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The Book of Five Rings
by Musashi Miyamoto

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English

Pages

71

Publication Date

January 10, 2020

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<b>Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML)聽聽and include a bonus link to the free audio book.</b><br /><p><i><b>The Book of Five Rings</b></i>聽(聽浜旇吉鏇嘎犅?lt;i>Go Rin no Sho</i>)聽is a text on聽kenjutsu聽and the聽martial arts聽in general, written by the Japanese swordsman聽Miyamoto Musashi聽around 1645. There have been various translations made over the years, and it enjoys an audience considerably broader than only that of martial artists and people across聽East Asia: for instance, some foreign business leaders find its discussion of conflict and taking the advantage to be relevant to their work in a business context. The modern-day聽Hy艒h艒 Niten Ichi-ry奴聽employs it as a manual of technique and philosophy.</p><p>Musashi establishes a "no-nonsense" theme throughout the text. For instance, he repeatedly remarks that technical flourishes are excessive, and contrasts worrying about such things with the principle that all technique is simply a method of cutting down one's opponent. He also continually makes the point that the understandings expressed in the book are important for combat on any scale, whether a one-on-one聽duel聽or a massive聽battle. Descriptions of principles are often followed by admonitions to "investigate this thoroughly" through practice rather than trying to learn them by merely reading.</p><p>Musashi describes and advocates a two-sword fencing style (nit艒jutsu): that is, wielding both聽katana聽and聽wakizashi, contrary to the more traditional method of wielding the katana two-handed. However, he only explicitly describes wielding two swords in a section on fighting against many adversaries. The stories of his many duels rarely refer to Musashi himself wielding two swords, although, since they are mostly oral traditions, their details may be inaccurate. Musashi states within the volume that one should train with a long sword in each hand, thereby training the body and improving one's ability to use two blades simultaneously</p>(wikipedia)
To Be Her First (A Journey Durant Novel Book 1)
by Elicia Hyder

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English

Pages

165

Publication Date

September 23, 2015

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At sixteen, Journey Durant hasn't yet experienced her first anything. No first boyfriend. No first date. No first kiss. But that's all about to change. Two boys at West Emerson High are vying for her attention: the MVP quarterback and the school's reigning bad boy. <br /><br />David Britton is the sensible choice. He's attractive, responsible, and every mother's dream--including hers. But David and Journey are from two different social universes where David is the sun in his, and Journey is a moon rock in hers. He's the most popular guy in school, and Journey is just background noise. She has a hard enough time accepting that he truly wants to be her friend, much less anything more. <br /><br />And then there's Steven Drake. Steven has dominated Journey's fantasy life for as long as she can remember. He has a short list of things he cares about and school, the future, and what anyone thinks of him aren't on it. Journey finds the element of rebellion he emanates to be intoxicating. But as much as Steven excites her, she knows there's trouble down that road. <br /><br />So who will be her first? Mr. Most Likely to Succeed or Mr. Most Likely to Go to Jail?聽<br /><br /><br /><div></div><div><b>* * *聽</b><b>* * *聽</b><b>* * *</b><br /><br />If you want a book that finishes with a neat and tidy ending, don't try and read this as a standalone. <b>To Be Her First is the young adult prequel for the bestselling novel The Bed She Made. </b>It is a high school drama and romance that leads up to where The Bed She Made begins. <br /><br />It is the beginning of the end for a rebellious daughter and the parents and boys who love her. <br /><br />It is suitable for the following categories: <br />High School Romance <br />Teen Romance <br />Young Adult Romance <br />Teen Bad Boy Romance <br />High School Love Story</div>
The Event Horse
by Sheila Willcox

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English

Pages

175

Publication Date

April 12, 2018

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The original edition of The Event Horse was published in 1973. The Foreward was written by HRH Princess Anne who states that this is the first book that deals with all three phases of a three-day event. Since then many books have been written on eventing but this edition might be viewed as a classic, and most of the information in it is as relevant today as it was nearly fifty years ago. Sheila Willcox was, without doubt, one of the most talented horse people of the last century. She combined huge determination and courage with meticulous attention to detail and expert knowledge in all things pertaining to the care and training of horses, whether they were to event, do dressage, show jump or simply shine in the show ring. <br />She wrote this text book after her disastrous fall in 1971 when she broke her back and was never to event again. She is credited with being the first 鈥榩rofessional鈥?when it came to three-day eventing and she still holds the unbeaten record of having won Badminton three years in a row. Mary King trained with her for three years as a teenager and said that she learnt more from Sheila Willcox than from any other single person. <br />This book was written when the second day of a three-day event included two phases of roads and tracks and one phase of steeplechase as well as the cross-country phase. This format was changed around 2002 and now only cross-country is run over the second day. It is rather fascinating to read about the somewhat more arduous format of three-day events in the early days. Sheila Willcox had 17 years of experience riding in eventing and her words of wisdom should not be forgotten or overlooked.<br />
SPINNING Chapter Sampler
by Tillie Walden

