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Heartbreak Triumph

Author : Shawn Michaels
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World Wrestling Entertainment fans think they know "The Heartbreak Kid." He's "The Showstopper" who pushes his high-flying abilities to the limit in the squared circle, on ladders, and in steel cages. He's the company's first "Grand Slam" champion. And of course, he's forever the guy who conspired with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon to screw Bret "Hitman" Hart out of the WWE Championship in Montreal at Survivor Series on November 9, 1997. But that's the side "HBK" has allowed you to see...until now. Heartbreak & Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story introduces us to Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, the youngest of four children whose "really conservative upbringing" made him shy and "afraid that people wouldn't like me if I showed who I really was." But upon discovering Southwest Championship Wrestling (SWCW) on TV one Saturday night, the preteen Hickenbottom realized instantly what he wanted to become, and later would convince his father—a colonel in the U.S. Air Force—to let him pursue his dream. From there, Hickenbottom fully recounts the events that led to "Shawn Michaels's" tutelage under Mexican wrestler Jose Lothario; working matches at Mid-South Wrestling under the guidance of Terry Taylor and the Rock 'n' Roll Express's Robert Gibson & Ricky Morton; flying high with Marty Jannetty as "The Midnight Rockers" in the American Wrestling Association (AWA); and how a barroom confrontation in Buffalo almost prevented the tandem from ever joining the World Wrestling Federation. While reliving the crippling back injury that forced him to retire in his prime, Michaels credits the new loves in his life—his second wife Rebecca, his children, and his newfound faith—with giving him the strength to kick his habit, recover physically, and make a jubilant return to the ring at SummerSlam 2002. Now back on top and doing what he enjoys most, the WWE Superstar regards Heartbreak & Triumph as the perfect means "to review my life, and attempt to figure out how I became the person I am."

Dare to Survive

Author : Rick and Amy Rinehart
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With its towering mountains, sun-scorched deserts, fierce wildlife, and hard-to-predict weather, the American West ranks among the most forbidding places on Earth. Yet many are drawn to the beauty of this wild and rugged region. Some are daredevils. . .some are athletes. . .and some are outdoors enthusiasts who find themselves in a chilling battle for survival. In their extraordinary, heart-stopping true stories, you will discover how much can go wrong when people find themselves caught in the cross-hairs of nature's power. . . Dare To Survive Flash floods, plane crashes, animal attacks, avalanches, landslides--these devastating phenomena all too often claim the lives of men, women, and children in the American West. But some beat the odds, living to tell about their terrifying ordeals. There are inspirational stories of extreme survival and tremendous bravery. Of the hiker who--though armed with only a knife--survived a 30-minute nightmare with a cougar. . .of the backcountry snowboarder buried alive by an avalanche, saved with only minutes to spare. . .of the outdoorsman pinned by an 800-pound boulder who freed himself by amputating his own arm. And there are the unexplainable, senseless tragedies--the little girl whose mysterious disappearance at a national park was never solved. . . the inexperienced charter pilot who crashed trying to beat curfew in a snowstorm. . .and the veteran backwoods camper who, despite every precaution, fell victim to a fatal bear attack. What does it take to endure the impossible? Dare to Survive tackles that question as it vividly reminds us that when danger strikes, survival becomes the ultimate human challenge. "This frightening but enjoyable book reveals that Mother Nature has more ways to kill than even the toughest Mafia godfather." --Ted Schwarz, author of Hollywood Confidential: How the Studios Beat the Mob at Their Own Game Rick Rinehart is a publisher, writer, and former Colorado Humanities Scholar whose honors include recognition by the National Park Service for contributions to wolf recovery in Yellowstone National Park. His wife, Amy Rinehart, is a former publisher of endurance sports books who consults with outdoor retail and environmental organizations in the development of publishing programs. Rick and Amy live in Lafayette, Colorado.

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Author : Kevin L. Gaines
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Kevin started his retail career when he was only 15 years old. With over 20 years of experience, he has held various positions throughout his career in retail including the title of store manager. He has a firm belief about never giving up, never giving in, and being the hardest worker in the room. He enjoys competition and has an immense desire to be the best that he can be. He enjoys volunteering for various projects around his local community. Throughout his retail career, he has worked with different community organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Feeding Gulf Coast, and Salvation Army. He enjoys sports, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends. Often, Kevin can be found near the beach watching waves crash against the seashore. Inspite of all of the accolades and awards and above all else, his greatest accomplishment is becoming a father. Kevin is an award winning American author, husband, father, and retail store manager. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as well as an MBA with a concentration in Finance. He holds a certificate in People and Business Leadership from Bellevue University. He is also a member of the Southern Miss alumni association. He is a member of Rotary Club International where he serves on the Board of Directors for his local club and is a member of the Paul Harris Society. He is a former member of Lions’ Club International where he also served as a member of the Board of Directors for his local club.

