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William Goldman

A Nazi conspiracy in the heart of modern-day Manhattan—the blockbuster New York Times bestseller that became the classic film thriller. At Columbia University, Thomas “Babe” Levy, a postgrad history student and aspiring marathon runner, is working to clear his late father’s name after the scandal of his suicide, triggered by the McCarthy hearings and accusations of Communist affiliations. In Paraguay, Dr. Christian Szell, former Nazi dentist and protégé of Josef Mengele, has been in exile for decades. Infamous as the “White Angel of Auschwitz,” he’s leaving his South American sanctuary to smuggle a fortune in gems out of New York City. Meanwhile, in London’s Kensington Gardens, an international assassin known only as Scylla has completed a hit. A man with too many secrets and twice as many enemies, Scylla has become a target himself, with only one place left to turn. Then, when Babe’s revered older brother, Doc, pays him a fateful and unexpected visit, it sets in motion a chain of events plunging Babe into a paranoid nightmare of family betrayal, international conspiracy, and the dark crimes of history. Now, the marathon man is running for his life, and closer to answering a single cryptic and terrifying question: “Is it safe?” William Goldman’s Marathon Man was adapted by the author for the award-winning 1976 film starring Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier. Upon its publication, the Washington Post called it “one of the best novels of the year,” and it remains a powerful, horrifying read. In the words of #1 New York Times–bestselling author Harlan Coben: “I found myself racing through it. You could have put a gun to my head, and I wouldn’t have been able to put [Marathon Man] down.” This ebook features a biography of William Goldman.

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Bill Rodgers,Matthew Shepatin

The legendary long-distance runner details his historic victory in the 1975 Boston Marathon that launched the modern running boom Within a span of two hours and nine minutes, Bill Rodgers went from obscurity to legend, from Bill Rodgers to "Boston Billy." In doing so, he instantly became the people's champ and the poster boy for the soulful 1970s distance runner. Having won the Boston Marathon and New York Marathon four times each, he remains the only marathoner to have appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated twice. Winning the Holy Grail of marathons in an unthinkable record time changed Bill's life forever. But his dramatic breakthrough in Boston also changed the lives of countless others, instilling in other American runners the belief that they could follow in his footsteps, and inspiring thousands of regular people to lace up their shoes and chase down their own dreams. In the year before Rodger's victory at the 1975 Boston Marathon, 20,000 people had completed a marathon in the United States. By 2009, participants reached nearly half a million. Thirty-seven years later Bill Rodgers still possesses the same warm, endearing, and whimsical spirit that turned him into one of America's most beloved athletes. In Marathon Man he details for the first time this historic race and the events that led him there.

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Rob Young

Marathon Man is a truly remarkable book that will inspire all who read it to know that they can take on the biggest challenges in their lives and overcome them. It all began when Rob's fiancee, exasperated as he sat slumped in front of the television watching the London marathon, bet him 20p that he'd never complete even one such race. Watching the 40,000 competitors as they raised over £53 million for charity, Rob decided to take things a little bit further. Despite never having run a marathon before, he set out to achieve an astonishing new record: he would run more than 365 marathons in a year. So it was that Marathon Man UK was born. This book not only tells the incredible story of Young's quest, during which he broke numerous world records, but also provides vital lessons in how to motivate yourself to achieve your goals and essential tips (learned the very hard way) in how to run and keep on going. He takes the reader on a vivid journey through some of the most beautiful scenery, as they join him in some of the toughest marathons and ultra-marathons in the UK. After suffering horrendous abuse as a child, Young has developed a determination that few can match. It enabled him to complete 370 marathons in the year and to win the Race Across USA (competing with a group of elite marathon-runners) by 30 hours. As Paula Radcliffe commented: 'This is amazing!' Marathon Man shows exactly why and how he achieved it.

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Charles Robbins

Charles Robbins has something known as Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a chronic, painful, deforming, inflammatory rheumatic disease. Despite this disease's debilitating affects, and a severe case of Acid Reflux, Charles Robbins has not just survived, but thrived. Once told he would never walk again, today Charles has run in and finished 40 marathons.Now the millions currently suffering from AS, the tens of millions suffering from other autoimmune deficiencies, and a score of those simply seeking inspiration to succeed can read all about Charles's extremely inspirational and motivational story, Marathon Man: How I Trained Myself to Run After Being Told I'd Never Walk Again! (And Doing it All by Reaching Within.).They can also continue to see him all across this great country doing the high profile events that he creates and does all on his own.Filled with inspiring personal anecdotes, practical advice, and topped off with a handy reference guide, Marathon Man is a combination memoir/self-help book designed to inspire not only those suffering from disabilities but indeed the general American public and everyone who needs help getting off the couch and getting started with whatever they want to do. Charles shows them that they can do it!

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Jim Manford

At 65 and with 150 marathons already completed, most people would be ready to put their feet up and relax. Jim Manford set off instead to run another 50 marathons within the next 2 years to achieve his twin targets of running 200 marathons in 20 different countries. This is the story of how he reached these targets.

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Dean Karnazes

Il a couru dans les climats les plus extrêmes, que ce soit par 50 degrés dans la Vallée de la Mort ou par moins 40 degrés au pôle Sud. Il a couru sans s’arrêter pendant 400 kilomètres. Il a couru partout, dépassant sans cesse ses limites, redéfinissant la perception de l'endurance humaine. Tout cet incroyable parcours a commencé le soir de son trentième anniversaire. Dean était fatigué de son travail de bureau et à moitié ivre dans un bar. Tout à coup, dégoûté, il a jeté son verre, il est sorti... et a commencé à courir. Depuis, il ne s’est jamais arrêté. Dans ce livre, Dean Karnazes montre que la course peut permettre de se sentir vraiment vivant, de trouver sa propre voie. Il répond aussi aux questions qu’on lui pose continuellement : comment faites-vous ? Pourquoi ? Que mangez-vous ? Et surtout : est-ce que vous êtes fou ? Le témoignage de l’un des plus grands ultra-runners du monde.

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Jim Manford

At 65 and with 150 marathons already completed, most people would be ready to put their feet up and relax. Jim Manford set off instead to run another 50 marathons within the next 2 years to achieve his twin targets of running 200 marathons in 20 different countries. This is the story of how he reached these targets.

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Steven Hatch

What does it feel like to be a medical student during the third year -- the first "true" year of medical school, when eager-eyed but utterly ignorant apprentice physicians are released from the library and unleashed on unsuspecting patients? How does one manage to appear even remotely competent after dropping a ten-pound ovarian tumor on the floor? Steven Hatch seeks to explain these questions, providing readers with the texture of this crucial period for a nascent physician.