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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.
Find a Way
by Diana Nyad

Language

English

Pages

339

Publication Date

October 20, 2015

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<p><b>Hillary Clinton said that <i>Find a Way</i> would stay with her through the general election:聽 鈥淲hen you鈥檙e facing big challenges in your life, you can think about Diana Nyad getting attacked by the lethal sting of box jellyfishes. And nearly anything else seems doable in comparison.鈥澛?</b><br /><br /><br />On September 2, 2013, at the age of sixty-four, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles, nation to nation, Cuba to Florida, in an epic feat of both endurance and human will, in fifty-three hours. Diana carried three poignant messages on her way across this stretch of shark-infested waters, and she spoke them to the crowd in her moment of final triumph:<br /><br />1. 聽 Never, ever give up.<br />2. 聽 You鈥檙e never too old to chase your dreams.<br />3. 聽 It looks like a solitary sport, but 聽it鈥檚 a Team.<br /><br />Millions of people around the world cheered this maverick on, moved by her undeniable tenacity to be the first to make the historic crossing without the aid of a shark cage. At the end of her magnificent journey, after thirty-five years and four crushing failures, the public found hope in Diana鈥檚 perseverance. They were inspired by her mantra鈥攆ind a way鈥攖hat led her to realize a dream in her sixties that had eluded her as a young champion in peak form.<br /><br />In <i>Find a Way, </i>Diana engages us with a unique, passionate story of this heroic adventure and the extraordinary life experiences that have served to carve her unwavering spirit. <br /><br />Diana was a world champion in her twenties, setting the record for swimming around Manhattan Island, along with other ocean-swim achievements, all of which rendered her a star at the time. Back then, she made the first attempt at the Mount Everest of swims, the Cuba Swim, but after forty-two hours and seventy-nine miles she was blown desperately off course. Her dream unfulfilled, she didn鈥檛 swim another stroke for three decades.<br /><br />Why, at sixty-four, was she able to achieve what she could not at thirty? How did her dramatic failures push her to success? What inner resources did Diana draw on during her long days and nights of training, and how did the power of the human spirit trump both the limitations of the body and the forces of nature across this vast, dangerous wilderness? This is the gripping story of an athlete, of a hero, of a bold mind. This is a galvanizing meditation on facing fears, engaging in our lives full throttle, and living each day with no regrets.聽</p>
Boca Grande Breeze (Bluewater Breeze Book 2)
by Ed Robinson

Language

English

Pages

310

Publication Date

October 24, 2019

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Breeze did not want to get involved. He had problems of his own, but when he saw the man on the sailboat punch his partner, he was forced to act. He didn鈥檛 need a woman around while he plotted his revenge against the man responsible for Brody鈥檚 death. He was on a mission, and this stranger could only slow him down.<br /><br />This thriller culminates on a remote Florida island, where only one warrior will survive 鈥?he who can harness the savage within. <br /> <br />
Coastal Breeze: Book One in the Bluewater Breeze Series
by Ed Robinson

Language

English

Pages

319

Publication Date

August 29, 2019

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Breeze is made an offer he can鈥檛 refuse. A three million dollar yacht is his for the taking, but there are strings attached. He鈥檚 sent to Panama to repossess the vessel from its current captain, who becomes an unlikely ally during a mission to Colombia. <br />He desperately wants to get home to Florida, but the return trip is fraught with problems and complicated by the uneasy relationship with his passenger. Any attempt to come to terms with the loss of his lover must wait for the completion of the journey. <br />A new life awaits if he can stay alive long enough to realize it. <br />
2019-20 NFHS Swimming & Diving Rules Book
by NFHS

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English

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Publication Date

August 08, 2019

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Contains the official rules and case plays for swimming & diving and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History T...
by Kevin Fedarko

Language

English

Pages

433

Publication Date

May 07, 2013

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From one of <i>Outside</i> magazine鈥檚 鈥淟iterary All-Stars鈥?comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983.<br /><br />In the spring of 1983, massive flooding along the length of the Colorado River confronted a team of engineers at the Glen Canyon Dam with an unprecedented emergency that may have resulted in the most catastrophic dam failure in history. In the midst of this crisis, the decision to launch a small wooden dory named 鈥淭he Emerald Mile鈥?at the head of the Grand Canyon, just fifteen miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam, seemed not just odd, but downright suicidal.<br /> <br />The Emerald Mile, at one time slated to be destroyed, was rescued and brought back to life by Kenton Grua, the man at the oars, who intended to use this flood as a kind of hydraulic sling-shot. The goal was to nail the all-time record for the fastest boat ever propelled鈥攂y oar, by motor, or by the grace of God himself鈥攄own the entire length of the Colorado River from Lee鈥檚 Ferry to Lake Mead. Did he survive? Just barely. Now, this remarkable, epic feat unfolds here, in <i>The Emerald Mile</i>.<b></b>
DANCING WITH DEATH: An Epic and Inspiring Travel Adventure
by Jean-Philippe Soul茅

