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: 480

View: 2765


'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.

Climbing Everest

Author: Bear Grylls

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448170559

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 80

View: 6503


Released to coincide with the 60th Anniversary of the first ever ascent of Mount Everest and updated with a new introduction from Bear Grylls. On the 29th May 1953 Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made history as they took their first triumphant steps on the top of the world. On 16 May 1998, Bear Grylls followed those same footsteps, achieving a childhood dream and entering the Guinness Book of Records, as the youngest Briton, at 23, to summit Mount Everest. Taken from his bestselling autobiography, Mud, Sweat and Tears, Climbing Everest tells the gripping story of Bear’s gruelling expedition, one which tested him to his very limits and nearly cost him his life.

Mud, Sweat and Gears

Author: Ellie Bennett

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 0857656376

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 7127


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: 3625


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.

Strong and Courageous

Author: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 1424554802

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 6951


A father’s love imparts value into the heart of a child. Fathers have an incredibly important role. They represent God to younger generations, they model integrity in relationships, and they provide a foundation for wise decision-making and faith. Sometimes fathers might feel like they’ve got it all together, and sometimes their responsibilities can seem overly burdensome. Fathers need strengthening reminders of their calling every day. This 365-day devotional gives fresh encouragement to fathers. Time spent each day in God’s presence meditating on his powerful Word can empower them to be men of character, strength, and leadership. After all, God the Father has more than enough resources at his disposal for those who seek to represent him in all they do.

I just made the tea

Author: Di Spiers,Bernard Ferguson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845848179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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“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.