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Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory...
by A. J. Baime

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

June 17, 2010

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The epic story also told in the film FORD V. FERRARI: By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather鈥檚 company with little business experience to speak of, knew he had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, lorded it over the European racing scene. He crafted beautiful sports cars, "science fiction on wheels," but was also called "the Assassin" because so many drivers perished while racing them.<i>Go Like Hell </i>tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done. <i>Go Like Hell </i>transports readers to a risk-filled, glorious time in this brilliant portrait of a rivalry between two industrialists, the cars they built, and the "pilots" who would drive them to victory, or doom.
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
by David J. Epstein

Language

English

Pages

351

Publication Date

May 28, 2019

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<b>The聽<i>#1 New York Times</i>聽bestseller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, Rich Roll, and more.</b><br /><br /> <b>Shortlisted for the聽<i>Financial Times</i>/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award</b><br /> 聽聽<br /> <b>鈥淭he most important business鈥攁nd parenting鈥攂ook of the year.鈥澛犫€?lt;i>Forbes</i></b><br /><br /> <b>鈥淯rgent and important. . .聽an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares about improving performance.鈥?鈥擠aniel H. Pink</b>聽聽<b><br /> </b><br /> <b>鈥淪o much crucial and revelatory information about performance, success, and education.鈥?鈥擲usan Cain, bestselling author of聽<i>Quiet</i></b><i>聽</i>聽聽<br /><br /> <b>鈥淎s David Epstein shows us, cultivating range prepares us for the wickedly unanticipated鈥?a well-supported and smoothly written case on behalf of breadth and late starts.鈥澛犫€?lt;i>Wall Street Journal</i></b> <br /><br />Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you鈥檒l never catch up to the people who got a head start. But a closer look at research on the world鈥檚 top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule.聽聽聽聽 <br /><br />David Epstein examined the world鈥檚 most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fields鈥攅specially those that are complex and unpredictable鈥攇eneralists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. They鈥檙e also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can鈥檛 see. <br /><br />Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing,聽<i>Range</i>聽makes a compelling case for actively cultivating inefficiency. Failing a test is the best way to learn. Frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers. The most impactful inventors cross domains rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area. As experts silo themselves further while computers master more of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans, people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive.
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gol...
by Daniel James Brown

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

June 04, 2013

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<b>The #1聽<i>New York Times</i>鈥揵estselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary 鈥淭he聽Boys of 鈥?6'.鈥?lt;br /><br /></b>For readers of聽<i>Unbroken</i>, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times鈥攖he improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.<br /><br /> It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington鈥檚 eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys鈥?own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man鈥檚 personal quest.
With Winning in Mind 3rd Ed.
by Lanny Bassham

Language

English

Pages

200

Publication Date

April 19, 2011

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This is a great book for anyone interested in having a consistent mental performance under pressure. The book, used by PGA Tour winners, will give you an introduction to Mental Management and is packed with techniques for competitors. Learn how performance is a function of three mental processes, how to control the mind under pressure and how to train for competition. Learn the secrets of Olympic Champions. The information provided in this book has been used by people from many different backgrounds from golfers to business professionals to dog agility competitors and pageant winners. The Mental Management System can be adapted to almost any competitive arena. "With Winning in Mind" 3rd edition has 33% new information and is a complete update from the previous edition.
The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories
by Patrick F. McManus

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

October 01, 2012

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<i>The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories聽</i>is a hilarious addition to Patrick F. McManus鈥檚 existing work in humor. The author weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales with his typical exaggerated commentary that will elicit a belly laugh from all types of readers.<br />Read about the antics of Patrick鈥檚 friends Rancid Crabtree and Retch Sweeney in such stories as 鈥淪haping Up for the Hunt鈥?and 鈥淏ear Hunters.鈥?McManus plays off the recent obsession with hoarders in his surprising story 鈥淭he Lady Who Kept Things.鈥?In the titular story, meet Patrick鈥檚 horse, Huckleberry, and enjoy the experience of all the problems that come along with owning your own horse鈥攐r keeping him in the garage.<br /><br />Other great stories include:<br /><ul><li>鈥淐atch-And-Eaters,鈥?about the importance of a forked stick when fishing</li><li>鈥?7000 TV Historical Extravaganza,鈥?a look at one director鈥檚 loose interpretation of historical accuracy and political correctness</li><li>鈥淎 Lake Too Far,鈥?concerning the woes of Patrick and his wife, Bun, on a fateful birding trip in Australia</li><li>鈥淐hicken Chronicles,鈥?which involves Patrick鈥檚 memory of wandering around naked in the chicken yard when guests came to call</li></ul><br />So pull up a chair, sit back, and enjoy laughing to the hilarious adventures of Patrick F. McManus in The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories.
The Carroll Shelby Story
by Carroll Shelby

