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To Fill the Unforgiving Minute

To Fill the Unforgiving Minute

  • Author: Donald Patrick Foster
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595289320
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 116
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The story of a man who believes in making the most of opportunities. His constantly changing world prepares him mentally to be a more fulfilled human being. By creating a brain trust, including current living people as well as lives of minds gone before, he lives the unforgiving minute. He better understands himself as being a reflection of those he meets, the books he reads and how he spends his time. This determines who he is and who he is becoming; imagining where he wants to be ten, twenty years hence. The short time on earth is his only once.

The Unforgiving Minute

The Unforgiving Minute

  • Author: Harry Ricketts
  • Publisher: Pimlico
  • ISBN: 9781845952365
  • Category:
  • Page: 448
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The stories of Rudyard Kipling are read all over the world, by people of all ages, yet no biography has fully explored the complex link between his fascinating life and his writing; untill this one. Harry Ricketts brings Kipling vividly and touchingly to life - his traumatic childhood, split between India and England (haunting the powerful Jungle Books); his youth as a reporter in India, troubled by love and politics; his entry into London literary life and his often hilarious travels in America. Ricketts explores Kiplings's imperialism and radicaism, and traces his increasing reclusiveness after his son's death in the First World War. The dramatic life is backed by subtle readings of the works , from the BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS to KIM and STALKY AND CO. With its strong narrative drive, this biography entrals and moves, while shining a strong new light on a great writer.

The Unforgiving Minute

The Unforgiving Minute

A Soldier's Education

  • Author: Craig M. Mullaney
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781440686276
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 416
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"One of the most thoughtful and honest accounts ever written by a young Army officer confronting all the tests of life." -Bob Woodward In this surprise bestseller, West Point grad, Rhodes scholar, Airborne Ranger, and U. S. Army Captain Craig Mullaney recounts his unparalleled education and the hard lessons that only war can teach. While stationed in Afghanistan, a deadly firefight with al-Qaeda leads to the loss of one of his soldiers. Years later, after that excruciating experience, he returns to the United States to teach future officers at the Naval Academy. Written with unflinching honesty, this is an unforgettable portrait of a young soldier grappling with the weight of war while coming to terms with what it means to be a man.

The Unforgiving Minute

The Unforgiving Minute

  • Author: Jerome Reyer
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 0738824879
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 212
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Robert Boyd, a successful management consultant, sells his business for a large sum of money. He soon realizes that even with all the money he has received, he is not happy and does not feel fulfilled. He withdraws a million dollars from the bank and decides to leave for Europe to find himself. He leaves three letters as he leaves. One is to his wife and the others are to two mistresses. We soon find that his life is a tangled web of deception. The book flashes back to his relationship with his wife and the two other women and is interwoven with adventures involving new women and new deception on his trip to Europe. It delves deep into his thoughts and deep into a man that really has not found his way. He knows that he has trouble dealing with women and alcohol and cannot find a way to stop. The book winds toward the climax of his trip and in an epilogue, takes us from 1985 to the present.

The Unforgiving Minute

The Unforgiving Minute

  • Author: Tim Jarvis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781863254342
  • Category: Adventure and adventurers
  • Page: 294
  • View: 1981
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How do you lose 20kg in just 47 days? Strap on a 250 kg sled and haul it 1600km across Antarctica. Adventurer Tim Jarvis was inspired to do just that, treading in the footsteps of some of the most eccentric and heroic explorers by undertaking unsupported journeys to the South and North Poles. He and trekking partner Peter Treseder pulled sleds packed with tents, medicines, food and fuel across these unforgiving landscapes of sculptured snow and ice at altitudes of up to 4000 metres, enduring temperatures as low as minus 45 degrees. When the grandson of adventurer Sir Douglas Mawson heard Tim planned to haul a sled across the Antarctic, he entrusted him with his grandfather's famous black balaclava. Prime Minister John Howard and British PM Tony Blair signed up as patrons of the trek and media baron Lachlan Murdoch donated $100,000 towards the $500,000 challenge. Tim and Peter reached the South Pole in December 2000, setting a world record for the fastest unsupported journey to the South Pole and then continued on in their attempt to cross the continent. On the journey Tim was forced to fill two of his own teeth (fillings shrink under those conditions), battled storms that kept the pair in their tiny, wind-beaten tent for 36 hours straight, and worked off a quarter of his body weight, due to the immense physical strain (even though he'd been pouring olive oil on everything he'd eaten- including breakfast cereal- to try to keep up his energy levels). The adventures of Tim Jarvis don't stop there. In 2002 he and Peter attemped to walk across the North Pole unsupported, making national headlines when they were airlifted out after Peter suffered severe frostbite. Tim hit the headlines again in April this year when he and a friend attempted to canoe and trek across a partly flooded section of the usually dry Lake Eyre. Tim Jarvis is an incredible Australian with an incredible story to tell about his polar expeditions. He believes life is what you make it and that testing yourself physically and mentally brings great rewards. His story is truly inspirational.

