Born to Run

Born to Run
Author: Christopher McDougall
Release: 2011
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 287
ISBN: 9780307279187
Language: en
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Recounts the author's experiences with the reclusive Tarahumara Indians, whose techniques allow them to run long distances with ease, and describes his training for a fifty-mile race with the tribe and a number of ultramarathoners.

Born to Run

Born to Run
Author: Bruce Springsteen
Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781501141522
Language: en
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Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himselfto writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as The Big Bang: seeing Elvis Presley s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work. Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star s memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll. Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs ("Thunder Road, "Badlands." "Darkness on the edge of Town. "The River" "Born in the U.S.A." "The Rising, " abd "The Ghost of Tom Joad," to name just a few). Bruce Springsteen s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences.

The Bruce Springsteen Story Born to run

The Bruce Springsteen Story  Born to run
Author: Dave Marsh
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 268
ISBN: 1560251026
Language: en
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When Born to Run: The Bruce Springsteen Story was first published in 1979, the publisher hoped that it would sell 15,000 copies. It would end up selling a miraculous 150,000 copies-becoming the first rock 'n' roll best seller ever. It was a landmark book, virtually creating the genre of the rock book & going on to be translated into five foreign languages. Born to Run, reprinted now with a new introduction, combines a biography, a fan's notes, a photo book, an analysis of the biz, & an annotated discography cum touring chronology to make the most encyclopedic exploration into Bruce Springsteen's life & the rock 'n' roll world available. Dave Marsh is perhaps the best-known rock critic in the country. He is the founding editor of Creem & has been a contributing editor of Rolling Stone since 1975. His syndicated record reviews have appeared in more than 200 newspapers, & his articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Nation, & TV Guide. He is also the author of The Rolling Stone Record Guide, co-author of The Book of Rock Lists, & contributor to The Illustrated History of Rock & Roll.

Born to Run

Born to Run
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Release: 2010-08-19
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780007369997
Language: en
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Discover the beautiful stories of Michael Morpurgo, author of Warhorse and the nation’s favourite storyteller Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound’s journey through life – and from owner to owner...

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Release: 2022
Editor: QuickRead.com
Pages: 329
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Do you want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. If you’ve ever wanted to run a marathon, Born to Run (2009) can help you accomplish your goal! Tackling the idea that marathon runners are some type of superhuman species, McDougall proves that everyone is capable of becoming a successful runner. Through first-hand accounts and anecdotes from the leading runner of the world’s most secretive “running tribe,” Christopher McDougall crafts a running handbook that blends scientific truth with actionable advice. Proving that the secrets to skilful running are accessible to everyone, McDougall introduces top tips for cultivating the perfect diet, mindset, running gear, and more.

Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes
Author: Christopher McDougall
Release: 2016-04-05
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307742223
Language: en
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"Author of the phenomenal national best seller, Born to Run, Christopher McDougall now travels to the Mediterranean where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete and in the muscles and minds of fitness enthusiasts everywhere. While researching Born to Run, Chris McDougall encountered the story of Pheidippides, the legendary ancient Greek 'all-day runner.' Later, when McDougall met a dedicated amateur historian, he saw a connection to one of the most fascinating mysteries of World War II: How did a small band of Resistance fighters surrounded by German troops kidnap a top German general? What he discovered is that ancestral techniques for extraordinary endurance, natural movement, and nutrition allowed ancient Greek soldiers and Cretan shepherds to race across mountains on all-night missions. Inspired by their heroic acts, McDougall sets off to discover the lost art of the hero, both throughout history and across the world. Just as Born to Run inspired casual runners to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes, and into nature, Natural-Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to leave the gym and take their fitness to nature doing cross-training, mud runs, parkour and free-running to bound--and climb, swim, skip, wade, and jump--their way to heroic feats"--

Outlaw Pete

Outlaw Pete
Author: Bruce Springsteen
Release: 2014-11-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9781501103858
Language: en
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Outlaw Pete, a criminal since he was in diapers, tries to settle down and raise a family after his youth full of misdeeds, until his past sins catch up with him.

