Faster than Lightning: My Autobiography

Author: Usain Bolt

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007523653

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 1673

The autobiography of the fastest man of all time and a superstar whose talent and charisma have made him one of the most famous people on the planet.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Faster Than Lightning

Author: Pam Harvey,Michael Panckridge

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0730401464

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 3272

twelve-year-old Angus lives and breathes horses. His father is a horse trainer, and on most mornings before school, Angus is down at the racecourse helping him out. After a scary incident at the track one morning, Angus, with the help of his friends, discovers suspicious goings-on at the local stud farm. When a horse, Lightning Strikes, appears to be the exact replica of a dead horse, Gale Force, Angus knows something's definitely not right. Is the stud involved in a special breeding program, or is it something more sinister? It's up to Angus and his friends to find out - before it's too late.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Fastest Man Alive

The True Story of Usain Bolt

Author: Usain Bolt

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1613213239

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3717

A skinny kid from the Jamaican parish of Trelawny, Usain Bolt’s life changed in August 2008 when the Olympic men’s 100-meter starter pistol was followed just 9.69 seconds later by his streak across the finish line and the first of his three gold medals was placed around his neck. In this illustrated celebration of his influences, background, and career trajectory, Bolt shares his story of growing up playing cricket and soccer, and discovering that he could run fast—very fast. He shares stories of his family, friends, and the laidback Jamaican culture, and reveals what makes him tick, where he gets his motivation, and where he takes his inspiration. He tells of the dedication and sacrifices required to get to the top, and also discusses fast food, partying, music, fast cars, and that signature lightning bolt pose.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Faster Than Lightening!

Author: Ameet Ameet Studio,Scholastic Inc.

Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated

ISBN: 9781338225310

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5484

With comics, puzzles, games, and more, this is a must-have for fans of the LEGO DC universe. Plus, it comes with a buildable minifigure of The Flash. Full color. 8 1/2 x 11. Consumable.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

What's Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah?

Author: Robert E Wells

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497699428

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9695

What’s faster than a cheetah?—no animal on earth can run faster. But a peregrine falcon can swoop faster than a cheetah can run. And the falcon can’t compare to an airplane, a rocket, or the speed of light. Lively text and watercolors will make children laugh while they learn all about speed.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Writing FAST

How to Write Anything with Lightning Speed

Author: Jeff Bollow

Publisher: Embryo Films

ISBN: 0975213903

Category: Authorship

Page: 208

View: 683

"Focus - Apply - Strengthen - Tweak. Write ten times faster than you do now - and write better; spark unlimited ideas, and never get stuck again; plan huge projects in a matter of hours; speed-write as easily as you talk; edit your work almost automatically; do it on as little as 20 minutes a day."--Cover.
Posted in Authorship

Non-Compromised Pendulum

The book about Cus D'amato's style

Author: Oleg Maltsev,Tom Patti

Publisher: Scientific Research Institute of world martial art traditions study and criminalistic research of weapon handling

ISBN: 6177696465

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 6978

This is a book about a great man, an unbeaten boxing coach who in his lifetime nurtured three heavyweight world champions—a feat no one is capable of repeating nowadays. Cus D’Amato - the book is about him. The legend whose triumph is absolute, and requires no unnecessary comment and third-party consent. Here is a complete guide to the skill and tools needed to get a fundamental insight of D’Amato’s system, psychology and philosophy. This book will be useful for anybody who is striving for self-perfection and seeking an effective lifestyle methodology of a champion, not only in boxing. Cus D’Amato didn’t become phenomenal at birth. He used to say that a human being is not born as the finest, but he becomes truly outstanding through persistent and heavy work! This book is the crowning jewel of Oleg Maltsev’s 20 years of research, a shining piece of collaboration created in New York together with a disciple of the legendary Cus: Tom Patti.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Activity Book with Minifigure

Author: Ameet Ameet Studio

Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated

ISBN: 9781338112122

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7145

All-in-one fun- LEGO� activity guide! LEGO� Batman blasts his way into theaters February 10, 2017 with an all-star voice cast and out-of-this-world animation. An activity book based on the animated film. Includes buildable minifigure!
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Usain Bolt

