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Extraordinary Comebacks

ISBN: 9781402229565

By: John Sarkett

Published: 04/30/2007

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The human spirit is among the most powerful and resilient forces on the planet, and the stories of these incredible people prove that, with commitment and perseverance, you can do anything! From daunting physical challenges to spiritual crises to utter poverty, these success stories of people young and old, rich and poor, famous and not-so-famous demonstrate the incredible strength inside all people to overcome unbelievable odds and make their dreams a reality.

Find inspiration in the triumphs of these and many other amazing people:

-- Julie Andrews
-- Georgia O'Keeffe
-- Andre Agassi
-- Wally "Famous" Amos
-- Herman Melville
-- J.K. Rowling
-- Steve Jobs
-- Colonel Harlan Sanders
-- Lucille Ball
-- Frank Sinatra
-- Rachel Ray
-- Winston Churchill
-- Oprah Winfrey
-- The Dalai Lama

Let these tales of hope and determination be your motivation to persevere through tough times to the successes on the other side!

About the Author

An active writer and professional communicator, John Sarkett has directed public relations activities for a varied group of clients at Sarkett & Associates, Inc., since 1979. He has worked in the marketing, public relations, television production and syndication, software, and financial industries. Sarkett lives in Winnetka, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Adventure -
1. -Hillary, Sir Edmund -
2. -Peary, Admiral Robert Edwin -
3. -Weihenmayer, Erik
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Arts -
4. -Andrews, Julie -
5. -O'Keeffe, Georgia -
6. -Moses, "Grandma" Anna Mary Robertson -
7. -Picasso, Pablo -
8. -Rockwell, Norman -

Business -
9. -Amos, Wally "Famous" -
10. -Ash, Mary Kay -
11. -Carnegie, Dale -
12. -Cook, Mark D. -
13. -Davis, Clive -
14. -Deen, Paula -
15. -Dychtwald, Ken -
16. -Gates, Bill -
17. -Iacocca, Lee -
18. -Jobs, Steve -
19. -Kroc, Ray -
20. -Resnick, Judy -
21. -Sanders, Colonel Harland -
22. -Soros, George -
23. -Stafford, Earl -
24. -Trump, Donald -
25. -Turner, Ted -

Film, television, show business -
26. -Ball, Lucille -
27. -Burns, George -
28. -Carney, Art -
29. -Disney, Walt -
30. -It's a Wonderful Life -
31. -Jones, Quincy -
32. -Kudrow, Lisa -
33. -Pacino, Al -
34. -Reeve, Christopher -
35. -Reynolds, Burt -
36. -Rivers, Joan -
37. -Robinson, Edward G. -
38. -Shatner, William -
39. -Stewart, Jimmy -
40. -Wallendas, The Flying -

Justice -
41. -Brockovich, Erin -
42. -Mai, Mukhtar -
43. -Mandela, Nelson -

Literature -
44. -Brodsky, Joseph -
45. -Clancy, Tom -
46. -Evanovich, Janet -
47. -Evans, Richard Paul -
48. -Franzen, Jonathan -
49. -Grisham, John -
50. -King, Stephen -
51. -L'Amour, Louis -
52. -London, Jack -
53. -Melville, Hermann -
54. -Miller, Arthur -
55. -Milton, John -
56. -Rowling, J. K. -
57. -Seuss, Dr. (Theodor Seuss Geisel)
58. -Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr -
59. -Takahashi, Shinkishi -
60. -Terkel, Studs -
61. -Thurber, James -
62. -Twain, Mark -
63. -Ueno, Senri -
64. -Whitman, Walt -

Media -
65. -Bradshaw, Terry -
66. -Brothers, Dr. Joyce -
67. -Buchwald, Art -
68. -Carter, Betsy -
69. -Cavuto, Neil -
70. -Gardner, Carol -
71. -Graham, Katharine -
72. -Hutton, Lauren -
73. -Imus, Don -
74. -Kennedy, Jackie -
75. -Kerr, Graham -
76. -King, Larry -
77. -Limbaugh, Rush -
78. -McGraw, Dr. Phil -
79. -McCartney, Heather Mills -
80. -Pauley, Jane -
81. -Raphael, Sally Jessy -
82. -Ray, Rachel -
83. -Rivera, Geraldo -

Military -
84. -Churchill, Winston -
85. -MacArthur, Gen. Douglas -
86. -McCain, John -

Music, classical -
87. -Bach, Johann Sebastian -
88. -Bartók, Béla -
89. -Barton, Rachel -
90. -Beethoven, Ludwig von -
91. -Carreras, José -
92. -The Three Tenors -
93. -Glennie, Evelyn -
94. -Horowitz, Vladimir -
95. -Perlman, Itzhak -
96. -Rachmaninoff, Sergei -
97. -Schubert, Franz -
98. -Solti, Sir Georg -

