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Pure Grit


Author : Mary Cronk Farrell
language : en
Publisher: Abrams
Release Date : 2014-02-25


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In the early 1940s, young women enlisted for peacetime duty as U.S. Army nurses. But when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 blasted the United States into World War II, 101 American Army and Navy nurses serving in the Philippines were suddenly treating wounded and dying soldiers while bombs exploded all around them. The women served in jerry-rigged jungle hospitals on the Bataan Peninsula and in underground tunnels on Corregidor Island. Later, when most of them were captured by the Japanese as prisoners of war, they suffered disease and near-starvation for three years. Pure Grit is a story of sisterhood and suffering, of tragedy and betrayal, of death and life. The women cared for one another, maintained discipline, and honored their vocation to nurse anyone in need—all 101 coming home alive. The book is illustrated with archival photographs and includes an index, glossary, and timeline. Praise for Pure Grit STARRED REVIEW "Details of many nurses’ individual trials combine to form a memorable portrayal of their shared experience, one which will emotionally impact readers." --Booklist, starred review "Primary source materials, especially the movingly matter-of-fact recollections of several of the nurses and personal snapshots, bring the story to life." --Kirkus Reviews "Farrell doesn’t spare her young readers any grim details . . . She includes the challenges these women faced and the joy they felt on returning home. As awful as history can be, now might be the right time to introduce the next generation to this important period." --The Washington Post "In addition to photographs and helpful maps, the page layouts include facsimiles of the nurses’ letters and diaries. Young readers who enjoyed Tanya Lee Stone’s Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream will also appreciate this story of courageous women whose story was nearly forgotten." --School Library Journal

Pure Grit


Author : Paddy Doyle
language : en
Publisher: Author House
Release Date : 2009-06-25


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Pure Grit describes how Paddy Doyle came from a poor background, and a life of juvenile crime. He found sport and Fitness World Records as a way out from possibly spending time at her Majesty’s pleasure. Pure Grit will give a magnificent insight into how he achieved so many tough world records, and how he dealt with those who crossed, and challenged him throughout his life.

True Grit


Author : Charles Portis
language : en
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date : 2011-01-14


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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.

Vision Mindset Grit


Author : Scott Burrows
language : en
Publisher: eBookIt.com
Release Date : 2013-02-21


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Scott Burrows' riveting story of overcoming adversity through sheer determination, will power and goal setting is infectious. Scott played college football at Florida State University under coach Bobby Bowden and was a top ranked kickboxing champion, having his last fight broadcast by ESPN. His future was filled with promise until November 3, 1984 when, at the age of 19, he was critically injured in a disastrous automobile accident and everything changed in the blink of an eye. Scott survived, but was paralyzed and diagnosed a quadriplegic. Despite this grim prognosis, he refused to be sidelined. He endured years of grueling physical therapy, learned to walk again with the aid of a cane, graduated from college, had a successful career in the insurance and financial industry--even qualifying for Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), a 100% commission-driven award that fewer than 8% of agents worldwide achieve yearly. Later, Scott became a world-class motivational speaker. Vision, Mindset and Grit--three powerful words that describe Scott Burrows--will also inspire you to achieve your absolute best. This book is more than the story of Scott's determination to overcome enormous obstacles and rebuild his life. It is a testament to his intention to inspire others and help them triumph over adversity as well. He has shared his message of hope and success with audiences throughout the world and motivated them to make positive changes in their own lives.

You Can T See My Scars


Author : Darren Cosentino
language : en
Publisher: FriesenPress
Release Date : 2017-08-28


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Pushing To The Front


Author : Orison S. Marden
language : en
Publisher: Noodle-Doo Studios
Release Date : 2017-07-02


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Rising In The World Or Architects Of Fate


Author : Orison Swett Marden
language : en
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Release Date : 2006-04-01


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Nothing is so fascinating to a youth with high purpose, life, and energy throbbing in his young blood as stories of men and women who have brought great things to pass. Those these themes are as old as the human race, yet they are ever new, and more interesting to the young than any fiction." -from the Author's PrefaceAn exceptional bestseller when it was first published in 1895 and greatly anticipated by the general public following the author's success with his runaway hit, Pushing to the Front, Vols. 1 & 2, this is a classic of personal motivation that remains startlingly relevant today. For those who aim through concrete example to live the "higher life," this captivating volume includes: Dare! The Will and The Way Success Under Difficulties Uses of Obstacles One Unwavering Aim Clear Grit Wealth in Economy Opportunities Where You Are Vocations, Good and Bad Power of the Mind over the Body The Curse of Idleness and much more.ALSO AVAILABLE FROM COSIMO CLASSICS: Marden's Cheerfulness as a Life Power, Pushing to the Front Vols. 1 & 2.