The Mountains Of My Life

Autore: Walter Bonatti
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141957166
Grandezza: 40,13 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6147

The Mountains of My Life collects Walter Bonatti's classic writings detailing his exploits on numerous expeditions to different mountains of the world, as well as the real story behind the controversy over the events on K2 that changed his life. Bonatti is one of the greatest mountaineers of all time, and these awe-inspiring writings capture the adventure, audacity and magnitude of his craft.

Moving The Mountain

Autore: Lu Li
Grandezza: 58,15 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8581

A student leader of the demonstrations in Tiananmen Square provides a persona account of the protests, the Chinese government's violent retaliation, and the aftermath.

To The Mountains

Autore: Abdullah Anas
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1787381803
Grandezza: 28,69 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1032

The Algerian Islamist Abdullah Anas, 'perhaps the greatest warrior of the Afghan Arabs', fought the Soviet Union for a decade. As one of the earliest Arabs to join the Afghan jihad, he counted as brothers-in-arms the future icons of Al-Qaeda's global war, from Abdullah Azzam to Osama bin Laden to Omar Abdel-Rahman, and befriended key Afghan jihadi figures such as Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and Ahmad Shah Massoud, the Lion of Panjshir. To the Mountains is an intimate portrait of this brutal war, tracing Anas's involvement in the conflict, as well as his experiences of the Algerian civil war (1992-8) and his sojourn in 'Londonistan'. Brushing shoulders with everyone from Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi to Jalaluddin Haqqani, Anas opted for his own independent route, seeking to persuade the Afghan Arabs that they should not be distracted by attacks on the West. Paradoxically, he remains committed to the broader Islamist movement, believing that jihad will continue till the end of time, yet has also spent years talking to the Taliban, seeking to build a lasting peace in Afghanistan. This is his story. Co-written with investigative journalist Tam Hussein, Anas's memoir will doubtless become a seminal primary source on the rise of global jihadism.

Moving The Mountain

Autore: Lu Li
Editore: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780399135453
Grandezza: 62,62 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8989

A student leader of the demonstrations in Tiananmen Square provides a personal account of the protests, the Chinese government's violent retaliation, and its aftermath

My Life In The Mountains

Autore: Eliza Robbins
Editore: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823981106
Grandezza: 12,92 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5108

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The Climb Of My Life

Autore: Kelly Perkins
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781442215931
Grandezza: 33,15 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4262

When Kelly Perkins learned she needed a heart transplant at the age of 30, she thought the active healthy life she loved was over. From the brink of death to the summit of Mt. Fuji, Kelly, with the support of her husband Craig, not only survived the transplant surgery, but became the first heart transplant patient to summit some of the world's most recognized peaks. The Climb of My Life tells the story of Kelly's transplant, recovery, and ascents up such mountains as Mt. Kilimanjaro-all on a borrowed heart.

Ueli Steck

Autore: Ueli Steck
Editore: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1680511335
Grandezza: 33,43 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 2200

Steck was considered by many to be one of the strongest climbers who ever lived The holder of six amazing speed-climbing records The first and only English-language book by this much loved alpinist A climber of incredible strength, Ueli Steck set climbing records for speed and endurance that no one had previously thought possible. This deeply personal and revealing memoir, Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing, is the only one of his books to be published in English. In 2016, Ueli established a new speed record on Eiger’s North Face—beating his own record! That same year he climbed all 82 four-thousand-meter peaks in the Alps within 62 days (traveling between the peaks by bicycle), and summited Annapurna’s south face in 28 hours. But the dramatic events of the previous two years—the internationally reported conflict with Sherpas at Mount Everest, and the discovery of Alex Lowe’s body on Shishapangma—changed him and made him rethink his approach to the mountains. After withdrawing from the sport for a period, Ueli rediscovered his love of climbing, and in this memoir he explains how his perspective changed. While his drive to achieve in the mountains hadn’t diminished, an evaluation of his experiences helped him find a new way to process the emotional and mental challenges that shaped his athletic outlook. Structured around key climbs, Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing provides the history of each mountain and route, Ueli’s reasons for attempting it, what happened on each climb itself, and what he learned from the experience. It also includes some fascinating insights into his training regimen. Ueli infuses his story with the joy and freedom of climbing and running. He is honest, direct and, at times, exhibits the self-absorption common to many elite athletes. Ultimately, however, his experiences brought him to a place of self-awareness and he was no longer the same climber who first set the speed record on the Eiger’s North Face. Ueli was determined that he would take only acceptable risks. Unfortunately, Ueli’s bar for risk was still very high—he died while on a training climb on the Himalayan peak Nuptse on April 30, 2017.

