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By Jim Genia. 2011
A unique look into a side of MMA that only a few know and only Genia can give. —Chris Palmquist,… partner, MixedMartialArts. com Out Freakin' ColdForget pay-per-view. Forget championship belts or sanctioning bodies. This is Mixed Martial Arts combat in its purest, rawest form. Follow Jim Genia into the illicit world of vale tudo (anything goes). Locations are always changing and known only to a few, from run-down, shuttered gyms to speakeasy combat cages. The ruthless damage exacted on the human body leaves a trail of hard-won scars. The fighters battle for everything but a payday, risking it all for honor and pride. In a world of conformity, these are men of action who struggle against rules, selling out, and their own demons. Jim Genia offers on-the-mat access to a brutal arena and the men who spill their blood there. Captures the good, the bad, and the ugly. —Matthew Polly, author of American ShaolinIt's a raw, wild scene and Genia takes you in his pocket for the ride. —Sam Sheridan, author of A Fighter's Heart16 Pages of No-Holds-Barred Photos
By Katrin Davidsdottir. 2019
This is a memoir by two-time CrossFit Games champion, Katrin Davidsdottir.Dottir is two-time consecutive CrossFit Games Champion Katrin Davidsdottir's inspiring… and poignant memoir. As one of only two women in history to have won the title of “Fittest Woman on Earth” twice, Davidsdottir knows all about the importance of mental and physical strength. She won the title in 2015, backing it up with a second win in 2016, after starting CrossFit in just 2011.A gymnast as a youth, Davidsdottir wanted to try new challenges and found a love of CrossFit. But it hasn't been a smooth rise to the top. In 2014, just one year before taking home the gold, she didn't qualify for the Games. She used that loss as motivation and fuel for training harder and smarter for the 2015 Games. She pushed herself and refocused her mental game. Her hard work and perseverance paid off with her return to the Games and subsequent victories in 2015 and 2016. In Dottir, Davidsdottir shares her journey with readers. She details her focus on training, goal setting, nutrition, and mental toughness.
By Amy, Rick Rinehart. 2008
With its towering mountains, sun-scorched deserts, fierce wildlife, and hard-to-predict weather, the American West ranks among the most forbidding places… on Earth. Yet many are drawn to the beauty of this wild and rugged region. Some are daredevils. . . some are athletes. . . and some are outdoors enthusiasts who find themselves in a chilling battle for survival. In their extraordinary, heart-stopping true stories, you will discover how much can go wrong when people find themselves caught in the cross-hairs of nature's power. . . Dare To Survive Flash floods, plane crashes, animal attacks, avalanches, landslides--these devastating phenomena all too often claim the lives of men, women, and children in the American West. But some beat the odds, living to tell about their terrifying ordeals. There are inspirational stories of extreme survival and tremendous bravery. Of the hiker who--though armed with only a knife--survived a 30-minute nightmare with a cougar. . . of the backcountry snowboarder buried alive by an avalanche, saved with only minutes to spare. . . of the outdoorsman pinned by an 800-pound boulder who freed himself by amputating his own arm. And there are the unexplainable, senseless tragedies--the little girl whose mysterious disappearance at a national park was never solved. . . the inexperienced charter pilot who crashed trying to beat curfew in a snowstorm. . . and the veteran backwoods camper who, despite every precaution, fell victim to a fatal bear attack. What does it take to endure the impossible? Dare to Survive tackles that question as it vividly reminds us that when danger strikes, survival becomes the ultimate human challenge. "This frightening but enjoyable book reveals that Mother Nature has more ways to kill than even the toughest Mafia godfather. " --Ted Schwarz, author of Hollywood Confidential: How the Studios Beat the Mob at Their Own Game Rick Rinehart is a publisher, writer, and former Colorado Humanities Scholar whose honors include recognition by the National Park Service for contributions to wolf recovery in Yellowstone National Park. His wife, Amy Rinehart, is a former publisher of endurance sports books who consults with outdoor retail and environmental organizations in the development of publishing programs. Rick and Amy live in Lafayette, Colorado.
