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Iconic Cars and Scale Models: Lotus 72E Racecar History and Scale Model Pictorial, Colin Chapman, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jacky Ickx, Ronnie Peterson, plus Auto Racing Analysis Victory Lane Milestones
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 265,900. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Transportation
This unique book by Auto Racing Analysis (ARA) provides the history of the Lotus 72E racecar and a pictorial feature of the scale model car based on the car driven by Ronnie Peterson.
Iconic Cars and Scale Models: Tyrrell P34 Racecar History and Scale Model Pictorial, Formula 1, Ronnie Peterson, Jody Scheckter, Patrick Depailler, plus Auto Racing Analysis Victory Lane Milestones
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 265,740. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Transportation
This unique book by Auto Racing Analysis (ARA) provides the history of the Tyrrell P34 racecar and a pictorial feature of the scale model car based on the car driven by Ronnie Peterson.
Breaking the Slump: Baseball During the Depression
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 132,580. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » American
It is a tribute to America's love of baseball that it thrived during the Depression, and enjoyed one of its most exciting and interesting eras. Esteemed author Charles Alexander provides a scholarly yet highly entertaining account, told in the greater context of a country struggling against poverty and racism. Winner of SABR's 2003 Seymour Medal for best baseball history book of the year.
Slouching Toward Fargo
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,850. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
An unforgettable tale of big-time characters playing small-town baseball with the St. Paul Saints, one of minor league baseball's true classic teams. The unforgettable tale of indie baseball madness, starring Mike Veeck, Bill Murray, Darryl Strawberry, Steve Howe, a massage-giving nun, and much, much more. Winner of the prestigious Casey Award for best book of 1999. New foreword by Mike Veeck!
The Team That Time Won't Forget: The 1951 New York Giants
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 230,980. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
Because of Bobby Thomson’s dramatic “Shot Heard ’Round the World” in the bottom of the ninth of the decisive playoff game against the Brooklyn Dodgers, this team will forever be in baseball public’s consciousness. Biographies of every player, coach, broadcaster, and owner fill this volume along with chapters on the Polo Grounds, integration, sign-stealing, and much more about the 1951 Giants.
Bendelow and Kidd's Dictionary of Football
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,980. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2015 by Bennion Kearny. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
A dictionary of footballing terms which will make you laugh out loud, nod your head in agreement, and hopefully offer a few surprises.
Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest: A Hill Walker's Journey to the Top of the World
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 120,040. Language: British English. Published: November 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Mark had been an ordinary hiker who had only read books about mountaineering. When he signed up for an organised trek in Nepal with a group of elderly ladies, little did he know that ten years later he would be attempting to climb the world's highest mountain. Funny, incisive and heartfelt, his journey provides a refreshingly honest portrait of the joys and torments of a modern-day Everest climber
A Pennant for the Twin Cities: The 1965 Minnesota Twins
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 246,470. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
This volume celebrates the 1965 Minnesota Twins, who captured the American League pennant in just their fifth season in the Twin Cities. Led by an All-Star cast, from Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva, Zoilo Versalles, and Mudcat Grant to Bob Allison, Jim Kaat, Earl Battey, and Jim Perry, the Twins won 102 games, but bowed to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Sandy Koufax in Game Seven.
Mustaches and Mayhem: Charlie O's Three Time Champions: The Oakland Athletics: 1972-74
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 364,010. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
The Oakland Athletics captured major league baseball’s crown each year from 1972 through 1974. Led by future Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter and Rollie Fingers, the Athletics were a largely homegrown group who came of age together. Biographies of every player, coach, manager, and broadcaster (and mascot) from 1972 through 1974 are included, along with season recaps.
The Pitch That Killed
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 105,870. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The Pitch That Killed is widely considered one of the best baseball books ever written. A great pennant race, an historically important season, and a tragic on-the-field death make for one of the most compelling chapters in the annals of baseball history, as vivid today as when it all unfolded, thanks to the meticulous research and lively writing of author Mike Sowell.
