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"Lady in the Locker Room": Adventures of a Trailblazing Sports Journalist
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,690. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
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.
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.
Creating Champions
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Price: $8.72 USD. Words: 100,290. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Coaching / Soccer
CREATING CHAMPIONS Contains a great set of winning tactics for football that I (FA level 2 coach) formulated through research into the professional game, whilst tailoring them into a simple format to be used at grass roots level. The football knowledge and ideas within this book can save much time for managers and coaches wanting to lead their team to winning silverware and improve their players.
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.
I'd Trade Him Again: Wayne Gretzky & Peter Pocklington
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 26,480. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
THE TRADE! 25 years later, in the annals of professional hockey, no incident has resulted in such furor, such angst among Canadians as did the decision by team owner Peter Pocklington to trade Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings. Pocklington's biographers focus on the relationship between the two men, today and during the heady heydays of the five-time Stanley Cup champion team.
The Funniest People in Sports, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Sports, Book 2. Price: $2.99 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 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.
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…
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.
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.
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".