The Unforgiving Minute

The Unforgiving Minute

Some Confessions from Childhood to the Outbreak of the Second World War

  • Author: Beverley Nichols
  • Publisher: W.H. Allen
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Authors, English
  • Page: 311
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The Unforgiving Minute

The Unforgiving Minute

  • Author: Sarah Granger
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781623805173
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 236
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Ryan Betancourt has got it made: he's reached the top tier of the tennis world thanks to a wild-card entry to the US Open. Ryan is meeting players he has idolized for years, including his teenage crush, Josh Andrews. But he isn't ready for the politics and manipulation that come with life at the top. Josh Andrews is closeted, private, and difficult to get to know. He's been playing tennis since he could walk, won his first tournament at five, and was sent to Spain at thirteen to attend a tennis academy. Before a knee injury forced him into a year off, he was ranked the number one player in the world. Now he's back-and intent on winning. Josh and Ryan first meet at a tournament in Brisbane. Ryan excitedly greets Josh only to be ignored. Crushed, he realizes the golden boy of tennis isn't all he seems. Only in the team-building environment of training for the Davis Cup does Josh open up enough for them to grow closer. Their developing relationship is everything Ryan ever wanted, and he is blissfully happy. But inevitably they have to play against each other, and everything changes.

The Unforgiving Minute

The Unforgiving Minute

  • Author: Sophia Tate
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1418490253
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 196
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The Unforgiving Minute is the stuff life is made of. Court and Zach Berry were raised by their grandparents whose funeral home in Charleston, South Carolina uplifted people of African descent. When their grandmother, Eva, died, their grandfather, Daniel, made the two grandsons joint owners of the funeral home. Court was a master mortician, dedicated to the business, but promiscuous and uncaring toward others in his lifestyle as a young bachelor. Zach was a scholar and gentleman, guilty by association with his libertine brother. When Daniel Berry died in June of 1975, coming events revealed to them what it would take for them to become the men they were meant to be with the women meant to be theirs.

The Unforgiving Minute

The Unforgiving Minute

A Year Of Letters to Navy Football

  • Author: Chris Miller
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781687323521
  • Category:
  • Page: 184
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Let me be clear that this was never intended to become a book. As a matter of fact there never really was any intention. The genesis of this project was a dream. Sometime in late March 2018, I woke up early in the morning on a weekend. I am unsure what my dream was about, but I knew immediately after that I needed to commit myself to write the Navy football program one letter a week for a year. Why one letter a week? Why for a year? I have no idea. It was just a dream I had. It may sound crazy, but that is exactly what happened. The following week I sent my first letter. I also want to make it clear that I am not a writer. If you are looking for some sort of literary masterpiece, you have come to the wrong place. I am just a football coach. I am passionate about my wife, my children, my family, and my profession. Nearly every one of the letters you are about to read was written during 2nd period (my off period) every Thursday. I usually knocked them out in about 30-45 minutes. I never planned the letters either. I simply wrote what was on my mind that day. In that sense, the words are very real and raw to my reality at that time. I was not until I was nearly finished with the 52nd letter and I had not received a response from Coach Niumatalolo when my uncle suggested the idea of a book. You see, I forwarded a copy of every letter to him after I wrote it. I would mail a hard copy of each letter to the Naval Academy, but before I did, I took a picture and sent it to Uncle John. He said it could make a tremendous gift that I could pass down to my children and grandchildren one day. Since I had no expectations when I began this crazy project, I figured, why not. Since re-reading the letters, I found it a bit ironic that the year I did this just happened to be the worst season of my career. It was also a rollercoaster of a ride in my personal life. All of which leads to a fascinating read. It was a year that tried me mentally in profound ways. In a weird way, I am satisfied by that. It's easy to write and sustain commitment when everything in life is going well. What's difficult, is staying committed to a project or cause when things are hard. That is exactly the kind of year I had. I feel that this book could serve as inspiration future members of my family and beyond. Don't ever give up. When life knocks you down (and it will) get back up, dust yourself off and keep pushing forward and DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP.