The story of how their citizens took on the Great King of Persia, and thereby saved not only themselves but Western civilization as well, is as heart-stopping and fateful as any episode in history. Tom Holland’s brilliant study of these critical Persian Wars skillfully examines a conflict of critical importance to both ancient and modern history.
Tom Holland recounts this extraordinary story with relish and drama, transporting us back to a time of omens, raven harbingers and blood-red battlefields. As well as giving form to the figure of Athelstan - devout, shrewd, all too aware of the precarious nature of his power, especially in the north - he introduces the great figures of the age, including Alfred and his daughter Aethelflaed, 'Lady of the Mercians', who brought Athelstan up at the Mercian court. Making sense of the family rivalries and fractious conflicts of the Anglo-Saxon rulers, Holland shows us how a royal dynasty rescued their kingdom from near-oblivion and fashioned a nation that endures to this day.
Tom Holland was voted one of the Top 10 Trainers in America by Women’s Health magazine and is a frequent fitness expert on TV’s Good Morning America. In Beat the Gym, he provides the inside scoop on how to get the most from your gym experience and reach your peak exercise and weight loss goals—offering personal trainer secrets without the personal trainer price tag. The first book of its kind, Beat the Gym offers essential tips and exclusive workouts to help you save thousands of dollars and still build the body of your dreams.
Imagine being able to successfully compete in a triathlon in just three short months! You can, with fitness expert Tom Hollandâ€™s all-encompassing, easy-to-use training manual, The 12-Week Triathlete. This completely revised and updated edition gives fitness enthusiasts the most exciting, encouraging, and up-to-date exercise information, including 12 brand-new training plans that outline exactly what you need to do every day up until the big event for ultimate triathlon success.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned triathlete, training for a Sprint, Olympic, Half-Ironman, or Ironman event, this book offers a complete, step-by-step program that will help you strengthen, tone-up, and both physically and mentally prepare for the big day. You will learn how to:
â€”Swim â€“ Start your race confidently, swim strongly surrounded by others, and transition easily from a wetsuit.
â€”Bike â€“ choose the right bike, transport it safely to the race, and fuel yourself properly while you ride.
â€”Run â€“ Donâ€™t bonk, improve your speed, and see your race through to the end.
â€”Put It All Together â€“ Eat right through the 12 weeks, train for each segment of the race, gather your equipment and transport it safely to the race, plan for and avoid last-minute emergencies, and, most of all, have fun and continue to compete in the future.
In addition all this, youâ€™ll also find insider information on weight-training, endurance training, and speed work, as well as answers to questions like â€œCan you eat during a race?,â€? â€œHow do you line up your bike so you can jump right on it?,â€? and â€œWhat is the best way to quickly shed your wetsuit?â€™
The 12-Week Triathlete is your secret weapon to triathlon triumphâ€”start training today!
A complete guide to training for a half or full marathon in sixteen weeks, this book follows the format of Tom's previous book The 12-Week Triathlete with simply the best advice on how to run your fastest race while staying injury-free. Whether you are a first-time marathoner, trying to set a new "PR" or looking to qualify for Boston, this book is for you.
"TRAIN LESS AND RUN YOUR BEST"
Some worry that running a marathon will involve hours upon hours of training each week. Others fear that they will become injured. Some veteran marathoners have followed other training plans and experienced both, but Tom's approach is much different. His philosophy of "train less, run your best" will amaze you whether you are running your first marathon or fiftieth. Exercise physiologist and sports performance coach Tom Holland -- an elite endurance athlete himself and sub-3 hour marathoner who has run in more than fifty marathons, three ultramarathons, and a dozen Ironman triathlons around the world will teach you how to properly gear up and train in the sixteen weeks prior to your half or full marathon. So when that starting gun sounds, you'll be equipped with invaluable tips and techniques that will put you in position to run the best race of your life.
Easy-to-understand advice on nutrition, hydration, and gear Customized training plans for beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners Advice on the mental side of running and how to make your mind go that extra mile Strategies to avoid hitting the infamous 'wall' Tips on pacing, injury prevention, strength training, flexibility, and much more! /div
The Marathon Method provides you with everything you need to know including:
'True adventure stories are all too scarce nowadays. And adventure stories that have the capacity to make the reader think and wonder are an even rarer commodity. Tom Holland's latest novel manages both with tremendous verve ... a galloping page-turner' DAILY TELEGRAPH
DISCOVER the epic history of England's forgotten queen. Planting cities, sponsoring learning and defeating her people's enemies, Æthelflæd laid the foundations of a kingdom that lasts to this day.
THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMAN THAT ENGLISH HISTORY FORGOT
Tom Holland's Æthelflæd puts a spotlight on this formidable leader, pulling her out of the shadowy history of the dark ages.
"The Folder Effect" delivers help for everyone with the statement; Think for Yourself! You think, act and say what your trainers have taught you to do. While you often change throughout life, it is only because you have spoken to another teacher who has provided a different path. Your parents, school teachers, coaches, clergy, friends, neighbors, relatives as well as your many circle of influences have taught you what to think, act and say. "The Folder Effect" presents you with an astonishing alternative; Think for Yourself! Your "folders" can be replaced by bigger and better ideas. You can begin to feel your self-esteem emerge. You will gain confidence and become successful. Why? Because your "folders" can now be stuffed by you. Learn how to build new "folders" and archive others with this easy-to-read, but powerful book.
1878. The golden days of dinosaur discoveries. In the still-Wild West, fossils of a monstrous size are being uncovered by America's two greatest bone-hunters, Professors Marsh and Cope. Caught in the bitterest of feuds, their rival gangs steal or smash up each other's collections of bones, and clash murderously in the badlands of the West.
Back in New York, the two professors are sniffing out tantalising rumours of the ultimate find. Also lured by these hints are enigmatic English scientist Captain Dawkins and Miss Lilian Prescott, a naïve but wilful heiress. Drawn into a web of corruption and murder, they are forced on a desperate hunt for a box of mysterious fossils - a quest filled with danger, adventure and extraordinary discoveries.