Language

English

Pages

398

Publication Date

January 14, 2019

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鈥淎n unforgettable escapade of ultimate danger and discovery鈥︹€?lt;br />- Readers' Favorite <br /><br />Fans of Jon Krakauer will devour this gripping tale of adventure, <br />survival, and a search for life鈥檚 deeper meaning.<br /><br />Two men, three years, seven countries, 3000 miles鈥?lt;br /><br />The Central American Sea Kayak Expedition 2000 is an inspiring journey of exploration, endurance, and self-discovery that takes Jean-Philippe Soul茅 and his traveling partner Luke Shullenberger from Baja California all the way to Panama.<br /><br />During this unfathomably grueling expedition, they face every manner of threat, from sharks, crocodiles, and bandits to stormy seas, malaria, and their own mortality鈥攁ll in search of a deeper connection to Mother Nature and the indigenous people who revere her most.<br /><br />This riveting memoir of physical and emotional endurance will leave you breathless as you experience their victories, misfortunes and sacrifices. An evocative, gripping narrative coupled with award-winning photographs that is a must-read for those who love travel, outdoor adventure, and cultural exploration鈥攁nd for the dreamers who've been told they can't, but stubbornly refuse to listen.
Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4/E
by Nigel Calder

Language

English

Pages

960

Publication Date

July 03, 2015

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<p><b>The maintenance bible for boatowners is fully updated and better than ever!</b></p><br /><br /><p>If it鈥檚 on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it鈥檚 covered in <i>Boatowner鈥檚 Mechanical and Electrical Manual</i>. When you leave the dock with this indispensable resource aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on:</p><br /><br /><ul> <li> Battery technologies, including recent developments in lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells</li><br /><br /><li>12- and 24-volt DC systems</li><br /><br /><li>Electric and hybrid propulsion</li><br /><br /><li>How to radically improve the energy efficiency of most boats</li><br /><br /><li>Corrosion, bonding, and lightning protection</li><br /><br /><li>Generators, inverters, battery chargers , wind and water generators, and solar power</li><br /><br /><li>Electric motors and electric lights</li><br /><br /><li>Marine electronics, including networking systems, antennas, and RFI</li><br /><br /><li>Diesel engines</li><br /><br /><li>Transmissions, shaft brakes, and propellers</li><br /><br /><li>Refrigeration and air-conditioning</li><br /><br /><li>Tanks, plumbing, and through-hulls</li><br /><br /><li>Pumps and watermakers</li><br /><br /><li>Steering, autopilots, and wind vanes</li><br /><br /><li> Stoves and heaters</li><br /><br /><li>Winches, windlasses, and bow thrusters</li><br /><br /><li>Spars, rigging, and roller reefing</li><br /><br /></ul>
Escape from the Ordinary
by JULIE BRADLEY

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English

Pages

328

Publication Date

December 13, 2018

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<h3><strong>When you arrive at foreign shores by sailboat, it鈥檚 not such a small world after all.</strong><br /></h3><p><strong>Come along with Glen and Julie as they sail around the world and discover that reality is even bigger than the <em>Escape</em> they imagined.</strong> This breathtakingly personal true story will thrill those wanting to sail off into the sunset or enjoy the wonders of the world from the comfort of home.聽Escape from the Ordinary聽reminds you of the unlimited possibilities in life and nudges the reader into thoughts of their own dreams.聽 Not a technical book about sailing or storm tactics but vividly described, full-tilt adventures on foreign shores. 聽<br /></p><h4>WHAT READERS ARE SAYING <br /></h4><p>鈥淪ecretly, we wish we had it in us, but life, fear, jobs, money or whatever creates roadblocks. What courage they must have had to follow this dream! So many places, so many adventures, and lessons learned. All along, because of Julie's descriptions, you are thinking, "How would I have handled that?" "What would I have done?" I love that it's written from a woman's point of view; and from someone who had little sailing experience. I recommend it highly!鈥?lt;br /></p><p>鈥淐ouldn鈥檛 put it down,鈥?described one reader, 鈥渁s <em>Escape from the Ordinary</em> took me beyond the glimpses of liveaboard life told in sailing and travel magazines.聽 I felt like I was onboard as they fought storms in the north Atlantic their first week at sea, navigated the Panama Canal dwarfed by oil tankers, and snorkeled in crystal clear Polynesian waters.鈥?lt;br /></p><p>鈥淭old with keen observations and sparkling with wry humor, Julie Bradley describes the terrors and pleasures of living an independent life where simple decisions have big consequences; where the mundane is seconds away from a life-threatening scare; and where seafaring obstacles can pale next to facing personal challenges.聽 If you have an ounce of adventure in your soul, read this book.鈥澛?聽</p><p>鈥淥rdinary people can do extraordinary things...This is not a trip to Cabo for a two-week vacation.聽 This is true life 鈥? on the edge real adventure.聽 I loved it鈥︹€?<em>Amazon Reviewer</em><br /></p><h4>GREAT PEOPLE, PLACES AND PROSE<br /></h4><p>You will want an atlas by your side as you travel from one epic adventure to the next with Glen and Julie on board their floating home; an Amel sailboat.聽 Immerse yourself deeply into islands and cultures and come along as they dodge voodoo curses in the Bahamas, claw their way out of an underwater cavern in the South Pacific, and experience adventures of a lifetime in places such as:</p><p>* Bequia<br />* Caribbean<br />* Trinidad<br />* Venezuela<br />* Colombia<br />* San Blas islands<br />* Peru<br />* Galapagos Islands<br />* Marquesas Islands<br />* Tuamotu Islands<br />* Tahiti<br />* Palmerston Island<br />* Niue<br />* Tonga<br />* New Zealand<br />* Fiji<br /></p>
Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 68th Edition (Chapman Piloting and ...
by Chapman

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English

Pages

920

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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The leading authoritative boating reference for close to a century. Includes up-to-date information on boating laws, regulations and safety tips, as well as complete discussions of weather, tide, currents, and navigation--addresses every issue that a boater faces.<br />

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