Author: Jeff Savage

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 1467710989

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2993

Usain Bolt has been known as the fastest runner in the world since the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. The Jamaican sprinter earned this title when he set a world record and took home the gold medal in the Men's 100m race. Then he went on to win gold and set world records in the Men's 200m and Men's 4 x 100m Relay events. Usain will set out to prove that he is still the world's fastest person when he competes in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. Learn more about Usain's journey from his childhood in western Jamaica to the top of the sports world.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Beyond Heaven's Door

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 0849948436

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 9135

"Selections in this book are taken from the previously published 'When Christ comes' ... c1999 Max Lucado"--T.p. verso.
Posted in Religion

Beneath the Surface

My Story

Author: Michael Phelps,Brian Cazeneuve

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1613213247

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 5404

Prepare to peek into the mind of a champion, known as the most decorated Olympian of all time with 28 medals, including 23 gold, with this newly updated edition of Michael Phelps’s autobiography, Beneath the Surface. In this candid memoir, Phelps talks openly about his battle with attention deficit disorder, the trauma of his parents’ divorce, and the challenges that come with being thrust into the limelight. Readers worldwide will relive all the heart-stopping glory as Phelps completes his journey from the youngest man to ever set a world swimming record in 2001, to an Olympic powerhouse in 2008, to surpassing the greatest athlete of ancient Greece, Leonidas of Rhodes, with 13 triumphs in 2016. Athletes and fans alike will be fascinated by insights into Phelps’s training, mental preparation, and behind-the-scenes perspective on international athletic competitions. A chronicle of Phelps’s evolution from awkward teenager to record-breaking powerhouse, Beneath the Surface is a must-read for any sports fan.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Can't Catch Me!

Author: Timothy Knapman

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763694967

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2539

Jake claims to be the fastest mouse in the world, and doesn't think any animal can ever catch him. Clever Old Tom Cat will just have to see about that!
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Every Second Counts

Author: Lance Armstrong

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0767914481

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

View: 9076

Continuing where "It's Not About the Bike" left off, recounts Armstrong's life after cancer, his relationship with the French, disproved accusations of doping, and his work restoring a chapel in Spain.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

A Gathering of Spies

Author: John Altman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497672716

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 7471

A beautiful Nazi spy and an enigmatic British double agent match wits in this gripping World War II thriller Gorgeous, cunning, and lethal, Katarina Heinrich is America’s worst nightmare. For years, the German spy has been deep undercover, posing as the happy wife of a Princeton scientist. Now she is rushing home with key intelligence pertaining to the atomic bomb. If she reaches her destination, the war will be lost. To stop her, the Allies turn to Professor Harry Winterbotham, an MI5 agent whose brilliance is matched only by his inscrutability. As Winterbotham hatches his own secret plan—one with the potential to deliver the world’s greatest weapon into the hands of the Nazis—the two spies play a deadly game of cat and mouse across the United States and Europe. From one breathtaking double cross to the next, A Gathering of Spies builds to a stunning climax among the best in espionage fiction. Lightning-paced, atmospheric, and irresistible, it is a classic story of World War II that thrills from first page to last.
Posted in Fiction

Usain Bolt

Legend

Author: The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789766379513

Category: Olympic athletes

Page: 208

View: 328

A richly illustrated book on the career, on and off the track, of sprinting superstar Usain Bolt, from schoolboy prodigy to World and triple Olympic Champion and world record holder for 100 and 200 metres. Endorsed by the sports star's management, this exciting new biography features an exclusive farewell message penned by Bolt himself. It also contains archival photos not previously published, extensive quotes from Bolt, coaches and competitors, and 'Did You Know?' sections with little known facts about Bolt. A must-have for every fan.
Posted in Olympic athletes

