The Last Great Walk

Author: Wayne Curtis
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1609613732
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The Last Great Walk from the Author: Wayne Curtis. In 1909, Edward Payson Weston walked from New York to San Francisco, covering around 40 miles a day and greeted by wildly cheering audiences in every city. The New York Times called it the "first bona-fide walk . . . across the American continent," and eagerly chronicled a journey in which Weston was beset by fatigue, mosquitos, vicious headwinds, and brutal heat. He was 70 years old. Using the framework of Weston's fascinating and surprising story, journalist Wayne Curtis investigates exactly what we lost when we turned away from foot travel, and what we could potentially regain with America's new embrace of pedestrianism. From how our brains and legs evolved to accommodate our ancient traveling needs to the way that American cities have been designed to cater to cars and discourage pedestrians, Curtis guides readers through an engaging, intelligent exploration of how something as simple as the way we get from one place to another continues to shape our health, our environment, and even our national identity. Not walking, he argues, may be one of the most radical things humans have ever done.

The Last Great Walk

Author: Wayne Curtis
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1609613732
Size: 62.16 MB
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The Last Great Walk from the Author: Wayne Curtis. In 1909, Edward Payson Weston walked from New York to San Francisco, covering around 40 miles a day and greeted by wildly cheering audiences in every city. The New York Times called it the "first bona-fide walk . . . across the American continent," and eagerly chronicled a journey in which Weston was beset by fatigue, mosquitos, vicious headwinds, and brutal heat. He was 70 years old. Using the framework of Weston's fascinating and surprising story, journalist Wayne Curtis investigates exactly what we lost when we turned away from foot travel, and what we could potentially regain with America's new embrace of pedestrianism. From how our brains and legs evolved to accommodate our ancient traveling needs to the way that American cities have been designed to cater to cars and discourage pedestrians, Curtis guides readers through an engaging, intelligent exploration of how something as simple as the way we get from one place to another continues to shape our health, our environment, and even our national identity. Not walking, he argues, may be one of the most radical things humans have ever done.

The March Against Fear

Author: Ann Bausum
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426326688
Size: 66.29 MB
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The March Against Fear from the Author: Ann Bausum. James Meredith's 1966 march in Mississippi began as one man's peaceful protest for voter registration and became one of the South's most important demonstrations of the civil rights movement. It brought together leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Stokely Carmichael, who formed an unlikely alliance that resulted in the Black Power movement, which ushered in a new era in the fight for equality. The retelling of Meredith's story opens on the day of his assassination attempt and goes back in time to recount the moments leading up to that event and its aftermath. Readers learn about the powerful figures and emerging leaders who joined the over 200-mile walk that became known as the "March Against Fear." Thoughtfully presented by award-winning author Ann Bausum, this book helps readers understand the complex issues of fear, injustice, and the challenges of change. It is a history lesson that's as important and relevant today as it was 50 years ago. From the Hardcover edition.

The March Against Fear

Author: Ann Bausum
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426326688
Size: 34.43 MB
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The March Against Fear from the Author: Ann Bausum. James Meredith's 1966 march in Mississippi began as one man's peaceful protest for voter registration and became one of the South's most important demonstrations of the civil rights movement. It brought together leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Stokely Carmichael, who formed an unlikely alliance that resulted in the Black Power movement, which ushered in a new era in the fight for equality. The retelling of Meredith's story opens on the day of his assassination attempt and goes back in time to recount the moments leading up to that event and its aftermath. Readers learn about the powerful figures and emerging leaders who joined the over 200-mile walk that became known as the "March Against Fear." Thoughtfully presented by award-winning author Ann Bausum, this book helps readers understand the complex issues of fear, injustice, and the challenges of change. It is a history lesson that's as important and relevant today as it was 50 years ago. From the Hardcover edition.

Endurance Running

Author: William Bridel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317609387
Size: 74.21 MB
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Endurance Running from the Author: William Bridel. Running is a fundamental human activity and holds an important place in popular culture. In recent decades it has exploded in popularity as a leisure pursuit, with marathons and endurance challenges exerting a strong fascination. Endurance Running is the first collection of original qualitative research to examine distance running through a socio-cultural lens, with a general objective of understanding the concept and meaning of endurance historically and in contemporary times. Adopting diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to explore topics such as historical conceptualizations of endurance, lived experiences of endurance running, and the meaning of endurance in individual lives, the book reveals how the biological, historical, psychological, and sociological converge to form contextually specific ideas about endurance running and runners. Endurance Running is an essential book for anybody researching across the entire spectrum of endurance sports and fascinating reading for anybody working in the sociology of sport or the body, cultural studies or behavioural science.

Alexander Ii

Author: Edvard Radzinsky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743284267
Size: 62.39 MB
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Alexander Ii from the Author: Edvard Radzinsky. Profiles the Romanov Dynasty tsar as one of Russia's most forward-thinking rulers, documenting his efforts to redefine history by bringing freedom to his country, the use of terrorist bombings by the radicals that lived during his regime, and the series of assassination attempts that eventually ended his life. By the author of The Last Tsar. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Frommer S 24 Great Walks In Rome

Author: Jennifer Griffiths
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470928166
Size: 10.70 MB
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Frommer S 24 Great Walks In Rome from the Author: Jennifer Griffiths. A collection of full-color walking guides journeys to some of the world's greatest cities to take readers on twenty-four themed walking tours through diverse areas of each city, highlighting important landmarks, off-the-beaten path attractions, historic sites, and local features with easy-to-follow maps, clear route directions, anecdotes, and first-person commentary.

Frommer S 24 Great Walks In Paris

Author: AA Media Ltd.
Publisher: Frommers
ISBN: 9780470928172
Size: 27.60 MB
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Frommer S 24 Great Walks In Paris from the Author: AA Media Ltd.. Features 24 walking tours of Paris including: the markets of Les Halles the cemetery of Père-Lachaise a walk along the Seine the iconic Eiffel Tower and Trocadéro a walk through the heart of intellectual Paris in the Latin Quarter

Wanderlust

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101199558
Size: 16.49 MB
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Wanderlust from the Author: Rebecca Solnit. Drawing together many histories-of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores, Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers. She profiles some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction-from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja-finding a profound relationship between walking and thinking and walking and culture. Solnit argues for the necessity of preserving the time and space in which to walk in our ever more car-dependent and accelerated world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Last Great Fight

Author: Joe Layden
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 142992053X
Size: 38.50 MB
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The Last Great Fight from the Author: Joe Layden. Meticulously researched, wonderfully written; the untold story of a legendary fight and the two warriors who would never be the same again It is considered by many to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: James "Buster" Douglas knocked out then-undefeated Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson in the 10th round in 1990 when the dominating and intimidating Tyson was considered invincible. THE LAST GREAT FIGHT takes readers not only behind the scenes of this epic battle, but inside the lives of two men, their ambitions, their dreams, the downfall of one and the rise of another. Using his exclusive interviews with both Tyson and Douglas, family members, the referee, the cutmen, trainers and managers to the commentators and HBO staff covering the fight in Tokyo, Layden has crafted a human drama played out on a large stage. This is a compelling tale of shattered dreams and, ultimately, redemption.