Triumph Over the Heartbreak Hills

Author : Rhonda Shingles
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Even So Joy

Author : Lesa Brackbill
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“In life’s toughest moments joy and heartache fight for our undivided attention. You determine which one prevails.” Stories are supposed to go a certain way—or so we’re told. You’re supposed to grow up, get an education, find your dream job, meet the love of your life, get married and start a family, and then live happily ever after. So when Brennan and Lesa Brackbill had their first child, they never imagined that they would soon lose her. In Even So, Joy, author Lesa Brackbill shares the touching and inspiring story of her first daughter, Victoria, who would sadly be lost to an impossible situation after being diagnosed with Krabbe leukodystrophy when she was only six months old. Victoria was everything Lesa and her husband, Brennan, had hoped for, but faced with her terminal disease, their world was turned upside down. Though their story could have been filled with sorrow and despair, God was there to fill the story instead with gratitude and joy. The Lord has a purpose for everything, and even though that purpose is not always fully revealed, we can learn to walk daily in the hope that God is going to redeem our sorrows. Lesa and Brennan won’t be the last couple to lose a child to an impossible situation, but through Tori’s life—and with God’s faithfulness and help—it will be a story that can encourage us to remember that God is good, God is sovereign, and God is faithful. Always.

Triumph Over the Heartbreak Hills 1880 2009

Author : Rhonda Shingles
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My Guy Barbaro

Author : Edgar Prado
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A new superstar appeared on the American sports landscape in the spring of 2006. Barbaro, a three-year-old racehorse, won the Kentucky Derby by the largest margin of victory in sixty years, stirring talk of a possible Triple Crown. But in the opening yards of the Preakness Stakes two weeks later, the magnificent animal suffered a catastrophic leg injury that ended his un-defeated career and left him fighting for his life. One of the world's top jockeys, Edgar Prado rode Barbaro to glory and then stood beside him for months as the horse valiantly struggled to survive. My Guy Barbaro is the true story of the dream that carried Prado from an impoverished childhood in Lima, Peru, to the winner's circles of the world's greatest racetracks—and is the heartwarming account of his love for a beautiful, talented, irreplaceable teammate.

Word Freak

Author : Stefan Fatsis
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This “marvelously absorbing” book is “a walk on the wild side of words and ventures into the zone where language and mathematics intersect” (San Jose Mercury News). A former Wall Street Journal reporter and NPR regular, Stefan Fatsis recounts his remarkable rise through the ranks of elite Scrabble players while exploring the game’s strange, potent hold over them—and him. At least thirty million American homes have a Scrabble set—but the game’s most talented competitors inhabit a sphere far removed from the masses of “living room players.” Theirs is a surprisingly diverse subculture whose stars include a vitamin-popping standup comic; a former bank teller whose intestinal troubles earned him the nickname “G.I. Joel”; a burly, unemployed African American from Baltimore’s inner city; the three-time national champion who plays according to Zen principles; and the author himself, who over the course of the book is transformed from a curious reporter to a confirmed Scrabble nut. Fatsis begins by haunting the gritty corner of a Greenwich Village park where pickup Scrabble games can be found whenever weather permits. His curiosity soon morphs into compulsion, as he sets about memorizing thousands of obscure words and fills his evenings with solo Scrabble played on his living room floor. Before long he finds himself at tournaments, socializing—and competing—with Scrabble’s elite. But this book is about more than hardcore Scrabblers, for the game yields insights into realms as disparate as linguistics, psychology, and mathematics. Word Freak extends its reach even farther, pondering the light Scrabble throws on such notions as brilliance, memory, competition, failure, and hope. It is a geography of obsession that celebrates the uncanny powers locked in all of us, “a can’t-put-it-down narrative that dances between memoir and reportage” (Los Angeles Times). “Funny, thoughtful, character-rich, unchallengeably winning writing.” —The Atlantic Monthly This edition includes a new afterword by the author.

Lift Her Up

Author : Imara Moses
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Lift Her Up is the harrowing account of one woman's abusive marriage and subsequent divorce. Learn how amidst emotional, physical, psychological, and financial abuse, Imara Moses completed medical school, served in the U.S. Air Force, and became an Ivy League graduate while raising two sons. Experience all of the gut-wrenching emotions that robbed her of her peace, affected her character, and destroyed her self-esteem. See how she overcame her circumstances, broke generational curses, and raised her sons in a loving and thriving environment. This book is a must-read for anyone who is lost in the confusion of a toxic relationship or stuck with the negative emotions that remain after their romantic relationship fails.

The Final Curtain

Author : Gunnedah & District Historical Society Inc.
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Stories of the events and people that have contributed to the life of Gunnedah, N.S.W.

