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Twin Ambitions

Twin Ambitions

My Autobiography

  • Author: Mo Farah,T. J. Andrews
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781444779608
  • Category: Long-distance runners
  • Page: 371
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This is the boy from Mogadishu, Somalia, who came to Britain at the age of 8, leaving behind his twin brother, with a few words of English and wanting to play for Arsenal. Fortunately his PE teacher spotted his turn of speed on the pitch and began to ease this human cheetah towards the racetrack. This is Mo Farah's autobiography.

Twin Ambitions - My Autobiography

Twin Ambitions - My Autobiography

The story of Team GB's double Olympic champion

  • Author: Mo Farah
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444779591
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 288
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4 August, 2012. Super Saturday. On the most electric night in the history of British sport, Mo Farah braved the pain and punishment to seize Olympic gold in the 10,000m - and in the process went from being a talented athlete to a national treasure. Seven days later, Mo seized his second gold at the 5000m to go where no British distance runner has gone before. Records have tumbled before him: European track records at 1500m, 5000m indoors, and 10,000m; British track records at 5000m, 3000m indoors and 10k on the road have all fallen to Mohamed 'Mo' Farah: the boy from Somalia who came to Britain at the age of eight, leaving behind his twin brother, and with just a few words of English, and a natural talent for running. His secondary school PE teacher Alan Watkinson spotted his potential and began easing this human gazelle towards the racetrack. In 2001 Mo showed his promise by winning the 5000m at the European Junior Championships. Soon he was smashing a string of British and European records. He began living with a group of elite Kenyan runners, following their strict regime of run, sleep, eat and rest. Mo was determined to leave no stone uncovered in his bid for distance-running glory. After a disappointing Olympics in Beijing Mo took the bold decision to relocate to Portland, Oregon to work under legendary coach Alberto Salazar. The results were emphatic as Mo took silver at the 10,000m and then raced to gold in the 5000m at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu. Even better would soon follow at London 2012. TWIN AMBITIONS is much more than an autobiography by a great Olympic champion. It's a moving human story of a man who grew up in difficult circumstances, separated from his family at an early age, who struggled to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and realise his dream.

Great Moments in Olympic Track and Field

Great Moments in Olympic Track and Field

  • Author: Karen Rosen
  • Publisher: ABDO
  • ISBN: 1629686565
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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Perhaps no sporting event has told more amazing stories than the Olympic Games. Great Moments in Olympic Track and Field tells the stories of surprise and dominance, of inspiration and determination, of persistence and overcoming adversity. Title includes colorful descriptions of memorable moments old and new, a list of great Olympians in track and field, Great Moment sidebars, and frequent subheads. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

Sporting Heroes

Sporting Heroes

  • Author: J.P. Miller
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1526316633
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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A celebration of the lives and achievements of inspirational black people through history who made a difference Sporting Heroes hails the huge contribution of black sportspeople and athletes to the world of sports. From Jesse Owens to Nicola Adams, they have sprinted, kicked, fought and shot their way to glory, breaking down barriers and defeating prejudices along the way with their sheer talent and resilience. Black Stories Matter is a powerful illustrated collection of stories of inspiring black personalities through history. Perfect for readers aged 9 and above. Contents: Main biographies Nicola Adams Usain Bolt Cathy Freeman Pelé Ade Adepitan Simone Biles Jesse Owens Serena Williams Mo Farah Muhammad Ali Mini biographies Alia Atkinson Arthur Ashe Jackie Joyner Kersee Michael Jordan Charlie Sifford Brian Lara Isabelle Sambou Sheryl Swoopes

Locating African European Studies

Locating African European Studies

Interventions, Intersections, Conversations

  • Author: Felipe Espinoza Garrido,Caroline Koegler,Deborah Nyangulu,Mark U Stein
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 042995686X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 340
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Drawing on a rich lineage of anti-discriminatory scholarship, art, and activism, Locating African European Studies engages with contemporary and historical African European formations, positionalities, politics, and cultural productions in Europe. Locating African European Studies reflects on the meanings, objectives, and contours of this field. Twenty-six activists, academics, and artists cover a wide range of topics, engaging with processes of affiliation, discrimination, and resistance. They negotiate the methodological foundations of the field, explore different meanings and politics of ‘African’ and ‘European’, and investigate African European representations in literature, film, photography, art, and other media. In three thematic sections, the book focusses on: African European social and historical formations African European cultural production Decolonial academic practice Locating African European Studies features innovative transdisciplinary research, and will be of interest to students and scholars of various fields, including Black Studies, Critical Whiteness Studies, African American Studies, Diaspora Studies, Postcolonial Studies, African Studies, History, and Social Sciences.

