Born to Fight

`There's more than a few instances in this biography of UFC cult favourite Mark Hunt that make you shake your head in can't-make-this-stuff-up disbelief?

Author: Mark Hunt

Publisher: Hachette Australia

ISBN: 9780733634611

Category: Sports & Recreation

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`There's more than a few instances in this biography of UFC cult favourite Mark Hunt that make you shake your head in can't-make-this-stuff-up disbelief? - Inside Sport A powerful story of sadness, hope, pride, honour and triumph from the real-life Rocky! Raw, confronting and honest, UFC champion Mark Hunt's inspiring autobiography shows it is possible to defy the odds and carve a better life. Born into a Mormon Samoan family, Hunt details his harrowing early life, his troubled teen years, and his angry youth with no apparent future. After being plucked from an Auckland street fight and dropped into his first kickboxing bout, Mark went on to achieve unprecedented success in Australian and New Zealand combat sports. In an ongoing career that has spanned the globe, Mark Hunt has been in some of the UFC, Pride and K-1's most memorable battles. But in some ways those fights pale in comparison to that which he has overcome out of the ring and cage. As fearless with his opinions as he is in the Octagon, Mark pulls no punches in revealing the highs and lows of his extraordinary life.
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Born to Fight The True Story of Richy Crazy Horse Horsley

I went after him like a predator, and was all over him, lefts and rights smashing into his head. The crowd loved it...To the unsuspecting, Richy Horsley could just be an unassuming thirty-something character.

Author: Richy Horsley

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781782192565

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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I took some good shots from him and then I opened up my arsenal and we traded toe to toe. I had a burning desire in me to win and started to get him on the back foot, when I put him down with my right hand. He got up and took the count and the ref waved us to continue. I went after him like a predator, and was all over him, lefts and rights smashing into his head. The crowd loved it...To the unsuspecting, Richy Horsley could just be an unassuming thirty-something character. Yet in reality, Crazy Horse, as he is better known, is part of the underbelly of the hardman scene. Boxer, street fighter and bouncer, there are few men tougher. So tough is he that he has even accepted a challenge from Britain's most dangerous prisoner, Charles Bronson, to be his first boxing opponent on Bronson's eventual release.Richy did not become one of the staunchest fighters in the land without his fair share of turmoil. Having lost his father at an early age, he channelled his anger through his fists as he became embroiled in run-ins with the law. It was boxing that saw him turn his rage into something more positive and his anger was used on his opponents in the ring.A true warrior in heart and mind, Richy's name is one to be feared and respected. His story shows that even in the face of overwhelming odds, it is possible to become a real champion.
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Wayne Barker Born to Fight

From Salford to St Louis, former professional boxer Wayne Barker fought every man who ever challenged him.

Author: Bernard O'Mahoney

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780577203

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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From Salford to St Louis, former professional boxer Wayne Barker fought every man who ever challenged him. In this brutally honest account of his eventful life, Wayne recounts how his parents left him in the care of the travelling community, where he learned to fight and journeyed throughout Britain and Ireland to take on opponents for cash. After being charged with attempting to murder a child killer, Wayne fled to America, where he found work in the gymnasiums of New York sparring with the likes of world champion Wilfred Benítez. His ability in the ring was noticed by promoter Bobby Gleason, whose gym had been graced by legendary boxers such as Jake LaMotta. Gleason set up a fight in Caracas between Wayne and former super middleweight world champion Fulgencio Obelmejias ('Fully Obel'). Wayne’s past eventually caught up with him and he was deported to Britain, where he served time in prison. He returned to the streets to earn a living from bare-knuckle fighting, before becoming a trainer and running a gym. Cancer claimed his life in 2012.
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Born to Fight

Twenty years ago scientists made some remarkable discoveries with genetics and the ability to perfect the babies we gave birth to.

Author: Tara Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: 0991841158

Category: Paranormal romance

Page: 252

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Twenty years ago scientists made some remarkable discoveries with genetics and the ability to perfect the babies we gave birth to. Ten years ago the governments of the world made a hard choice, earth or people. Nine weeks ago the choices they made came full circle. Fourteen days ago the truth of their mutations leaked out into the borderlands and other areas. Yesterday the worst thing they ever made learned about what she was. Today she's coming for them and she knows about the strengths they gave her. Tomorrow she plans on destroying everything. She plans on starting with her own creator. Her own father. Mature readers recommended
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Born to Fight

The story merges humor, determination, and fearlessness and reminds you that "you cannot prevent where you are coming from, but you can control where you are going."