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p>Download a FREE sampler of SPINNING by Tillie Walden!</p><p>It was the same every morning. Wake up, grab the ice skates, and head to the rink while the world was still dark.<br />Weekends were spent in glitter and tights at competitions. Perform. Smile. And do it again.<br />She was good. She won. And she hated it.<br />Poignant and captivating, Ignatz Award winner Tillie Walden鈥檚 powerful graphic memoir captures what it鈥檚 like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know.</p>
Atletismo para [email protected] (Spanish Edition)
by C茅sar Sanz

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Spanish

Pages

350

Publication Date

November 16, 2014

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Este tratado te guiar謾, o perfeccionar謾 en el atletismo alejando las lesiones.
Extreme Skiing and Psychedelic Mushrooms: The Art of Chasing Fear
by Jason Matthews

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English

Pages

43

Publication Date

January 04, 2014

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This is a short story of 8,522 words.<br />Extreme skiing and psychedelic mushrooms don't normally go together, but after Josh agrees to join Sam and Rudy on a backcountry adventure, he quickly realizes the trek is more than he bargained for. When the guys are joined by Tess, a ski instructor and the girl of Josh's dreams, he knows he'll do anything to impress her, even losing his wits on mind-altering drugs as he seeks to ski The Edge, the longest and steepest backcountry slope he'll ever find.<br />Extreme Skiing and Psychedelic Mushrooms: The Art of Chasing Fear is a short story of 8,522 words by Jason Matthews, author of the novels, The Little Universe and Jim's Life.
Their Glorious Summer
by Austin Gisriel

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English

Pages

23

Publication Date

November 21, 2016

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[Article] The summer of 1981 was indeed a fateful one for several young men who played collegiate summer ball in the Valley Baseball League (VBL) in Virginia鈥檚 Shenandoah Valley. For a trio of players on the New Market Rebels, it was the beginning of a journey that would see them enjoy lengthy major league careers. For three players on the Winchester Royals, Fate had seemingly propped open the door to legitimate dreams of future seasons in the big league sun as well, but 1981 would be the pinnacle of their baseball glory. It was a summer in which the team with Dennis Clow and Steve Peruso and Clay Daniel bested the team with Tom Browning and John Kruk and Dan Pasqua. Clow, Peruso, and Daniel together totaled 11 minor league seasons. Browning, Kruk, and Pasqua each played in the majors for 10 years or more.<br /><br />Few would have predicted the degree of big league success for the Rebel trio. Browning was almost not allowed to return to the team, Pasqua was briefly dismissed from the team, and John Kruk, well "Johnny" did not fare well when he came up against a broom-stick wielding grandma after he accidentally spit tobacco juice on her carpet.<br /><br />It was the Winchester Royals, founded by Keith Lupton who would go on to be named the executive of the year three times in three different minor leagues, who were the superior team. Their determination, their ability to stage improbable comebacks, and most of all their talent made the 1981 Winchester Royals one of the great summer league teams ever assembled.<br /><br />Set as it was against the backdrop of the 1981 major league players鈥?strike, the story of the battle for the President鈥檚 Cup between the Rebels and the Royals epitomizes that mix of glory and poignancy that produces such passion in those who love the game.<br /><br />An inspiring and easy read at only 7,000 words.
Angela degli abissi: il tuffo pi霉 profondo nel blu dell'anima (I...
by Carlo Tedeschi

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Italian

Pages

83

Publication Date

April 15, 2016

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Che cosa spinge una ragazza di Rimini a tuffarsi nel Mar Tirreno a 107 mt. di profondit脿, trattenendo il respiro, trascinata verso il fondo da una zavorra? Il record del mondo Angela Bandini lo ha fatto semplicemente perch茅 aveva la certezza di saperlo fare. Non 貓 stata, quindi, una sfida al mare e nemmeno una sfida alle proprie capacit脿, ma per un qualcosa che va oltre鈥?e se 鈥?come ha dichiarato 鈥?il record 貓 stato una passeggiata, ancor prima l鈥檌mpegno con se stessa l鈥檋a vista protagonista di un altro record raggiunto con un tuffo, forse ancora pi霉 profondo, nel blu della sua anima.Angela degli Abissi 貓 un romanzo verit脿. Descrive dieci anni di vita di Angela Bandini, dall鈥檌ncontro nel 1979 con Leo Amici 鈥?il suo maestro 鈥?fino al record del mondo nel 1989, i grandi perch茅 della vita, le spinte verso il bene ed il bello, le cadute e le lotte di una grande campionessa. Ne esce un panorama vicino ai pensieri e alle risposte che cercano i giovani quando si immergono nel blu della loro anima.

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