Do virtually anything with almost nothing. With riveting real-life examples and step-by-step instruction, this revelatory work from the renowned martial… arts historian and practitioner Jotaro guides you through the principles of kochojutsu, the art of the butterfly: a specialized means of controlling your body and mind, your environment, and your foes to achieve your own ends. In plain language Jotaro renders the esoteric and technical aspects of spycraft, martial arts, psychology, and spirituality into practical actions you can apply immediately to every aspect of life Reading this book and adhering to its precepts will allow you to: * Disappear: Become undetectable in any environment. * Read Minds: Know your enemies' thoughts and intentions before they do. * See the Future: Ensure that your "educated guesses" are never wrong. * Control Minds: From gentle suggestion to irresistible manipulation, bend others to your will. * Become Invincible: Guarantee that you never lose a fight. Readers are cautioned to use the knowledge contained in these pages with humility and restraint. (Caution: For Academic Study Only)
By Dr Haha Lung, Christopher B Prowant. 1904
From Dr. Haha Lung, the master of mental manipulation, come these ancient mind-control techniques to overcome any foe!The true secret… to vanquishing your enemies--whether on the battlefield, in the conference room, or even in a barroom brawl--is truly knowing and understanding both yourself and your foe. Once again the elusive Dr. Haha Lung is your master, delving deeply into the historical, psychological, spiritual, and mystical elements of ancient Far Eastern teachings to present the essential tools and skills you need to control any dangerous situation, including:* Sun-Tzu's Art of Kaimen: Breaking down the "gates of the mind"* The Nine Ways of the Ronin: Ancient techniques from Musashi, Japan's greatest swordsman * Arts of Espionage: Applying the secrets of the ancient spy-masters* The Seven Ways of Learning: Devious methods for manipulating your enemy's perception* The Seven Spirits: Understanding--and exploiting--personality flawsBE ADVISED: Mind Slayers! is for academic study ONLY.Dr. Haha Lung is the author of more than a dozen books on martial arts, including Mind Penetration, Mind Fist, The Nine Halls of Death, Assassin!, Mind Manipulation, Knights of Darkness, Mind Control: The Ancient Art of Psychological Warfare, The Lost Fighting Arts of Vietnam, and with co-author Christopher B. Prowant, Mind Assassins, Ninja Shadowland, and Mental Dominance.
By Joe Layden, Frank Coffey. 1994
It’s Impossible to Forget Tonya Harding. She will be forever remembered as a tough-talking, hard-living athlete who would do anything… to become an Olympic Gold Medalist. But was Tonya Harding a misunderstood girl from the wrong side of the tracks? Did her raw talent and burning ambition trip her up? How far was she willing to go to beat her greatest rival, Nancy Kerrigan? Award-winning sportswriter Joe Layden and bestselling author Frank Coffey go past the bright lights of the rink to find the truth behind Harding’s public image. Despite a nightmare childhood of poverty and abuse, a troubled marriage, and a disastrous divorce, Harding became one of her generation’s greatest figure skaters. But did she reach her sport’s ultimate goal fair and square? How deeply was she involved in the stunning attack on Nancy Kerrigan? How did she really feel about her rival? Throughout the controversy that derailed her career, Harding held her head high and stayed true to herself. Fierce, undaunted, uncensored—this is the true story of Tonya Harding. Includes 10 revealing photographs!
