True Grit

True Grit
Author: Charles Portis
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781590206508
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Release: 2010-11-05
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 New York Times bestselling classic frontier adventure novel that inspired two award-winning films! Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America’s foremost writers. True Grit, his most famous novel, was first published in 1968, and became the basis for two movies, the 1969 classic starring John Wayne and, in 2010, a new version starring Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges and written and directed by the Coen brothers. True Grit tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen when the coward Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash. Mattie leaves home to avenge her father’s blood. With one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, by her side, Mattie pursues the killer into Indian Territory. True Grit is eccentric, cool, straight, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. From a writer of true status, this is an American classic through and through.

True Grit

True Grit
Author: Charles Portis
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781408821527
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Release: 2011-01-14
Editor: A&C Black
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

True Grit
Author: Bear Grylls
Pages: 414
ISBN: 9780552168786
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Release: 2014-06-02
Editor: Random House
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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 Junior Edition

True Grit Junior Edition
Author: Bear Grylls
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0552572624
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Release: 2014-07-04
Editor: Corgi Childrens
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Who are the people that inspired Bear Grylls to become one of the world's toughest adventurers? From famous explorers whose never-say-die attitude led them to achieve astonishing feats, to everyday people unexpectedly caught up in life-threatening situations, True Grit is a collection of some of the toughest feats of survival ever accomplished. Learn what it takes to make it through alive in some of the planet's most dangerous locations from these exciting tales of death-defying resilience. Abridged for younger readers.

The Dog of the South

The Dog of the South
Author: Charles Portis
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781590206584
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Release: 2007-06-05
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

His wife, Norma, has run off with her ex-husband, taking Ray's cards, shotgun and car. But from the receipts, Ray can track where they've gone. He takes off after them, as does an irritatingly tenacious bail bondsman, both following the romantic couple's spending as far as Mexico. There Ray meets Dr Reo Symes, the seemingly down-on-his-luck and rather eccentric owner of a beaten up and broken down bus, who needs a ride to Belize. The further they drive, in a car held together by coat-hangers and excesses of oil, the wilder their journey gets. But they're not going to give up easily.

True Grit

True Grit
Author: Charles Portis
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1468316400
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Release: 2018-06-12
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"The classic novel, now a major film"--Cover.

Grit

Grit
Author: Angela Duckworth
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781443442336
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Release: 2016-05-03
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people-both seasoned and new-that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit." Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur “genius” Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments.Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own “character lab” and set out to test her theory. Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, 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 the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. 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 and Grace

True Grit and Grace
Author: Amberly Lago
Pages: 218
ISBN: 1733809007
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Release: 2019-05-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

True Grit and Grace tells the story of a woman's life forever altered by a horrific motorcycle accident that shattered her right leg. Despite the initial recommendation to amputate, she endured 34 surgeries to save it. However, as a sexual abuse and divorce survivor, she determined to save not only her leg, but her career, her dreams, and her dignity. Amberly Lago's unwavering commitment to regain her active lifestyle transformed her tragedy into victory. She motivates readers to find resilience in their own difficulties and is a fierce advocate for others who, like her, suffer from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Her story proves that any challenge can be overcome with the support of others, determination, a sense of gratitude, and belief in oneself.

True Grit

True Grit
Author: Stephanie Schrader, James Glisson, Alexander Nemerov
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781606066270
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Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: Getty Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An engaging look at early twentieth-century American printmaking, which frequently focused on the crowded, chaotic, and gritty modern city. In the first half of the twentieth century, a group of American artists influenced by the painter and teacher Robert Henri aimed to reject the pretenses of academic fine art and polite society. Embracing the democratic inclusiveness of the Progressive movement, these artists turned to making prints, which were relatively inexpensive to produce and easy to distribute. For their subject matter, the artists mined the bustling activity and stark realities of the urban centers in which they lived and worked. Their prints feature sublime towering skyscrapers and stifling city streets, jazzy dance halls and bleak tenement interiors—intimate and anonymous everyday scenes that addressed modern life in America. True Grit examines a rich selection of prints by well-known figures like George Bellows, Edward Hopper, Joseph Pennell, and John Sloan as well as lesser-known artists such as Ida Abelman, Peggy Bacon, Miguel Covarrubias, and Mabel Dwight. Written by three scholars of printmaking and American art, the essays present nuanced discussions of gender, class, literature, and politics, contextualizing the prints in the rapidly changing milieu of the first decades of twentieth-century America.

True Grit

True Grit
Author: Deborah Meroff
Pages: 196
ISBN: 1850785759
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Release: 2003-12-01
Editor: Authentic
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

The Masters of Atlantis

The Masters of Atlantis
Author: Charles Portis
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781590206621
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Release: 2000-03-01
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lamar Jimmerson is the leader of the Gnomon Society, the international fraternal order dedicated to preserving the arcane wisdom of the lost city of Atlantis. Stationed in France in 1917, Jimmerson comes across a little book crammed with Atlantean puzzles, Egyptian riddles, and extended alchemical metaphors. It's the Codex Pappus - the sacred Gnomon text. Soon he is basking in the lore of lost Atlantis, convinced that his mission on earth is to administer to and extend the ranks of the noble brotherhood.

