … GET BOOK
It's a Helluva Town

It's a Helluva Town [Roberta Brandes Gratz]

  • Author : Roberta Brandes Gratz
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1645036847
Learn about key moments in New York City's development, starting with the history of the J.M. Kaplan Fund and its role in shaping the city from World War I … GET BOOK
Two Hours

Two Hours [Ed Caesar]

  • Author : Ed Caesar
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1451685866
“Essential reading for every runner.” —Men’s Fitness “Compelling…As becomes clear not long after its starting gun, this book transcends the sea … GET BOOK
The Way of the Runner

The Way of the Runner [Adharanand Finn]

  • Author : Adharanand Finn
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Travel
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0571303188
Welcome to Japan, the most running-obsessed nation on earth, where: a long-distance relay race is the country's biggest annual sporting event; companies sp … GET BOOK
Perform Under Pressure: Change the Way You Feel, Think and Act Under Pressure

Perform Under Pressure: Change the Way You Feel, Think and Act Under Pressure [Ceri Evans]

  • Author : Ceri Evans
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 0008313180
The transformative mind-model for performing under stress and making pressure your advantage Used by the planet’s top performers … GET BOOK
The Ghost Runner

The Ghost Runner [Bill Jones]

  • Author : Bill Jones
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 1639360980
The incredible, inspiring, and heartbreaking story of a phenomenal long-distance runner’s race against insurmountable odds and his own demons. The myster … GET BOOK
Once a Runner

Once a Runner [John L. Parker]

  • Author : John L. Parker
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1416597913
The undisputed classic of running novels and one of the most beloved sports books ever published, Once a Runner tells the story of an athlete’s dreams am … GET BOOK
No Ashes in the Fire

No Ashes in the Fire [Darnell L Moore]

  • Author : Darnell L Moore
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1568589492
From a leading journalist and activist comes a brave, beautifully wrought memoir. When Darnell Moore was fourteen, three boys from his neighborhood tried t … GET BOOK
A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity

A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity [Paul Christesen,Donald G. Kyle]

  • Author : Paul Christesen,Donald G. Kyle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Total Pages : 680
  • ISBN-10 : 1118610059
A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity presents a series of essays that apply a socio-historical perspective to myriad aspects of … GET BOOK
Faster Road Racing

Faster Road Racing [Pete D. Pfitzinger,Philip Latter]

  • Author : Pete D. Pfitzinger,Philip Latter
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 280
  • ISBN-10 : 1492584908
Renowned running authority, coach, and best-selling author Pete Pfitzinger teams with Philip Latter, senior writer for Running Times, in this must-have tra … GET BOOK
Older Yet Faster

Older Yet Faster [Keith Bateman,Heidi Jones]

  • Author : Keith Bateman,Heidi Jones
  • Publisher : Older Yet Faster Publications Pty Ltd
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 262
  • ISBN-10 : 064877273X
Older Yet Faster (book with illustrations and photos, and online lesson and exercise videos) is a manual for teaching runners how to transition to efficien … GET BOOK
The Rejection of Consequentialism

The Rejection of Consequentialism [Samuel Scheffler]

  • Author : Samuel Scheffler
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 133
  • ISBN-10 : 0191040169
In contemporary philosophy, substantive moral theories are typically classified as either consequentialist or deontological. Standard consequentialist theo … GET BOOK
Running to the Edge

Running to the Edge [Matthew Futterman]

  • Author : Matthew Futterman
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0385543751
"Gripping . . . the narrative is smooth and immediate, almost effortless in its detail, if occasionally breathless, like a good fast run . . ." --The New Y … GET BOOK
Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition

Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition [Rich Roll]

  • Author : Rich Roll
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 0307952215
An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever On the night before he was to turn forty, R … GET BOOK