Running with Fire also reveals for the first time how Abrahams and fierce rival Eric Liddell were actually highly critical of each other's running style, and uncovers the key role Abrahams played in Roger Bannister's historic four-minute ...
Author: Mark Ryan
Publisher: Robson Books Limited
This is a timely look at the man who popularised athletics. An outsider at the 1924 Olympics, Harold Abrahams sacrificed everything to win Gold for the UK. 'Running with Fire' is an insight into the struggles and successes of one athlete with the odds stacked against him.
... different sometimes—to be wildly dangerous and important and worth every
risk. To be as remarkably revolutionary as it seemed in the mountains of southern
Ethiopia in 1977. After we couldn't hear the plane any longer, we hoisted Fire and
Author: Tim Bascom
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
In the streets of Addis Ababa in 1977, shop-front posters illustrate Uncle Sam being strangled by an Ethiopian revolutionary, parliamentary leaders are executed, student protesters are gunned down, and Christian mission converts are targeted as imperialistic sympathizers. Into this world arrives sixteen-year-old Tim Bascom, whose missionary parents have brought their family from a small town in Kansas straight into Colonel Mengistu's Marxist "Red Terror." Running to the Fire focuses on the turbulent year the Bascom family experienced upon traveling into revolutionary Ethiopia. The teenage Bascom finds a paradoxical exhilaration in living so close to constant danger. At boarding school in Addis Ababa, where dorm parents demand morning devotions and forbid dancing, Bascom bonds with other youth due to a shared sense of threat. He falls in love for the first time, but the young couple is soon separated by the politics that affect all their lives. Across the country, missionaries are being held under house arrest while communist cadres seize their hospitals and schools. A friend's father is imprisoned as a suspected CIA agent; another is killed by raiding Somalis.
The book ends with a discussion on how the reader can adapt Kenyan training practices for their own running requirements. More Fire: How to Run the Kenyan Way is essential reading for runners of all levels and experience.
Author: Toby Tanser
Publisher: Westholme Pub Llc
An Essential Book for Runners of All Abilities All of the Author's Proceeds Go to Shoes4Africa to Support the Construction of Children's Hospitals in Kenya Kenya has produced the greatest concentration of world-class runners, and fellow athletes have long been intrigued by their remarkable success. Toby Tanser has devoted much of his professional career living and training among Kenyan runners in order to better understand the unique status of East African athletes. In More Fire: How to Run the Kenyan Way, the author builds upon the success of his acclaimed Train Hard, Win Easy, the first book to provide insights into the Kenyan "magic" that so many runners and coaches had sought. Instead of special foods or secret techniques, Tanser found that Kenyan runners simply trained incredibly hard, much harder than anyone had realized. By adapting their training regime--which includes three workouts a day--and following their example, runners, whether novices or champions, are able to improve both their performance and enjoyment in running. For those training for a marathon or any other distance race, this book is both practical and inspirational. Divided into four parts, the book begins with a description of running in Kenya, the landscape, the physical conditions, and the people; the second part concentrates on details of Kenyan training camps, training methods, and their typical training diet; the third profiles individual runners and coaches from the past and present, with each explaining their approach to running so that readers can gain further insight into their methods. The book ends with a discussion on how the reader can adapt Kenyan training practices for their own running requirements. More Fire: How to Run the Kenyan Way is essential reading for runners of all levels and experience.
All three Taliban had RPGs on their shoulders, ready to fire! There was no time
for a radio warning as the first enemy fired his RPG at the helo. Kell pulled the
trigger, taking out the second Taliban. Moving swiftly, he scoped the third one,
Author: Lindsay McKenna
Publisher: HQN Books
He was a haven in the midst of Hell… Temporarily assigned to the Shadow Squadron in a troubled region of Afghanistan, Chief Warrant Officer and pilot Leah Mackenzie is no stranger to conflict—even if most of her physical and emotional scars are courtesy of her vicious ex. Still, she's got a bad feeling about picking up a team of stranded SEALs. A feeling that's all too justified once enemy fire hits their helicopter and all hell breaks loose… SEAL Kell Ballard's goal was to get the injured pilot out of harm's way and find shelter deep in the labyrinth of caves. It's a place of dark intimacy, where Leah finds unexpected safety in a man's arms. Where prohibited attraction burns brightly. And where they'll hide until the time comes to face the enemy outside…and the enemy within their ranks.
