Racing With Death

Author: Beau Riffenburgh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408842688

Category: History

Page: 288

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Scott, Shackleton and Mawson were the three great explorers of the Edwardian age. Now Beau Riffenburgh tells the forgotten story of Douglas Mawson and his death-defying expedition of 1911-14. A key member of Ernest Shackleton's famous Nimrod Expedition, Mawson led his own Australasian Antarctic Expedition. However, following the tragic deaths of the other members of his sledging party, he was left to struggle the hundreds of miles back to base alone, only to find that the relief ship had sailed away, leaving him to face another year in Antarctica. Having survived with a small band of men against incredible odds, he later led a groundbreaking two-year expedition which explored hundreds of miles of unknown coastline. Mawson's is a story of true heroism and a fascinating insight into the human psyche under extreme duress.

Race with Death (Danielle Ross Mystery Book #6)

Author: Gilbert Morris

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441239936

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9706


When an inmate on death row requests a visit from Dani Ross, she reluctantly agrees to meet with him. As she listens to his story, Dani's well-tuned detective skills tell her that Eddie Prejean is being framed

A Race with Love and Death

Author: Richard Williams

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

ISBN: 1471179354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 2479


'A tragic age and a tragic character, both seemingly compelled to destroy themselves...a chilling reminder of how little control we have over our fates' Damon Hill 'One of the greatest motor racing stories' Nick Mason 'Timely, vivid and enthralling … it’s unputdownable’ Miranda Seymour, author of The Bugatti Queen Dick Seaman was the archetypal dashing motorsport hero of the 1930s, the first Englishman to win a race for Mercedes-Benz and the last Grand Prix driver to die at the wheel before the outbreak of the Second World War. Award-winning author Richard Williams reveals the remarkable but now forgotten story of a driver whose battles against the leading figures of motor racing's golden age inspired the post-war generation of British champions. The son of wealthy parents, educated at Rugby and Cambridge, Seaman grew up in a privileged world of house parties, jazz and fast cars. But motor racing was no mere hobby: it became such an obsession that he dropped out of university to pursue his ambitions, squeezing money out of his parents to buy better cars. When he was offered a contract with the world-beating, state-sponsored Mercedes team in 1937, he signed up despite the growing political tensions between Britain and Germany. A year later, he celebrated victory in the German Grand Prix with the beautiful 18-year-old daughter of the founder of BMW. Their wedding that summer would force a split with his family, a costly rift that had not been closed six months later when he crashed in the rain while leading at Spa, dying with his divided loyalties seemingly unresolved. He was just 26 years old. A Race with Love and Death is a gripping tale of speed, romance and tragedy. Set in an era of rising tensions, where the urge to live each moment to the full never seemed more important, it is a richly evocative story that grips from first to last.

Constructions of Childhood in Ancient Greece and Italy

Author: Ada Cohen,Jeremy B. Rutter

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 0876615418

Category: Architecture

Page: 429

View: 1939


This volume contains 20 papers that explore ancient notions and experiences of childhood around the Mediterranean, from prehistory to late antiquity.

Racing with Death

Author: Beau Riffenburgh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0747596719

Category: Antarctica

Page: 320

View: 6980


Beau Riffenburgh tells the forgotten story of Douglas Mawson and his death-defying expedition of 1911-14.

Antarctica

Author: David Day

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191650072

Category: History

Page: 646

View: 8334


For centuries it was suspected that there must be an undiscovered continent in the southern hemisphere. But explorers failed to find one. On his second voyage to the Pacific, Captain Cook sailed further south than any of his rivals but still failed to sight land. It was not until 1820 that the continent's frozen coast was finally sighted. Territorial rivalry intensified in the 1840s when British, American, and French expeditions sailed south to chart further portions of the continent that had come to be called Antarctica. For the nearly two centuries since, the race to claim exclusive possession of Antarctica has gripped the imagination of the world. Antarctica: A Biography is the first ever major international history of this forbidding continent - from the eighteenth century voyages of discovery to the fierce rivalries of today, as governments, scientists, environmentalists, and oil companies compete for control. On one level it is the story of explorers battling the elements in the most hostile place on earth as they strive for personal triumph, commercial gain, and national glory. On a deeper level, it is the story of nations seeking to incorporate the Antarctic into their own national stories - and to claim its frozen wastes as their own.

