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My Fight / Your Fight

By Ronda Rousey
  • ISBN Code: : 1941393853
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 201
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : my-fight-your-fight.pdf

Book Excerpt :

THE ONLY OFFICIAL RONDA ROUSEY BOOK “The fight is yours to win.” In this inspiring and moving book, Ronda Rousey, the Olympic medalist in judo, reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion, and Hollywood star charts her difficult path to glory. Marked by her signature charm, barbed wit, and undeniable power, Rousey’s account of the toughest fights of her life—in and outside the Octagon—reveals the painful loss of her father when she was eight years old, the intensity of her judo training, her battles with love, her meteoric rise to fame, the secret behind her undefeated UFC record, and what it takes to become the toughest woman on Earth. Rousey shares hard-won lessons on how to be the best at what you do, including how to find fulfillment in the sacrifices, how to turn limitations into opportunities, and how to be the best on your worst day. Packed with raw emotion, drama, and wisdom, this is an unforgettable book by one of the most remarkable women in the world.

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Pdf File: rowdy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The biggest pro wrestling bio since Bret Hart's Hitman: legendary Rowdy Roddy Piper's unfinished autobiography, re-conceived and completed by his children, actress/musician Ariel Teal Toombs and wrestler Colt Baird Toombs. In early 2015, Roderick Toombs, aka Rowdy Roddy Piper, began researching his own autobiography with a trip through Western Canada. He was re-discovering his youth, a part of his life he never discussed during his 61 years, many spent as one of the greatest talents in the history of pro wrestling. Following his death due to a heart attack that July, two of his children took on the job of telling Roddy's story, separating fact from fiction in the extraordinary life of their father. Already an accomplished wrestler before Wrestlemania in 1985, Roddy Piper could infuriate a crowd like no "heel" before him. The principal antagonist to all-American champion Hulk Hogan, Piper used his quick wit, explosive ring style and fearless baiting of audiences to push pro wrestling to unprecedented success. Wrestling was suddenly pop culture's main event. An actor with over 50 screen credits, including the lead in John Carpenter's #1 cult classic, They Live, Piper knew how to keep fans hungry, just as he'd kept them wishing for a complete portrait of his most unusual life. He wanted to write this book for his family; now they have written it for him.

Women in Leadership

By Karin Klenke
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Book Code : 1787430634
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 604
  • Pdf File: women-in-leadership.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The 2nd edition of this book, originally published in 2011, captures many significant recent developments and achievements in women’s leadership. Women in virtually every context discussed in the book--politics, sports, business, technology, religion, military and international--have made dramatic gains in attaining leadership roles and positions.

The Long Way Home: A Pseudo Biography of a Kid from Cleveland

By Charles Edwards Price
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1387096729
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 156
  • Pdf File: the-long-way-home.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Eugene Carmichael is an average 25 year-old male in America. He has a college degree, a family that loves him, and no idea what to do with all of these things working in his favor. When his father dies unexpectedly in a car accident, Eugene’s life is turned inside out and he falls into a seemingly endless downward spiral of depression and confusion. Upon moving in with his oldest sister Beth, he discovers what he must do to get out of his slump: He will go to every baseball game involving his hometown team, the Cleveland Indians. Eugene embarks on a road trip that includes memorable interactions with his best friend Jim, his unconventional middle sister Jaime, and more than a few random strangers. The Long Way Home explores a year in the life of Eugene Carmichael that includes adventure, disappointment, laughter, sadness and all the emotions of a wayward 25 year-old.

Zur Kämpferin geboren

By Ronda Rousey,Maria Burns Ortiz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Riva Verlag
  • Book Code : 3959712863
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 779
  • Pdf File: zur-kämpferin-geboren.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ronda Rousey ist nicht nur die wohl bekannteste Mixed-Martial-Arts-Kämpferin der Welt, sondern auch die erste Frau, die es geschafft hat, von der Ultimate Fighting Championship, dem weltweit bedeutendsten MMA-Verband, unter Vertrag genommen zu werden. In diesem Buch berichtet die Ausnahmesportlerin über ihr Leben innerhalb und außerhalb des Rings – vom schmerzhaften Verlust ihres Vaters über das intensive Judo-Training bis hin zu ihren ersten Erfahrungen als Schauspielerin. Zur Kämpferin geboren zeigt, wie sich Rousey mit Ehrgeiz, harter Arbeit und Hingabe in einem von Männern dominierten Sport durchgesetzt hat, und gibt dem Leser einen privaten Einblick in das Leben dieser starken und unnachgiebigen Frau, für die Aufgeben nie eine Option war.

Trust the Grind

By Jeremy Bhandari
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Book Code : 1642502456
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 359
  • Pdf File: trust-the-grind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

#1 New Release in Teen Sports & Outdoors and Fitness & Exercise ─ A Champion State of Grind Exclusive interviews with the top athletes in sports today. Trust the Grind: How World-Class Athletes Got To The Top reveals how these men and women reached the heights of their profession so that you can too. Sixteen athletes from eleven sports arenas. Each chapter tells a different story, as each superstar shares the habit that helped them accomplish their goals and reach the pinnacle of their profession. Sports fanatic or not. Guaranteed to tap into your athletic edge, Trust the Grind, is made for sports fans and nonfans alike. Fans of professional athletes get an in-depth look at their heroes’ climb to the top; those less passionate about sports have the chance to read the secrets of success from some of the most talented people in the world. Both learn pivotal life lessons, and can immediately instill these particular traits and habits into their own lifestyle. A ‘success habit’ point of view. Learn the secrets behind success, and what it takes to remain on top. With Trust The Grind, you will learn about the value that comes with becoming disciplined, staying driven, setting goals, identifying your “why”, staying active and eating right, making sacrifices, obsessing over your passion, and more. Rather than harping on the remarkable accolades and astonishing statistics, this story is formulated to teach individuals what it takes to be great in any desired field. It includes interviews with the following athletes: • Jason Kidd • Chipper Jones • Terrell Owens • Paige VanZant • Manny Pacquiao • Mike Modano • Jimmie Johnson • Gary Player • Deena Kastor • Ryan Sheckler • Georges St-Pierre • Ryan Lochte • Devin Hester • Andruw Jones • Luis Gonzalez • Tim Hudson Fans of books like Relentless, Rising Above, The Cost of These Dreams, and The Young Champion's Mind, will enjoy Trust the Grind: Motivational Messages from Ambitious Athletes.