Scripture Confessions Collection

Autore: Keith Provance
Editore: Harrison House Publishers
ISBN: 1577949781
Grandezza: 27,95 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 2727

Now with over 250,000 sold in the series, this new paperback collection of scriptural, personalized declarations of faith includes five books complete in one volume: Victorious Living, Spiritual Growth, Healing, Finances, and Parenting.

Motivating My Life Recovery

Autore: Andre Souliere
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477110267
Grandezza: 55,72 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 771

Andre Souliere grew up in Biddeford Maine in an old farm house that his grandfather had built. After High School Andre enlisted in the United States Air Force where he met his first wife and together they had two daughters along with a step-daughter. They were stationed at different assignments in the United States as well as in Germany. Andre has remarried to the love of his life and they have been blessed with a son, where they now live in Steep Falls Maine enjoying the country life and outdoor activities. Andre also feels blessed to have five grandchildren who are the joy of everyones life. Andre enjoys presenting motivational talks and keynotes on safety, life recovery and life success. After his divorce, Andre fell into deep depression and alcoholism. During these dark times, Andre lost the will to go deal with the pain. His book covers his survival from divorce, separation from his children, depression, alcoholism, and suicide, death of a family member and the murder of his first grandson. The book also covers his motivation to survive, his love of God and the love story that he developed with his wife Joyce. The story starts with his entering a rehabilitation center and covers the periods up until he re-marries. This book is meant to illustrate Andres rise from the darkness of hell to where he is today. Andre would like this book to be a motivational tool for everyone for their life journey and success.

Where The Mountain Casts Its Shadow

Autore: Maria Coffey
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429977426
Grandezza: 39,69 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8225

Without risk, say mountaineers, there would be none of the self-knowledge that comes from pushing life to its extremes. For them, perhaps, it is worth the cost. But when tragedy strikes, what happens to the people left behind? Why would anyone choose to invest in a future with a high-altitude risk-taker? What is life like in the shadow of the mountain? Such questions have long been taboo in the world of mountaineering. Now, the spouses, parents and children of internationally renowned climbers finally break their silence, speaking out about the dark side of adventure. Maria Coffey confronted one of the harshest realities of mountaineering when her partner Joe Tasker disappeared on the Northeast Ridge of Everest in 1982. In Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow, Coffey offers an intimate portrait of adventure and the conflicting beauty, passion, and devastation of this alluring obsession. Through interviews with the world's top climbers, or their widows and families-Jim Wickwire, Conrad Anker, Lynn Hill, Joe Simpson, Chris Bonington, Ed Viesturs, Anatoli Boukreev, Alex Lowe, and many others-she explores what compels men and women to give their lives to the high mountains. She asks why, despite the countless tragedies, the world continues to laud their exploits. With an insider's understanding, Coffey reveals the consequences of loving people who pursue such risk-the exhilarating highs and inevitable lows, the stress of long separations, the constant threat of bereavement, and the lives shattered in the wake of climbing accidents. Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow is a powerful, affecting and important book that exposes the far reaching personal costs of extreme adventure.

Seven Letters That Saved My Life

Autore: Dottie Lessard
Editore: Coconut Avenue, Inc.
ISBN: 0980104017
Grandezza: 63,62 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5265

Can you make it to the fence? No matter how bad things look, do you have the energy, the motivation, to take another breath, another step? Are the obstacles in your life real? Or are they self-imposed? For Dottie Lessard, the obstacles were all too real. Afflicted with cystic fibrosis she underwent double-lung replacement only to have heart-breaking complications that required more surgery-this time a kidney transplant. Not only did Lessard survive these life-threatening medical conditions, she thrived to become a professional NIKE athlete. The secret to Lessard's amazing success? Seven simple letters. A-T-H-L-E-T-E. Letters that saved her life and empowered her to live her dreams. Seven Letters That Saved My Life takes us on Dottie's moving journey from conquering debilitating illness to literally climbing mountains with transplanted lungs. Combining personal insights with powerful motivational principles and affirmations, Dottie guides us in finding our own inner resources and inspiration. Lessard's seven letters and seven principles are not just for athletes. They can be used by anyone in any physical condition, life situation, or occupation to face and overcome challenges and obstacles. Dottie's words will motivate you and help you achieve anything that you decide to accomplish, do, or become.

