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More than 30 fanciful full-page illustrations depict the wisest of birds in lush tapestry-like settings Covered with flowers paisleys and other fun-to-color patterns these adorable owls are posed against vivid backgrounds brimming with intricate designs Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display Specially designed for experienced colorists Owls and other Creative Haven coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress
The 1 New York Times bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi GermanyFor 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
Remarkable lessons in leadership and teambuilding from one of the greatest college football coaches of our timeIn only thirteen years as a head football coach first at Bowling Green and then at Utah Florida and Ohio State Urban Meyer has established himself as one of the elite coaches in the annals of his sport with three national championships and a cumulative record of 142 wins and only 26 losses But sheer statistics are not the measure of his true accomplishment nor do they speak to his own extraordinary learning journey Now in Above the Line he offers to readers his unparalleled insights into leadership team building and the keys to empowering people to achieve things they might never have thought possible Despite winning two national championships at Florida in only six seasons Meyer stepped back from the game at the end of the 2010 season amid health concerns and a growing awareness that his almost maniacal pursuit of perfection was distorting his priorities distancing him from his family and taking him away from the reasons he wanted to coach in the first place When he returned to the sport in 2012 as the head coach at Ohio State the school he grew up rooting for Meyer did so with a renewed sense of the deeper purpose of... his work and a profound commitment to life balance that had previously been lacking What remained constant was his passion for leading teaching and motivating forging his football teams into a cohesive whole playing for one another with selfless commitment and uncommon intensity Ohio State s 2014 season was in many ways Urban Meyer s master class in leadership The world knows how the story ended with the Buckeyes capturing the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship with a 42 20 victory over Oregon with the team s third-string quarterback at the helm in only his third collegiate start Few remember how it began with a bad early season loss that sent OSU out of the Top 20 season-ending injuries at the most important position on the team and then infinitely worse the tragic death of a teammate But this team s resilience was no accident In Above the Line Urban Meyer shares with readers OSU s groundbreaking game plan the game plan he followed every day in the Buckeyes historic 2014 season for creating a culture of success that engages and inspires the people around them A student of psychology long before he became a coach Meyer believes that trust is the bedrock of great achievements and healthy relationships and explains how to build it step by step whether in a team a family or a Fortune 500 company With trust in place a deep bond unites us in common purpose and cultivates what he calls Above the Line behavior a learned empowered response to the challenges we face every day Writing with his customary candor and humility Meyer delivers insights both practical and profound and applicable far beyond the football field Packed with real-life examples from a storied season Above the Line offers wisdom and inspiration for taking control and turning setbacks into victories more
When Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003 he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter intelligence surveillance and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in every day civilian life In addition to escaping handcuffs picking locks and spotting when someone is telling a lie he can improvise a self-defense weapon pack a perfect emergency kit and disappear off the grid if necessary He has also honed his positive awareness a heightened sense of his surroundings that allows him to spot suspicious and potentially dangerous behavior on the street in a taxi at the airport when dining out or in any other situation In his engaging and empowering book Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life Jason shares this know-how with readers revealing how to prevent home invasions carjackings muggings and other violent crimesrun counter-surveillance and avoid becoming a soft targetrecognize common scams at home and abroadbecome a human lie detector in any setting including business negotiationsgain peace of mind by being prepared for anything instead of uninformed or afraidWith the skill of a trained operative and the relatability of a suburban dad Jason Hanson brings his top-level training to everyday... Americans in this must-have guide to staying safe in an increasingly dangerous world more
The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors Based on the 5Cs of Survivability--cutting tools covering combustion devices containers and cordages--this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness Inside you ll also discover detailed information on Choosing the right items for your kit Manufacturing needed tools and supplies Collecting and cooking food Protecting yourself from the elements With Canterbury s guidance you ll not only prepare yourself for any climate and situation you ll also learn how to use the art of bushcraft to reconnect with nature in ways you ve never imagined
THE ONLY OFFICIAL RONDA ROUSEY BOOK The fight is yours to win In this inspiring and moving book Ronda Rousey the Olympic medalist in judo reigning UFC women s bantamweight champion and Hollywood star charts her difficult path to glory Marked by her signature charm barbed wit and undeniable power Rousey s account of the toughest fights of her life in and outside the Octagon reveals the painful loss of her father when she was eight years old the intensity of her judo training her battles with love her meteoric rise to fame the secret behind her undefeated UFC record and what it takes to become the toughest woman on Earth Rousey shares hard-won lessons on how to be the best at what you do including how to find fulfillment in the sacrifices how to turn limitations into opportunities and how to be the best on your worst day Packed with raw emotion drama and wisdom this is an unforgettable book by one of the most remarkable women in the world
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW 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 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
From America s favorite football player turned morning talk show host a man who makes just about everything look easy a m lange of stories and motivational advice to inspire the reader to turn up the heat and go from good to great in pursuit of their personal ambitions Michael Strahan spent his childhood on a military base in Europe where community meant everything and life though idyllic was different For one when people referenced football they meant soccer So when Michael s father suggested he work toward a college scholarship by playing football in Texas where tens of thousands of people show up for a weekend game the odds were long Yet he did indeed land a scholarship and from there a draft into the NFL where he scaled the league s heights broke records and helped his team win the Super Bowl as a result of which he was inducted into the Hall of Fame How By developing Strahan s Rules a mix of mental discipline positive thinking and a sense of play He also used the Rules to forge a successful post pro-ball career as cohost with Kelly Ripa on Live a position for which he was considered the longshot and much more In Wake Up Happy Michael shares personal stories about how he gets and stays motivated and how readers can do the... same in their quest to attain their life goals Here are a few of Strahan s Rules 1 Listen to other people but don t take their opinions for fact Have your own experiences Draw your own conclusions 2 You can t change other people but you can change how you act around them Usually that s more than enough 3 Don t pre-judge Help can and will come from the most unexpected places Be open to everything around you Inspiring and chock full of advice that will help the reader make significant strides toward pursuing his or her dream Wake Up Happy is a book no one young or old male or female will want to miss more
Roger Angell the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor returns with a selection of writings that celebrate a view from the tenth decade of an engaged vibrant life Long known for his range and supple prose he is the only writer elected to membership in both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Angell won the 2015 American Society of Magazine Editors Best Essay award for This Old Man which forms a centerpiece for this book This deeply personal account is a survey of the limitations and discoveries of great age with abundant life poignant loss jokes retrieved moments and fresh love set down in an informal and moving fashion A flood of readers from different generations have discovered and shared this classic piece Angell s fluid prose and native curiosity make him an amiable and compelling companion on the page The book gathers essays letters light verse book reviews Talk of the Town stories farewells haikus Profiles Christmas greetings late thoughts on the costs of war Whether it s a Fourth of July in rural Maine a beloved British author at work Derek Jeter s departure the final game of the 2014 World Series an all-dog opera editorial exchanges with John Updike or a letter to a son what links the... pieces is the author s perceptions and humor his utter absence of self-pity and his appreciation of friends and colleagues writers ballplayers editors artists encountered over the course of a full and generous life more