Racing With Giants

Author: Mike Hembree

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418561541

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 9843


Heroes of the racetrack-and heroes of faith. The growing and immense popularity of NASCAR speaks to its very human, yet iconic stars. In Racing with Giants, veteran sportswriter Mike Hembree pairs stories from the lives of NASCAR heroes with heroic tales from the Bible, with inspiring and faith-affirming results. Accented with vibrant photography, prayers, activities, and fun facts, Racing with Giants is a must-buy for the NASCAR fan in your life, or for anyone wanting to let God steer them to success.

Performing New Media, 1890-1915

Author: Kaveh Askari,Scott Curtis,Frank Gray,Louis Pelletier,Tami Williams,Joshua Yumibe

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0861969103

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 6583


In the years before the First World War, showmen, entrepreneurs, educators, and scientists used magic lanterns and cinematographs in many contexts and many venues. To employ these silent screen technologies to deliver diverse and complex programs usually demanded audio accompaniment, creating a performance of both sound and image. These shows might include live music, song, lectures, narration, and synchronized sound effects provided by any available party—projectionist, local talent, accompanist or backstage crew—and would often borrow techniques from shadow plays and tableaux vivants. The performances were not immune to the influence of social and cultural forces, such as censorship or reform movements. This collection of essays considers the ways in which different visual practices carried out at the turn of the 20th century shaped performances on and beside the screen.

The Running Centaur

Author: Sinclair W. Bell,Christian Jaser,Christian Mann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000525368

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 9190


This book surveys the practice of horse racing from antiquity to the modern period, and in this way offers a selective global history. Unlike previous histories of horse racing, which generally make claims about the exclusiveness of modern sport and therefore diminish the importance of premodern physical contests, the contributors to this book approach racing as a deep history of diachronically comparable practices, discourses, and perceptions centered around the competitive staging of equine speed. In order to compare horse racing cultures from completely different epochs and regions, the authors respond to a series of core issues which serve as structural comparative parameters. These key issues include the spatial and architectural framework of races; their organization; victory prizes; symbolic representations of victories and victors; and the social range and identities of the participants. The evidence of these competitions is interpreted in its distinct historical contexts and with regard to specific cultural conditions that shaped the respective relationship between owners, riders, and horses on the global racetracks of pre-modernity and modernity. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Grit And Valor

Author: Timothy J. Thompson

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781467813228

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 364

View: 8822


ON NOVEMBER 30 1978, SEATTLE SLEW RETIRED FROM THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, HE ENTERED STALLION DUTY. IMMEDIATELY, HE BEGAN PRODUCING CHAMPION SONS AND DAUGHTERS AT A FEVER PITCH PACE. ON APRIL 21 1981, ONE OF HIS GREATEST AND MOST BELOVED SONS WAS BORN. HIS NAME WAS SWALE. HE WAS A CHIP OFF THE OLE' BLOCK. THIS BOOK IS THE STORY OF HIS LIFE. DURING HIS SHORT LIFE, SWALE DEFINED THE TRUE MEANING OF COURAGE. WHENEVER HE WAS CHALLENGED, HE ROSE TO MEET THAT CHALLENGE. HE NEVER BACKED AWAY FROM A FIGHT. HE DISPLAYED GRIT AND VALOR OUT ON THAT RACETRACK, LIKE NO THOROUGHBRED BEFORE HIM, OR SINCE. WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED READING THIS BOOK, YOU WILL LOVE SWALE, AND YOU WILL NEVER FORGET HIM.