Music, pop -
99. -Bennett, Tony -
100. -Berry, Chuck -
101. -Cher -
102. -Cole, Nat King -
103. -Hooker, John Lee -
104. -Santana, Carlos -
105. -Sinatra, Frank -
106. -Twain, Shania -
107. -Wilson, Brian -

Physical, emotional challenges -
108. -Brunstrom, Dr. Jan -
109. -Carlo, Catherine -
110. -Chopra, Deepak -
111. -Chung, Dr. Woosik -
112. -Cousins, Norman -
113. -Drescher, Fran -
114. -Eustice, Carol -
115. -Frankl, Viktor -
116. -Fuhrman, Dr. Joel -
117. -Hamilton, Bethany -
118. -Klein, Florence -
119. -Mullins, Aimee -
120. -Nadel, Dr. Laurie -
121. -Pennebaker, James Dr. -
122. -Pet, Dr. Andras -
123. -Ridker, Dr. Paul -
124. -Vincent, Mary -
125. -Whitestone, (Miss America) Heather -
126. -Wilson, Carnie -
127. -Winfrey, Oprah -
128. -Wittgenstein, Paul -
129. -Yeager, (Charles E.) Chuck
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Politics, public service -
130. -Brady, James -
131. -Cheney, Richard B. -
132. -Cleland, Max -
133. -Clinton, Bill -
134. -Clinton, Hillary Rodham -
135. -Giuliani, Rudy -
136. -Kennedy, John F. -
137. -Lincoln, Abraham -
138. -Reagan, Ronald -
139. -Roosevelt, Franklin D. -
140. -Truman, Harry S. -

Poverty -
141. -Murray, Liz -
142. -Polak, Paul -
143. -Vanzant, Iyanla -
144. -Yeboah, Emmanuel Ofosu
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Science -
145. -Atkins, Dr. Robert -
146. -Carlson, Chester -
147. -Curie, Marie -
148. -Einstein, Albert -
149. -Fuller, Buckminster -
150. -Hawking, Stephen -
151. -Nash, John -
152. -Szent-Gyorgyi, Albert

Sports -
153. -2004 Boston Red Sox -
154. -2002 National Champion Ohio State Buckeyes -
155. -Abbott, Jim -
156. -Agassi, Andre -
157. -Ali, Muhammad -
158. -Armstrong, Lance -
159. -Azinger, Paul -
160. -Bogues, Tyrone "Muggsy" -
161. -Capriati, Jennifer -
162. -Connors, Jimmy -
163. -Crawford, Roger -
164. -Cunningham, Glenn -
165. -Flutie, Doug -
166. -Foreman, George -
167. -Hamilton, Scott -
168. -Hawk, Tony -
169. -Hartel, Lis -
170. -Hogan, Ben -
171. -Holtz, Lou -
172. -Irvan, Ernie -
173. -Jenner, Bruce -
174. -Johnson, Magic -
175. -Jordan, Michael -
176. -Karnazes, Dean -
177. -Knight, Bob -
178. -Lemieux, Mario -
179. -Marciano, Rocky -
180. -Morris, Jim -
181. -Munoz, Ric -
182. -Namath, Joe -
183. -Owens, Jesse -
184. -Paige, Leroy Robert "Satchel" -
185. -Piersall, Jimmy -
186. -Rudolph, Wilma -
187. -Ruettiger, Rudy -
188. -Seles, Monica -
189. -Smyers, Karen -
190. -Staubach, Roger -
191. -Takacs, Karoly -
192. -Warner, Kurt -
193. -Wedemeyer, Charlie -
194. -Williams, Ted -
195. -Woods, Tiger -

Religion, Spirituality -
196. -Gibson, Mel -
197. -Hybels, Bill -
198. -Job -
199. -Joseph -
200. -Muzikowski, Bob -
201. -Phuc, Kim -
202. -Price, Frederick K. C. -
203. -Schuller, Robert -
204. -Sunday, Billy -
205. -Wilkinson, Bruce -
206. -Zamperini, Louis -
207. -Christ, Jesus -
208. -Your Comeback -

Epilogue: Four Paradoxes To Light Your Way
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Acknowledgements -
Bibliography -
"201 Great Comebacks" INDEX -

Excerpt

12. Ali, Muhammad

During the fourth round of his first big fight versus Sonny Liston, February 25, 1964, Muhammad Ali became blinded by ordinary liniment from his opponent. But he suspected fou...

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