Alex and Fred, another fire extinguisher, Alex and Fred, another fire extinguisher,
Alex and Fred, another fire ... Alex and Fred, another fire extinguisher, Started
running after the burning Started running after the burning Started running after
Author: Martin Lerma
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Jojo the dog joins a Fire brigade Squad, made up of live fire extinguishers and smoke detectors! They all come to life, to battle and extinguish dangerous fires around the house. Great for learning fire safety! especially at home.
Running. Through. Fire. W. e are all familiar with fire. We learn as a baby not to
put our hands on a hot stove. One touch and we cry because fire burns and this is
not very pleasant. We learn early that fire is hot and is nothing to play in or play ...
Author: George B. Prude
Run Through It! is a Christian approach to life's roadblocks and obstacles using a physical analysis. We all may not be runners in the physcial realm but we all are runners in the race of life. The question is how well will we run the race of life? Run Through It! provides a Christian approach to running life's race and being victorious at the finish. "Do you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it"(1 Corinthians 9:24). Paul has admonished us to run the race of life well. Read Run Through It! and be encouraged to run life well and finish strong as Paul and others who have finished before us. See you at the finish line!
This night was different, though. There was fire and pounding of hooves and what
appeared to be floating fire and screaming. Mama swept Nur and me into her
arms, and Father screamed for us to run behind the house and hide. From the
Author: E.C. Osondu
Set in Nigeria and America, Voice of America moves from boys and girls in villages and refugee camps, to the disillusionment and confusion of young married couples living in America, and then back to bustling Lagos. These are stories of two countries and of the frayed bonds that connect them. In 'Waiting', two young refugees make their way through another day, fighting for meals and hoping for a miracle that will carry them out of the camp; in 'A Simple Case' the boyfriend of a prostitute gets rounded up by the local police and must charm his fellow prisoners for protection and survival; and in 'Miracle Baby' the trials of pregnancy and mother-in-laws are laid bare in a woman's return to her homeland. Written with exhilarating energy and warmth, the stories of Voice of America are full of humour, pathos and wisdom, and mark the debut of an immensely talented new voice.
Just as golf is a game of attitude as much as it is a skill, I believe running an
incident is as much an attitude as it is a ... Who would you rather have run your
fire, a chief who is running all over the place or a chief who calmly focuses on the
Author: John Coleman
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
In the second edition of ""Incident Management for the Street-Smart Fire Officer"", author Skip Coleman expands on the mindset and tactics necessary to manage the fireground with more control and less chaos. Incident management system (IMS) is a tool that defines the role and responsibilities of each fire department member, allowing crew members to function quickly and efficiently upon arrival at the fireground - all the while meeting the commander's expectations. Regardless of the size or geographic location of fire department, an IMS is one of the most practical innovations available that yields measurable results. The days of chief officers pulling up to a fire and allowing the fire to run them are over. Incident management makes thinkers out of commanders.
Any boiler that trips while running at high fire and immediately goes into a purge
is subjected to thermal shock because the metal of the boiler's heating surface is
immediately subjected to contact with cold purge air right after it was exposed to ...
Author: Kenneth E. Heselton
Publisher: The Fairmont Press, Inc.
Written for the boiler operator who has knowledge and experience, but would like to learn more in order to optimize his performance, this text is also clearly-presented enough to be an indispensable guide for those beginning their careers, as well as being suitable for managers and superintendents interested in reducing a facility's operating expense. Based on the author's forty years of experience in boiler plant operation, design, construction, start-up, retrofit and maintenance, it contains absolutely key recommendations to operators and managers of plants large and small.
The key points to run the on - fire train in the tunnel are the intensity of fire and the
train velocity . This paper adopts a fire prototype to perform a model experiment
of the train fire in a 1 : 8 subway tunnel model . By using Computational Fluid ...
Author: Liquan Xie
Publisher: CRC Press
Modeling and Computation in Engineering II (CMCE 2013, Hong Kong, 22-23 June 2013) includes 50 contributions on modeling and simulation technology, which were presented at the 2nd SREE Conference on Modeling and Computation in Engineering (CMCE 2013) and the 3rd SREE Workshop on Applied Mechanics and Civil Engineering (AMCE 2013), both held in Hong
He wanted to run onto the Learjet and help Officer Loh kick in the door. ...
