Natural born heroes: how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance

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"While researching Born to Run, Chris McDougall encountered the story of Pheidippides, the legendary ancient Greek 'all-day runner.' Later, when McDougall met a dedicated amateur historian, he saw a connection to one of the most fascinating mysteries of World War II: how did a small band of Resistance fighters surrounded by German troops kidnap a top German general? What he discovered is that ancestral techniques for extraordinary endurance, natural movement, and nutrition allowed ancient Greek soldiers and Cretan shepherds to race across mountains on all-night missions. Inspired by their heroic acts, McDougall sets off to discover the lost art of the hero, both throughout history and across the world"--
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subject_facet Athletics -- Philosophy, HEALTH & FITNESS / Exercise, HISTORY / Military / World War II, Heroes -- Greece -- Crete -- History -- 20th century, Heroes -- History, Kreipe, Karl -- Kidnapping, 1944, Long-distance running -- Greece -- History, Physical fitness -- Greece -- History, Physical fitness -- Philosophy, Soldiers -- Greece -- Crete -- History -- 20th century, TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure, World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Greece -- Crete
title_display Natural born heroes : how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance
title_full Natural Born Heroes How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance, Natural born heroes : how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance / Christopher McDougall
title_short Natural born heroes :
title_sub how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance
topic_facet Athletics, Health & Fitness, Heroes, History, Kidnapping, 1944, Kreipe, Karl, Long-distance running, Nonfiction, Philosophy, Physical fitness, Soldiers, Travel, Underground movements, World War, 1939-1945