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My Greatest Save

Author : Briana Scurry,Wayne Coffey
Publisher : Abrams
Page : 204 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2022-06-21
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781647005481

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My Greatest Save by Briana Scurry,Wayne Coffey Pdf

A deeply moving and painfully honest memoir from the trailblazing, World Cup–winning, Olympic gold medalist, and US Women’s soccer goalie Briana Scurry Briana Scurry was a pioneer on the US Women’s National Team. She won gold in Atlanta in 1996, the first time women’s soccer was ever played in the Olympics. She was a key part of the fabled “99ers,” making an epic save in the decisive penalty-kick shootout in the final. Scurry captured her second Olympic gold in 2004, cementing her status as one of the premier players in the world. She was the only Black player on the team, and she was also the first player to be openly gay. It was a singularly amazing ride, one that Scurry handled with her trademark generosity and class—qualities that made her one of the most popular players ever to wear a US jersey. But Scurry’s storybook career ended in 2010 when a knee to the head left her with severe head trauma. She was labeled “temporarily totally disabled,” and the reality was even worse. She spiraled into depression, debt, and endured such pain that she closed out her closest friends and soccer soulmates. She pawned her gold medals. She walked to the edge of a waterfall and contemplated suicide. It seemed like the only way out until Scurry made her greatest save of all. A memoir of startling candor, My Greatest Save is a story of triumph, tragedy, and redemption from a woman who has broken through barriers her entire life.

Success In The Streets "The Great Save" A Survival Story

Author : George McDermott
Publisher : Fulton Books, Inc.
Page : 347 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2016-08-09
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781633382190

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Success In The Streets "The Great Save" A Survival Story by George McDermott Pdf

Travel through the life of an inner-city youth turned small-time gangster, suicide survivor, bipolar alcoholic/addict who survived the mean streets of Kensington, the Philadelphia section made famous by the Rocky movies. This real-life Rocky story shows the "roller-coaster ride" life of George McDermott as he squandered a pro soccer career twice before dealing with the demons of his addictions as well as the haunting memories of his mother's suicide. After returning from New York with a contract

Project Hail Mary

Author : Andy Weir
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Page : 497 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2022-10-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780593135228

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Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Pdf

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Martian, a lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this “propulsive” (Entertainment Weekly), cinematic thriller full of suspense, humor, and fascinating science—in development as a major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling. HUGO AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST BOOKS: Bill Gates, GatesNotes, New York Public Library, Parade, Newsweek, Polygon, Shelf Awareness, She Reads, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal • “An epic story of redemption, discovery and cool speculative sci-fi.”—USA Today “If you loved The Martian, you’ll go crazy for Weir’s latest.”—The Washington Post Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission—and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company. His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, Ryland realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Hurtling through space on this tiny ship, it’s up to him to puzzle out an impossible scientific mystery—and conquer an extinction-level threat to our species. And with the clock ticking down and the nearest human being light-years away, he’s got to do it all alone. Or does he? An irresistible interstellar adventure as only Andy Weir could deliver, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian—while taking us to places it never dreamed of going.

How to Save the World

Author : Katie Patrick
Publisher : Blurb
Page : 276 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2019-05
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0578221152

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How to Save the World by Katie Patrick Pdf

You want to change the world. You want your work to have meaning. Maybe you're even audacious enough to want saving the world to be fun. What if saving the Earth were a game? Not just any game, but the greatest game we've ever played. This workbook helps social and environmental change professionals learn how to implement powerful techniques from the fields of game design, behavioral psychology, design, data science, and storytelling, that are not only proven to have impact, but also can make your project fun. In a 10-step framework of exercises, tutorials, and case studies, How to Save the World will teach you the art of changing the world - and it's often not what you think. Did you know that just by putting a sign above a recycling bin that showed people the number of cans inside increased the recycling rate by 67 percent? Or when people standing in line at a cafe were told that other customers before them had ordered a vegetarian meal, that this simple intervention doubled the total rate of vegetarian meal orders? As you implement these academically researched and measurement-driven techniques, How to Save the World will drive you to dig into your creativity and unearth your greatest ideas that shift the numbers on the causes you most care about, so you can experience the joy and satisfaction of seeing your work really, actually change the world every single day.

The Big Fix

Author : Hal Harvey,Justin Gillis
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2023-06-06
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781982123994

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The Big Fix by Hal Harvey,Justin Gillis Pdf

A “smart, honest, and down-to-earth” (Elizabeth Kolbert) citizen’s guide to the seven urgent changes that will really make a difference for our climate. If you think the only thing you can do to combat climate change is to install a smart thermostat or cook plant-based meat, you’re thinking too small. In The Big Fix, energy policy advisor Hal Harvey and longtime New York Times reporter Justin Gillis offer a new, hopeful way to engage with one of the greatest problems of our age. Writing in a lively, accessible style, the pair illuminate how the really big decisions that affect our climate get made—whether by the most obscure public utilities commissions or in the lofty halls of state capitols—and reveal how each of us can influence these decisions to deliver change. The pair focus on the seven areas of our political economy where ambitious but practical changes will have the greatest effect: from what kind of power plants to build to how much insulation new houses require to how efficient cars must be before they’re allowed on the road. Equal parts pragmatic and inspiring—and “full of illustrative stories and compelling evidence” (Al Gore)—The Big Fix provides an action plan for anyone serious about holding our governments accountable and saving our threatened planet.

The True Life

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 564 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 1890
Category : New Thought
ISBN : STANFORD:36105027569164

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Brown & Holland Shorthand News

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 670 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 1884
Category : Shorthand
ISBN : NYPL:33433017207733

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The Boston Directory

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1202 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 1870
Category : Boston (Mass.)
ISBN : UCBK:C041450533

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Great Save!

Author : Rob Childs
Publisher : Corgi Pups
Page : 80 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2014-02-27
Category : Children's stories
ISBN : 0552568902

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Great Save! by Rob Childs Pdf

C'mon, you Greats! C'mon, you Greats!" Great Catesby Village School have their first ever football team - the Greats. Jonty and his friends in the team are determined to score lots and lots of goals in the five-a-side tournament. For every goal is sponsored - to help save their school from being closed . . . Colour First Readers are perfect for new readers and include notes be reading specialist Prue Goodwin, honorary fellow of the University of Reading.

The Cultivator & Country Gentleman

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 848 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 1871
Category : Agriculture
ISBN : PRNC:32101050599842

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The Farmer's Magazine

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 608 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 1870
Category : Agriculture
ISBN : NYPL:33433007896321

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Journal of the New England Water Works Association

Author : New England Water Works Association
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 834 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 1890
Category : Water-supply
ISBN : UFL:35051106266622

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Inisfail: a Lyrical Chronicle of Ireland

Author : Aubrey De Vere
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 214 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 1897
Category : Ireland
ISBN : UCAL:$B389271

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Educated

Author : Tara Westover
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 406 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2018-02-20
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781443452502

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For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future #1 International Bestseller Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school. Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn’t have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her first day in school—ever—and she would eventually win an esteemed fellowship from Cambridge and graduate with a PhD in intellectual history and political thought.