North

Author: Scott Jurek
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316433780
Size: 68.36 MB
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From the author of the bestseller Eat and Run, a thrilling new memoir about his grueling, exhilarating, and immensely inspiring 46-day run to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. Scott Jurek is one of the world's best known and most beloved ultrarunners. Renowned for his remarkable endurance and speed, accomplished on a vegan diet, he's finished first in nearly all of ultrarunning's elite events over the course of his career. But after two decades of racing, training, speaking, and touring, Jurek felt an urgent need to discover something new about himself. He embarked on a wholly unique challenge, one that would force him to grow as a person and as an athlete: breaking the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. North is the story of the 2,189-mile journey that nearly shattered him. When he set out in the spring of 2015, Jurek anticipated punishing terrain, forbidding weather, and inevitable injuries. He would have to run nearly 50 miles a day, every day, for almost seven weeks. He knew he would be pushing himself to the limit, that comfort and rest would be in short supply -- but he couldn't have imagined the physical and emotional toll the trip would exact, nor the rewards it would offer. With his wife, Jenny, friends, and the kindness of strangers supporting him, Jurek ran, hiked, and stumbled his way north, one white blaze at a time. A stunning narrative of perseverance and personal transformation, North is a portrait of a man stripped bare on the most demanding and transcendent effort of his life. It will inspire runners and non-runners alike to keep striving for their personal best.

True North

Author: Jim Harrison
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9781555846510
Size: 73.43 MB
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An epic tale that pits a son against the legacy of his family's desecration of the earth, and his own father's more personal violations, Jim Harrison's True North is a beautiful and moving novel that speaks to the territory in our hearts that calls us back to our roots. The scion of a family of wealthy timber barons, David Burkett has grown up with a father who is a malevolent force and a mother made vague and numb by alcohol and pills. He and his sister Cynthia, a firecracker who scandalizes the family at fourteen by taking up with the son of their Finnish-Native American gardener, are mostly left to make their own way. As David comes to adulthood-often guided and enlightened by the unforgettable, intractable, courageous women he loves-he realizes he must come to terms with his forefathers' rapacious destruction of the woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, as well as the working people who made their wealth possible. Jim Harrison has given us a family tragedy of betrayal, amends, and justice for the worst sins. True North is a bravura performance from one of our finest writers, accomplished with deep humanity, humor, and redemptive soul.

The Wolf Of The North

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539423447
Size: 24.30 MB
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It has been generations since the Northlands have seen a hero worthy of the title. Many have made the claim, but few have lived to defend it. Timid, weak, and bullied, Wulfric is as unlikely a candidate as there could be. A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy, into the Wolf of the North.

True North

Author: Jill Ker Conway
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307797333
Size: 49.72 MB
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True North is the inspirational Canadian Chapter of Jill Ker Conway's life story, which began with her much love, bestselling memoir, The Road from Coorain. Beginning with her departure from Australia, Jill Ker Conway tells of her romance with Harvard House Master John Conway, of coming to grips with his manic-depressive disorder, and of their move to Canada in 1964 where she became the first female vice-president at the University of Toronto. In this vibrant memoir, we watch as a most private woman makes of herself a public persona in Canada. From the Hardcover edition.

North Leinster

Author: Christine Casey
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780140710854
Size: 74.59 MB
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The second volume in the Buildings of Ireland series covers the counties of Longford, Louth, Meath and Westmeath, an area which includes some of Ireland's most remarkable buildings.

The Protector

Author: Elin Peer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548375638
Size: 15.46 MB
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400 years in the future, men are few and women rule the world. Except for the area formerly known as Canada and Alaska, which is inhabited by the Men of the Northlands, a group of strong men, who refuse to be ruled by women. Christina Sanders, an archeologist and professor in history, is fascinated with the past. As a modern woman of year 2437 she knows that women are better off without men, but longing for an adventure, she makes a spontaneous decision and volunteers for a job no one else wants. Now she's going to lead an archeological excavation in the Northlands, the most secluded place on earth where the mythical males live who are rumored to be as brutal and dangerous as the men Christina has read about in her history books. What will happen when Christina crosses into the men's territory? Will they allow her to do her job and is there any way they'll let her leave again - unharmed? The Protector is the first book in Elin Peer's new romantic drama series Men of the North. Don't pick up this book unless you're prepared to be sucked in and forget about time and place. In her last two series, Elin has proven that she is a master of bringing her characters to life with strong dialogue and plot twists that will have you turning pages all night. Get The Protector and get transported to the future in this exciting new series today!

The Cross Goes North

Author: Martin Carver
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843831259
Size: 19.66 MB
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37 studies of the adoption of Christianity across northern Europe over1000 years, and the diverse reasons that drove the process.

North America

Author: Michael M. Brescia
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802096753
Size: 38.55 MB
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"This exquisitely written history of a complex but unstudied continent should be required reading for all residents of the emerging region of North America." - Robert A. Pastor, Professor and Director of the Center for North American Studies, American University

Encyclopedia Of North American Immigration

Author: John Powell
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 143811012X
Size: 21.28 MB
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Presents an illustrated A-Z reference containing more than 300 entries related to immigration to North America, including people, places, legislation, and more.