The Climb

The Autobiography

Author: Chris Froome

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241969433

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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On 26th July 2015, Chris Froome entered the record books. He won cycling's ultimate race - the Tour de France - for the second time. Taking a double Yellow Jersey was a staggering achievement. This memoir shows just how remarkable it was, given the uphill struggle Froome faced. Growing up in Kenya, biking down mile after mile of dusty road, and staying in a humble tin hut, he developed a fierce passion and determination to win. The road to Europe was long, gruelling and filled with setbacks - but it prepared him for teamwork as a domestique and then the leap to leader of Team Sky and a shot at winning the Tour de France. In The Climb, written with the renowned investigative reporter David Walsh, he vividly recounts the struggles, the rivalries, the battles, the comebacks. Finally he traces his path to triumph and his mission to help clean up cycling. Inspiring and exhilarating, it will leave you ready to face your own challenges in life, whatever they may be. 'Engaging, vividly evoked' Mail on Sunday, Books of the Year 'What Chris has done is phenomenal' Sir Chris Hoy
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Climbing The Bookshelves

The autobiography of Shirley Williams

Author: Shirley Williams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748116125

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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The role of women in our society has changed out of all recognition. But it has changed least in the House of Commons. I want to describe those changes and the resistances to them through the magnifying glass of my own life, a life that coincides with our turbulent post-war history.' Shirley Williams was born to politics. As well as being influenced by her mother, Vera Brittian, her father George Caitlin, a leading political scientist, encouraged his daughter to have high ambitions for herself - including daring to climb the bookshelves in his library. Elected as MP for Hitchin in 1964, she was a member of the Wilson and Callaghan governments and was also the Secretary of State for Education. As one of the 'Gang of Four' Shirley Williams famously broke away from the Labour Party to found the SDP in 1981 and later supported its merger with the Liberal Party to form the Liberal Democrats. CLIMBING THE BOOKSHELVES is the voice of strong and passionate woman of luminous intelligence.
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The Autobiography of Lynn Lee Woodruff

Author: Nora Brazelton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059524453X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The Autobiography of Lynn Lee Woodruff is a chronological collection of remembrances, family history and experiences of a real Wyoming man who lived his childhood summers in a tent traveling with his family while the sheep grazed in a time when the environment was prestine enough you laid on the bank and drank from the springs and rivers. Lee relates some of his observations and experiences of the sheep business, World War II, working road construction, his inventions, working at a lodge, sawmill, ski run, and outfitting. Lee also shares some of his knowledge and personal views on a few of his passionate non-controversial subjects. _____________________________________________ During the last three years Lee has painstakingly outlined notes and recorded these life incidences, which were then transcribed. He then reread, proofed and researched spellings of places and names. This by no means is everything, but are selected significant events that had an impact on him.
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Spitfire: The Autobiography

Author: Jon E. Lewis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472107829

Category: History

Page: 160

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A celebration of the machine and the men who took to the skies in defence of Britain. It is also the dramatic illustration of a little understood truth: the Spitfire did more than win the Battle of Britain - it won the war. It was not Stalingrad which turned the corner of the war against Hitler, it was the Spitfire in the summer of 1940 when RAF Fighter Command destroyed the myth of Nazi invincibility. Praise for his previous books: London: The Autobiography: 'Fascinating ... brings the story of London to life' Good Book guide The English Soldier: The Autobiography: 'A triumph' Saul David, author of Victoria's Army 'Harrowing, funny and often unbelievable book.' Daily Express '[A] compelling tommy's eye view of war from Agincourt to Iraq' Daily Telegraph
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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EX-GRENADIER GUARDSMAN

GERALD GRIFFITHS HIS LIFE AND MILITARY BACKGROUND

Author: Gerald Griffiths

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 147724722X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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The record of military service of Gerald Glyn Griffiths, who served with the Grenadier Guards from August 1, 1961, until July 31, 1970 (discharged on July 31, 1973; service number, 23862933; rank, lance/corporal). For Crown and Country
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Story of a Soul The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux Study Edition

Author: Marc Foley, OCD,St. Therese of Lisieux

Publisher: ICS Publications

ISBN: 0935216995

Category: Religion

Page: 496

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This study edition is designed to assist contemporary readers to apply the spiritual insights of Story of a Soul to their lives. It provides introductions, reflections and discussion questions for each chapter of the text. The index is fully linked. Shortly before she died, Thérèse Martin predicted that her “Little Way” to holiness would be an inspiration for countless people. Time has proved Thérèse’s prediction to be true. Since its publication, Story of a Soul has been translated into over fifty languages. It is acknowledged to be one of the great spiritual testimonies of all times and has inspired millions of readers from all walks of life. Father John Clarke’s acclaimed translation, first published in 1975 and now accepted as the standard throughout the English-speaking world, is a faithful and unaffected rendering of Thérèse’s own words from the original manuscripts.
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Story of a Soul The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux [The Authorized English Translation of Thérèse's Original Unaltered Manuscripts]

Third Edition Translated from the Original Manuscripts

Author: St. Thérèse of Lisieux (the Little Flower)

Publisher: ICS Publications

ISBN: 0960087605

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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Translated from the critical edition by John Clarke, OCD, 3rd ed. (1997). Includes Bibliography, general Index, and 11 photos. Two and a half years before her death in 1897 at the age of 24, as Thérèse Martin began writing down her childhood memories at the request of her blood sisters in the Lisieux Carmel, few could have guessed the eventual outcome. Yet this "story of my soul," first published in 1898 in a highly edited version, quickly became a modern spiritual classic, read by millions and translated into dozens of languages around the world. Decades later, in response to growing requests from scholars and devotees of the Saint, a facsimile edition of the manuscripts appeared, along with more popular French editions of what the Saint had actually written. Here, expressed with all of Thérèse's original spontaneity and fervor, we rediscover the great themes of her spirituality: confidence and love, the "little way," abandonment to God's merciful love, and her "mission" in the church and world today. Father John Clarke's acclaimed translation, first published in 1975 and now accepted as the standard throughout the English-speaking world, is a faithful and unaffected rendering of Thérèse's own words, from the original manuscripts. This new edition, prepared for the centenary of the Saint's death, includes a select bibliography of recent works in English on Thérèse, along with a new referencing system now widely used in studies of her doctrine.
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Climb the Wind

A Novel of Another America

Author: Pamela Sargent

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473207088

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Pamela Sargent doesn't write showily and doesn't rely on action set-pieces to make her fiction. She creates original and intriguing premises and she uses fascinating and convincing detail along with well-executed and believable characterization to tell stories that deliver sneakily powerful visions of imaginary reality. This alternate-historical take on the frontier expansion of post-Civil War America takes us to a place we hadn't expected but can still see as a possibly better world than the one we know. Sargent is an SF writer but she works magic with her imagination and we're the richer for it.
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Anything But Average, an Autobiography

Author: David Boyce

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387424068

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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David was always meant to explore the back roads of the American southwest. For him, the more remote, the better; and the more beautiful, the more intellectually enticing. He always wanted to see for himself what those empty places on the map actually looked like. As a teenager, he hiked across Yosemite, harvested crops up the coast, and climbed major peaks in three states. As a Navajo speaker, he spent many years on the Indian Reservation, as a missionary and as a trader. Back in Utah, he began studying the geology of the Colorado Plateau. He has worked many jobs, including small business owner, miner, prospector, and assayer. But the job of geologist/tour guide for the local university was meant for him. A visitor on one of his tours described him as ..".an inspiring example of a person following his interests until he found his calling." True, David feels that sharing the southwest is his destiny. If he could live anywhere he wanted, he would choose southern Utah.
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