Ambitions Fulfilled

Ambitions Fulfilled

  • Author: Delia Berryman
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 9781462889143
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 135
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Before me there were a few, after me there shall be no more . . . . As I begin to pen my life’s story, I realize that God is to be thanked for His mercy, goodness and grace that has kept me for such a time as this. Today I find myself living on God’s promised three score and ten, and if by reason of strength they may be fourscore – which amounts to eighty years in time. I stand at the threshold of my promised eighty years “with strength” and in God’s favor. Life for me has been quite a journey and most of my ambitions have been achieved and found to be very fulfilling. I am grateful to have been able to accept the opportunities and challenges that have confronted me in my careers and travels. I retired from the U. S. Air Force after 20 years of honorable service. I was fortunate to have people in my life to help strengthen me when I was weak or needed assistance. I covet the memories I have experienced and will never forget the people who were the most influential. I was blessed to complete a second career as a Policeman at Indianapolis, University Purdue University of Indiana. Becoming physically handicapped, I was forced to retire after 23 years of time served instead of the 25- 30 years I had intended. It has been a pleasure to research my past, and with the help of my wife, Delia, I’ve been successful in getting my story in print. I pray you will enjoy reading what I have to share with you and prayerfully I will inspire someone to seek out a lifetime career in the “Army” of the Lord and the U. S. Military Service. Of all the pride I possess for land and country, I’m most proud and thankful that I am where God needed me to be at this time in my life and I have realized the state of mental strain I’m in and now fully seeking the help I so desperately need to get well. I sincerely regret that I fathered no children, especially a son to carry on my family’s name and legacy – therefore, after me there shall be no more!

A Damn Fine Growth

A Damn Fine Growth

Autobiography of a Cockney Kid

  • Author: Veronica Pinckard
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1477124136
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 406
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This Autobiography was written at the insistence of a daughter who was curious about my life . Far from a dreadful childhood I laughed as I wrote it, - realizing it was ripe with the richness of the ever-cheery Cockney. Born in London opposite the Houses of Parliament I was the last of 16 children. Poverty and war; evacuation; my home destroyed; war work where the first jet engines were flown and refueling in flight invented. Seven brothers, my father, and my husband whod served aboard RMS Venus on those horrendous Russian Convoys in U-boat-infested waters, all had served King and Country. My husband never got over living at fever pitch. We emigrated to Canada and New Zealand, finally to California. Settled now in the Santa Clarita Valley with my second husband, I have been a docent for 26 years at the Los Angeles Zoo touring school children; visiting schools to show slides on the plight of endangered animals; reading to children at a local school; attending college classes and ongoing programs at the local Senior Center. Our children and grandchildren live close by; 24 around the Christmas table keeps us all happily connected. Attending Tai Chi classes with my husband, I took up playing the piano four years ago. I keep busy singing with a Senior group, writing stories, knitting and crocheting. Together we have travelled much of the globe. I hope the reader will find parallels of his own. Life is never as bad as we think!

Fred Kabotie, Hopi Indian Artist

Fred Kabotie, Hopi Indian Artist

An Autobiography Told with Bill Belknap

  • Author: Fred Kabotie,Bill Belknap
  • Publisher: Northland Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Arizona
  • Page: 149
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Straight From The Force’s Mouth

Straight From The Force’s Mouth

The Autobiography of Dave Prowse

  • Author: David Prowse
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN: 1908548185
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 432
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Everyone has heard of Darth Vader, the infamous Star Wars villain we all love to fear, created by George Lucas and brought to life by Dave Prowse MBE, but people may not be so familiar with the story of the multi-talented man behind the mask. It required someone exceptional to turn a helmeted costume into the principal character in the highest grossing film series in cinema history - that someone was Dave Prowse. The towering, physical presence of the 6ft 7” bodybuilder was ideally suited to personify the intimidating Darth Vader. Straight from the Force’s Mouth takes us behind the scenes of Star Wars and documents how this extraordinary man took on the role of the menacing central character to creating one of the most iconic villains in cinema history. In this book of memoirs, Dave shares his journey from disadvantaged child and poor student to champion weightlifter and international film star. The Dave Prowse story is one of determination and hard work and in this honest account he explains how he overcame the many setbacks in his life to achieve success and global recognition. This book is a must have for Star Wars fans of all ages and will appeal to anyone who enjoys a truly inspirational and motivating real life story.

Father's Day

Father's Day

A Journey Into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547816561
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 242
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The author recounts a father-son road trip during which he gained insight into the worldviews, challenges, and talents of his socially challenged savant son, Zach.