By Dr Haha Lung, Christopher B Prowant. 2011
Drawn from sources deep in China and India, the long-lost secrets of mastering the mental arts of Ame-tsuchi-jitsu are now… revealed by martial-arts master Dr. Haha Lung. Those with the courage to explore these forbidden techniques will be rewarded with the skills to master any foe or situation, from the conference room to the battlefield and beyond. Inside these explosive pages, you'll learn: * The 6 Steps to Power * Secrets of "Shadow Ki" Hypnosis * Kotodama: Spirit Words of Power * Junishi-do-jitsu: Ruling the 12 Rulers * Kuji-kiri: The 9 Doors of Power * Hannibal's 99 Truths * And much more,/UL>BE ADVISED: This is a very dangerous art. Ultimate Mind Control! is for academic study ONLY.Dr. Haha Lung is the author of more than a dozen books on martial arts, including Mind Penetration, Mind Fist, The Nine Halls of Death, Assassin!, Mind Manipulation, Knights of Darkness, Mind Control: The Ancient Art of Psychological Warfare, and with co-author Christopher B. Prowant, Mind Assassins, Ninja Shadowhand, and Mental Dominance.
By Jim Lang, Bob McKenzie. 2020
From TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie comes a new collection of hockey stories about the everyday heroes from across the… game who are defying the odds and championing the next generation of hockey—on and off the ice.In this uplifting and entertaining volume of stories, Canadian broadcasters Bob McKenzie and Jim Lang bring together hockey players, coaches, and refs, as well as those behind the bench—the parents, scouts, analysts, and agents—to tell us, in their own voices, why they love the game and how they&’re shaping its future. Meet Dallas Stars&’ winger Andrew Cogliano, who captivated the hockey world by playing 830 consecutive games, despite various injuries, and hear how hockey and his parents instilled in him the strong work ethic that made his streak possible. Learn about how Jeremy Rupke found his passion and created the popular website, How To Hockey, to help young hockey hopefuls who might not have money for professional lessons develop their on-ice skills and give them the confidence to achieve their dreams off the ice. Read about players like Jack Jablonski, who didn&’t let a life-changing spinal cord injury at age sixteen stop him from being a part of the game, and is now using his experience to raise awareness and funds for spinal cord injury research. From LGBTQ players like Jessica Platt who are breaking down barriers to the women such as Danièle Sauvageau who are breaking glass ceilings as coaches, refs, agents, and analysts, these are the everyday heroes who are using hockey to inspire change. Featuring incredible stories of comebacks, milestones, and friendship, Everyday Hockey Heroes, Volume II highlights the very best of hockey: the power it has to unite us to be the best we can be—for ourselves and for others.
By Chicago Tribune. 2016
A gorgeous and comprehensive look at one of the NBA&’s most storied and valuable franchises—from their first season to Michael… Jordan and beyond. The Chicago Bulls have been building their highly decorated legacy for five decades now. To this day, the Bulls are one of the most popular teams the world over. Six championships, the league&’s best-ever single-season record, and perhaps the greatest player of all time will do that, and Bulls fans wouldn&’t have it any other way. From the beginning, the Bulls have set records. They are still the only NBA expansion team to make the playoffs in their inaugural season with the best record ever for a first-year team. They soared to new heights after drafting Michael Jordan in the 1984 draft. Joined by fellow Hall of Famers Scottie Pippen and coach Phil Jackson, the team won two sets of three consecutive championships in the 90s. The new millennium saw repeated attempts to reignite the magic of the Jordan-era Bulls, but soon a new identity emerged of tough, hardworking team players reminiscent of the Bulls&’ earlier years. The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bulls is a decade-by-decade look at the pride of the city&’s West Side produced by the award-winning journalists who have been documenting their home team since the beginning. This beautiful volume details every era in the team&’s history through original reporting, in-depth analysis, interviews, archival photos, comprehensive timelines, rankings of top players by position, and other features. Profiles on key coaches, Hall of Famers, and MVPs provide an entertaining, blow-by-blow look at the team&’s greatest successes and most dramatic moments.