Mad About Cycling
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 132,640. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
MAD ABOUT CYCLING A collection of four cycling-related books by Alannah Foley for those who are MAD about cycling for one reason or another - whether it's the cyclomaniac or the long-suffering Cycling Widow who has to cope with her spouse's cycling obsession! Includes: CYCLING WIDOWS; CYCLING WIDOWS 2; The CYCLING WIDOW'S SURVIVAL GUIDE; CYCLOPATHIC TENDENCIES.
The Stern Years: 1984-2014
Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,900. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports business, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
David Stern began his association with the National Basketball Association in 1966. The NBA of 1966 will never be confused with the NBA of February 1, 2014 when Stern retired after a 30 year reign as National Basketball Association commissioner. By the time Stern retired, basketball was the second most popular sport in the world.
Braves Field: Memorable Moments at Boston's Lost Diamond
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 139,500. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History
From its opening on August 18, 1915 to the sudden departure of the Boston Braves to Milwaukee before the 1953 baseball season, Braves Field was home to Boston's National League baseball club and also hosted many other events: from NFL football to championship boxing. The most memorable moments to occur in Braves Field history are portrayed here as researched and written by SABR members.
Israel, A Nation of Warriors
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 104,690. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Jewish, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts
Much has been written about Jewish history, but rarely has the “fighting history” of the Jewish people been told. “Israel, A Nation of Warriors” traces the fighting heritage and history of the Hebrew warrior. It examines the modern Israeli close quarter combat system, Krav Maga, analyzes its components and attributes, and the reasons it is sought after by security forces worldwide.
Casting For Cloopers
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,330. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015 by BigCarpMagazine. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing
Casting For Cloopers is Trevors first carp book and will captivate the reader from the outset with its down to earth style and humorous theme. It will appeal to the 'Average ' carp angler because Trevor is, like most of us a hard working family man, with a passion for big carp.
Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 180,010. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
The Black Sox Scandal isn’t the only story worth telling about the 1919 Chicago White Sox. The team roster included three future Hall of Famers, a 20-year-old spitballer who would win 300 games in the minors, and even a batboy who later became a celebrity with the “Murderers’ Row” New York Yankees. All of their stories are included in Scandal on the South Side with a timeline of the 1919 season.
The National Pastime: Summer 2015 issue: North Side, South Side, All Around the Town: Baseball in Chicago
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 118,870. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
The National Pastime provides in-depth articles focused on the geographic region where the national SABR convention is taking place annually. The SABR 45 convention took place in Chicago, and here are 45 articles on baseball in and around the bat-and-ball crazed Windy City: 25 that appeared in the souvenir book of the convention plus another 20 articles available in ebook only.
Calling the Game: Baseball Broadcasting from 1920 to the Present
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 183,730. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
An exhaustive, meticulously researched history of bringing the national pastime out of the ballparks and into living rooms via the airwaves. Every play-by-play announcer, color commentator, and ex-ballplayer, every broadcast deal, radio station, and TV network. Plus a foreword by "Voice of the Chicago Cubs" Pat Hughes, and an afterword by Jacques Doucet, the "Voice of the Montreal Expos" 1972-2004
Far, Far, The Distant Peak: The Life of Wilfrid Noyce
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,160. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 by Amolibros. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Wilfrid Noyce is best known for his mountaineering exploits during the period before the Second World War and until his death in 1962 in the Pamirs; he made a major contribution to the success of the 1953 Everest expedition. This book describes Noyce's life and achievements and seeks to show his motivation and driving force.
The Duck Hunter Diaries (Volume 1)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,630. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hunting, Fiction » Adventure » General
For Bill Burkett, life has been an extended series of duck hunts. Here are his personal diaries that describe memorable hunts along with the high points of his journalistic career. Any hunter will identify and find these tales as exhilarating as taking down that first bluebill, canvasback, or greenwing teal.