What Doesn't Kill You...

My Life in Motor Racing

Author: Johnny Herbert

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473542464

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Johnny Herbert was one of the most brilliant natural talents to emerge in motor racing, but for all his bravery and prowess, he's lucky to be alive. After becoming British Junior Karting Champion (losing part of a finger in the process), then the Formula 3 title for Eddie Jordan in 1987, he was all set for a glittering debut season in Formula 1 when he was caught in a mass pile-up at Brands Hatch. That horrific crash threatened to end his career, but Herbert made a miraculous recovery, was a hugely popular winner of the British Grand Prix in 1995, and enjoyed 25 years of competitive motorsport, becoming the only British driver to win the 24 hours of Le Mans followed by a Grand Prix. And all that despite driving every pace in extreme pain; in fact, as the first and only disabled driver in F1 history. While chronicling an extraordinary life behind the wheel with cheer and his trademark cheeky humour, What Doesn't Kill You... contains a wealth of stories from the hard end of Formula 1: on Johnny's team-mate Michael Schumacher, legends like Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, his fellow British adversaries Damon Hill, Martin Brundle and Nigel Mansell, and of course all those gruesome accidents. With an encyclopaedic knowledge and love of the sport, Johnny Herbert's autobiography, much like the man himself, delivers brilliance from the back of the grid.

Jobs That Could Kill You

True Stories of People Risking Their Lives to Make a Buck

Author: Tom Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620874504

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 1857

Jobs That Could Kill You is a fascinating collection of candid and intimate conversations with forty-two men and women who describe in gripping detail how physical risk is a familiar companion in their working lives, and how they deal with it. In the oral history tradition of Studs Terkel, Jobs That Could Kill You will introduce you to: - Antron Brown as he launches his top fuel drag racer from zero to over 300 miles an hour in less than four seconds. - Justin McBride talking about the guts it takes to stay atop a raging 1,600-pound bull. - Jeff Gammons as he painfully remembers the terrifying screams of Hurricane Katrina drowning victims. - Cameron Begbie as he recalls fighting hand-to-hand against insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq. - Crab fisherman Matt Corriere, who describes the harrowing night when he was the sole survivor after the sinking of the fishing vessel Massacre Bay in icy Alaskan waters. - And dozens more! Jobs That Could Kill You reveals who these daring people are, what they will endure for a paycheck, and how they feel about their jobs. They speak for themselves, in their own words.

Triumph and Tragedy

Welsh Sporting Legends

Author: Peter Jackson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780571747

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 2237

This collection of revealing profiles captures the essence of a galaxy of Welsh world-beaters from across the sporting spectrum: athletics, boxing, cricket, football, golf, horse racing, motor racing, rugby union, rugby league and tennis. Those featured include arguably the best Welsh rugby union player of the twentieth century; the greatest bowler never to play for England; the farmer's boy who became a master golfer; the Cardiff boy from Splott who made such a name for himself in Hull that they named a thoroughfare after him; the 'Gentle Giant' from Swansea still revered in Italy some 50 years after his last match for Juventus; the only post-war Welsh jockey to win the Grand National twice; and the unsung hero from the Rhondda who became the saviour of Manchester United in the weeks after the Munich air disaster. Their stories, based on exclusive interviews and coloured with anecdotes, will inspire future generations to believe that nothing is impossible.

Farang

Thailand through the eyes of an ex-pat

Author: Iain Corness

Publisher: Maverick House

ISBN: 1905379773

Category:

Page: 240

View: 7959

Dr Iain Corness fell in love with Thailand on a holiday in 1975, and finally managed to move there permanently in 1997. As a settled farang, or foreigner, he enjoys a unique perspective on Thai life and all its eccentricities; looking in from the outside while also getting to see the things most foreigners don’t. His stories and anecdotes are full of the joys of life, and celebrate this exotic and exciting land in all its glory with painfully funny observations. From a date with a fortune teller to tales of a reincarnated squid, Corness revels in the chaos and charm of ‘the only country where you can be run over by a shop.’ This is a book to be enjoyed by tourists and Thais alike.

