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1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Look for special features inside Join the Random House Reader s Circle for author chats and more In boyhood Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent As a teenager he channeled his defiance into running discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics But when World War II began the athlete became an airman embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943 When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean against all odds Zamperini survived adrift on a foundering life raft Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean leaping sharks thirst and starvation enemy aircraft and beyond a trial even greater Driven to the limits of endurance Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity suffering with hope resolve and humor brutality with rebellion His fate whether triumph or tragedy would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will Appearing in paperback for the first time with twenty arresting new photos and an extensive Q A with the author Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind body and spirit brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura... Hillenbrand Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award Extraordinarily moving a powerfully drawn survival epic The Wall Street Journal A one-in-a-billion story designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid It is amazing unforgettable gripping harrowing chilling and inspiring New York Staggering mesmerizing Hillenbrand s writing is so ferociously cinematic the events she describes so incredible you don t dare take your eyes off the page People A meticulous soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life The Washington Post Ambitious and powerful a startling narrative and an inspirational book The New York Times Book Review Magnificent incredible Hillenbrand has crafted another masterful blend of sports history and overcoming terrific odds this is biography taken to the nth degree a chronicle of a remarkable life lived through extraordinary times The Dallas Morning News An astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity Entertainment Weekly A tale of triumph and redemption astonishingly detailed O The Oprah Magazine A masterfully told true story nothing less than a marvel Washingtonian Hillenbrand tells this story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter s pace Time Hillenbrand is one of our best writers of narrative history You don t have to be a sports fan or a war-history buff to devour this book you just have to love great storytelling Rebecca Skloot author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksmore
The 1 New York Times bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany For readers of Unbroken out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times the 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 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 s 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 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 s personal quest
In this highly entertaining and insightful memoir one of television s most respected broadcasters interweaves the story of his life and career with lively firsthand tales of some of the most thrilling events and fascinating figures in modern sports No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels Over the course of his forty-plus year career he has logged more hours on live network television than any other broadcaster in history and is the only play-by-play commentator to have covered all four major sports championships the Super Bowl World Series NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup Final He has also witnessed first-hand some of the most memorable events in modern sports and in this highly personal and revealing account brings them vividly to life Michaels shares never-before-told stories from his early years and his rise to the top covering some of the greatest moments of the past half century from the Miracle on Ice the historic 1980 Olympic hockey finals to the earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series Some of the greatest names on and off the field are here Michael Jordan Bill Walton Pete Rose Bill Walsh Peyton and Eli Manning Brett Favre John Madden Howard Cosell Cris Collinsworth and many many more... Forthright and down-to-earth Michaels tells the truth as he sees it giving readers unique insight into the high drama the colorful players and the heroes and occasional villains of an industry that has become a vital part of modern culture more
1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERSOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREAt twenty-two Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything In the wake of her mother s death her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed Four years later with nothing more to lose she made the most impulsive decision of her life With no experience or training driven only by blind will she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State and she would do it alone Told with suspense and style sparkling with warmth and humor Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened strengthened and ultimately healed her One of the Best Books of the Year NPR The Boston Globe Entertainment Weekly Vogue St Louis Dispatch
The only authorized full-color book commemorating Derek Jeter s iconic baseball career with the New York Yankees featuring archival images and original photos of his final 2014 season from renowned photographer Christopher Anderson Derek Jeter s twentieth and final season in Major League Baseball truly marks the end of a sports era The New York Yankees shortstop a five-time World Series victor team captain since 2003 and one of the greatest ballplayers of all time is a beloved and inspiring role model who displays the indefinable qualities of a champion on and off the field Jeter Unfiltered is a powerful collection of never-before-published images taken over the course of Derek s final season Fans will have unprecedented access to The Captain as the famously private baseball legend takes us behind the scenes inside his home the stadium the gym at his Turn 2 Foundation events fortieth birthday party and more as he looks back with candor and gratitude on his baseball career The result is an intimate portrait bursting with personality professionalism and pride Jeter Unfiltered is Jeter as you have never seen him before unguarded unapologetic unfiltered
The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses learning how to fish finding true north and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is In this digital age there is still a place for knots skimming stones and stories of incredible courage This book recaptures Sunday afternoons stimulates curiosity and makes for great father-son activities The brothers Conn and Hal have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young or young at heart fun building go-carts and electromagnets identifying insects and spiders and flying the world s best paper airplanes The completely revised American Edition includes The Greatest Paper Airplane in the WorldThe Seven Wonders of the Ancient WorldThe Five Knots Every Boy Should KnowStickballSlingshotsFossilsBuilding a Treehouse Making a Bow and ArrowFishing revised with US Fish Timers and TripwiresBaseball s Most Valuable Players Famous Battles-Including Lexington and Concord The Alamo and Gettysburg Spies-Codes and CiphersMaking a Go-CartNavajo Code Talkers DictionaryGirlsCloud FormationsThe States of the U S Mountains of the U S NavigationThe Declaration of Independence Skimming... StonesMaking a PeriscopeThe Ten CommandmentsCommon US TreesTimeline of American Historymore
