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From Tragedy to Triumph

100 Amazing and Inspiring Comebacks

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We live in challenging times, when even the most successful among us may occasionally become overwhelmed by problems relating to money, marriage, parenting, illness, stress, or any of the myriad challenges we all face from time to time. Tragedy to Triumph will show you how 100 people from all over the world, and from all walks of life, have faced, and eventually overcome, every sort of obstacle. Or perhaps you just enjoy reading amazing comeback stories, in which people have overcome great odds to not just survive, but thrive.
Did you know that Barack Obama suffered a crushing defeat in a congressional primary just 8 years before being elected president? Or that Albert Einstein couldn’t find a teaching job? Or that Tina Turner thought she could never be successful without her abusive husband? Or that billionaire Ross Perot got his start by borrowing $1,000 from his wife? These are just a few examples of the many humble beginnings that eventually led to stunning success.
The 100 profiles are each divided into 3 sections; At the bottom, At the Top, and The Comeback, describing how each person found their way from Tragedy to Triumph. The conclusion features an insightful analysis of the ways that you can apply the lessons from the book to your own life. What do these comebacks prove? That no matter what your problem or background, where you’re from or the mistakes you’ve made, it’s possible to make a comeback, even when things seem hopeless. By giving 100 very diverse examples of great comebacks, we prove that a comeback is always possible, and provide many specific examples how you can move from tragedy to triumph.
What does it take to make a comeback? Resilience, of course. But moving beyond the obvious generalities authors John F. Groom and David Noon looked carefully to find what great comebacks have in common, and specific steps you can take in your own life to bounce back from whatever form of adversity you have encountered.
Groom and Noon researched people from all over the world to arrive at the 100 they think represent the greatest variety of background and adversity, as well as the most amazing and inspirational stories: These people have come back from bankruptcy, brutal accidents, crippling disease, gang rape, imprisonment, blindness, torture, repeated business failure, family tragedy and much more.
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From Tragedy to Triumph
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Nov 18, 2014
  • Publisher: Attitude Media
  • Seller: John Groom
  • Print Length: 244 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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