Born to Run

Born to Run
Author: Eric Meola,Bruce Springsteen,Daniel Wolff
Release: 2006-10
Editor: Insight Editions
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1933784083
Language: en
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"This special edition of Born to run: the unseen photographs is limited to 1,350 copies, specially bound, encased in a cloth clamshell case, and signed by Eric Meola; This is copy number 269."

The Sun The Moon The Rolling Stones

The Sun   The Moon   The Rolling Stones
Author: Rich Cohen
Release: 2017-05-30
Editor: Random House
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780804179256
Language: en
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A gritty, one-of-a-kind backstage account of the world’s greatest touring band, from the opinionated music journalist who was along for the ride as a young reporter for Rolling Stone in the 1990s ONE OF THE TOP FIVE ROCK BIOGRAPHIES OF THE YEAR—SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—KIRKUS REVIEWS A book inspired by a lifelong appreciation of the music that borders on obsession, Rich Cohen’s fresh and galvanizing narrative history of the Rolling Stones begins with the fateful meeting of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on a train platform in 1961—and goes on to span decades, with a focus on the golden run—from the albums Beggars Banquet (1968) to Exile on Main Street (1972)—when the Stones were at the height of their powers. Cohen is equally as good on the low points as the highs, and he puts his finger on the moments that not only defined the Stones as gifted musicians schooled in the blues, but as the avatars of so much in our modern culture. In the end, though, after the drugs and the girlfriends and the bitter disputes, there is the music—which will define, once and forever, why the Stones will always matter. Praise for The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones “Fabulous . . . The research is meticulous. . . . Cohen’s own interviews even yield some new Stones lore.”—The Wall Street Journal “[Cohen] can catch the way a record can seem to remake the world [and] how songs make a world you can’t escape.”—Pitchfork “No one can tell this story, wringing new life even from the leathery faces of mummies like the Rolling Stones, like Rich Cohen. . . . The book beautifully details the very meaning of rock ’n’ roll.”—New York Observer “Masterful . . . Hundreds of books have been written about this particular band and [Cohen’s] will rank among the very best of the bunch.”—Chicago Tribune “Cohen, who has shown time and time again he can take any history lesson and make it personal and interesting . . . somehow tells the [Stones’] story in a whole different way. This might be the best music book of 2016.”—Men’s Journal “[Cohen’s] account of the band’s rise from ‘footloose’ kids to ‘old, clean, prosperous’ stars is, like the Stones, irresistible.”—People “You will, as with the best music bios, want to follow along on vinyl.”—The Washington Post “A fresh take on dusty topics like Altamont and the Stones’ relationship with the Beatles . . . Cohen takes pilgrimages to places like Nellcôte, the French mansion where the Stones made Exile on Main Street, and recounts fascinating moments from his time on tour.”—Rolling Stone “On the short list of worthwhile books about the Stones . . . The book is stuffed with insights.”—San Francisco Chronicle

The Cool Impossible

The Cool Impossible
Author: Eric Orton,Rich O'Brien
Release: 2013-05-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781471130519
Language: en
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Eric Orton has spent a lifetime learning about running and the limitless possibilities of the human body and mind, and now he is ready to share his knowledge in a book that will open up a new world of achievement for runners everywhere. For Orton, this is a chance to instruct and inspire. For the running reader, it is a chance to make amazing new strides. The Cool Impossibleis intended for runners and aspiring runners of all levels of ability and experience, from those contemplating their first steps, to seasoned marathoners seeking to unlock the full range of their capabilities. Starting from the feet up, Eric guides the reader through his technique for building the perfect running body. With characteristic enthusiasm and directness, Orton will draw on the inspiration of the Tarahumara Indian runners and take the reader through his devoted training programme, complete with advice on nutrition and real-world applications, as well as Orton's concept of The Cool Impossible, the belief that 'the greatest reward from running is the opportunity to do more', not just in running but in life in general.

