The Push

Author: Tommy Caldwell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399562729
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A New York Times Bestseller A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite’s El Capitan “The rarest of adventure reads: it thrills with colorful details of courage and perseverance but it enriches readers with an absolutely captivating glimpse into how a simple yet unwavering resolve can turn adversity into reward.” —The Denver Post A finalist for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history—Yosemite’s nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, after nineteen days on the route. Caldwell’s odds-defying feat was the culmination of an entire lifetime of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete. This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport-climbing circuit. Caldwell’s affinity for adventure then led him to the vertigo-inducing and little understood world of big wall free climbing. But his evolution as a climber was not without challenges; in his early twenties, he was held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident. Later his wife, and main climbing partner, left him. Caldwell emerged from these hardships with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. He set his sights on free climbing El Capitan’s biggest, steepest, blankest face—the Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again, and became a father. The Push is an arresting story of focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and transformation, a book that will appeal to anyone seeking to overcome fear and doubt, cultivate perseverance, turn failure into growth, and find connection with family and with the natural world.

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ISBN: 0399562710
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The Push

Author: Tommy Caldwell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405924756
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'A real page-turner . . . captivating and deeply moving' Climb magazine In 2015 freeclimber Tommy Caldwell spent 19 days summiting Yosemite's vertical, 3000-foot Dawn Wall - the hardest climb in history. It was the culmination of seven years planning and a lifetime's determination. Here, he recounts how he got there, the falls and set backs (being held hostage, losing his index finger, the break-up of his marriage), the summits conquered and the fears overcome. It is a story about drive, focus and how to achieve the impossible - one toehold at a time. 'Caldwell's story is one of the best. You get more than just a climbing adventure, you get the inside view of how a person can endure crushing setbacks and persist to fulfill a spectacular vision' Jim Collins, author of Good to Great 'Heart-stopping, absorbing' Daily Mail 'Captivating and unfailingly honest' Jon Krakauer 'This isn't just a book about climbing, it's about laser sharp focus in all aspects of life' Scott Jurek, author of Eat & Run 'Absolutely captivating, thrills, enriches' Denver Post

Push

Author: Sapphire
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780307474841
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A courageous and determined young teacher opens up a new world of hope and redemption for sixteen-year-old Precious Jones, an abused young African American girl living in Harlem who was raped and left pregnant by her father.

Pushed

Author: Jennifer Block
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738211826
Size: 45.64 MB
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A groundbreaking narrative investigation of childbirth in the age of machines, malpractice, and managed care, Pushed presents the complete picture of maternity care in America. From inside the operating room of a hospital with a 44% Cesarean rate to the living room floor of a woman who gives birth with an illegal midwife, Block exposes a system in which few women have an optimal experience. Pushed surveys the public health impact of routine labor inductions, C-sections, and epidurals, but also examines childbirth as a women’s rights issue: Do women even have the right to choose a normal birth? Is that right being upheld? A wake-up call for our times, Block’s gripping research reveals that while emergency obstetric care is essential, we are overusing medical technology at the expense of maternal and infant health.

Push

Author: Chalene Johnson
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623369266
Size: 59.98 MB
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Let Chalene Johnson turbocharge your habits, your diet, and your life with the updated edition of PUSH. With a brand new chapter, PUSH distills Charlene's hard-earned wisdom and expertise into a totally unique 30-day system that will help you reset your priorities, develop new habits, and lose weight for good. Chalene gives you the life-changing tools you need to change your habits with 30 days of practical steps that include pinpointing goals, reverse-engineering a course of action to achieve them, and kicking the clutter--whether that means junk food, draining exercise regimens, or toxic relationships. In one month, you will learn how to create layers of accountability and support so that success is your only option. PUSH also includes 30 ridiculously easy and delicious Throw-and-Go Recipes that Chalene (a self-confessed mess in the kitchen) created herself. And, of course, no book from Charlene is complete without her Bangin' Body Workout: the key moves you need for total body fitness--for life!

I Ll Push You

Author: Patrick Gray
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1496421736
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Two best friends, 500 miles, one wheelchair, and the challenge of a lifetime. Friendship takes on new meaning in this true story of Justin and Patrick, born less than two days apart in the same hospital. Best friends their whole lives, they grew up together, went to school together, and were best man in each other’s weddings. When Justin was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease that robbed him of the use of his arms and legs, Patrick was there, helping to feed and care for him in ways he’d never imagined. Determined to live life to the fullest, the friends refused to give into despair or let physical limitations control what was possible for Justin. So when Justin heard about the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile trek through Spain, he wondered aloud to Patrick whether the two of them could ever do it. Patrick’s immediate response was: “I’ll push you.” I’ll Push You is the real-life story of this incredible journey. A travel adventure full of love, humor, and spiritual truth, it exemplifies what every friendship is meant to be and shows what it means to never find yourself alone. You’ll discover how love and faith can push past all limits—and make us the best versions of ourselves.

Drifting In The Push

Author: Daniel Garrison
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ISBN: 9780997636307
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Drifting in the Push is a fast-paced, comical romp that takes the reader on a journey through the unintentional adventures of one man's reality. From the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, from Mexico to Alaska, missteps, stubborn obstacles, and fate are his constant companions, along with an offbeat assortment of entertaining characters. From time to time, his escapades include his two childhood friends--Bryan, who follows him to the unforgiving Arctic, and Shane, who steers him down an unpleasant alley or two. Amid this craziness, he picks up another friend--Hank, his devoted dog. This chronological series of interdependent short stories will take you from fear to love, amusement to surprise, and it just might occasionally leave a tear in your eye.

The Push

Author: Patrick Gray
Publisher: Tyndale Kids
ISBN: 9781496428806
Size: 48.94 MB
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When Marcus moved next door to John, they knew instantly they'd be friends. Now John and Marcus do almost everything together. They go on lots of adventures, with Marcus pushing John's wheelchair and John fueling their escapades with jokes. Through their friendship, the boys discover that their unique gifts make them stronger together. Based on the friendship of real-life best friends Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck, The Push teaches kids that people of all abilities have important roles to play and that we're all better together than we are on our own.

Push Up Progression

Author: Shaun Zetlin
Publisher: Price World Publishing
ISBN: 1619843617
Size: 58.76 MB
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Push-up Progression is a 24 push-up journey in stabilization, strength, and power achieved by performing a variety of unique and demanding push-up techniques. This book discusses how crucial the push-up is to training not just the upper body, but the core and lower body as well. By strength training your core-stabilization muscles first, and your core-movement muscles second, you will create overall functional strength while obtaining that lean, muscular look we all desire. Performing these push-ups will also improve your posture drastically while you develop more strength in your upper and lower body. The push-ups outlined in this book can be performed quickly and conveniently at home or on the road. Most importantly, no matter your fitness level, this book shows you how the push-up can benefit everyone. The 24 push-ups are categorized into sections on stabilization, strength, and power. There are also sections on hand and arm positioning, stretching, core training, and a progression and program section.