Mud, Sweat, and Tears

Author: Bear Grylls

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780062124135

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Already a #1 London Sunday Times Bestseller, Mud, Sweat, and Tears is the adrenaline-fueled autobiography of the mega-popular star of the hit survival series Man Vs. Wild, adventurer Bear Grylls. A former British Special Forces commando, a man who has always sought the ultimate in dangerous challenges, Bear’s true story reads like an outdoors action and adventure novel. But Bear’s story is true—full of breathtaking escapes and remarkable exploits that would make any Jack London or H. Ryder Haggard hero proud.

Mud, Sweat and Tears

Author: Bear Grylls

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407054996

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 444

View: 3242

'Well told, personable, fast-paced, and undoubtedly a fascinating read' Daily Telegraph Gripping, moving and wildly exhilarating, Mud, Sweat and Tears is a must-read for adrenalin junkies and armchair adventurers alike. Bear Grylls is a man who has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, he was taught by his father to sail and climb at an early age. As a teenager he found identity and purpose through both mountaineering and martial arts, which led the young adventurer to the foothills of the mighty Himalaya and a grandmaster's karate training camp in Japan. On returning home, he embarked upon the notoriously gruelling selection course for the British Special Forces to join 21 SAS - a journey that was to push him to the very limits of physical and mental endurance. Then, in a horrific free-fall parachuting accident, Bear broke his back in three places. It was touch and go whether he would ever walk again. However, only eighteen months later Bear became one of the youngest ever climbers to scale Everest, aged only twenty-three. But this was just the beginning of his many extraordinary adventures . . . Known and admired by millions, Bear Grylls has survived where few would dare to go. Readers are calling Mud, Sweat and Tears: 'Extraordinary' 'Inspirational' 'Heart pounding' 'Awe-inspiring' 'A breath of fresh air' 'Thrilling' 'Courageous'

Summary of Bear Grylls's Mud, Sweat, And Tears

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669351440

Category: Travel

Page: 37

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Walter Smiles, my great-grandfather, had a very clear dream for his life. He wanted to make his fortune and build a house on Portavo Point, a windswept cove in County Down, Northern Ireland, where he would return to live. #2 Great-grandfather Walter was a British officer who fought in World War I. He was highly decorated, and when he returned home, he was knighted. #3 The story of Walter and Margaret is a perfect example of how love can change your life. Walter, who was a diplomat, married Margaret, who was heavily into playing bridge and polo. She was pregnant with his child, but she did everything she could to make the pregnancy fail. #4 On the Princess Victoria, Walter was in the dead man’s zone between the ferry and the breaking waves, waiting to be killed.

Mud, Sweat and Gears

Author: Ellie Bennett

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 0857656376

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 2152

As Ellie’s fiftieth birthday approaches and her ambitions of a steady income, a successful career and an ascent of Everest seem as far away as ever, she begins to doubt she’s capable of achieving anything at all. So when her best friend Mick suggests a gruelling cycle ride from Land’s End to John o’Groats, she takes up the challenge. They opt for the scenic route which takes them along cycle paths, towpaths and the back roads and byways of Britain, unable to resist sampling local beers in the pubs they pass along the way. But as the pints start to stack up faster than the miles they’re putting under their tyres, Ellie wonders if they’ll ever make it to the finishing line...

Repackaging Christianity

Author: Andrew Atherstone

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 139980152X

Category: Religion

Page: 262

View: 2545

The story of Alpha is of major significance for understanding the place of religious faith in the modern world, but that story has never been told - until now. Since its launch in 1993, the Alpha movement has evolved from 'supper party evangelism' in the Kensington suburbs into a global brand of Christian outreach. Today, over a million people attend Alpha every year, but the history of its rise to popularity has never been documented. What caused such spiritual renewal in an age of scepticism? And what propelled Alpha into a phenomenon that is recognised across the globe? Alpha is far more than an introductory course to Christianity. At the core of its brand identity is a 'repackaging' of the Christian message for contemporary audiences. Innovation and cultural adaptability are built into Alpha's DNA, one of the chief reasons for its longevity and influence. Nimbly utilising the multimedia and digital revolutions, it has contextualised into cultures and languages across the planet. And led by charismatic, savvy individuals, it has attracted people from across the social spectrum, making waves in national media. Andrew Atherstone leaves no stone unturned as he presents this fascinating history. With exclusive access to original archives, Atherstone recounts the miraculous stories of HTB's early years, the first full account of Nicky Gumbel's conversion, and the strategic decisions that launched Alpha onto the global stage of Christian influence. With sharp historical analysis, Andrew Atherstone uncovers the story of Christian resurgence in our contemporary age.