Born to Run

Born to Run
Author: Mercedes Lackey,Larry Dixon
Release: 1992
Editor: Baen Books
Pages: 317
ISBN: 9780671721107
Language: en
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Three runaways become unwitting pawns in a deadly war between the good elves, whose interests lie in stock car racing, and the bad elves, who have gotten into kiddie porno rings and snuff films

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen
Author: David Gahr
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780789336941
Language: en
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An unprecedented look at a very young Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, from the group’s creation and early New Jersey days to their meteoric rise and seminal Born in the USA tour, in photographs almost all not previously published. David Gahr (1922–2008) was tapped by Columbia Records designer John Berg to shoot cover art for Bruce Springsteen’s second album, The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle. Gahr’s earliest photographs of the musician showcase a youthful Springsteen, not even aged twenty-three, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, on the eve of a career breakthrough. Gahr befriended the rising star, and over a span of approximately ten years he photographed Springsteen, both on- and offstage. Rare captures include Springsteen recording music, performing at the cramped venue Bottom Line weeks before the release of his seminal 1975 album Born to Run, and playing to legions of fans during his Born in the USA tour. Bruce Springsteen 1973–1986 is an unprecedented look back at Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on their path to becoming rock legends.

Just Around Midnight

Just Around Midnight
Author: Jack Hamilton
Release: 2016-09-26
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9780674416598
Language: en
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When Jimi Hendrix died, the idea of a black man playing lead guitar in a rock band seemed exotic. Yet ten years earlier, Chuck Berry had stood among the most influential rock and roll performers. Why did rock and roll become white? Jack Hamilton challenges the racial categories that distort standard histories of rock music and the 60s revolution.

Talking to Canadians

Talking to Canadians
Author: Rick Mercer
Release: 2021-11-02
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780385696241
Language: en
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Canada's beloved comic genius tells his own story for the first time. What is Rick Mercer going to do now? That was the question on everyone's lips when the beloved comedian retired his hugely successful TV show after 15 seasons—and at the peak of its popularity. The answer came not long after, when he roared back in a new role as stand-up-comedian, playing to sold-out houses wherever he appeared. And then Covid-19 struck. And his legions of fans began asking again: What is Rick Mercer going to do now? Well, for one thing, he's been writing a comic masterpiece. For the first time, this most private of public figures has turned the spotlight on himself, in a memoir that's as revealing as it is hilarious. In riveting anecdotal style, Rick charts his rise from highly unpromising schoolboy ("Rick still owes 15 dollars to the chocolate bar fundraiser" was one of the less brutal items on a typical report) to heights of TV fame, by way of an amazing break as a teenager when his one-man show, "Show Me the Button, I'll Push It. Or, Charles Lynch Must Die," became an overnight sensation—thanks in part to a bizarre ambush by its target, Charles Lynch himself. That's one story you won't soon forget, and this book is full of them. There's the tale of how little Rick stole a tree from the neighbours that's set to become a new Christmas classic. There's Rick the aspiring actor—hitting the road as a new young punk in a vanload of hippies and appearing on stage in Shakespeare—and a wealth of behind-scenes revelations about This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Made in Canada, Talking to Americans and the coming of the mega-hit Rick Mercer Report. It's a life so packed with incident and laughter we can only hope that a future answer to "What is Rick Mercer going to do now?" is: "Write volume two."

Born to Run

Born to Run
Author: James Grippando
Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780061979675
Language: en
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“[A] thrill-a-minute novel.” —USA Today Jack Swyteck is back in action in Born to Run—the eighth outing for the danger-prone Miami lawyer in author James Grippando’s New York Times bestselling series. In this timely and spellbinding thriller, Swyteck is embroiled in shady Washington D.C. politics when his own father is selected by the President to replace the Vice President, killed in a hunting accident. Born to Run crackles with suspense, surprises, and razor sharp wit—“a fun 200-proof yarn,” the Washington Post raves—and serves as indisputable evidence, as crime fiction superstar Harlan Coben attests, that “Grippando grips from page one.”

