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For fans of Christopher McDougall's Born to Run, the electrifying debut memoir of a son of working-class Mexican immigrants who fled a life of labor in fruit-packing plants to run in a Native American marathon from Canada to Guatemala, challenging himself to reimagine North America and his place in it

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Noe Alvarez
Publisher :
Release : 2020-03-03
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 1948226464
Price : FREE

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The electrifying debut memoir of a son of working-class Mexican immigrants who fled a life of labor in fruit-packing plants to run in an Indigenous marathon from Canada to Guatemala, reimagining North America and his place in it Growing up in Yakima, Washington, Noé Álvarez worked at an apple-packing plant alongside his mother, who “slouched over a conveyor belt of fruit, shoulder to shoulder with mothers conditioned to believe this was all they could do with their lives.” A university scholarship offered escape, but as a first-generation Latino college-goer, Álvarez struggled to fit in. At nineteen, he learned about a Native American/First Nations movement called the Peace and Dignity Journeys, epic marathons meant to renew cultural connections across North America. He dropped out of school and joined a group of Dené, Secwépemc, Gitxsan, Dakelh, Apache, Tohono O’odham, Seri, Purépecha, and Maya runners, all fleeing difficult beginnings. Telling their stories alongside his own, Álvarez writes about a four-month-long journey from Canada to Guatemala that pushed him to his limits. He writes not only of overcoming hunger, thirst, and fear—dangers included stone-throwing motorists and a mountain lion—but also of asserting Indigenous and working-class humanity in a capitalist society where oil extraction, deforestation, and substance abuse wreck communities. Running through mountains, deserts, and cities, and through the Mexican territory his parents left behind, Álvarez forges a new relationship with the land, and with the act of running, carrying with him the knowledge of his parents’ migration, and—against all odds in a society that exploits his body and rejects his spirit—the dream of a liberated future.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Noé Álvarez
Publisher : Catapult
Release : 2020-03-03
File : 240 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781948226479
Price : FREE

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Robert ‘Bobby’ Talay was a runner of immense talent and a great ambassador for athletes everywhere and it is with this in mind that I have written this story. This is not a biography of Bobby’s life, instead it is an insight into his passion for athletics and the spirit in which he competed. And as a gesture to Bobby’s memory half of the profits of this book will be donated to Little Athletics N.S.W.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Quintin Jones
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2016-02-11
File : 174 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781514444092
Price : FREE

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Genre : Catechisms, English
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1547
File : 32 Pages
ISBN-13 : OCLC:837815923
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Factual and moving account of the author's handling Guillain-Barre disease, his progress through Perth's hospitals and specialists and how he found his way through to recovery.

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Genre : Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Author : Andrew J. Belotti
Publisher :
Release : 1996
File : 150 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0646284053
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This book is a backstage pass into the world of small-scale distilling of whiskies, gins, vodkas, brandies, and more. The reader, the ultimate spirits aficionado, will learn how water and grain are transformed into the full range exquisite, timeless liquors. There are few books available that explore the actual craft of distilling in such detail. Most of the other spirits books chronicle the historical side of the distilling world or focus on the flavors of various vintages. Our book will be the consummate insider's guide to distilling techniques. Bill Owens' original photography, the result of two cross-country road trips, offers comprehensive illustration of the microdistilling world.

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Genre : Cooking
Author : Bill Owens
Publisher : Quarry Books
Release : 2011-02-09
File : 176 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781616735555
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The Spirit Runs Through It is a review of the "spirit [that] is manifest in the laws of the Universe" as suggested by Albert Einstein. Along the way it develops mental tools, or constructs, with which to examine the mounting evidence of the Spirit's activities. Beginning with the activities of actual primitive societies, the step-by-step approach leads into subjects which are at the heart of our modern civilization: Laws of Nature, Determinism vs. Free Will, Morality and Ethics, and Religion among others.Written by a layman for laymen, The spirit Runs Through It hopefully will provide tools for readers to examine their personal assumptions.

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Author : Glenn Grunenberger
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2009-12-13
File : 100 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780557089840
Price : FREE

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Stories of a Special Forces Operator from Grenada to the Middle East to the former Yugoslavia. Based on the author's true life story, that of a Special Forces soldier, and written from a Christian prospective.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : James G. Keen
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Release : 2002
File : 402 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781553953012
Price : FREE

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Author : Howard A. Baker
Publisher :
Release : 1982
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : OCLC:755016975
Price : FREE

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A compelling, harrowing, but ultimately uplifting story of resilience and self-discovery. "A Two-Spirit Journey" is Ma-Nee Chacaby’s extraordinary account of her life as an Ojibwa-Cree lesbian. From her early, often harrowing memories of life and abuse in a remote Ojibwa community riven by poverty and alcoholism, Chacaby’s story is one of enduring and ultimately overcoming the social, economic, and health legacies of colonialism. As a child, Chacaby learned spiritual and cultural traditions from her Cree grandmother and trapping, hunting, and bush survival skills from her Ojibwa stepfather. She also suffered physical and sexual abuse by different adults, and in her teen years became alcoholic herself. At twenty, Chacaby moved to Thunder Bay with her children to escape an abusive marriage. Abuse, compounded by racism, continued, but Chacaby found supports to help herself and others. Over the following decades, she achieved sobriety; trained and worked as an alcoholism counsellor; raised her children and fostered many others; learned to live with visual impairment; and came out as a lesbian. In 2013, Chacaby led the first gay pride parade in Thunder Bay. Ma-Nee Chacaby has emerged from hardship grounded in faith, compassion, humour, and resilience. Her memoir provides unprecedented insights into the challenges still faced by many Indigenous people.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Ma-Nee Chacaby
Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
Release : 2016-05-03
File : 264 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780887555039
Price : FREE

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