Walt Whitman s Guide to Manly Health and Training

Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0752266314
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TO YOU, IDLER. UP! Though your limbs may be corpulent and weary from your sedentary repose, your head a-thunder from an evening of indulgence, your spirit weary from the wretched nine-to-five – fret not, dear man, for within these pages are strategies to replenish and rejuvenate your manly health and well-being. Heed not those who would have you join a house of muscled exertion and toss your technological flim-flam into the long grass. Attend instead to the most gentlemanly of guides, esteemed man of letters Walt Whitman, who will advise on the most vital qualities of health and training for fellows of all ages and inclinations. Undiscovered and unutilized for more than 150 years, here are the choice extracts from Mr Whitman’s manifesto, which will provide you with a complete and exact science of manly virtue and vigour.

Manly Health and Training

Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1682450759
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In the fall of 1858, a 13-part essay series appeared in the New York Atlas, under the title Manly Health and Training. This journalistic effort, written by Walt Whitman under the pen name 'Mose Velsor', was lost for more than 150 years, buried in just a handful of library archives. Until it was recently rediscovered. This book is a long-lost health manifesto for men and for America. Its discovery is truly illuminating, revealing much about the man who wrote it and the art of living well in his beloved America.

The Better Man Project

Author: Bill Phillips
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623365554
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Men take better care of their cars than they do their own bodies, finding health information too technical, scary, or boring. Written and designed in a guy-friendly manner--think of a cross between an owner's manual to a vintage muscle car and a Boy Scout handbook--The Better Man Project aims to change that with a practical health guide to help men achieve the holy grail of a well-lived life. In response to its readers' calls for more health content in the manner that they've come to expect from Men's Health, here is straightforward, personal information delivered with a double-shot of humor. Baby boomers and millennials alike will respond to the promise of leaner, stronger, healthier longevity. Features include: • Health and fitness self-tests so readers see how they measure up to other guys their age • A decade-by-decade cheat sheet for diagnostic tests men must have • Special reports on testosterone supplementation, telomere protection, reversing diabetes and heart disease, and preventing dementia • A troubleshooter's guide to common ailments and quick fixes • A simple plan for losing weight and preserving muscle mass • Answers to 50 questions men are afraid to ask their doctors Readers who seize this moment and follow the world-class tips in this book can expect the next 40, 50, or more years of their lives to be the most active, fun, and satisfying ever.

Bourbon

Author: Fred Minnick
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760351724
Format: PDF
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Once and for all, America learns the likely inventor of its beloved bourbon. Bourbon is not just alcohol -- this amber-colored drink is deeply ingrained in American culture and tangled in American history. From the early days of raw corn liquor to the myriad distilleries that have proliferated around the country today, bourbon has come to symbolize America. In "Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey, " award-winning whiskey author Fred Minnick traces bourbon's entire history, from the 1700s with Irish, Scottish, and French settlers setting up stills and making distilled spirits in the New World through today's booming resurgence. He also lays out in expert detail the critical role this spirit has played throughout the cultural and even political history of the nation -- from Congress passing whiskey-protection laws to consumers standing in long lines just for a glimpse of a rare bottle of Pappy Van Winkle -- complemented by more than 100 illustrations and photos. And most importantly, Minnick explores the mystery of who most likely created the sweet corn liquor we now know as bourbon. He studies the men who've been championed as its inventors over time -- from Daniel Boone's cousin to Baptist minister Elijah Craig -- and, based on new research and never-before-seen documentation, answers the question of who deserves the credit.

Leaves of Grass

Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486112098
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Whitman's immortal collection includes some of the greatest poems of modern times, including his masterpiece, "Song of Myself." Shattering standard conventions, it stands as an unabashed celebration of body and nature.

On the Origins of Sports

Author: Gary Belsky
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579657125
Format: PDF, Kindle
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New York Times Bestseller “Fascinating.”—Men’s Health, Best Beach Reads for Sports Fans On the Origins of Sports is an illustrated book built around the original rules of 21 of the world’s most popular sports, from football and soccer to wrestling and mixed martial arts. Never before have the original rules for these sports coexisted in one volume. Brimming with history and miscellany, it is the ultimate sports book for the thinking fan. Each sport’s chapter includes a short history, the sport’s original rules, and a deeper look into an element of the sport, such as the evolution of the baseball glove; sports with war roots; a compendium of sports balls; and iconic sports trophies. Written by ESPN The Magazine’s former editor in chief, Gary Belsky, and executive editor, Neil Fine, and filled with period-style line drawings in a handsome package, On the Origins of Sports is a book that sports fans and history buffs alike will want to display on their coffee tables, showcase on their bookshelves, and treasure for generations.

The Portable Walt Whitman

Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440650977
Format: PDF, ePub
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When Walt Whitman self-published Leaves of Grass in 1855 it was a slim volume of twelve poems and he was a journalist and poet from Long Island, little-known but full of ambition and poetic fire. To give a new voice to the new nation shaken by civil war, he spent his entire life revising and adding to the work, but his initial act of bravado in answering Ralph Waldo Emerson's call for a national poet has made Whitman the quintessential American writer. This rich cross-section of his work includes poems from throughout Whitman's lifetime as published on his deathbed edition of 1891, short stories, his prefaces to the many editions of Leaves of Grass, and a variety of prose selections, including Democratic Vistas, Specimen Days, and Slang in America. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Flyfisher

Author: Jan Blumentritt
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899556742
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fly fishing combines connecting with nature, the defining of personal aesthetics, and physical activity. The Fly Fisher shows the most beautiful fishing spots, self-tied flies, and the right equipment for this increasingly popular lark of leisure.