No More Worlds to Conquer

Sixteen People Who Defined Their Time—And What They Did Next
Author(s): Chris Wright
Original Publish Date: May 21, 2015
Product Number: EB00610736
Released: May 21, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780008112899
Publisher: The Friday Project
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What do you do next if you have walked on the moon? How do you follow the first perfect 10 in Olympic history? How do you move on after surviving a plane crash? Some people will forever be defined by a single moment. Chris Wright has travelled the globe tracking down a remarkable assortment of high achievers. From the astronaut who turned to painting to the World Cup-winning footballer who became an undertaker, each has grappled with the challenge of finding meaning once their fame has faded. In a series of revealing interviews with strikingly contrasting personalities, we discover Chuck Yeager's irascibility, John McCarthy's extraordinary even-tempered decency, the tough practicality of Nadia Comaneci and the fastidiously structured mind of mountaineer Reinhold Messner. Though very different, all these oddly feted individuals have one trait in common: after their appointment with destiny the did not spend the rest of their lives looking backwards. No More Worlds to Conquer explains why.