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Rick Hansen: Man In Motion

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The true story of Rick Hansen's journey around the world in a wheelchair powered by nothing but the strength in his arms and the determination in his heart. He was an athlete facing a challenge and hoping that along the way he could raise awareness of the potential of people with disabilities, and raise money to fund spinal cord research, rehabilitation and awareness. If s ...more
Hardcover, 202 pages
Published 1999 by Douglas & McIntyre (first published September 1987)
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Westcoast_girl
Really, this book could have been a measly 25 page, moldy, misspelled piece of trash and it still would have been a masterpiece. Because it is written by Rick Hansen about one of the most inspiring tours in history, it could never fail.
Because it was a hardcover, 200 page, sincerely written treasure, it was even better.
The story follows Rick from the time he is paralyzed, to the time the book is published (1999). Thus, the entire tour is depicted in Rick's man-to-man style of writing. What do I
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Alex Gregory
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Inspiring, contemplative and eminently readable, Rick Hansen's self-titled book is a very worthwhile read.

The book goes behind-the-scenes into Rick's life, the formation of his signature Man in Motion tour, and his thoughts and feelings at various stages of the tour. You really get a sense of being there with him every step of the way, and the clarity with which he relates certain situations and milestones along the way are amazing.

As someone who can personally attest to having met the man in pe
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Ron Shore
Nov 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: inspirational
This is the most motivating book I have ever read. Rick Hansen and Terry Fox are 2 of Canada's most inspirational people. Motivated by their disabilities both Rick and Terry did not make excuses for themselves but went on to have a substantial impact on the world. When I bicycled across North America I used Rich Hansen's book as a tool to overcome the many adversities that I faced. I always said to myself, if Rick can go all around the world (25,000 miles) in a wheelchair, then I can do 4,600 mi ...more
Sigh.
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Truly Inspiring!
Karin
Nov 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rick is someone I have a great dealof respect for. He is a phenomenol motivational speaker.
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