Norwood

Norwood
Author: Charles Portis
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781590206669
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Release: 1999-08-01
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sent on a mission to New York he gets involved in a wild journey that takes him in and out of stolen cars, freight trains, and buses. By the time he returns home to Texas, Norwood has met his true love, Rita Lee, on a bus; befriended the second shortest midget in show business and “the world's smallest perfect fat man†?; and helped Joann “the chicken with a college education,†? realize her true potential in life. As with all Portis’ fiction, the tone is cool, sympathetic, and funny.

Pure Grit

Pure Grit
Author: Mary Cronk Farrell
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781613126370
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Release: 2014-02-25
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Gringos

Gringos
Author: Charles Portis
Pages: 269
ISBN: 9781590206546
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Release: 2000-05-01
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jimmy Burns is an expatriate American living in Mexico who has an uncommonly astute eye for the absurd little details that comprise your average American. For a time, Jimmy spent his days unearthing pre-Colombian artifacts. Now he makes a living doing small trucking jobs and helping out with the occasional missing person situation—whatever it takes to remain “the very picture of an American idler in Mexico, right down to the grass-green golfing trousers.†? But when Jimmy’s laid-back lifestyle is seriously imposed upon by a ninety-pound stalker called Louise, a sudden wave of “hippies†? (led by a murderous ex-con guru) in search of psychic happenings, and a group of archaeologists who are unearthing (illegally) Mayan tombs, his simple South-of-the-Border existence faces a clear and present danger.

True Grit

True Grit
Author: Edie Hand,Jane Amaba
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0578737477
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Release: 2020-08-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Prepare to take a journey into the lives and minds of some of the most successful women in their industry. Throughout your career, you will likely read many books to provide guidance, knowledge and inspiration along the way to reaching your goals. You will be hard pressed to find more inspiring stories of courage and perseverance than those in this book. True Grit - Stories from FedEx female leaders is about taking those tough times in life and turning them into motivation for excellence. By reading this book, you get an inside view into the lives and careers of amazing women who have overcome adversities in order to excel. You will walk away from this book with real life examples of how to grow from any challenge and likely feel as though you have made 17 new friends along the way.

True Grit

True Grit
Author: Frank Mclintock
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781472227034
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Release: 2014-11-06
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Women of True Grit
Author: Edie Hand,Tina Savas,Maya Angelou, Dr.,Barbara Mandrell
Pages: 230
ISBN: 0982539606
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Release: 2010
Editor: John F. Blair Publisher
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity
Author: Charles Portis
Pages: 358
ISBN: 9781935106500
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Release: 2012-10
Editor: University of Arkansas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Brings together Portis' writings other than his four novels, including journalism, travel stories, short fiction, memoir, and even a play.

True Grit

True Grit
Author: Pappas THEODORE
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1782818146
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Release: 2018-05-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How did the great men and women who changed the world actually do it? Were they simply smarter and more talented than the rest of us? What was their secret? The accomplishments of the great are widely known, but their many battles with adversity, frequent setbacks and defeats, and the personal and professional hardships they endured along the way that molded and motivated their drive to succeed--this is the dark side of achievement that is often ignored or underappreciated. This book examines ten historic figures - from the world of sports and popular culture to literature, business, science, statecraft, and social service - and highlights how they left their legendary mark on the world. Their recipes for success were many and varied, but all had one key ingredient in common: that life-changing mix of passion and perseverance popularly known as grit. The ten tales include: "Battling Demons" on Joe Louis "The Spur of Humiliation" Ruth "Barbie Doll" Handler "Frail, Lonely but Fearless" Marie Curie ";Warring from the Outside "; Madeline Albright "The Maddening Wait for Opportunity" Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel "Stumbling with No Loss of Enthusiasm" Ian Fleming "Failure and Perspiration" Thomas Edison "Adversity as Teacher" Walt Disney "; The Hard Path Unpaved "; Clara Barton "Slips, Not Falls" Abraham Lincoln Epic stories of perseverance that show how ten historic figures from various fields dealt with defeat, disappointment, and adversity and still managed to change the world.

True Grit

True Grit
Author: Charles Portis
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1468313150
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Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: Amulet Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Pursuing a murderer who has escaped into Indian Territory, U.S. Marshal Rooster J. Cogburn teams up with a bounty-hunting Texas Ranger and Mattie Ross, a cantankerous young lady who is bent on revenge. U.S. marshal, Rooster Cogburn was hired by Mattie to kill the man who murdered her father and stole the family nest egg. She insists on accompanying Cogburn on his quest.