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Jesse Owens And The Sprinting Buddha
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Categories: 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,500. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
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".
Kelong Kings: Confessions of the world's most prolific match-fixer
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 146,310. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014 by Invisible Dog Srl. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
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.
Bobby Murdoch, Different Class
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 86,780. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2010 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Categories: 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
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 101,860. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Categories: 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.
José Mourinho: The Rise of the Translator
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,850. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013 by Bennion Kearny. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
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.
Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympic Games - What really happened before, during and afterwards
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography, Nonfiction » History » European
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.
Greatest Bowlers: Glenn McGrath
Series: Greatest Bowlers, Book 6. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Cricket, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
McGrath is considered to be one of the greatest fast medium pace bowlers in the history of cricket.
Who is the Greatest Sportsmen of the Modern Era?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,930. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » 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.
The Return of King Kenny - Liverpool FC's 2010-2011 Season from a Fan's Perspective (Unauthorised)
Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 104,320. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011 by Punked Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
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…
When It Was King
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Categories: 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
Series: Greatest Bowlers, Book 10. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Cricket, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,210. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: 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.
"Lady in the Locker Room": Adventures of a Trailblazing Sports Journalist
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,690. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
New edition! Now in development as a motion picture for CBS Films, this freshly updated 1993 edition takes an intimate look at the life and challenges of a woman covering the superstar-laden Oakland A's during an era when the locker room was not a woman's place. Featured cast includes Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, Tony La Russa, Dennis Eckersley, Reggie Jackson, Dave Stewart and more.
The Baby Boomer's Top Ten Sports List
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Categories: 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.
Greatest Bowlers: Shane Warne
Series: Greatest Bowlers, Book 11. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,670. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Cricket, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
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.
Greatest Bowlers: Wasim Akram
Series: Greatest Bowlers, Book 12. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Cricket, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
Wasim Akram will always be remembered for his fast swinging balls, especially for the reverse swinging balls. He is undoubtedly one of the best fast bowlers in the history of cricket.
Greatest Bowlers: Richard Hadlee
Series: Greatest Bowlers, Book 13. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Cricket, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
Hadlee is one of the most successful former New Zealand cricketers. He is regarded as one of the most effective and greatest fast bowlers and all rounders in the history of Test Cricket.
Greatest Bowlers: Malcolm Marshall
Series: Greatest Bowlers, Book 9. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Cricket, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
Malcolm Marshall has the best bowling average among all the Test bowlers who have taken 200 or more wickets. His Test bowling average was 20.94.