By Lung, Dr Haha. 2012
Here--at last!--is your only chance to fully master the lethal tactics and techniques of the mysterious Asian "shadow cadre. "Miyamoto… Musashi (1594–1645)--the greatest swordsman Japan has ever seen and author of the masterpiece Gorin No Sho (A Book of Five Rings)--spent many arduous years as a wandering ronin, studying the murder, mayhem, and mind-control secrets of Asia's dark shadow cadre. Few today are able to grasp the penetrating wisdom of this revered innovator. Now Dr. Haha Lung at last brings his unique perspective to Musashi's hard-won knowledge in this powerful volume, where you'll learn the forbidden secrets of: Japan's Shinobi-NinjaThe (in)famous Hirracarrah spies of ancient IndiaChinese "ninja" such as the Lin-Kuei ("Ghost Warriors") and the Moshuh Nanren espionage and assassination expertsVietnamese "Black Crow" mind-mastersTibetan sDop-sDop mind-warriorsSTREET AND BOARDROOM WARRIORS BE ADVISED: Mind-Sword is for academic study ONLY. Dr. Haha Lung is the author of more than a dozen books on martial arts, including Mind Penetration, Mind Fist, The Nine Halls of Death, Assassin!, Mind Control: The Ancient Art of Psychological Warfare, and Mental Dominance.
By Bill Gutman. 2002
As fast-paced as a freefall from a roaring airplane, as thrilling as a towering jump off a ski slope, BEING… EXTREME is a fascinating examination of the adrenaline rush of extreme sports. Here is a world where living life on the edge is the only options, where you are only as good as your last jump...and where one false move can take you out of the game permanently.From mountain climbing, freestyle motocross, to sky diving and snowboarding and beyond, in the past decade the world of extreme sports has exploded on the scene, with daredevils attempting daring acts of athleticism that leave spectators awed..and fearful. BEING EXTREME explores the motivations and society impulses behind these high-risk lifestyles through interviews with professional athletes and the recreational enthusiast, as well as with psychiatrists who seek to understand the motivation beyond these "Big T" personalities. Authors Gutman and Frederick also explore what heart-stopping sports are around the next curve, because in a world where the "rush" is everything, everyone is always upping their game.
By Chris Turney. 2017
“The Antarctic Factor: if anything can go wrong, it will. It's basically Murphy's Law on steroids…” —Chris Turney On Christmas… Eve 2013, off the coast of East Antarctica, an abrupt weather change trapped the Shokalskiy— the ship carrying earth scientist Chris Turney and seventy-one others involved in the Australasian Antarctic Expedition—in a densely packed armada of sea ice, 1400 miles from civilization. With the ship's hull breached and steerage lost, the wind threatened to drive the vessel into the frozen continent, smashing it to pieces. If nearby floating icebergs picked up speed, they could cause a devastating collision, leaving little time to abandon ship and potentially creating an environmental disaster. The forecast offered no relief—a blizzard was headed their way. As Turney chronicles his modern-day ordeal, he revisits famed polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's harrowing Antarctic expedition almost a century prior. His ship, Endurance, was trapped and ultimately lost to the ice, forcing Shackleton and his men to fight for survival on a vast and treacherous icescape for two years. Turney also draws inspiration from Douglas Mawson, whose Antarctic explorations were equally legendary. But for Turney the stakes were even higher— for unlike Shackleton or Mawson, he had his wife and children with him. Yet there was another key difference: Shackleton and Mawson were completely cut off; Turney’s expedition was connected to the outside world through Twitter, YouTube, and Skype. Within hours, the team became the focus of a media storm, and an international rescue effort was launched to reach the stranded ship. But could help arrive in time to avert a tragedy? A taut 21st-century survival story, Iced In is also an homage to Shackleton, Mawson, and other scientific explorers who embody the human spirit of adventure, joy in discovery, and will to live.