Author: Nadine Thomas

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ISBN: 9798554910579

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Nadine Thomas's memoir Born to Fight offers a taste of what it is like growing up in a poverty-stricken, abusive home in rural Jamaica. The story merges humor, determination, and fearlessness and reminds you that "you cannot prevent where you are coming from, but you can control where you are going."
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Infantry Born to Fight

An Infantry Squad returns from Iraq to find out they have been fighting wars all over the world, but can't stop the violence and crime in one American City.

Author: Edward Earl Givans

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1502813548

Category: Drama

Page: 322

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An Infantry Squad returns from Iraq to find out they have been fighting wars all over the world, but can't stop the violence and crime in one American City. Their mission is to take down a notorious female named Tatiana Brazil in the City of Oakland California.
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The Fight to Flourish

In The Fight to Flourish, Jennie Lusko draws on her experiences after the loss of her five-year-old daughter, Lenya, to show you that the ingredients for a fresh and thriving life are right in front of you.

Author: Jennie Lusko

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785232339

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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ECPA Bestseller What if your struggles aren’t a barrier to thriving but an invitation into your most vibrant days? Discover how to live a life of joy and fullness, even in the midst of disappointment and broken dreams. It is in the sacred space of pain and promise that we can begin to flourish. Even in the midst of disappointment and broken dreams, it is possible to grow, be strong, and draw near to God. In The Fight to Flourish, Jennie Lusko draws on her experiences after the loss of her five-year-old daughter, Lenya, to show you that the ingredients for a fresh and thriving life are right in front of you. With grit and grace, Jennie will help you: Discover that flourishing is not an impossible destination but a divine revelation of where you are right now. Find relief from the weight of overwhelming circumstances by resting in the realization that God is fighting for you. Trust that God is growing you in the gap between your expectations and your experience. The word flourish is written all over you and your future.
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Born Fighting

Born Fighting is the first book to chronicle the full journey of this remarkable cultural group, and the profound, but unrecognized, role it has played in the shaping of America.

Author: Jim Webb

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780767922951

Category: History

Page: 400

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In his first work of nonfiction, bestselling novelist James Webb tells the epic story of the Scots-Irish, a people whose lives and worldview were dictated by resistance, conflict, and struggle, and who, in turn, profoundly influenced the social, political, and cultural landscape of America from its beginnings through the present day. More than 27 million Americans today can trace their lineage to the Scots, whose bloodline was stained by centuries of continuous warfare along the border between England and Scotland, and later in the bitter settlements of England’s Ulster Plantation in Northern Ireland. Between 250,000 and 400,000 Scots-Irish migrated to America in the eighteenth century, traveling in groups of families and bringing with them not only long experience as rebels and outcasts but also unparalleled skills as frontiersmen and guerrilla fighters. Their cultural identity reflected acute individualism, dislike of aristocracy and a military tradition, and, over time, the Scots-Irish defined the attitudes and values of the military, of working class America, and even of the peculiarly populist form of American democracy itself. Born Fighting is the first book to chronicle the full journey of this remarkable cultural group, and the profound, but unrecognized, role it has played in the shaping of America. Written with the storytelling verve that has earned his works such acclaim as “captivating . . . unforgettable” (the Wall Street Journal on Lost Soliders), Scots-Irishman James Webb, Vietnam combat veteran and former Naval Secretary, traces the history of his people, beginning nearly two thousand years ago at Hadrian’s Wall, when the nation of Scotland was formed north of the Wall through armed conflict in contrast to England’s formation to the south through commerce and trade. Webb recounts the Scots’ odyssey—their clashes with the English in Scotland and then in Ulster, their retreat from one war-ravaged land to another. Through engrossing chronicles of the challenges the Scots-Irish faced, Webb vividly portrays how they developed the qualities that helped settle the American frontier and define the American character. Born Fighting shows that the Scots-Irish were 40 percent of the Revolutionary War army; they included the pioneers Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Davy Crockett, and Sam Houston; they were the writers Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain; and they have given America numerous great military leaders, including Stonewall Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Audie Murphy, and George S. Patton, as well as most of the soldiers of the Confederacy (only 5 percent of whom owned slaves, and who fought against what they viewed as an invading army). It illustrates how the Scots-Irish redefined American politics, creating the populist movement and giving the country a dozen presidents, including Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton. And it explores how the Scots-Irish culture of isolation, hard luck, stubbornness, and mistrust of the nation’s elite formed and still dominates blue-collar America, the military services, the Bible Belt, and country music. Both a distinguished work of cultural history and a human drama that speaks straight to the heart of contemporary America, Born Fighting reintroduces America to its most powerful, patriotic, and individualistic cultural group—one too often ignored or taken for granted.
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Born to Fight

"When a coordinated EMP attack takes out the nation’s power grid, a small town finds itself at ground zero of an all-out invasion.