Bike for Life

How to Ride to 100--and Beyond, revised edition

Author: Roy M. Wallack

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738217565

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 2356

Do You Want to Ride to 100—and Beyond? BIKE FOR LIFE! Now with training plans, worldwide adventures, and more than 200 photos Ride a century when you turn a century: that was the promise Bike for Life offered when it was first published. A decade later, this blueprint for using cycling to achieve exceptional longevity, fitness, and overall well-being has helped tens of thousands of cyclists to ride longer and stronger. Now, nationally-known fitness journalist and lifelong endurance road and mountain biker Roy M. Wallack builds upon his comprehensive Bike for Life plan with even more practical tips and strategies to keep you riding to 100—and beyond. Fully updated, revised, and illustrated, Bike for Life features: - Cutting-edge workout strategies for achieving best-ever fitness at any age - Science-based 8- and 16-week Century training schedules - A radical new workout method that'll make you fly up the hills - An anti-aging plan to revive muscularity, strength, and reaction time - An exclusive 10-step Yoga for Cyclists routine - Strategies to fix "cyclist's knee" and "biker's back" - Advice on avoiding cycling-related impotence and osteoporosis - Ways to survive mountain lions, bike-jackers, poison ivy, and headwinds - Handling skills and bike-fit advice from famous coaches - Tips on staying motivated with worldwide adventures and challenges - The Bike for Life hall of fame: stories of amazing riders in their 60s, 70s, 80s, and up With oral-history interviews and profiles of the biggest names of the sport, including: John Howard, Gary Fisher, Rebecca Rusch, Ned Overend, Tinker Juarez, Juli Furtado, Marla Streb, Missy Giove, Johnny G, Eddie B, Mike Sinyard, and Rich "The Reverend" White.

Too Late to Die Young

Nearly True Tales from a Life

Author: Harriet McBryde Johnson

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0805081801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 9882

With a voice as disarmingly bold, funny, and unsentimental as its author, a thoroughly unconventional memoir that shatters the myth of the tragic disabled life Harriet McBryde Johnson isn't sure, but she thinks one of her earliest memories was learning that she will die. The message came from a maudlin TV commercial for the Muscular Dystrophy Association that featured a boy who looked a lot like her. Then as now, Johnson tended to draw her own conclusions. In secret, she carried the knowledge of her mortality with her and tried to sort out what it meant. By the time she realized she wasn't a dying child, she was living a grown-up life, intensely engaged with people, politics, work, struggle, and community. Due to a congenital neuromuscular disease, Johnson has never been able to walk, dress, or bathe without assistance. With help, however, she manages to take on the world. From the streets of Havana, where she covers an international disability rights conference, to the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, to an auditorium at Princeton, where she defends her right to live against philosopher Peter Singer, she lives a life on her own terms. And along the way, she defies and debunks every popular assumption about disability. This unconventional memoir opens with a lyrical meditation on death and ends with a surprising sermon on pleasure. In between, we get the tales Johnson most enjoys telling from her own life. This is not a book "about disability" but it will surprise anyone who has ever imagined that life with a severe disability is inherently worse than another kind of life.

Killing the Black Body

Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty

Author: Dorothy Roberts

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804152594

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 1696

The image of the “Welfare Queen” still dominates white America’s perceptions of Black women. It is an image that also continues to shape our government’s policies concerning Black women’s reproductive decisions. Proposed legislation to alleviate poverty focuses on plans to deny benefits to children born to welfare mothers and to require insertion of birth control implants as a condition of receiving aid. Meanwhile a booming fertility industry serves primarily infertile white couples. In Killing the Black Body, Northwestern University professor Dorothy Roberts exposes America’s systemic abuse of Black women’s bodies, from slave masters’ economic stake in bonded women’s fertility to government programs that coerced thousands of poor Black women into being sterilized as late as the 1970s. These abuses, Roberts argues, point not only to the degradation of Black motherhood but to the exclusion of Black women’s reproductive needs from the feminist agenda. Groundbreaking, authoritative, and timely, Killing the Black Body is both a powerful legal argument and a valuable aid for teachers, activists, and policy makers in creating a vision of reproductive freedom that respects each and every American.

Der unbekannte Kimi Räikkönen

Author: Kari Hotakainen

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732571378

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6362

Kimi Räikkönen wollte immer nur fahren, und zwar schnell. Bloß nicht lange reden. Der Finne ist berüchtigt für seinen rasanten Stil auf der Rennstrecke und seine Coolness - nicht umsonst wird er "Iceman" genannt. Neugierige Fragen beantwortet er einfach nicht. Bis jetzt: Der Bestsellerautor Kari Hotakainen ist Kimi Räikkönen nicht von der Seite gewichen. Ob im Ferrari-Rennstall, im Kreise der Familie oder beim Jetset, überall war er mit dabei. Herausgekommen ist ein unverwechselbares Porträt, das den Menschen hinter der Fassade des kühlen Rasers und die Gepflogenheiten des Rennsports aufs Lebendigste zeigt.

Fallen Dragon

Author: Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330466909

Category: Fiction

Page: 650

View: 8074

Fallen Dragon is a classic standalone novel by science fiction star, Peter F. Hamilton. Lawrence Newton always dreamed of adventure amongst the stars. Now the ultimate prize is within his grasp, but what will he risk to get it? Lawrence is the sergeant of a washed-out platoon, taking part in the bungled invasion of yet another human colony world. The giant corporations call such campaigns 'asset realization', but in practice it's simple piracy. When he's on the ground, being shot at and firebombed by resistance forces, he recalls stories of the Temple of the Fallen Dragon. Its priests supposedly guard a treasure hoard large enough to buy lifelong happiness. So Lawrence decides to mount a dangerous private-enterprise operation of his own.