By Herbert Warren Wind. 1961
From gridiron to diamond, lawn to green, a legendary sportswriter captures the wins, losses, and draws of an exciting period… in American sports history Throughout his long and distinguished career, Herbert Warren Wind covered many of the most dramatic contests and iconic athletes of the twentieth century. Inspired by Paul Gallico's classic dispatches from the golden age of the 1920s and '30s, The Gilded Age of Sport collects Wind's finest pieces on the people and places of the postwar era. With graceful prose and an authoritative eye for the telling detail, he profiles sports heroes including Yogi Berra, Ben Hogan, Maurice Richard, Bob Cousy, Sam Snead, Ted Williams, Herb Elliott, and Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman. Wind reveals Rocky Marciano's training regimen, journeys as far afield as Japan and Australia to report on the international sports scene, and delights in the startling discrepancy between the woeful record of Harvard's football team and the glory of its marching band. An elegant and comprehensive survey of fifteen thrilling years in sports history, The Gilded Age of Sport is a testament to the versatility, wit, and wisdom of a master craftsman.
By Chicago Tribune Staff. 2013
Composed of a carefully curated selection of archival Chicago Tribune columns and features, Ditka is a hard-hitting look at the… Chicago Bears' legendary player and coach. Mike Ditka was drafted by the Bears as a tight end in 1961 and went on to earn Rookie of the Year honors, multiple Pro Bowl selections, and a 1963 championship ring with Chicago during his playing career.Ditka retired in 1972 after stints with Philadelphia and Dallas (where he won Super Bowl VI), but he returned to Chicago as head coach in 1982. He became symbolic of the tough, hard-nosed, hyper-competitive style that defined the Bears through the 80s. Following the 1985 Bears' unforgettable season and Super Bowl victory, Ditka was enshrined as a hero in the minds of Bears fans everywhere.Ditka will take readers on a fascinating and entertaining ride through the words of the award-winning Chicago Tribune journalists who covered "Iron Mike" for six decades. From his playing career to his coaching career, from personal triumphs to mishaps and scandals, Ditka is the ultimate fans' guide to the career and life of a Hall of Famer who came to define Chicago football in the modern age.
By Herbert Warren Wind. 1960
America's greatest golf writer cracks wise in this humorous peek inside the life and mind of an up-and-coming young proIf… Hogan had to wait 15 years before winning the Open I guess even a natural athalete like me has to wait a couple of years huh? Harry Sprague may not be the most eloquent golfer on the winter circuit, but spelling and grammar are the least of his concerns. First, he has to work on his putting, which, due to the aradic nature of the greens at Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, the Arizona Country Club, and other Sun Belt courses, is keeping him out of the money. And speaking of money, Harry suspects that his current sponsorship deal--he runs a driving range from April to November for no salary in exchange for the cash to go on tour--might not be the fairest of deals. Finally, there are the fans. In California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida, beautiful women line the fairways hoping for a date with their favorite pro. But as Harry soon learns, if wedding bells don't ring the following winter, he'll have hell to pay. First published in Sports Illustrated, these humorous missives from the bottom rungs of the leader board will delight duffers and low handicappers alike.
By Ann Killion. 2020
En tus manos está la mejor guía al fútbol femenil. Desde la Copa Mundial hasta las Olimpiadas, y desde Megan… Rapinoe hasta Mia Hamm, conoce a las mujeres que han cambiado la historia del deporte más apasionante del mundo. En 1999, cuando el equipo de fútbol de los Estados Unidos ganó la Copa Mundial de Fútbol, el equipo --y el deporte-- se popularizaron en el país. El ascenso a la cima del equipo, con jugadoras como Mia Hamm o Brandi Chastain, representó el primer éxito femenil en la historia de los Estados Unidos y preparó el camino para la llegada de estrellas como Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe o Alex Morgan y la gran victoria del equipo en la Copa del Mundo de 2019. Con el crecimiento de las ligas femeniles y la popularización del equipo nacional de Estados Unidos, no hay duda de que el fútbol femenil ha cautivado a fanáticos tanto en el país como alrededor del mundo. En este libro encontrarás qué hace al fútbol tan especial. También hallarás historias y fotografías de los momentos que han marcado la historia del fútbol, una lista de las mejores jugadoras de Estados Unidos, así como de las campeonas internacionales, incluyendo a Marta y Homare Sawa. Ann Killion te llevará por la historia del deporte y los grandes eventos que le han dado carácter universal. Por último, conoceremos a la siguiente generación que se encargará de seguir impulsando este magnífico deporte. Ellas son las campeonas del futbol, las mujeres que han cambiado el mundo del deporte para siempre.