In this inspiring down-to-earth memoir the revered goalkeeper and American icon idolized by millions worldwide for his dependability daring and humility recounts his rise to stardom at the 2014 World Cup the psychological and professional challenges he has faced and the enduring faith that has sustained him In The Keeper the man who electrified the world with his amazing performance in Brazil does something he would never do on a soccer field he drops his guard As fiercely protective about his privacy as he is guarding the goal on the field Howard opens up for the first time about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with Tourette s syndrome defied the odds to become one of the world s premier goalkeepers The Keeper recalls his childhood being raised by a single mother who instilled in him a love of sports and a devout Christian faith that helped him cope when he was diagnosed with Tourette s in the fifth grade He looks back over his fifteen-year professional career from becoming the youngest player to win MLS Goalkeeper of the Year to his storied move to the English Premier League with Manchester United and his current team Liverpool s Everton to becoming an overnight star after his record-making performance with the United... States Men s National Team He also talks about the things closest to his heart the importance of family and the Christian beliefs that guide him Told in his thoughtful and articulate voice The Keeper is an illuminating look at a remarkable man who is an inspirational role model for all of us The Keeper is illustrated with two 8-page color photo inserts more
LEARN HOW TO HACK HUMAN MOVEMENTJoin the movement that has reached millions of athletes and coaches learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body unlock your human potential live pain free and become a Supple Leopard Improve your athletic performance extend your athletic career treat body stiffness and achy joints and rehabilitate injuries all without having to seek out a coach doctor chiropractor physical therapist or masseur In Becoming a Supple Leopard Kelly Starrett founder of MobilityWod com shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own human movement allowing you to live a healthy happier more fulfilling life Performance is what drives the human animal but the human animal can be brought to an abrupt halt by dysfunctional movement patterns Oftentimes the factors that impede performance are invisible to not only the untrained eye but also the majority of athletes and coaches Becoming a Supple Leopard makes the invisible visible In this one of a kind training manual Starrett maps out a detailed system comprised of more than two hundred techniques and illuminates common movement errors that cause injury and rob you of speed power endurance and... strength Whether you are a professional athlete a weekend warrior or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from restrictions Becoming a Supple Leopard will teach you how to maintain your body and harness your genetic potential Learn How to prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries overhaul your movement habits quickly identify diagnose and fix inefficient movement patterns problem solve for pain and dysfunction in austere environments with little equipment fix poor mechanics that rob power bleed force and dump torque unlock reservoirs of athletic capacity you didn t know you had identify and fix poor movement patterns in children reverse the aging process develop strategies that restore function to your joints and tissues accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency improve your quality of life through regained work capacity run faster jump higher and throw farthermore
From the archives of Golf Channel comes the ultimate book on the sport a must for every fan a comprehensive and engaging full-color compendium of the best moments of the past 20 years filled with stories from top players colorful insights from on-air talent and celebrity viewers essential lists and sidebars and stunning photographs of legendary golf courses around the world Foreword by Arnold Palmer Over the past two decades golf has witnessed some of the most exciting play interesting players biggest technological advances deepest controversies increased participation and viewership and unprecedented engagement between professionals and fans in its history Year by year shot by shot around the globe Golf Channel has been there to cover it all Now for the first time the network that features more live golf coverage than all others combined opens its archives and offers unprecedented access to its top on-air talent The result is a dazzling illustrated digest that pays tribute to the sport and the extraordinary players and events that have shaped it over the course of a generation The Golf Book includes Stories and anecdotes from on and off the course from famous contributors including Nick Faldo Brandel Chamblee Kelly Tilghman Rich... Lerner David Feherty Johnny Miller and many others Up-close profiles of legendary players and up-and-coming stars Features and photos on the best courses Technological developments that are revolutionizing the game Top 20 lists unforgettable quotes and sidebars spotlighting amusing characters bad lies and stunning scrambles and more Engaging instructive and fun The Golf Book is an essential resource and keepsake sure to be treasured by every golfer and fan more
Praise for 1 New York Times best-selling author Matthew Inman AKA The Oatmeal All runners wonder at some point or another why we do what we do Mr Inman s explanation is the best I ve ever seen And the funniest Because he is clinically insane -Mark Remy editor at large Runner s World author of The Runner s Rule Book He runs He sweats He heaves He hates it He loves it He runs so hard his toenails fall off He asks himself why Why do I do this Here gorgeously bravely hilariously is Matt s deeply honest answer -Robert Krulwich NPR Finally A voice that sings with the Blerches of angels -Christopher McDougall author of Born to Run This is not just a book about running It s a book about cupcakes It s a book about suffering It s a book about gluttony vanity bliss electrical storms ranch dressing and Godzilla It s a book about all the terrible and wonderful reasons we wake up each day and propel our bodies through rain shine heaven and hell From 1 New York Times best-selling author Matthew Inman AKA The Oatmeal comes this hilarious beautiful poignant collection of comics and stories about running eating and one cartoonist s reasons for jogging across mountains until his toenails fall off Containing over 70 pages of never-before-seen... material including A Lazy Cartoonist s Guide to Becoming a Runner and The Blerch s Guide to Dieting this book also comes with Blerch race stickers more