Ronda Rousey

By Jon M. Fishman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lerner Publications ™
  • Book Code : 1512421022
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 408
  • Pdf File: ronda-rousey.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mixed martial arts (MMA) star Ronda Rousey is known for her incredible record of twelve wins and one loss and has been ranked the world's top fighter in her weight class. With nine of her twelve wins taking place in under a minute, Ronda is considered one of MMA's biggest superstars. Her journey to success started at the 2008 Olympics, where she won a bronze medal in judo. Learn more about how this impressive fighter became known as one of the most dominant athletes of our time.

Game of Thrones and the Medieval Art of War

By Ken Mondschein
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476629269
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : History
  • Members : 575
  • Pdf File: game-of-thrones-and-the-medieval-art-of-war.pdf

Book Short Summary:

George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels and HBO’s Game of Thrones series depict a medieval world at war. But how accurate are they? The author, an historian and medieval martial arts expert, examines in detail how authentically Martin’s fictional world reflects the arms and armor, fighting techniques and siege warfare of the Middle Ages. Along the way, he explores the concept of “medievalism”—modern pop culture’s idea of the Middle Ages.

Foucault on Leadership

By Nathan W. Harter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317241916
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 299
  • Pdf File: foucault-on-leadership.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Michel Foucault, one of the most cited scholars in the social sciences, devoted his last three lectures to a study of leader development. Going back to pagan sources, Foucault found a persistent theme in Hellenistic antiquity that, in order to qualify for leadership, a person must undergo processes of subjectivation, which is simply the way that a person becomes a Subject. From this perspective, an aspiring leader first becomes a Subject who happens to lead. These processes depend on a condition of parresia, which is truth-telling at great risk that is for the edification of the other person. A leader requires a mentor and advisors in order to lead successfully, while also developing the capacity in one’s own mind to heed the truth. In other words, a leader must learn how to guide oneself. A valuable contribution to the field of leadership studies, this book summarizes these last lectures as they pertain to the study and practice of leadership, emphasizing the role of ethics and truth-telling as a check on power. It then presents several other contexts where these same lessons can be seen in practice, including in the life of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, whose career as a writer epitomized speaking truth to power, and somewhat surprisingly in the United States military, in response to its twenty-first century mission of counterinsurgency.

Athletes Breaking Bad

By John C. Lamothe,Donna J. Barbie
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476639531
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 680
  • Pdf File: athletes-breaking-bad.pdf

Book Short Summary:

At their basic level, sporting events are about numbers: wins and losses, percentages and points, shots and saves, clocks and countdowns. However, sports narratives quickly leave the realm of statistics. The stories we tell and retell, sometimes for decades, make sports dramatic and compelling. Just like any great drama, sports imply conflict, not just battles on the field of play, but clashes of personalities, goals, and strategies. In telling these stories, we create heroes, but we also create villains. This book is about the latter, those players who transgress norms and expectations and who we label the "bad boys" of sports. Using a variety of approaches, these 13 new essays examine the cultural, social, and rhetorical implications of sports villainy. Each chapter focuses on a different athlete and sport, questioning issues such as how notorious sports figures are defined to be "bad" within particular sports and within the larger culture, the role media play in creating antiheroes, fan reactions when players cross boundaries, and how those boundaries shift depending on the athlete's gender, sexuality, and race.

Reducing Bodies

By Elizabeth M. Matelski
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1134810202
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : History
  • Members : 885
  • Pdf File: reducing-bodies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Reducing Bodies: Mass Culture and the Female Figure in Postwar America explores the ways in which women in the years following World War II refashioned their bodies—through reducing diets, exercise, and plastic surgery—and asks what insights these changing beauty standards can offer into gender dynamics in postwar America. Drawing on novel and untapped sources, including insurance industry records, this engaging study considers questions of gender, health, and race and provides historical context for the emergence of fat studies and contemporary conversations of the "obesity epidemic."

This Is Our Time

By Trevin Wax
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 1433648482
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 676
  • Pdf File: this-is-our-time.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Uncertain. Confused. Overwhelmed. Many Christians feel bombarded by the messages they hear and the trends they see in our rapidly changing world. How can we resist being conformed to the pattern of this world? What will faithfulness to Christ look like in these tumultuous times? How can we be true to the gospel in a world where myths and false visions of the world so often prevail? In This is Our Time, Trevin Wax provides snapshots of twenty-first-century American Life in order to help Christians understand the times. By analyzing our common beliefs and practices (smartphone habits, entertainment intake, and our views of shopping, sex, marriage, politics, and life’s purpose), Trevin helps us see through the myths of society to the hope of the gospel. As faithful witnesses to Christ, Trevin writes, we must identify the longing behind society’s most cherished myths (what is good, true, beautiful), expose the lie at the heart of these myths (what is false and damaging), and show how the gospel tells a better story – one that exposes the lie but satisfies the deeper longing.