Secrets of Mental Math

The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks

Author: Arthur Benjamin,Michael Shermer

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307347466

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 9246

These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers. Secrets of Mental Math will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends—and yourself—with incredible calculations you never thought you could master, as renowned “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightning-quick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do math in your head faster than you ever thought possible, dramatically improve your memory for numbers, and—maybe for the first time—make mathematics fun. Yes, even you can learn to do seemingly complex equations in your head; all you need to learn are a few tricks. You’ll be able to quickly multiply and divide triple digits, compute with fractions, and determine squares, cubes, and roots without blinking an eye. No matter what your age or current math ability, Secrets of Mental Math will allow you to perform fantastic feats of the mind effortlessly. This is the math they never taught you in school.
Posted in Mathematics

Open

Author: Andre Agassi

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307592804

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 3236

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life. Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight grand slams and achieved wealth, celebrity, and the game’s highest honors. But as he reveals in this searching autobiography, off the court he was often unhappy and confused, unfulfilled by his great achievements in a sport he had come to resent. Agassi writes candidly about his early success and his uncomfortable relationship with fame, his marriage to Brooke Shields, his growing interest in philanthropy, and—described in haunting, point-by-point detail—the highs and lows of his celebrated career.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

EDGE - Dream to Win: Usain Bolt

Author: Roy Apps

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 1445141434

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6811

Usain had a dream, he wanted to play cricket. But an eagle-eyed coach spotted his sprinting talent at school in Jamaica. Usain soon discovered that the path to becoming a pro-athlete is tough going, and if he was to fulfil his destiny and become the FASTEST MAN ON EARTH, he was going to need every ounce of determination, plus a great sense of humour. This is the story of Usain's discovery, his first athletic events and the Olympic Games. Dream to Win: Usain Bolt is written by expert author Roy Apps for kids with a reading age of 7 (but could also be enjoyed by pre-teens) and illustrated with black-and-white artwork. The stories focus on top athletes and sport personalities, with each dramatic story bringing to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

West Like Lightning

The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express

Author: Jim DeFelice

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062496794

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 9188

The #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of American Sniper brings the Pony Express to life in this rich and rollicking new history "One can hear horse hooves pounding across the prairie and sense the fear and courage and excitement." —Tom Clavin, author of Dodge City On the eve of the Civil War, three American businessmen launched an audacious plan to create a financial empire by transforming communications across the hostile territory between the nation’s two coasts. In the process, they created one of the most enduring icons of the American West: the Pony Express. Daring young men with colorful names like “Bronco Charlie” and “Sawed-Off Jim” galloped at speed over a vast and unforgiving landscape, etching an irresistible tale that passed into myth almost instantly. Equally an improbable success and a business disaster, the Pony Express came and went in just eighteen months, but not before uniting and captivating a nation on the brink of being torn apart. Jim DeFelice’s brilliantly entertaining West Like Lightning is the first major history of the Pony Express to put its birth, life, and legacy into the full context of the American story. The Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company—or “Pony Express,” as it came to be known—was part of a plan by William Russell, Alexander Majors, and William Waddell to create the next American Express, a transportation and financial juggernaut that already dominated commerce back east. All that stood in their way were almost two thousand miles of uninhabited desert, ice-capped mountains, oceanic plains roamed by Indian tribes, whitewater-choked rivers, and harsh, unsettled wilderness. The Pony used a relay system of courageous horseback riders to ferry mail halfway across a continent in just ten days. The challenges the riders faced were enormous, yet the Pony Express succeeded, delivering thousands of letters at record speed. The service instantly became the most direct means of communication between the eastern United States and its far western territories, helping to firmly connect them to the Union. Populated with cast of characters including Abraham Lincoln (news of whose electoral victory the Express delivered to California), Wild Bill Hickock, Buffalo Bill Cody (who fed the legend of the Express in his Wild West Show), and Mark Twain (who celebrated the riders in Roughing It), West Like Lightning masterfully traces the development of the Pony Express and follows it from its start in St. Joseph, Missouri—the edge of the civilized world—west to Sacramento, the capital of California, then booming from the gold rush. Jim DeFelice, who traveled the Pony’s route in his research, plumbs the legends, myths, and surprising truth of the service, exploring its lasting relevance today as a symbol of American enterprise, audacity, and daring.
Posted in History