The Notorious John Morrissey : How A Bare-knuckle Brawler Became A Congressman And Founded Saratoga Race Course


An Irish immigrant, a collection agent for crime bosses, a professional boxer, and a prodigious gambler, John Morrissey was - if nothing else - an unlikely candidate to become one of the most important figures in the history of Thoroughbred racing. As a young man, he worked as a political heavy in New York before going to San Francisco in search of fortune at the height o

Swimming In The Sink: An Episode Of The Heart free ebook

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Swimming In The Sink: An Episode Of The Heart


From inspired and inspiring open-water swimmer and supreme athlete, able to endure cold water temperatures that would kill others, author of Swimming to Antarctica (“Riveting” —Sports Illustrated) and Grayson (“Moving, mystical” —People)—a powerful book about super athleticism and human frailty, about invincibility and the sudden (mind-altering) repercussion

My Life, My Love, My Legacy free ebook

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My Life, My Love, My Legacy


The Washington Post’s Books to Read in 2017

The New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

USA Today, “New and Noteworthy”

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A Parade Magazine Pick

This book is distinctly Coretta's story . . . particularly absorbing. . . generous, in a manner that is unfashionable in our culture.―New

The First Modern Japanese : The Life Of Ishikawa Takuboku


Thousands of books and monographs have been devoted to the poet and critic Ishikawa Takuboku (1886-1912). Although he died at the age of twenty-six and wrote many of his best-known poems in the space of a few years, his name is familiar to every literate Japanese. His early death added to the sad romance of the unhappy poet, but there has been no satisfactory biography of

Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World

English | May 22, 2001 | ISBN: 0609606425, 0609809547 | EPUB | 320 Pages | 1.2 MB

There's more than one way to do life.

In a small cemetery deep in the jungle of Borneo, two men climb into a freshly dug hole and retrieve the bones of a long-dead grandmother. An American guest joins the procession from the cemetery to the elaborately decorated village square for a traditional ceremony

Living Up to a Legend: My Adventures with Billy Bishop's Ghost

ISBN: 1459737709 | 2017 | EPUB | 216 Pages | 3.43 MB

Diana Bishop recounts growing up in the shadow of her famous grandfather, Canadian First World War flying ace Billy Bishop.

As a child, Diana Bishop showed up one day at school with a brown paper bag. Inside was a large breastplate of some of the most precious war medals on the planet, including the Victoria Cross. They belonged to

Amazing Pace: The Story of Olympic Champion Michael Phelps from Sydney to Athens to Beijing

English | August 8, 2006 | ISBN: 1594863261 | EPUB | 264 Pages | 2.7 MB

A vibrant portrait of American swimmer Michael Phelps-the dominant athlete at the 2004 Olympics-who has relentlessly pushed himself, promoted his sport, and appears poised to ultimately accumulate the most gold medals in Olympic history

Before he was old enough to have a driver's license, Michael Phelps had a wor