The Road to Sparta

The Road to Sparta

Author: Dean Karnazes

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781609614744

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 308

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The Road to Sparta is the story of the 153-mile run from Athens to Sparta that inspired the marathon and saved democracy, as told--and experienced--by ultramarathoner and New York Times bestselling author Dean Karnazes. In 490 BCE, Pheidippides ran for 36 hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion in the Battle of Marathon. In doing so, he saved the development of Western civilization and inspired the birth of the marathon as we know it. Even now, some 2,500 years later, that run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in the history of mankind. Karnazes personally honors Pheidippides and his own Greek heritage by recreating this ancient journey in modern times. Karnazes even abstains from contemporary endurance nutrition like sports drinks and energy gels and only eats what was available in 490 BCE, such as figs, olives, and cured meats. Through vivid details and internal dialogs, The Road to Sparta offers a rare glimpse into the mindset and motivation of an extreme athlete during his most difficult and personal challenge to date. This story is sure to captivate and inspire--whether you run great distances or not at all.

The Horatio Alger MEGAPACK®: 70 Classic Works

The Horatio Alger MEGAPACK®: 70 Classic Works

Author: Horatio Alger

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479423750

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 10312

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The Horatio Alger MEGAPACK® presents 70 Classic Works by the great 19th century author. Here are: ADVENTURES OF A TELEGRAPH BOY DIGGING FOR GOLD MARK THE MATCH BOY BOB BURTON ANDY GORDON THE BACKWOODS BOY A BOY'S FORTUNE A DEBT OF HONOR BERNARD BROOKS' ADVENTURES WAIT AND HOPE MARK MASON'S VICTORY ROBERT COVERDALE'S STRUGGLE BEN, THE LUGGAGE BOY RUFUS AND ROSE THE YOUNG ADVENTURER THE YOUNG MINER THE TIN BOX TOM, THE BOOTBLACK A COUSIN'S CONSPIRACY IN A NEW WORLD LUKE WALTON THE ERIE TRAIN BOY THE YOUNG OUTLAW SAM'S CHANCE BEN'S NUGGET SLOW AND SURE THE YOUNG BANK MESSENGER THE TELEGRAPH BOY CHESTER RAND FROM FARM TO FORTUNE THE YOUNG ACROBAT OF THE GREAT NORTH AMERICAN CIRCUS RAGGED DICK FAME AND FORTUNE RANDY OF THE RIVER YOUNG CAPTAIN JACK FRANK AND FEARLESS ADRIFT IN NEW YORK PAUL THE PEDDLER PHIL, THE FIDDLER JOE THE HOTEL BOY THE ERRAND BOY FRED SARGENT'S REVENGE THE SMUGGLER'S TRAP THE CASH BOY PAUL PRESCOTT'S CHARGE BRAVE AND BOLD DRIVEN FROM HOME CAST UPON THE BREAKERS FROM CANAL BOY TO PRESIDENT ANDY GRANT'S PLUCK MAKING HIS WAY FACING THE WORLD JOE'S LUCK BOUND TO RISE RISEN FROM THE RANKS HERBERT CARTER'S LEGACY FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS WALTER SHERWOOD'S PROBATION NOTHING TO EAT HELPING HIMSELF TRY AND TRUST DO AND DARE HECTOR'S INHERITANCE THE YOUNG MUSICIAN STRUGGLING UPWARD ONLY AN IRISH BOY JACK'S WARD THE STORE BOY FRANK'S CAMPAIGN TIMOTHY CRUMP'S WARD If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

Paul Prescott's Charge

Paul Prescott's Charge

Author: Horatio Jr. Alger

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664625458

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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"Paul Prescott's Charge" by Horatio Jr. Alger. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Road to Sparta

The Road to Sparta

Author: Dean Karnazes

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760294632

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 0

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In The Road to Sparta famed ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes explores the story of the world's first marathon, all while reliving the historic 153-mile run from Athens to Sparta in one of the most difficult ultra races in the world - the Spartathlon. In 490 BCE Pheidippides ran for 36 hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion. Pheidippides was hailed a hero, as he saved the development of Western civilization. The run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in history. Karnazes honours Pheidippides and his Greek heritage by completing the treacherous course without the aid of modern endurance nutrition and only eating and drinking what would have been available in 490 BCE. Through vivid description and telling insights, The Road to Sparta offers readers a rare glimpse into the mind-set and motivation of an extreme athlete during his most difficult and personal challenge to date.

Peloponnesiaca

Peloponnesiaca

Author: William Martin Leake

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108020107

Category: Social Science

Page: 474

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A detailed description of historical artefacts, sites and geography mentioned in Leake's work Travels in the Morea.

Pericles Of Athens And The Birth Of Democracy

Pericles Of Athens And The Birth Of Democracy

Author: Donald Kagan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684863955

Category: History

Page: 326

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"Kagan, faithful to his lifelong fascination with Pericles . . . gives us an accessible and invaluable account of his life and deeds".--Allan Bloom, author of "The Closing of the American Mind".

Studies in Greek Scenery, Legend and History

Studies in Greek Scenery, Legend and History

Author: James George Frazer

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783748141464

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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It may be reckoned a peculiar piece of good fortune that among the wreckage of classical literature the Description of Greece by Pausanias should have come down to us entire. In this work we possess a plain, unvarnished account by an eye-witness of the state of Greece in the second century of our era. Of no other part of the ancient world has a description at once so minute and so trustworthy survived, and if we had been free to single out one country in one age of which we should wish a record to be preserved, our choice might well have fallen on Greece in the age of the Antonines. No other people has exerted so deep and abiding an influence on the course of modern civilisation as the Greeks, and never could all the monuments of their chequered but glorious history have been studied so fully as in the second century of our era. The great age of the nation, indeed, had long been over, but in the sunshine of peace and imperial favour Greek art and literature had blossomed again. New temples had sprung up; new images had been carved; new theatres and baths and aqueducts ministered to the amusement and luxury of the people. Among the new writers whose works the world will not willingly let die, it is enough to mention the great names of Plutarch and Lucian.

The Spartan Supremacy, 412–371 BC

The Spartan Supremacy, 412–371 BC

Author: Bob Bennett

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473838543

Category: History

Page: 299

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Sparta was a small city which consistently punched above its weight in the affairs of classical Greece, happily meddling in the affairs of the other cities. For two centuries her warriors were acknowledged as second to none. Yet at only one period in its long history, in the late fourth and early third century BC, did the home of these grim warriors seem set to entrench itself as the dominant power in the Greek world. This period includes the latter stages of the Peloponnesian War from 412 BC to the Spartan victory in 402, and then down to the Spartan defeat by the Thebans at Leuctra in 371 BC, where it all began to unravel for the Spartan Empirern Surprisingly few previous books have covered the tumultuous first decades of the fourth century BC, particularly when compared to the ample coverage of the Peloponnesian War. As the authors explain, although the earlier period has the benefit of Thucydides' magisterial history, the period covered here is actually well served by sources and well worthy of study. There are many interesting characters here, including Alcibiades, Lysander, Agesilaus, Pelopidas and Epaminondas, to name but a few. In addition there are several campaigns and battles that are reported in enough detail to make them interesting and comprehensible to the reader. Bob Bennett and Mike Roberts untangle the complexities of this important but unduly neglected period for the modern reader.