Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor :
Release : 2021-03-02
ISBN-13 : 1646220536
Hardcover : 240 Pages


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The son of working-class Mexican immigrants flees a life of labor in fruit-packing plants to run in a Native American marathon from Canada to Guatemala in this "stunning memoir that moves to the rhythm of feet, labor, and the many landscapes of the Americas" (Catriona Menzies-Pike, author of The Long Run). Growing up in Yakima, Washington, Noé Álvarez worked at an apple-packing plant alongside his mother, who "slouched over a conveyor belt of fruit, shoulder to shoulder with mothers conditioned to believe this was all they could do with their lives." A university scholarship offered escape, but as a first-generation Latino college-goer, Álvarez struggled to fit in. At nineteen, he learned about a Native American/First Nations movement called the Peace and Dignity Journeys, epic marathons meant to renew cultural connections across North America. He dropped out of school and joined a group of Dené, Secwépemc, Gitxsan, Dakelh, Apache, Tohono O'odham, Seri, Purépecha, and Maya runners, all fleeing difficult beginnings. Telling their stories alongside his own, Álvarez writes about a four-month-long journey from Canada to Guatemala that pushed him to his limits. He writes not only of overcoming hunger, thirst, and fear--dangers included stone-throwing motorists and a mountain lion--but also of asserting Indigenous and working-class humanity in a capitalist society where oil extraction, deforestation, and substance abuse wreck communities. Running through mountains, deserts, and cities, and through the Mexican territory his parents left behind, Álvarez forges a new relationship with the land, and with the act of running, carrying with him the knowledge of his parents' migration, and--against all odds in a society that exploits his body and rejects his spirit--the dream of a liberated future.

Spirit Run by Noé Álvarez

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Catapult
Release : 2020-03-03
ISBN-13 : 9781948226479
Hardcover : 240 Pages


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The electrifying debut memoir of a son of working-class Mexican immigrants who fled a life of labor in fruit-packing plants to run in an Indigenous marathon from Canada to Guatemala, reimagining North America and his place in it Growing up in Yakima, Washington, Noé Álvarez worked at an apple-packing plant alongside his mother, who “slouched over a conveyor belt of fruit, shoulder to shoulder with mothers conditioned to believe this was all they could do with their lives.” A university scholarship offered escape, but as a first-generation Latino college-goer, Álvarez struggled to fit in. At nineteen, he learned about a Native American/First Nations movement called the Peace and Dignity Journeys, epic marathons meant to renew cultural connections across North America. He dropped out of school and joined a group of Dené, Secwépemc, Gitxsan, Dakelh, Apache, Tohono O’odham, Seri, Purépecha, and Maya runners, all fleeing difficult beginnings. Telling their stories alongside his own, Álvarez writes about a four-month-long journey from Canada to Guatemala that pushed him to his limits. He writes not only of overcoming hunger, thirst, and fear—dangers included stone-throwing motorists and a mountain lion—but also of asserting Indigenous and working-class humanity in a capitalist society where oil extraction, deforestation, and substance abuse wreck communities. Running through mountains, deserts, and cities, and through the Mexican territory his parents left behind, Álvarez forges a new relationship with the land, and with the act of running, carrying with him the knowledge of his parents’ migration, and—against all odds in a society that exploits his body and rejects his spirit—the dream of a liberated future.

Spirit Run by Noé Álvarez

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Thorndike Press Large Print
Release : 2020
ISBN-13 : 1432880969
Hardcover : Pages


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For fans of Christopher McDougall's Born to Run, the electrifying debut memoir of a son of working-class Mexican immigrants who fled a life of labor in fruit-packing plants to run in a Native American marathon from Canada to Guatemala, challenging himself to reimagine North America and his place in it

Let Your Spirit Run Free by Andrew J. Belotti

Genre : Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Editor :
Release : 1996
ISBN-13 : 0646284053
Hardcover : 150 Pages


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Factual and moving account of the author's handling Guillain-Barre disease, his progress through Perth's hospitals and specialists and how he found his way through to recovery.

Spirit Run by Houston A. Baker

Genre : American poetry
Editor :
Release : 1982
ISBN-13 : UOM:49015001040576
Hardcover : 38 Pages


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The Running Spirit by Quintin Jones

Genre : Fiction
Editor : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2016-02-11
ISBN-13 : 9781514444092
Hardcover : 174 Pages


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Robert ‘Bobby’ Talay was a runner of immense talent and a great ambassador for athletes everywhere and it is with this in mind that I have written this story. This is not a biography of Bobby’s life, instead it is an insight into his passion for athletics and the spirit in which he competed. And as a gesture to Bobby’s memory half of the profits of this book will be donated to Little Athletics N.S.W.

Genre : Cooking
Editor : Quarry Books
Release : 2011-02-09
ISBN-13 : 9781616735555
Hardcover : 176 Pages


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This book is a backstage pass into the world of small-scale distilling of whiskies, gins, vodkas, brandies, and more. The reader, the ultimate spirits aficionado, will learn how water and grain are transformed into the full range exquisite, timeless liquors. There are few books available that explore the actual craft of distilling in such detail. Most of the other spirits books chronicle the historical side of the distilling world or focus on the flavors of various vintages. Our book will be the consummate insider's guide to distilling techniques. Bill Owens' original photography, the result of two cross-country road trips, offers comprehensive illustration of the microdistilling world.

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Trafford Publishing
Release : 2002
ISBN-13 : 9781553953012
Hardcover : 402 Pages


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Stories of a Special Forces Operator from Grenada to the Middle East to the former Yugoslavia. Based on the author's true life story, that of a Special Forces soldier, and written from a Christian prospective.

Running Within by Jerry Lynch

Genre : Sports & Recreation
Editor : Human Kinetics
Release : 2018-11-15
ISBN-13 : 9781492584094
Hardcover : 216 Pages


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Runners know all too well the physical and mental challenges of their sport. Plodding for miles through inclement weather, rising before dawn to squeeze a daily run into a busy schedule, overcoming minor aches and lethargy that pose a threat to an active lifestyle, these are but a few of the familiar obstacles faced by millions of runners like you. Running Within addresses the mental and physical factors of importance to runners and offers positive, practical recommendations for infusing the body, mind, and spirit with new energy and passion for running. It also provides solid information on training and racing. It will help you perform better, have more fun, and experience a deeper connection with running. Written by top sport psychologist, best-selling author, and runner Jerry Lynch, along with physician and elite triathlete Warren Scott, this book presents prescriptions, tools, and strategies for runners to fulfill their potential. Included are: - goal-setting guidelines, - relaxation and visualization exercises, - affirmation-building tips along with 63 examples, - strategies for learning from setbacks, - ways to take better risks, - fatigue- and injury-coping strategies, - motivation boosters, and - prerace and race strategies. Running Within will push your performance and enthusiasm to new heights. See how much better running can be with the body, mind, and spirit in synch and primed for every run you take.

The Running Spirit by Quintin Jones

Genre : Fiction
Editor : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2016-02-11
ISBN-13 : 9781514444092
Hardcover : 174 Pages


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Robert ‘Bobby’ Talay was a runner of immense talent and a great ambassador for athletes everywhere and it is with this in mind that I have written this story. This is not a biography of Bobby’s life, instead it is an insight into his passion for athletics and the spirit in which he competed. And as a gesture to Bobby’s memory half of the profits of this book will be donated to Little Athletics N.S.W.