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English

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Publication Date

November 11, 2019

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<p><strong>Carroll Shelby wasn鈥檛 born to run. He was born to </strong><i><strong>race</strong></i><strong>鈥攕ome of the fastest cars ever to tear up a speedway.聽</strong></p><p>Carroll Shelby wasn鈥檛 born to run. He was born to <i>race</i>鈥攕ome of the fastest cars ever to tear up a speedway. The exciting new feature film <i>Ford v Ferrari</i>--starring Matt Damon as Shelby and Christian Bale as fellow racer Ken Miles--immortalizes the small-town Texas boy who won the notorious Le Mans 24-hour endurance challenge, and changed the face of auto racing with the legendary Shelby Cobra. But there鈥檚 much more to his high-velocity, history-making story.</p><p>A wizard behind the wheel, he was also a visionary designer of speed machines that ruled the racetrack and the road. While his GT40s racked up victories in the world鈥檚 most prestigious professional racing showdowns, his masterpiece, the Ford Cobra, gave Europe鈥檚 formidable Ferrari an American--style run for its money. If you鈥檝e got a need for speed, strap in next to the man who put his foot down on the pedal, kept his eyes on the prize, and never looked back.</p>
The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live: An Insider's Guide to ...
by Robert Tuchman

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

April 01, 2009

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<b>An encyclopedic travel guide for fans 鈥渇eaturing entries on everything from the World Series to the Kentucky Derby and the Westminster Dog Show鈥?(<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /> For anyone who dreams of a front row seat for the world鈥檚 greatest competitive events, this guide provides invaluable information about tickets and travel, as well as the parties and the pageantry at the top games across the sporting landscape. Written by the founder and president of the global leader in sports and entertainment promotion, it鈥檚 packed with insider knowledge and expert advice.<br /> 聽<br /> For each event, you鈥檒l find detailed history and behind-the-scenes background information to make a successful pilgrimage鈥攁nd as a bonus, there鈥檚 a list of the top sports cities, with arguments for what makes each city the perfect sports mecca. It鈥檚 the perfect companion for those who want to enjoy the in-person experience for everything from the World Cup to the Winter Olympics to Wimbledon.<br /> 聽
The Simple Six: The Easy Way to Get in Shape and Stay in Shape fo...
by Clinton Dobbins

Language

English

Pages

66

Publication Date

December 09, 2018

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<b>Amazon Best Seller!</b><br /><br /><b>Are you ready to finally look and feel the way you've always wanted, and stay that way?</b><br /><br />The Simple Six is an innovative new workout program designed to provide maximum results with the least amount of effort. Free of all the usual filler and hype, The Simple Six is a real program, for real people, offering real results.<br /><br />The unique programming method found only in The Simple Six is based on the idea that repeating a small amount of work consistently can lead to great changes in the way you look, the way you feel, and the way you think about fitness and exercise.聽 <br /><br />If you're looking for a simple, straightforward way to build a strong, balanced, and capable physique, then The Simple Six is for you.<br /><br />The Simple Six truly is the easy way to get in shape and stay in shape for the rest of your life!
The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Rich...
by , Jonathan Clegg

Language

English

Pages

381

Publication Date

December 04, 2018

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<i>The Club </i>is the previously untold inside story of how English soccer鈥檚 Premier League became the wildest, richest, most popular sports product on the planet.<br /> 聽<br /> This is a sports and business tale of how money, ambition, and twenty-five years of drama remade an ancient institution into a twenty-first-century entertainment empire. No one knew it when their experiment began, but without any particular genius or acumen, the motley cast of billionaires and hucksters behind the modern Premier League struck gold.<br /><br /> Pretty soon, everyone wanted to try their luck, from Russian oligarchs to Emirati sheikhs, American tycoons, and Asian Tiger titans. Some succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Some lost everything. Today, players are sold for tens of millions, clubs are valued in the billions, and games are beamed out to nearly two hundred countries, all while the league struggles to preserve its English soul.<br /><br /> Deeply researched and drawing on one hundred exclusive interviews, including the key decision makers at every major English team, <i>The Club</i> is the definitive and wildly entertaining narrative of how the Premier League took over the world.
The CLUTCH GOLFER FORMULA: How To Hit Exactly The Shot You Want P...
by , Glen Albaugh

Language

English

Pages

234

Publication Date

December 02, 2019

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We love clutch moments: the drama, the anticipation, the thrill of seeing athletes come up big in the face of extraordinary challenge. Golf Digest's Jaime Diaz even calls clutch "the most admired attribute in sports." Who wouldn't want to be the hero who delivers when it's all on the line?<br /><br />But will you be ready when its your shot?<br /><br />Clutch athletes across all sports consistently rely on a small set of identifiable skills to succeed under pressure. The book reveals how these key skills - focus, intention, and trust - can be developed through deliberate practice, and then systematically deployed in a structured routine. Follow the four steps of the Clutch Formula to:<br /><br />LOCK into the target, shot, and swing<br />LOAD the feel and set-up<br />FIRE with confidence, belief and freedom<br />HOLD to review, reinforce or adjust<br /><br />The Clutch Formula takes the mystery out of knowing what you should think about, how to manage your emotions under pressure, and what it takes to release the club with confidence. Whether it is nailing a drive, sticking an approach, or draining a putt, making those pivotal shots under the gun is what fuels our passion, inspires legendary post-round stories, and creates our most memorable golf moments.<br /><br />This is what you've been missing to take your game to the next level. Break out of the snake-pit of endless swing changes, focus on your playing skills, and start playing the game you love the way you know you can.<br />

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