The Taste of Champagne Urge

Author: Lyndon Walters

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491882999

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 2916

“... it will be a ‘Number 1 Book Seller’ around the world” -Dawn Gobourne- Librarian, Marcus Garvey Library, London “The Taste of Champagne Urge by Lyndon Walters . . . needs to be given credit for attempting an unusual concept . . . The central plot is dreamt up by two brains. . . The identity of the person in whose head the two brains reside, is a mystery almost till the very end of the novel .The author’s aim with this book is to analyze human behavior . . . definitely worth a read and I would recommend it to all readers”. -Online Book Club “What a fantastic work by Lyndon Walters! I do honestly believe that this huge piece of writing would be turned to a futuristic movie series . . . put together in one of the clearest contrast of writing in relating complex ideas and stories . . . what a perfect way to narrate a story about Man, Love, Relationship, Politics and Ruler- ship in a dramatic and futuristic symbolism”. -Godson Azu - Writer and Commentator, BenTV/Freevoiceradio London “Lyndon Walters debut novel is an unputdownable epic of gargamtuan proportions literally and literarily . . . a plot and diversions that take you on a rollercoaster of a narrative that is relentless in its grip . . . To capture what its all about in a précis would be like unlocking the secret of the universe in a sentence . . . Cannot recommend it enough”. -Dotun Adebayo BBC Radio “The author effectively creates an alternate reality and through it challenges the audience to explore the things they often take for granted . . . he cleverly creates a complex and complicated narrative and elevates the genre into one that will resonate with audiences of all stripes . . . several similar books have been adapted and produced into films to both critical and financial successes including The Matrix and Cloud Atlas . . . audiences around the world will one day enjoy The Taste of Champagne Urge”. -Lawrence Koster – Hollywood Treatment Film Screen Writer

My Life as an M.P.

A Hilarious Look at Life as a Us Army M.P. in the 1960S

Author: Thomas E. Oblinger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465334270

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 3920

This is the true story of a draftee in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps during the mid-1960s. Chapters 1, 2 and 3 describe Army life in detail from the Draft Board Office in November 1965, to the Induction Station in Detroit, the Reception Station and Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, on through Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Chapters 4 and 5 cover duties the 218th MP Company serving a peace-keeping mission in the Dominican Republic, to the 503rd MP Battalion at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Chapter 6 describes duties as an MP guard with the 22nd MP Platoon (100th MP Battalion) at the Fort Bragg Post Stockade. Chapter 7 brings Tom Homeward Bound, and Chapter 8 tells of Life after Olive Drab. The author illustrates how humorous life in Olive Drab can be, while describing many serious aspects of Military Police duty.

The Motor

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

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An Edge in My Voice

Essays

Author: Harlan Ellison

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497604745

Category: Social Science

Page: 524

View: 4437

At the beginning of the 1980s, Harlan Ellison agreed to write a regular column for the L.A. Weekly on the condition that they published whatever he wrote with no revisions and no suggestions for rewrites. What resulted was impassioned, persuasive, abusive, and hilarious. Part essay, part conversation, all Ellison—these pieces provide a glimpse into a great mind, at ease in tackling both grand ideas and the minutiae of the day to day. Collected here in An Edge in My Voice, these works also open a window to a decade when a newspaper would accept such a risky venture from such a powerful voice,

Be a Winner

Achieve Your Goals with Scotland's Sporting Heroes

Author: Kenny Kemp,Richard Orr,The Scottish Institute of Sport Foundation

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1845969499

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 2827

Scotland needs more winners - all kinds of winners - in sport and in life. And with the Olympics heading to London and the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow, we now have the major catalysts to inspire us to be winners. But as a nation we need to overcome our natural reserve and tendency to underperform when it really matters. We need to find new levels of self-belief and optimism. We need more winning role models: more Chris Hoys, Alex Fergusons, Andy Murrays and Liz McColgans. Packed with significant insights from Scotland's leading sportsmen and women, past and present, Be a Winner takes the reader on a personal journey to help them become a genuine success. It encourages them to set their own sporting goals and identify their own personal bests, and, most importantly, gives guidance about how to reach them, through the example of great Scottish winners. It also highlights the steps that an individual can take to develop a winning mentality. From motivation to dedication, competitiveness to teamwork, this book covers all the bases. Be a Winner tells it straight when it comes to sport and how to succeed in it, through the advice of the Scottish men and women who have reached the very pinnacle of their various fields. This book will enable a proud Scot to become a 'super Scot'.

Drum

A Magazine of Africa for Africa

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa

Page: N.A

View: 2493

Collier's

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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All But My Life

Author: Stirling Moss,Ken W. Purdy

Publisher: London : William Kimber

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobile racing

Page: 239

View: 6133

Vibe

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African American musicians

Page: N.A

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Autocar

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobiles

Page: N.A

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