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: en

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: en

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: en

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.

True grit

True grit
Author: Charles Portis
Pages: 231
ISBN: 2268070573
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Release: 2011
Editor: Serpent à plumes (Le)
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

La jeune Mattie Ross, 14 ans, veut venger son père ; assassiné par son contremaître pour quelques pièces d'or. Pour l'aider, elle engage Rooster Cogburn, un shérif borgne aux manières désinvoltes et expéditives. Un fringant Texas ranger appelé " LaBaeuf " est aussi intéressé par sa capture et tente de rallier Cogburn à sa cause. La candide Mattie arrivera-t-elle à ses fins ?

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

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: Charles Portis
Pages: 215
ISBN: 0739437569
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Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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True Grit

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

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.

True Grit

True Grit
Author: Pete O'Donovan
Pages: 492
ISBN: 0956700632
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Release: 2015-12-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A selective topo-style guidebook covering over 4000 routes on the finest gritstone crags in England's Peak District. The six areas featured are: the Eastern Edges; Staffordshire Grit; Castle Naze and Windgather; the Kinder Plateau; the Longdendale Valley; and the Chew Valley. The topos are supplemented by detailed maps and approach information, as well as stunning scenic and action photographs. GPS co-ordinates are provided, not only for key parking areas, but also to mark the locations of difficult-to-find crags and buttresses, enabling first time visitors equipped to reach their destination with minimum fuss.

True Grit

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

True Grit

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

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.

Mental Toughness and True Grit

Mental Toughness and True Grit
Author: Mark Dweck
Pages: 162
ISBN: 1647450225
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Release: 2019-11-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Navy Seals, Olympic athletes, Champions, how did they get where they are? What's the common thread that ties them all together? More importantly, what do they have that you don't? If you look into their past, you'll find every single one of them was just like you. Problems, weaknesses, poverty, prejudice. Normal human beings with normal human flaws. But if they weren't born great, and they didn't inherit it. How did they do it? What powered them through all the hardship? The answer, an unbeatable mind. A mind most will never experience. I'm talking about self-discipline, mental toughness, true grit. I'm talking about a mindset you have to craft out of sweat, tears, and hard work. You put in effort. You try. Sometimes you fail. Eventually, you get better and your mind starts to harden. Overcoming challenges becomes a way of life. For instance, every Navy Seal had to endure the kind of pain that would make most men give up before starting. Every Olympic athlete lost before they won, fought to bitter end, trained till there body gave in. Every champion failed their way to success. They had no way to know if they ever would succeed and the only difference between them and you are... They discovered how to mentally grind away at what needs to be done, endure the pain and failure yet rising up every single time, gained a mindset that allowed them to go where few had gone before. They built certain habits that helped them see it through. That's the difference between them and you. Just like them, you can create powerful change. In this book, I will show you: How to take your mind from fragile to hardened steel so you can utilize the mind to its full potential. The secret to gain Navy Seal levels of self-discipline in your life to become relentless. A quick fix for emotional weakness that will create an unbeatable mind. The proven 7 rules for success and the one simple trick to long-term perseverance. The transformational technique used by athletes and elites to train their body and mind even when they have no gas left in the tank. If you're tired of quitting too soon, and you're ready to pull your life together, scroll up and order your copy of Mental Toughness and True Grit now

True grit

True grit
Author: Charles Portis,Richard K. Flesch
Pages: 218
ISBN: 3499256622
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Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: de

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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: Marguerite Roberts,Hal B. Wallis,Henry Hathaway,John Wayne,Glen Campbell,Kim Darby,Jeremy Slate,Robert Duvall,Strother Martin,Dennis Hopper,Lucien Ballard,Elmer Bernstein,Charles Portis,Paramount Pictures Corporation
Pages: 127
ISBN: 0792160770
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Release: 1996-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn is hired by a 14-year-old girl to kill the man who murdered her father and stole the family nest egg. She accepts the help of a Texas Ranger, who is intent on the reward, and accompanies them on the quest.

True Grit

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

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 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.

John Wayne True Grit American

John Wayne   True Grit   American
Author: Wilma Russell
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0967053447
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Release: 2010-07
Editor: Wilma Russells Western Classic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From a time when independence, courage, and conviction were our national identity, the words, quotes, and quips of John Wayne, so poignantly highlighted in this beautifully, fully illustrated gift book, True Grit, revives and restores the personal and patriotic pride we thought we were losing. It stirs within our hearts the true grit and invincible force we need to reclaim our tomorrows and the dreams we'd forgotten we had. True Grit, based on John Wayne's Pledge of Allegiance and the perspective, heart-stirring ideals he developed as his love of America grew deeper. This inspiringly presented gift book rekindles an almost forgotten gene that lies within every American-the gene of unyielding courage we need now in this country's history, possibly more than ever before.

True Grit

True Grit
Author: Charlie Portis
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9789048806805
Available:
Release: 2011-02-10
Editor: Overamstel Uitgevers
Language: nl

Explanation of the Book:

"True Grit" is Charles Portis¿ beroemdste westernroman en vertelt het verhaal van Mattie Ross, die veertien jaar oud is wanneer een lafaard genaamd Tom Chaney haar vader van achteren neerschiet in Fort Smith, Arkansas, en hem niet alleen berooft van zijn leven, maar ook van zijn paard en honderdvijftig dollar. Mattie verlaat haar ouderlijk huis, met als doel haar vader te wreken. Ze huurt de hardste en meest rücksichtlose marshal in die ze kan vinden, de eenogige Rooster Cogburn, om Chaney, die zich schuilhoudt in een indianenreservaat, op te sporen. Het gehele boek wordt verteld door de ogen van de tiener Mattie, maar de knipogen zijn duidelijk die van een volwassene. Daardoor komt het in het boek aanwezige geweld nooit als een schok aan, maar wordt het terloops meegegeven (¿Op het politiebureau troffen we twee agenten die met elkaar in gevecht waren, en dus niet beschikbaar bleken voor het verstrekken van inlichtingen¿), als iets wat dagelijkse kost is, wat hoort bij het leven in het ¿wilde Westen¿. Toch verliest Charles Portis nooit uit het oog dat een western voornamelijk op actie gericht moet zijn, en is de obligatoire shoot-out er dan ook eentje die volledig aan de verwachtingen voldoet¿