Author: Jay J Falconer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798665729589

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For the first time, all 5 Bunker books, with over 700 pages of action, are being offered in one discounted title as Born to Fight. Cyber-Attacks. EMPs. Invasion. War. When the end comes, few will have the ability to survive. When a coordinated EMP attack takes out the nation's power grid, a small town finds itself at ground zero of an all-out invasion. With limited options and no time to prepare, the citizens have no choice but to turn to a mysterious drifter, Jack Bunker, for help. The former combat engineer has the skills to keep them alive, but he won't be able to do it alone, not against an overwhelmingly superior force. Somehow he'll have to find a way to transform the mild-mannered townsfolk into military-grade warriors and lead them into battle, despite his dark past that leads some to wonder whose side is he really on? Born to Fight is an explosive, high-octane post-apocalyptic survival thriller. If you like pulse-pounding action, resourceful warriors, and deep political intrigue, then you'll love this bestselling tale of true grit. If you like Rambo and Red Dawn, then buy Born to Fight now to join the fight for freedom! Rated R for Violence and Language Previously published as Bunker books 1 through 5.
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How We Fight for Our Lives

From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives—winner of the Kirkus Prize and the Stonewall Book Award—is a “moving, bracingly honest memoir” (The New York Times Book Review) written at the crossroads of sex, race, ...

Author: Saeed Jones

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781501132742

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives—winner of the Kirkus Prize and the Stonewall Book Award—is a “moving, bracingly honest memoir” (The New York Times Book Review) written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power. One of the best books of the year as selected by The New York Times; The Washington Post; NPR; Time; The New Yorker; O, The Oprah Magazine; Harper’s Bazaar; Elle; BuzzFeed; Goodreads; and many more. “People don’t just happen,” writes Saeed Jones. “We sacrifice former versions of ourselves. We sacrifice the people who dared to raise us. The ‘I’ it seems doesn’t exist until we are able to say, ‘I am no longer yours.’” Haunted and haunting, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir about a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence—into tumultuous relationships with his family, into passing flings with lovers, friends, and strangers. Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another—and to one another—as we fight to become ourselves. An award-winning poet, Jones has developed a style that’s as beautiful as it is powerful—a voice that’s by turns a river, a blues, and a nightscape set ablaze. How We Fight for Our Lives is a one-of-a-kind memoir and a book that cements Saeed Jones as an essential writer for our time.
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Born to Fight

Some fights can be won quickly with nothing more than that one swift, well-timed, strategically placed technique. Some fights will require a combination of techniques. A signature move doesn't have to be flashy or something that only ...

Author: Ron Hullett

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781973618881

Category: Religion

Page: 116

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The requirements of a Christian disciple incredibly parallel those of a martial artist. We were all born to be fighters. Its a fight to overcome temptation to do wrong and temptation not to do right. Lets train together through the pages of this book.
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Born to Fight Prison to Palace

was Himself God, faced a fight in this dark world. After voluntarily stepping down from His throne of grace to come into this dark world to deliver us, we rejected Him. We despised Him. We insulted Him, we beat Him.

Author: Reuel Mebuin PhD CRA

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665521796

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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Everyone desires the best for himself or herself and looks forward to such a world with great anticipation, hope and expectation. But what we may fail to understand is that the path to such a glorious world must go through a goliath or a red sea. One minute you are living in a world that is blossoming and overflowing with milk and honey and the next minute you find yourself in a world that has set hell to break loose as all things are falling apart, and you are surrounded with nothing but dead bones. So, what do you do? Fight back? Is it really worth fighting back? And if you do chose to fight back, HOW do you fight back? You can only overcome what you are willing to confront. Fighting back is your only best option if you must successfully deal with your goliath or red sea. And by the way, do you know that the presence of “goliath, the red sea, the Jordan river or the Jericho wall” signifies that you are one step closer to your breakthrough or destiny? Is there not a cause! Somethings are worth fighting for. But How? This Book is designed to encourage you as you confront your (good) fights by providing you with the necessary tools needed to address the HOW.
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Born to Brawl

Readers will be given proven systems for attaining these winning characteristics. This book will inspire people to believe they can handle any situation, and show them how to develop "A Fighter's Edge".