The Mountain Of The Women

Autore: Liam Clancy
Editore: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0385520506
Grandezza: 14,80 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2103

A member of the legendary Irish group The Clancy Brothers details his eventful odyssey from rural Ireland in the 1930s into the heart of the New York music scene during the 1950s and 1960s in a lively memoir that also describes his encounters with such celebrities as Bob Dylan, Maya Angelou, Robert Redford, Lenny Bruce, Pete Seeger, and Barbra Streisand.

The Mountains Of Paris

Autore: David Oates
ISBN: 9780870719813
Grandezza: 28,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7005

Living in Paris for a winter and a spring and waking each morning to a view of Notre Dame, David Oates is led to revise his life story from one of trudging and occasional woe into one punctuated by nourishing and sometimes unsettling brilliance. In The Mountains of Paris, he offers a technique of reimagining one's life story that might be available to anyone. The present tense of the book takes place during the seasons he spends in Paris, sharing an artist's residency. It is a rare opportunity to consider what it means to be human, through time-stopping moments with music, art, and deep history. The past tense of the book offers memories that intrude into the bustle of Paris life: a Billy Graham crusade at age thirteen, a mountain pass, a love, a loss. In long years of mountaineering Oates fought the self-loathing which had infused him as the gay kid in the Baptist pew. In The Mountains of Paris, he ascends to a place of wonder through intense, personal narrative encounter with the strangeness of being alive. In his searching, luminous, and inimitable prose, Oates invites readers to share the sense of awe awakened by a Vermeer painting, or the night sky, or the echoing strains of music fading down a Paris street, lifting the curtain on a cosmos filled with a terrifying yet beautiful rightness.

Beyond The Mountain

Autore: Elaine C. Mount
Editore: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1606475290
Grandezza: 26,93 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4688

Do you ever wonder why you are so afraid? What happened that made you afraid for many years? Did you feel scared or doubt God's love for you even though you tried so hard to please him? Have you suffered severe depression, panic attacks, low self esteem, feelings that made you feel unworthy? Have you been housebound; afraid to go out? Are you being controlled by scary thoughts of doom? Do you allow others to control you? Do you need other's approval to make you feel good about yourself? This book takes you on one woman's journey to search for answers to all these questions and more. But she soon discovered, while reaching out for help in overcoming panic attacks and depression that God was allowing her to be set free from those things that had her bound. Read how Elaine overcame victoriously, after many years of panic attacks and depression, but how she discovered something in her journey that she had been searching for all her life! Elaine Mount has always loved writing in her journals and writing poetry. She is retired from the Wilson County Schools where she held jobs as Bookkeeper, Secretary, and Registrar. She is a member of the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce where she is on the Ambassadors Committee. She is a member of Wilson One, an organization for enablement of working woman paid and non - paid to provide networking opportunities, as well as a volunteer at UMC Hospital. She was facilitator at Counseling Services of Tennessee in Domestic Violence, Issues in Honest, Anger Management and Parenting classes. Elaine has been married to her husband, Glen for 38 years and they have two grown married children and three grandchildren. She has been an active member at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Lebanon for many years. She has taught Sunday school for many years, to children and adults alike.

The Old Man Of The Mountain

Autore: Robert Hutchinson
Editore: Browntrout Publishers
ISBN: 9780763181192
Grandezza: 30,58 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 155

A photographic tribute also describes the history and geology of the Old Man of the Mountain, which suddenly collapsed on May 3, 2003.

Death In The Mountains

Autore: Lisa Clifford
Editore: Pan Australia
ISBN: 9781742623702
Grandezza: 13,41 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2954

"This is the true story of the murder of Artemio Bruni, a peasant farmer in the mountains of Casentino, north-eastern Tuscany, in the winter of 1907. Artemio was my husband's great-grandfather. "For reasons not understood by my husband's family, Grandpa Artemio's death was never investigated. It was not reported to the police, nor did Bruna Bruni, Artemio's wife, ever demand justice. How could that be possible, I asked my mother-in-law - was it because of the mafia? 'No, no, you don't understand,' she answered. 'Things were different in the mountains one hundred years ago. Grandpa and Grandma were poor farmers, no one could have cared less about them. Grandpa was a nobody and life was cheap in Tuscany then.'" When Australian author and journalist Lisa Clifford moved to Florence to be with her Italian husband, an unsolved murder in his family became part of her life. The more Lisa found out about it, the more intrigued she became - so much so that she was driven to investigate the tragic events of a century ago. Death in the Mountains is Lisa's brilliant recreation of the life and death of Artemio Bruni, and an evocation of the world of the Tuscan mountains in the early 20th century. It is both a murder mystery and a beautifully observed picture of a lost Italy.