The Moon King

The Moon King
Author: Neil Williamson
Release: 2013-08
Editor: Newcon Press
Pages: 340
ISBN: 1907069623
Language: en
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The stunning debut novel from one of genre fictions most exciting new voices. All is not well in Glassholm. Life under the moon has always been so predictable: day follows night, wax phases to wane and, after the despair of every Darkday, a person's mood soars to euphoria at Full. So it has been for five hundred years, ever since the Lunane captured the moon and tethered it to the city. Now, all that has changed. Amidst rumours of unsettling dreams and strange whispering children, society is disintegrating into unrest and violence. The very sea has turned against Glassholm and the island's luck monkeys have gone wild, distributing new fates to all and sundry. Turmoil is coming. Three people find themselves at the eye of the storm: a former policeman investigating a series of macabre murders, an outsider artist embroiled in the murky intrigues of revolution, and a renegade engineer tasked with fixing the ancient machine at the city's heart. Each must fulfil their role or see Glassholm shaken apart, while all are subject to the machinations of their inscrutable and eternal monarch, The Moon King. "Williamson's territories are the liminal experience and the murky corners of the psyche. He is a virtuoso of the fleeting glimpse, a laureate of loss." - Andrew Hedgecock, Interzone "Worth buying and reading, not once but many times." - Keith Brooke, Infinity Plus "A truly unique fantasy, The Moon King is a mysterious, luminous read, full of intriguing characters and featuring a twisty, page-turning plot. Beautifully written and thoughtful. Sure to be one of the best debuts of this or any other year." - Jeff VanderMeer "A talented writer who transcends genre, and should be bought, read and cherished." - Shaun Green, Yet Another Book Review "I'm salivating at the thought of his forthcoming full novel The Moon King." - Charles Packer, Sci-fi Online. "Williamson is one of the best Scottish short story writers alive today." - Jim Steel

Born to Run

Born to Run
Author: Ronald Keith Gaddie
Release: 2004
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 221
ISBN: 0742519287
Language: en
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Born to Run tells the stories of nine young politicians from all walks of life who enter into races at the state and local levels in Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Georgia, Nebraska, and Maine. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Bruce Springsteen The Stories Behind the Songs

Bruce Springsteen  The Stories Behind the Songs
Author: Brian Hiatt
Release: 2021-10-28
Editor: Welbeck Publishing Group
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781787399631
Language: en
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Important insight into the work of a truly great songwriter. Updated to include the albums Western Stars and Letter To You and packed full of insightful stories from Springsteen's long career, Bruce Springsteen: The Stories Behind the Songs takes a detailed look at each and every one of his tracks, providing a unique look at this rock legend's method, as well as some of the many anecdotes and tales that are prolific in his long music history. The legend of Bruce Springsteen may well outlast rock 'n' roll itself. And for all the muscle and magic of his life-shaking concerts with the E Street Band, it comes down to the songs – music that helped define the best version of the United States for itself and the rest of the world; that bridged the gap between Bob Dylan and James Brown, between Phil Spector and Hank Williams; and that somehow managed to make New Jersey seem like a promised land. Deeply researched, laced with insight from decades of fandom and original reporting, this book is an exhaustive and unique look at the writing, recording and significance of Springsteen's singular catalog of songs – the first book to cover every officially released track, from hits to obscurities, from 1974's Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. to 2014's High Hopes.

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen
Author: Meredith Ochs
Release: 2021-07-20
Editor: Chartwell
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780785840039
Language: en
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Bruce Springsteen: An Illustrated Biography offers fans an intimate look into the life of this beloved artist, including photos of The Boss, both on and off the stage.

Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock n Roll

Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock  n  Roll
Author: Marc Dolan
Release: 2012-06-04
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780393084214
Language: en
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A vibrant biography of one of the greatest rock 'n' rollers, the America that made him, and the America he made. This smart, incisive biography traces Bruce Springsteen’s evolution from a young artist who wasn’t sure what he wanted to say to an acclaimed musician with a distinctive vision for a better society. Brilliantly analyzing and evoking Springsteen’s output, Marc Dolan unveils the pulsing heart of his music: its deep personal, political, and cultural resonances, which enabled Springsteen to reflect on his experiences as well as the world around him. The book is now updated with a new chapter on The Promise, Wrecking Ball, and the 2012 tour.