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Jesse Owens And The Sprinting Buddha
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
Strange yet true, American Olympian Jesse Owens encountered, and personally confirmed, a sprinting freak in the Malayan jungle in the 1950s. Reported first-hand by a witness to the event, it also gives rare insight into the great athlete’s humble nature. Reporter Charles Bryce accompanied Owens in this visit to frontline troops.
The Stuff of Legends
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Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
Between 1971 and 1975 three men's paths crossed to create the greatest five year period in the history of heavyweight boxing. This is their incredible story.
Chasing the Runner's High
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,500. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
In "Chasing the Runner's High", Ray Charbonneau tells the story how he pushed his addiction to running up to, and then past, his limits. It's a memoir that shares what he learned, what he should have learned, and what he still has to learn from running. Marshall Ulrich, 4 time winner of the Badwater Ultramarathon calls Chasing the Runner's High "a hard look at the mind of a runner".
Bobby Murdoch, Different Class
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 86,780. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2010 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
The rise of Celtic's Bobby Murdoch mirrored his club's emergence in the Sixties. With Murdoch in midfield, the Hoops became one of the most formidable teams in British football history - winning an unprecedented 9 Scottish titles in a row, 5 Scottish Cups, 5 Scottish League Cups to add to their immortal triumph in Lisbon in 1967.
Collingwood's 50 Most Sensational Games
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 101,860. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
The Collingwood Football Club is the biggest show in Australian professional sport for a reason. Loved and reviled in equal measure, The Club is steeped in a rich, sometimes turbulent 120 year history. Here, fifty of the seminal on-field moments have been identified, described and analysed for posterity - historical snapshots that go some way to explain the Magpie mystique.
Kelong Kings: Confessions of the world's most prolific match-fixer
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 146,310. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014 by Invisible Dog Srl. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Wilson Raj Perumal has been labeled the world's most prolific match-fixer in football's recent history. Born a village boy in rural Singapore in the mid-60's, Wilson climbed the heights of international match-fixing across five continents, becoming FIFA's most wanted man. Kelong Kings is the ultimate tale about gambling, soccer and fixing, told in the words of the man who made it all happen.
José Mourinho: The Rise of the Translator
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,850. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013 by Bennion Kearny. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
From Porto to Chelsea, and Inter to Real Madrid – the Mourinho story is as intriguing as the man himself. Now, a new challenge awaits at Stamford Bridge. Covering the Mourinho story to October 2013 and featuring numerous exclusive interviews with figures not synonymous with the traditional Mourinho narrative.
Greatest Bowlers: Glenn McGrath
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Series: Greatest Bowlers, Book 6. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Cricket
McGrath is considered to be one of the greatest fast medium pace bowlers in the history of cricket.
Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympic Games - What really happened before, during and afterwards
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
When the 1936 Olympic Games was hosted by Germany at their magnificent Berlin stadium, the country was a far different place from when they were first awarded the event. Now run by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, this is a genuine account of what really happened in the lead up the games, during and after; how their own athletes were treated, and the contrast to their public and propaganda image.
The Return of King Kenny - Liverpool FC's 2010-2011 Season from a Fan's Perspective (Unauthorised)
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 104,320. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011 by Punked Books. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
At over 100,000 words, The Return of King Kenny is the most comprehensive guide yet published to Liverpool Football Club’s 2010-2011 season, arguably the most tumultuous of any in the club’s history. The previous lacklustre year had ended with the sacking of Rafael Benitez, which led the author of this book to believe that things could only get worse…
Who is the Greatest Sportsmen of the Modern Era?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,930. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Who is the greatest sportsman of the modern era? In this great value book Michael Jordan, Lance Armstrong, Andre Agassi, Michael Schumacher, Tiger Woods, and Valentino Rossi are analysed in seven detailed biographies; they are then compared against each other in the categories of Dominance, Popularity, Mental Toughness, Athleticism, Achievement, and Longevity to determine an overall winner.
When It Was King
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
The sport of boxing has declined in popularity significantly over the last quarter century. But there was a time when it ranked among the major sporting events in the country. This is a concise history of the golden age of heavyweight boxing in America, from John L. Sullivan to Muhammad Ali.
Great Bowlers: Michael Holding
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Series: Greatest Bowlers, Book 10. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Cricket
Michael Anthony Holding is one of the greatest fast bowlers from the West Indies. He was born on 18th of February, 1959, in Kingston, Jamaica.
The Cassius Clay Story
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,210. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
This biography of the boxer better known as Muhammad Ali, details the early part of his career, when he was still called Cassius Clay. The book focuses on the action inside the ring, but also spotlights the men who fought Cassius Clay: who they were, where they came from, how they got to fight Clay, and what happened to them. As such, it is a pocket history of heavyweight boxing during the 1960's.
Bowling Better: Tips To Improve Your Average
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,500. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
I'm not a professional bowler nor a professional bowling coach, and I suggest that if any of you have the time and the money you should take advantage of one of the many excellent clinics that are available today. However, me not being a pro is the very reason I think this book will work for many average league bowlers like myself.
The Baby Boomer's Top Ten Sports List
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
All sports lists are flawed in one way or another. They are subjective, based on other's opinions and often end up comparing apples to oranges. This is a list of greatest athletes, teams and moments of the modern era of sports, as witnessed first hand by a sports writer.
O.C. High School Sports Interviews of 2011
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
O.C. High School Sports Interviews of 2011 is a collection of interviews by pro athletes who grew up or currently live in Orange County, California. These young stars share their thoughts on what high school sports meant to them; what they have learned from being a pro athlete; and what it takes to make dreams come true. Inspirational for any young person on a path to success.
The Funniest People in Sports, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Sports, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,540. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
A sample: When future NFL player Pat Tillman was attending Arizona State, his coach, Bruce Snyder, planned to redshirt him, thus keeping him eligible to play college football for an additional year. Mr. Tillman told him, “You can do whatever you want with me, but in four years I’m gone. I’ve got things to do with my life.”
The Weight of the World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
Of all the legends and famous moments in the history of sports, none can match what happened on the night of June 22nd, 1938.
Greatest Bowlers: Shane Warne
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Series: Greatest Bowlers, Book 11. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,670. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Cricket
In the years before Shane Warne, the art of spin bowling was attributed to the Asian Test Playing countries. The famous spinners like Bishan Singh Bedi, Chandrasekhar, Prasana, Abdul Qadir, and the others from India and Pakistan kept the batsman mesmerized with their spinning balls.