Game Boys

Author : Michael Kane
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A year inside the fierce rivalries and big business of competitive videogaming A technology-fueled spin on a classic sports tale, Game Boys profiles "cyber-athletes" who compete for dominance in the professional gaming circuit, a world populated with rivalries, big egos, corporate sponsorships, and large cash prizes. Michael Kane's pioneering account of the lifestyle and business of gaming takes readers to the heart of "e-sports," what many consider the successor in sports entertainment to the X-games and competitive poker. Following the top teams-3D and CompLexity, a rivalry as bitter as the Yankees versus the Red Sox-Kane profiles the star players as they cheat, strategize, sign with rival teams, and get berated by sideline-pacing coaches. Are gamers really the athletes of tomorrow? They act like they are. A lively tour of the quirks and dramas of a subculture on the cusp of big things, Game Boys is a tale of sports glory and a glimpse into the lucrative business of gaming.

Queen of Triumph

Author : J. Tara Robinson
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Queen of Triumph: Inside The Heart of a Strong Black Woman is a self-help guide for women. The President, Editor-in-Chief and author J. Tara Robinson of Prestige Celebrity Magazine , JTR Photography, and Daisy Media Designs goes deeply into what it takes to be successful not only in business but as well in your personal life. She gets personal and talks about her own struggles of prioritizing her time with being a wife, mother, Soldier in the United States Army, and President of her companies. J.Tara goes in depth about how not to allow your fears to get in the way of your dreams and goals, and how she rose above her struggles in life to be the Queen she is. She gives her opinion on career, love and marriage and keeping that spark alive not only in the boardroom but in the bedroom as well, and she doesn't sugarcoat it. From heartbreak to triumph J. Tara talks about how she developed her own process of obtaining her goals to have a more rewarding and meaningful life. She gives you stories of hope and possibilities that reflect the reality of her life experiences in the hope that the queen that lives within all of us will rise.

The Pembroke Magazine

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Author : Lukas McNett
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Wildfire is a series of poems chronologically ordered, written between 2010-2020, taking a dive through the process of heartbreak and triumph, loss, life and death, and everything in between.


Author : John Brown
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Aptly named the Show Me State, Missouri has shown the nation its past, present, and future for more than two centuries. Representing the state's 200 year history in a way that is both educational and entertaining, Missouri Timeline offers a look back even as it looks ahead to a fabulous future situated perfectly in the middle. As a state, Missouri blends everything our country has to offer, just the way we like it. As Missouri recognizes its 200th Anniversary as a state, it's important to look back at the amazing history that has had an impact far beyond the boundaries of the Show Me State. From successes in business, sports, and cultural events, to struggles against Mother Nature and failures of civil rights, a retrospective study paves an even better path for the future. This Missouri Timeline highlights the important moments in Missouri's history that have defined the state and notes the parallels in the state's trajectory as only a timeline can. Not long after the first skyscraper was built in Missouri, Laura Ingalls Wilder moved to southern Missouri where she wrote about life on the prairie. At the same time Lake of the Ozarks was filling up, Prohibition was ending, Bonnie and Clyde were having shootouts, and a golfer from Springfield was winning the first Masters Golf Tournament. This book allows readers to see Missouri's defining moments and provides a new understanding of how it all lines up historically.

Unhappily Never After

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Real life is not a fairytale. A young woman wants her happily ever after, but what will it cost her when she realizes that her dream may not ever come true. Will she have her chance to have a happy ending? You think you know my story, but you do not. It starts out as your typical love story. However, things change in a blink of an eye. That relationship, along with life itself, has knocked me down. I was shown things that I never wanted to see - not only about him, but about me as well. I experienced sadness, disappointment and failures but, I did not allow myself to remain down. Find out why I fell and how I got back up.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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Creiton s Sword

Author : Steven Glen Baird
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A rousing tale of medieval warfare, Creiton's Sword blends humor, heartbreak, and triumph in a story that will not soon be forgotten


Author : Dan Claus
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This is a story that is a reverse parallel to the story of Terrie Schiavo. While both are young women struggling for recovery from severe internal head injuries, one is a story of withheld therapy, while the other is a story of aggressive therapy. While one is a story of heart break and despair for a loving family, the other is a story of heartbreak and triumph of a loving family. While one is a story of the useless taking of a life, the other is a story of giving a useful life. How heartbreaking it is to watch your precious little girl suffer and struggle for her life while your trust in the medical community is undermined.

More Tequila Please

Author : Precious Bivings
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This is the Straight-Shot, No-Chaser, Life-Changing Truth You've Been Waiting For! You Deserve More Tequila, Please! You're ready to stop making excuses, own your shit, and create your best life, right? You crave whole and extraordinary relationships, the chance to do work you love, and a beautifully satisfying life. You deserve it! It's time to stop waiting for someone to come and save you. It's time for you to heal, recover, and have the happiness, purpose, and success you want in your life! Join mindset performance coach Precious Bivings, aka Coach P, as she shares her amazing journey through childhood trauma, cheating men, plastic surgery, and parenting struggles-all with shots of some of the funniest moments of her life in between. Every step of the way, she gives you the exact tools she used to not just survive, but thrive!Precious's intimate stories and the lessons she learned as a result of her experiences will give you the jump-start you need to become the hero you've been waiting for.Using her unique Unbecome process, as shared on the Tedx stage, Coach P takes you through the steps you can use to surrender, do the work, and live a deliciously abundant life.