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Out of the Clouds

Author : Linda Carroll
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In the bestselling tradition ofthe The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the propulsive, inspiring Cinderella story of Stymie, an unwanted Thoroughbred, and Hirsch Jacobs, the once dirt-poor trainer who bought the colt on the cheap and molded him into the most popular horse of his time and the richest racehorse the world had ever seen. In the wake of World War II, as turmoil and chaos were giving way to a spirit of optimism, Americans were looking for inspiration and role models showing that it was possible to start from the bottom and work your way up to the top-and they found it in Stymie, the failed racehorse plucked from the discard heap by trainer Hirsch Jacobs. Like Stymie, Jacobs was a commoner in "The Sport of Kings," a dirt-poor Brooklyn city slicker who forged an unlikely career as racing's winningest trainer by buying cheap, unsound nags and magically transforming them into winners. The $1,500 pittance Jacobs paid to claim Stymie became history's biggest bargain as the ultimate iron horse went on to run a whopping 131 races and win 25 stakes, becoming the first Thoroughbred ever to earn more than $900,000. The Cinderella champion nicknamed "The People's Horse" captivated the masses with his rousing charge-from-behind stretch runs, his gritty blue-collar work ethic, and his rags-to-riches success story. In a golden age when horse racing rivaled baseball and boxing as America's most popular pastime, he was every bit as inspiring a sports hero as Joe DiMaggio and Joe Louis. Taking readers on a crowd-pleasing ride with Stymie and Jacobs, Out of the Clouds -- the winner of the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award -- unwinds a real-life Horatio Alger tale of a dauntless team and its working-class fans who lived vicariously through the stouthearted little colt they embraced as their own.

Out of the Clouds

Author : Diana Hendry
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From the Costa award-winning author of Harvey Angell comes the perfect book for fathers and sons to share - and for anyone who has ever been part of a crazy but loveable family. Oliver Coggin lives with his chaotic family in Dizzy Perch, a crazy house on top of a mountain somewhere remote in Scotland. With Pa away - on mysterious but exciting scientific research - Oliver keeps the household going. Not that everyone always listens to what he has to say. Or appreciates him. But what does Oliver want himself? He'd like to escape the house sometimes. He'd like a friend, like the new boy he sees in the village. Most of all, he'd like to understand why his father went away. And where's he's gone. So Oliver sets out on a long journey to get Pa back.

DOWN from the CLOUDS and OUT of the NIGHT

Author : Robert Sell
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Sent out west to Tucson, Arizona, by the Denver newspaper to get a story on Cochise, the great Apache chief, Clyde and Eldon learn a whole new way of life. Cowboy boots, hats, and revolvers are all necessary facts of life and items of survival, and the two tenderfoots soon felt half-dressed without them. In the process of getting the story, one of the converted journalists falls in love with the beautiful half-Mexican, half-Apache widow of Cochise and quits his job with the paper.

Get Your Head Out of the Clouds This Is Business

Author : Ivy McQuain
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Get Your Head Out of the Clouds, This is Business is a no nonsense business book that will help business owners with understanding the importance of mentally preparing their minds for business. Rather than giving advice on how to start a business, where to find great resources, Get Your Head Out of the Clouds, This is Business addresses the issues that many business owners have with staying in business... oftentimes it's because they are not mentally prepared for the ups and downs of business ownership. So Get Your Head Out the Clouds because your business will not succeed if you think business is about unicorns and rainbows, sugar and spice and everything nice. You will have terrible clients, business alliances, payment issues and a lot of other issues that can send you running back to corporate America if you are not ready mentally. This book challenges the readers through a series of honest questions at the end of the chapter. The Get Your Mind Right Challenge questions ask the tough questions and force the business owner to answer honestly without filters and pretenses. If you are ready to mentally prepare yourself for business then start with Get Your Head Out of the Clouds, This is Business, then pick up other books to help you start your business. A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a mind that doesn't understand business is even worse.

One Step in the Clouds

Author : Audrey Salkeld
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A collection of 5 novels, a play and about 30 short stories - all fiction - dealing with aspects of mountaineering. Audrey Salkeld is a researcher, writer and translator for films and books about mountains and other outdoor subjects. Rosie Smith is assistant editor of Mountain.

Out of the Clouds

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Sketch Pad Out of doors

Author : Clarence Tillenius
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The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments Translated Out of the Original Tongues and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised

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Out of the Clouds the History of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion

Author : John A. Willes
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Out of Thin Air

Author : Michael Crawley
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'Full of wonderful insights and lessons from a world where the ability to run is viewed as something almost mysterious and magical.' Adharanand Finn, author of Running with the Kenyans 'Ethiopia is a place where I have been told that energy is controlled by angels and demons and where witchdoctors can help you to acquire another runner's power. It is a place where an anonymous runner in the forest told me, miming an imaginary scoreboard and with a completely straight face, that he had dreamt that he would run 10km in 25 minutes. It is a place where they tell me that the air at Mount Entoto will transform me into a 2.08 marathon runner. It is a place, in short, of wisdom and magic, where dreaming is still very much alive.' Why does it make sense to Ethiopian runners to get up at 3am to run up and down a hill? Who would choose to train on almost impossibly steep and rocky terrain, in hyena territory? And how come Ethiopian men hold six of the top ten fastest marathon times ever? Michael Crawley spent fifteen months in Ethiopia training alongside (and sometimes a fair way behind) runners at all levels of the sport, from night watchmen hoping to change their lives to world class marathon runners, in order to answer these questions. Follow him into the forest as he attempts to keep up and get to the heart of their success.

Aristophanes Clouds

Author : Aristophanes
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In the Clouds

Author : Sarah Bernhardt
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Beyond the Clouds the Story of Samuel Pollard of South West China

Author : R. Elliott Kendall
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How Do We Find Out about Science

Author : Ohio State University. Center for School Experimentation
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The Bookshelf for Boys and Girls Nature recreation and physical development

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In and Out of the Clouds

Author : Margot Bevington
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This debut work by Margot Bevington is a collection of five poetry sequences with both environmental and introspective themes. Her genuine, musical tone is accessible, vivid, and rhythmic. Read it to reignite your sense of time, place, and wonder.

Collected Papers on Sciences of Atmosphere and Hydrosphere

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Nicene Post Nicene Series 1 Vol 10

Author : Philip Schaff
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Behold He Cometh in the Clouds

Author : George Washington Noble
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The Collected Works of Irving Langmuir

Author : Irving Langmuir
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