Author: Julian Rivera

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ISBN: 1735518506

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"Born to Brawl: Gaining a Fighter's Edge in Business and Life" is a book about strategies for success from some of the most mentally tough people on the planet, MMA fighters, boxers, and Jiu-Jitsu fighters. These fighters provide valuable insight into the mental aspect of training and what specific strategies help them succeed in competition. As fighters these individuals know what it takes to achieve a defined goal, and we all know what that goal is. A fighter's goal is to win the fight! Overcoming adversity, pushing through perceived limits, and finding focus are a given in the fight game where there is little room for error or second guessing. "Born to Brawl: Gaining a Fighter's Edge in Business and Life" gives its readers instruction on how to achieve the type of success champion fighters experience when they win fights. By approaching business the way a fighter approaches a fight, readers gain the edge they need to separate themselves from the pack and rise above the competition. "Born to Brawl" provides strategies on developing a champion's attitude, willpower, and mindset. Readers will be given proven systems for attaining these winning characteristics. This book will inspire people to believe they can handle any situation, and show them how to develop "A Fighter's Edge".
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Born to Fight

Author: K. Prem Chandran

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ISBN: OCLC:312025968

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The Color Purple

The lives of two sisters--Nettie, a missionary in Africa, and Celie, a southern woman married to a man she hates--are revealed in a series of letters exchanged over thirty years

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0151191549

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

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The lives of two sisters--Nettie, a missionary in Africa, and Celie, a southern woman married to a man she hates--are revealed in a series of letters exchanged over thirty years
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The Fight

The author tells the tale of a fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaeire, in 1975, for which each fighter was paid five millions dollars.

Author: Norman Mailer

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780812986129

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, two African American boxers were paid five million dollars apiece to fight each other. One was Muhammad Ali, the aging but irrepressible “professor of boxing.” The other was George Foreman, who was as taciturn as Ali was voluble. Observing them was Norman Mailer, a commentator of unparalleled energy, acumen, and audacity. Whether he is analyzing the fighters’ moves, interpreting their characters, or weighing their competing claims on the African and American souls, Mailer’s grasp of the titanic battle’s feints and stratagems—and his sensitivity to their deeper symbolism—makes this book a masterpiece of the literature of sport. Praise for The Fight “Exquisitely refined and attenuated . . . [a] sensitive portrait of an extraordinary athlete and man, and a pugilistic drama fully as exciting as the reality on which it is based.”—The New York Times “One of the defining texts of sports journalism. Not only does Mailer recall the violent combat with a scholar’s eye . . . he also makes the whole act of reporting seem as exciting as what’s occurring in the ring.”—GQ “Stylistically, Mailer was the greatest boxing writer of all time.”—Chuck Klosterman, Esquire “One of Mailer’s finest books.”—Louis Menand, The New Yorker Praise for Norman Mailer “[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation.”—The New York Times “A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent.”—The New Yorker “Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure.”—The Washington Post “A devastatingly alive and original creative mind.”—Life “Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”—The New York Review of Books “The largest mind and imagination [in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book.”—Chicago Tribune “Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream.”—The Cincinnati Post
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It s Time to Fight Dirty

It's time to do more than protest In It’s Time to Fight Dirty, David Faris offers accessible, actionable strategies for American political reform which doesn't require a constitutional amendment, and would have a lasting impact on our ...

Author: David Faris

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 9781612197739

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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It's time to do more than protest In It’s Time to Fight Dirty, David Faris offers accessible, actionable strategies for American political reform which doesn't require a constitutional amendment, and would have a lasting impact on our future. With equal amounts of playful irreverence and persuasive reasoning, Faris describes how the Constitution’s deep democratic flaws constantly put progressives at a disadvantage, and lays out strategies for “fighting dirty” through obstructionism and procedural warfare: establishing statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico; breaking California into several states; creating a larger House of Representatives; passing a new voting rights act; and expanding the Supreme Court. The Constitution may be the world’s most difficult document to amend, but David Faris argues that many of America’s democratic failures can be fixed within its rigid confines—and, at a time when the stakes have never been higher, he outlines a path for long-term, progressive change in the United States.
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Born to Win

In this book he delivers to you, in concentrated form, the best of the best 'Ziglar Gold' that his entire family and team have created over the past forty years.

Author: Zig Ziglar

Publisher: AudioInk

ISBN: 9781613392324

Category: Psychology

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Zig Ziglar's Born to Win: Find Your Success Code compresses four decades of life-changing tools and practices into one inspiring, easy-to-use format for people who want to grow and improve the whole spectrum of their lives now! Zig has always taught that you were born to win, but to be the winner you were born to be you must plan to win and prepare to win. Then and only then can you legitimately expect to win. Born to Win guides readers through this plan-prepare-expect strategy. You will learn that when you have the hope that things can change, and a plan to make that change possible, you can take action. Zig Ziglar's whole-person, balanced-living approach to life has inspired millions to enjoy good health, a new depth of love and gratitude for family and friends, financial security and independence, and spiritual peace of mind. His instruction on how to live a life that leaves no room for regret or worry is the starting point for a joyful, exciting, vibrant life. It is true that when you have prepared yourself to be the right kind of person, you can do what you need to do to expect success. When you truly understand that you were born to win, you can change the world!
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