The Long And Tumultuous Journey Of My Life

Autore: A. Cyrus Tahernia
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469102072
Grandezza: 15,54 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6650

This Memoir entitled The Long and Tumultuous Journey of My Life consists of 183 pages with 112 interior pictures, most of immediate family pictures. It contains 10 chapters. Chapter One: portrays the first 24 years of authors personal and professional life. It illustrates the difficulty of authors life living in desolated area because of his father military assignments. It shows authors anxiety about the Second World War and occupation of his beloved country by foreign troops. It also gives information about his personal life, his immediate family, Persian traditions and customs and his father being prisoner of war. It demonstrates his feeling toward living in different localities with different cultures and environments. It also describes his elementary, high school and medical schools and how he endured numerous examinations and hardships. Chapter Two: deals with his postgraduate study and training in different hospitals and difficulty to get familiar with American culture and society. How he finished Internship, Pediatric Residency and Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, during latter of which, he met his future wife. He went through several examinations to be American Board Certified in the field of Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology by passing written part of Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology examination and to an academic career. Chapter Three: contains authors marriage and having three beautiful children. He obtained academic medical career and was promoted to associate professor. This was one of best part of authors personal and professional life in watching his children growth and success in his job. Chapter Four: portrays authors sabbatical leave from the University and being quite successful in training, and passing the oral portion of American Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology to become Board Certified in American Sub- Board of Pediatric Cardiology. Academically author published four scientific papers in the prestigious medical journals during one year. This academic achievement caused some difficulty in his work due to the jealousy and inferiority complex of his colleagues. Chapter Five: explains happy and successful life at the beginning of his highest career but it caused authors adverse health problems and nervous breakdown . This part of authors life dealt with hard work in administration, teaching medical students, training pediatric residents, patients care and conducting research as being Full Professor and Chairman of the Department. He was also as Visiting Professor in the University of Pennsylvania and establishment of exchange program for faculties and residents between our department and the department of pediatric at the University of Pennsylvania. This period was another productive life academically by publishing numerous scientific publications and expansion of the department in every direction but to encounter budgetary problem and nepotism by University administration. Chapter Six: describes my difficulty working in prejudiced, hostile and notorious medical community and facing a great of deal of jealousy and dishonesty in my profession. At least I and my family were well accepted in the community. This period was accompanied by great deal of authors childrens achievement academically and athletically. They brought a slew of trophies and awards and straight A. Author witnessed tremendous success in his children. This period also coincided with a lot of travel abroad and quite a few number of medical presentations locally, nationally and Internationally this chapter has been divided into Section A and B which represents two different era of authors personal and professional life. Chapter Seven: was the best part of my life personally and professionally. I had the best productivity academically and financially. I was treated as a celebrity and being popular, and liked by my patients and colleagues. There was a big demand for my work not in th

King Of The Mountain

Autore: Paul Forster
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146531458X
Grandezza: 20,67 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5074

Eighteen year old King has been in and out of high school and in and out of town ever since his mother's nervous breakdown. When his girlfriend Jana commits suicide he flees again to escape his feelings about her death. The journey takes him to a ski town and a job in a truck-stop cafe run by Maggie, a hard woman who has suffered similar losses of her own. King meets a new girl, Sunny, and begins to carve out a life for himself by becoming one of the best skiers on the mountain. But he can't escape his past and his dangerous skiing brings him into conflict with Denny, the head of the Ski Patrol and Sunny's ex-boyfriend. Once more King turns to flee from his problems--but this time Maggie stands in his way and escape is not so easy.

My Life

Autore: William Hamilton Maxwell
Grandezza: 13,82 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7006

My Life With The Third Man In The Ring The Drama Outside The Ropes

Autore: Barbara Stolfi Maggio
ISBN: 0557054958
Grandezza: 54,29 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3886

My Life with The Third Man in the Ring by Barbara Stolfi Maggio tells the story of the author's life with her father, a celebrated professional fight referee, a member of a Boxing Hall of Fame, a bookmaker, a mob associate, a bon vivant, and a memorable New York character. The story also encompasses her love-hate relationship with her glamorous but volatile mother. This heart-rending tale will provide insight into the world of boxing in the 30's, 40's and 50's, bookmaking, bootlegging, Prohibition, alcoholism, organized crime's influence into boxing, the underworld's overlord of boxing, mob treachery, Mommy Dearest relationship, child abuse, breast cancer, family estrangement, and reconciliation. This is a New York Story that must be told.