Someone came running from the tower. ... The fire brigade had been called by
the tower, and a squat red rural Nissan Patrol Light Attack fire truck was racing
Author: Tom Clancy
A half-dead Singapore pirate is plucked from the Celebes Sea in the Western Pacific, setting off alarms halfway around the world in Washington, D.C. Traces of radiation are found on the man, causing Australian officials to call in Op-Center for a top-secret investigation of nuclear disposal sites. When an empty drum from a recent drop-off is discovered near where the pirate's ship was destroyed, the Op-Center team comes to a terrifying conclusion: A multinational corporation hired to dispose of nuclear waste is selling it instead-to a most unlikely terrorist...
progress in their ascent up these two natural fingers in the mountain. After nearly
an hour of climbing through patchy fog, Easy and Dog Company arrived to a
clearing about three quarters of the way up when Easy Company began taking
Author: Frederick P. Frankville
The US Marines fighting in Korea between 1950 and 1953 were often outflanked and almost always outnumbered-but they were never outwitted. The marines of Dog Company, Second Battalion, Seventh Regiment (D-2-7) and their comrades learned quickly how to fight the erratic enemy's unfamiliar tactics and strategies and the harsh weather conditions in which they operated. Author Frederick P. Frankville, who fought up and down Korea with D-2-7 for nine months in 1950 and 1951, narrates in detail how the regiment succeeded in its mission and helped create a free South Korea. As he demonstrates, the "Dogs" adopted new tactics as they fought to accomplish what marines in every war are trained to do: inflict more pain and suffering on the enemy than they receive in return. In this gripping, graphic, heartbreaking, and sometimes humorous memoir, Frankville shares his experiences and those of his fellow marines in wartime conditions and, more importantly, explores the true meaning of the Marine Corps' motto, Semper Fi-always faithful.
Among the equipment he gave me was a knapsack, in which he told me to make
up my own fire pack, including a ... He had stressed the importance of time, that “
once the fire alarm goes off, grab your stuff and run, and you might not be back ...
Author: David Hobbs
After Young David Hobbs leaves his Midwestern hometown for college, he spends eight summers fighting wildfires for the U.S. Forest Service. He finds, as his life begins to go up in flames, a powerful and spiritual awakening. Along with a personal philosophy of "get-it-while-you-can," David's goals in life were all too familiar: fame, fortune and true love. Out of the Fire follows the events, from the ranks of an elite fire crew on the Klamath National Forest, to a "summer of love" in Berkeley, California, as they lead him, eventually, to call upon the God he once rejected.
A basic choice had to be made initially on the type of model to be used for fire
dynamics and smoke transport. The use of CFD models (field models) was
excluded for the impossibility to run such codes automatically and for a large
number of ...
Author: R. Barham
Protection against fire and prevention of explosion is vital in a modern industrial economy. This published proceedings of the First European Conference on Fire Engineering and Emergency Planning provides an authoritative base of materials covering the latest research, applications and hypotheses as a cumulative reference work and a platform for exchanges of ideas within the academic fire community.
She has my soul on fire, She has me running; With my soul on fire, Wicked fire;
wicked fire; Running with my soul on fire; She wicked; wicked with the devil,
Running out on a hot Saturday night; She has my soul on fire. She wicked with
fire in ...
Author: James J. Aldridge
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In this lyric poet book may be of your dreams that you feel about life as we see it.
running. Tera sat slumped on a stump in the pouring rain outside the small town
of Dia. As she sat there cold and shivering, she just let her mind wander, anything
to get it off the cold. How long has it been since we left our home? One, two ...
Author: William Etheridge, III
Publisher: Tate Publishing
In the heart of Astzem in the small town of Sundare... A boy is taken from his home, and a young girl carries the burden of magic and a centuries-old secret. After the powerful secret is revealed, the lives of young Telol and Tera will never be the same. Runda, by author William Etheridge, is an epic journey back to freedom. Journey with Telol, Tera, and their strange companions as they are forced to fight against the darkness covering the land in order to protect those dearest to them. The destiny of a few will change the fate of all...discover The Hearts of Fire Trilogy.