45 step-by-step, illustrated activties that teach kids everything from how to see like an owl to build the world's coolest… fort from sticks. (ages 8-12)Calling all adventurers! Want to know how to build a fort from nothing but sticks? Or find your way through the forest? This survival guide is your ticket to getting down and dirty in nature and learning to make the coolest things with your own two hands. Look inside to learn how to: • Use a knife without bleeding • Sleep in the woods without freezing • Escape a bear without getting eaten • Poop in the woods without falling down • Find your way home without a GPS • Eat bugs without throwing up • And so much more!
By Ann Killion. 2020
En tus manos está la mejor guía al fútbol masculino mundial. Conoce a Pelé, Messi y Tim Howard mientras revives… los momentos que hacen al fútbol el deporte más apasionante del planeta. Desde los campos de fútbol en Estados Unidos, hasta las calles de América Latina y los estadios de Europa y Asia, la pasión por el fútbol no conoce fronteras. Es, sin duda, el deporte más popular del mundo. Los gigantes del juego, como Cristiano Ronaldo, Tim Howard o Lionel Messi, se han convertido en celebridades internacionales para admiradores y fanáticos alrededor del mundo. Con la rápida expansión de ligas como Major League Soccer y la creciente popularidad del US Men&’s Olympic Team, no hay duda de que el fútbol –o como se conoce en inglés, soccer-- pronto estará en cada rincón de los Estados Unidos. En este libro encontrarás listas de los mejores jugadores, historias y fotografías de los momentos que han marcado la historia del fútbol, así como un catálogo de los mejores jugadores internacionales, como Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi o Pelé. También conocerás a los mejores jugadores de Estados Unidos, como Tim Howard, Landon Donovan o Clint Dempsey. Igualmente, sabrás sobre la siguiente generación de superestrellas y cuales han sido los momentos más emocionantes de la Copa Mundial y las Olimpiadas.
&“A truly vital book for any outdoor adventurer.&”—Cabin Life Before GPS, before the compass, and even before cartography, humankind was… navigating. A windswept tree, the depth of a puddle, or a trill of birdsong could point the way home, and they still do—if you know how to look. With The Natural Navigator, his first book, Tristan Gooley invited us to notice the directional clues hidden all around: in the sun, moon, stars, clouds, weather patterns, lengthening shadows, changing tides, growing plants, and habits of wildlife. A decade after publication, this modern classic still reminds us that we can find south by joining the horns of the crescent moon—and find adventure in our own backyards.
By Julie Schwietert Collazo. 2017
From museum-hopping in the Hudson Valley to hiking the hills upstate, discover the New York you don't know with Moon… New York State. Inside you'll find:Strategic itineraries ranging from a two-week road trip to weekend getaways from the city, with ideas for art-lovers, foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, foliage-seekers, and moreDay trips from New York City to Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and the CatskillsThe top sights and unique experiences: Explore the charming riverside towns of the Hudson Valley on a brewery trail, sample local wine and cheese upstate, or relax on the beaches of Montauk. Hike to a spectacular sunrise in the Catskills, kayak on the Finger Lakes, and peep the vibrant changing leaves in the Adirondacks. Browse the quirky boutiques of Lower Manhattan, stroll the High Line, and savor skyline views with a nightcap in hand at a rooftop barHonest advice from native New Yorker Julie Schwietert Collazo on when to go, where to stay, and how to get aroundFull-color photos and detailed maps throughoutThorough background on the history, culture, and geography of the stateRecommendations for families, LGBTQ travelers, seniors, international visitors, and travelers with disabilitiesWith Moon New York State's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of the Empire State.Want to experience NYC like a local? Check out Moon New York City.