No More Worlds to Conquer: Sixteen People Who Defined Their Time – And What They Did Next

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What do you do with the rest of your life, after you’ve achieved brilliance at an early age? This is the question posed by celebrated-journalist Chris Wright to some of the most renowned adventurers, athletes and politicians of the twentieth century.

What happens if you are an athlete or gymnast and your career peaks at 14, like Nadia Comaneci, who scored the first perfect 10 in Olympic competition – and the second, and the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh. What is the next challenge for the likes of adventurer Reinhold Messner, when you have climbed all the really tall mountains? Where do you take your career, when you’ve achieved the impossible and walked on the moon?

In this far-reaching and illuminating book, Chris Wright travels the globe, talking to Apollo astronauts, record breakers, world leaders and prisoners of war, people whose defining moments came early in their life, and asks a rare but captivating question: what happened next?

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Chris Wright is a journalist and author. He was born in Birkenhead and raised on Merseyside, and has lived and worked in Hong Kong, New York, Sydney and Singapore. He is best known for his work in financial journalism for publications such as Euromoney, Asiamoney, The Australian Financial Review, the Financial Times and Forbes.com, and in mainstream writing is one of the principal correspondents for Discovery Channel Magazine and a frequent contributor to The Australian Way. He has won several journalism awards around the world, has visited over 80 countries and reported from over 50. He lives in London with his wife, Kathryn, and two children.

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‘If someone is renowned for a single moment or achievement, what do they do next? Chris Wright picks out 16 such characters from recent history and asks them this very question. An entertaining portrait of those whose public contribution can be summed up in a one-line epitaph’ Daily Mail

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