209 books (11 pages) in this category
by Martin Sixsmith
<p>When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent at Roscrea in Co. Tipperary to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him from her and ...eBook
by Jim McGuinness & Keith Duggan
<p><p><b> ‘There’s a difference between living and being alive.’</b><br><br>Jim McGuinness inherited a wounded thing when he took over as manager of the Donegal senior football team in the summer of 2010. When he stepped down just over four ...eBook
Character and fate: eight essays on climbing and the mountain life
by Ed Douglas
<p><em><strong>‘How much risk is worth taking for so beautiful a prize?’</strong></em></p> <p><em>The Magician’s Glass</em> by award-winning writer <strong>Ed Douglas</strong> is a collection of eight recent essays on some of the biggest ...eBook
by John M. Myers
<p><strong>Hugh Glass was left to die.</strong></p> <p><strong>Attacked</strong><br /> Whilst hunting in the fur-rich, Native American-held territory of the Upper Missouri River, Hugh Glass was attacked and mauled by a grizzly ...eBook
True Tales of Crocs, Choppers and Shockers
by Matt Wright
<p>'I never knew I could do this as a job'<br /> National Geographic conservationist and chopper pilot Matt Wright was born for a life of action and adventure. Raised in the wilds of Far North Queensland, Papua New Guinea and outback Australia,eBook
by Katinka Blackford Newman
<p>While going through a divorce, documentary filmmaker Katinka Blackford Newman took an antidepressant. Not unusual – except that things didn't turn out quite as she expected. She went into a four-day toxic psychosis with violent ...eBook
A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk and Going Beyond Limits
by Tommy Caldwell
<p><strong>'A real page-turner . . . captivating and deeply moving'</strong> <em><strong>Climb</strong></em> <strong>magazine</strong></p> <p>In 2015 freeclimber Tommy Caldwell spent 19 days summiting Yosemite's vertical, 3000-foot Dawn Wall - ...eBook
by Paul Kix
‘The Noble Assassin' is the true story of the enthralling adventures of French aristocrat who was trained by the SOE (known as The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare) to become a famed wartime spy and anti-Nazi-saboteur. A scion of one of ...
by Paul Kix
In the tradition of ‘Agent Zigzag' comes a breathtaking biography of WWII's ‘Scarlet Pimpernel' as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as the best spy thrillers. An unsung hero of the Resistance, Robert de La Rochefoucald, an ...
Growing Up in Ireland’s Greatest GAA Dynasty
by Tomás Ó Sé
<p><strong>‘I went as hard as I could for as long as I could’</strong></p> <p>When Tomás Ó Sé retired from the Kerry senior panel in 2013, he did so as one of the longest-serving players in intercountry history and one of its most prolific ...eBook
The record-breaking run across the Lake District fells
by Steve Birkinshaw
<p>In 1986, the legendary fell runner <strong>Joss Naylor</strong> completed a continuous circuit of all <strong>214 Wainwright fells</strong> in the <strong>Lake District</strong>, covering a staggering distance of over 300 miles - plus many ...eBook
by Andy Cave
<p>In 1997, Andy Cave returned from the Himalayas, having climbed the stupendous north face of Changabang but losing his friend and climbing partner in the process. Traumatized by the savage ordeal, he must examine his relationship with the ...eBook
by Jakob Lothe
<p>‘If we had held one minute’s silence for each of the six million Jews who were murdered, we would have remained silent for twelve years.’ Blanche Major. In Time’s Witnesses: Women’s Voices from the Holocaust, Blanche Major and nine other ...eBook
by Bear Grylls
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
An Extraordinary True Story of Two Brothers and a Mother's Love
by Beth Macy
<b>THE EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY</b> <b>"This first-rate journey into human trafficking, slavery, and familial bonding is an engrossing example of spirited, determined reportage." <i>Kirkus</i></b> <b>"As compelling as Rebecca Skloot's <i>The ...
by Laura Hillenbrand
The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERIn 1943 a bomber crashes into the Pacific Ocean. Against all odds, one young lieutenant survives. Louis ...
by Laura Hillenbrand
The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture. On a May afternoon in 1943, a US bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean. After an agonising delay, a young lieutenant finally bobbed to the surface and struggled aboard a ...
The true story of a girl's struggle to break free
by Ferzanna Riley
<p>This is the incredible true story of Ferzanna Riley, a Pakistani Muslim who could not be broken, despite an abusive family and their brutal efforts to enslave her. Her violent childhood, during which she was beaten on an almost daily basis, ...eBook
by Boris Starling
‘You are all Invictus, you are now ambassadors for the spirit of these games. Never stop fighting and do all you can to lift up everyone around you…' The Invictus Games change lives and save lives.Created and spearheaded by Prince ...
by Boris Starling
<p>‘You are all Invictus, you are now ambassadors for the spirit of these games. Never stop fighting and do all you can to lift up everyone around you…’ The Invictus Games change lives and save lives.Created and spearheaded by Prince Harry, for ...eBook