True Grit

Author: Charles Portis
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408821524
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There is no knowing what lies in a man's heart. On a trip to buy ponies, Frank Ross is killed by one of his own workers. Tom Chaney shoots him down in the street for a horse, $150 cash, and two Californian gold pieces. Ross's unusually mature and single-minded fourteen-year-old daughter Mattie travels to claim his body, and finds that the authorities are doing nothing to find Chaney. Then she hears of Rooster - a man, she's told, who has grit - and convinces him to join her in a quest into dark, dangerous Indian territory to hunt Chaney down and avenge her father's murder.

True Grit and Grace

Author: Amberly Lago
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1683506243
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True Grit and Grace is the true story of how Amberly Lago’s life was forever altered by a devastating motorcycle accident, and the victory she discovered through her recovery. In this memoir, Lago weaves the tale of her childhood and early adulthood alongside the grueling process of healing from 34 surgeries and being diagnosed with Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Amberly inspires readers to thrive, even when their circumstances have narrowed their possibilities, and delivers hope and encouragement to others who suffer from chronic pain.

True Grit

Author: Bear Grylls
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0552168785
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bear Grylls knows what it takes to survive. But he's not the first. Take the American bombardier Louis Zamperini, who survived 47 days stranded at sea by catching and killing hungry sharks and drinking the warm blood of albatrosses - only to be captured by the Japanese and horrifically tortured for years in their most brutal POW camps... Or Marcus Luttrell, a Navy SEAL who single-handedly took on a Taliban regiment before dragging his bleeding, bullet-ridden body for days through the harsh mountains of Afghanistan... Or Nando Parrado, one of the survivors of a horrific air-crash high in the ice-bound Andes, who only lived because he was willing to eat the flesh of his dead companions... In this gripping new book, Bear tells the stories of the adventurers, explorers, soldiers and spies whose refusal to quit in the most extreme situations has inspired him throughout his life. Some of them make uncomfortable reading - survival is rarely pretty. But all of them are tales of eye-watering bravery, death-defying resilience and extraordinary mental toughness by men and women who have one thing in common: true grit.

True Grit

Author: Frank Mclintock
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472227034
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Frank McLintock was a leading player of his generation and is acclaimed as one of Arsenal's greatest captains. After transferring from Leicester, in 1970 he led Arsenal to a famous victory in the Fairs Cup and followed this up with even greater glory a year later, winning an historic league and FA Cup double. He left Arsenal in 1973 after being controversially dropped, and enjoyed four successful years at QPR. He retired from playing in 1977, to make an ill-conceived and hasty move into management. Following this difficult period he entered the often shady world of agents, and faced perhaps his worst moment in the game, becoming involved in the infamous bung scandal over Teddy Sherringham's transfer from Forest to Spurs. His is a captivating football story spanning 45 years during which he achieved fabulous success and faced shattering lows, all told with enthusiasm, humour, honesty and intense passion.

Women of True Grit

Author: Edie Hand
Publisher: John F. Blair Publisher
ISBN: 9780982539606
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Women of True Grit relates the stories and secrets from the women who attained the pinnacles of success in their various fields. These individual profiles of over 40 women offer readers first-person narratives from women who have reached the top despite adversity and great personal suffering. Many of these women were the first in their fields, compounding their challenges. In their own words, these women share insights about how they were challenged, what inspired them, what sacrifices they made, and what drove them to become successful.

True Grit

Author: Les Carlyon
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1740512200
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"For me racing is not your conventional industry. It's an addiction, a romantic quest, a culture and a certain sense of humour; it's loaded with danger, physical and financial, and comes with a hint of conspiracy." The racetrack is Les Carlyon's world: the banter of the trainers, the bustle of the mounting yards, the dawn rituals in Saratoga and Hong Kong, the thrilling wins of unpredictable racehorses from Kentucky to Caulfield. Spanning more than twenty-five years on the turf, TRUE GRIT is a passing parade of people and horses, winners and losers: from Carbine and Phar Lap to Vo Rogue and Kingston Town, Empire Rose, Schillaci, Saintly, Sunline, Octagon, Might And Power and Northerly. With pieces from the 1970s (Bart Cummings before he was a Cup legend) and recent stories including a moving farewell to Colin Hayes. Venture inside the world of T.J Smith, Mick Dittman, Damien Oliver, Shane Dye, Vic Rail, Bart Cummings, Gai Waterhouse, Lee Freeman, Jack Denham, the Ingham Brothers and Colin Hayes. Les's eye is both sharp and tender, his writing is so vivid you can almost feel the steaming breath of the mighty gallopers on your cheek and he is under no illusions about the reality of this glorious, awful, fortune-making, heart-breaking sport.

Grit

Author: Angela Duckworth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501111124
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In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance. In Grit, she takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. Among Grit’s most valuable insights: *Why any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal *How grit can be learned, regardless of I.Q. or circumstances *How lifelong interest is triggered *How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy *Which is better for your child—a warm embrace or high standards *The magic of the Hard Thing Rule Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.

True Grit

Author: Deborah Meroff
Publisher: Authentic
ISBN: 9781850785750
Format: PDF
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"This tells the inspiring true adventures of nine 'ordinary' women who are making a difference in such places as Tajikstan, India and Lebanon. Fact files between stories highlight global female abuse, such as child brides, sex trafficking, girl soldiers and 'honour' killings." - Back Cover.

Mountain Men

Author: Andrew Glass
Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media
ISBN: 1630833568
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In 1804, Lewis and Clark set out to find the fabled Northwest Passage to the Pacific. Though they never found it -- or the lost tribes of Israel, rumored to be living in the Great American Desert --- they did discover that the entire region west of the Mississippi was swarming with beaver. And so began the American fur trade, as the first tough trappers headed out to make their fortunes in beaver pelts.