I just made the tea

Author: Di Spiers,Bernard Ferguson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845848179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 8718

“Revealing and heart-wrenching” - The Times Forewords by Murray Walker OBE and Michael Schumacher This is the ebook edition of Di Spires' unusual and revealing Formula 1 memoir. Di and her husband Stu travelled the world in Formula 1 for 30 years, running the team motorhome for a succession of different teams. As well as Formula 1 people, she encountered personalities from every walk of life, from royalty to criminals on the run. Her stories range from the hilarious to the tragic and provide a unique perspective. This is a fast-paced read packed with surprising snippets and observations, with plenty of intimate insight into what the drivers are really like. The author’s Formula 1 roles included working for Lotus in the Senna era and Benetton in the Schumacher era. She worked with five World Champions and became ‘Mum’ to some of the biggest names in the pitlane. An engaging read that's full of amusing stories from the Formula 1 paddock over the past 30 years. Very much a people book, it's packed with interest and insight into the whole cast of Formula 1, from World Champions to mechanics. Ayrton Senna features large in her story she became close to the great Brazilian driver and his family. Other great drivers she worked with, and got to know well, include Michael Schumacher, Nelson Piquet and Elio de Angelis. A motor racing memoir with a difference. Described as 'revealing and heart-wrenching' by The Times.

Never Give Up

Author: Bear Grylls

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473584930

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 9563

'Grylls takes you behind the scenes on his most thrilling adventures. Riveting.' - Daily Mail 'A rocket-fuelled adventure.' - Tim Peake 'His passion for adventure is truly infectious.' - Gareth Southgate ------------------------------------ Bear Grylls has always sought out adventure. From childhood escapades to would-record-breaking expeditions, to his infamous survival challenges, Bear has spent a lifetime in the wild. In his autobiography, the global adventurer, Chief Scout and TV presenter reflects on the extraordinary adventures that have shaped his life. Sharing personal stories from his toughest expeditions and capturing the exhilarating reality behind some of the hairiest survival missions, Bear takes readers up mountains and across oceans, through jungles and deserts. Immersing us in the behind-the-scenes action on his celebrated television shows, and with a rare insight into his family life, Bear recounts his most death-defying and life-defining moments. Packed with deeply personal and wildly entertaining tales, Never Give Up is a testament to the value of adventure. It celebrates the power of the wild and what it can teach us, and highlights the importance of courage, kindness and a resilient attitude - a 'never give up spirit' - to navigate the great adventure of life. 'Bear is someone who truly grabs life with both hands.' - Jonny Wilkinson 'So many positive messages wrapped up in Bear's many incredible adventures.' - Roger Federer

Fire in Our Hearts

Author: Simon Cooper,Mike Farrant

Publisher: Multiply Publications

ISBN: 1900878054

Category: Pentecostalism

Page: 384

View: 3929

The updated account of the Jesus Fellowship / Jesus Army, by Simon Cooper and Mike Farrant. 384 action-packed pages of trials, tears and joy in the Jesus Army. Originally published by Kingsway.

College Sports Traditions

Author: Stan Beck,Jack Wilkinson

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810891212

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 436

View: 5561

College sports fans number almost 175 million strong, and each has a loyalty to their team and the traditions they share. From the crazy and eccentric to the touching and meaningful, these traditions connect fans and athletes across generations. College Sports Traditions details not only the well-known traditions of major universities, but also the obscure customs of smaller schools. Approximately 1,000 traditions are captured in this volume, covering hundreds of universities and colleges and almost every college sport. Featuring 75 photos that bring many of these events to life, College Sports Traditions will be an entertaining read for every sports fan.

Descriptosaurus Personal Writing

Author: Alison Wilcox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000518175

Category: Education

Page: 196

View: 6005

Descriptosaurus Personal Writing provides young writers with an opportunity to link their personal lives and school experiences, and gives writing a meaningful and personal context. It is a resource that will guide and scaffold students to produce vivid, powerful, descriptive and meaningful personal texts, and, acting as a springboard for other genres, will dramatically improve the quality of their writing in all areas. It provides a detailed step-by-step guide through the writing process by using personal narratives to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of writing a text. It demonstrates different techniques, and provides useful tips and suggestions on how to revise a text and transform it into a powerful, descriptive personal narrative. With prompts, plans, methods and models for poetry and prose, this book helps tackle each stage of the writing process from planning and writing a first draft to revising and editing. Descriptosaurus Personal Writing is an ideal vehicle for welcoming and celebrating different cultures, experiences and stories into the writing curriculum: an invaluable resource to dramatically improve children’s writing for all KS2 primary and KS3 secondary English teachers, literacy coordinators and parents.