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When the Yankees Were on the Fritz --Revisiting the "Horace Clark Era"
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,060. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
"When the Yankees Were on the Fritz" is about a low time in New York Yankee history, the Horace Clarke Era, 1966-1974. Fritz's scouts had sold him on the concept that if he were on the Yankees he would be getting a World Series check almost every season, but instead, the Yankees fell to last place in the American League for the first time ever. Fritz never did get a World Series check.
At Home in the Bushes: Busking, Bikes and the Lure of the Open Road
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,000. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014 by Scratching Shed Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Thompson Crowley was a man with a love of adventure. Not for him, a life of humdrum domesticity and routine. So one day, with his guitar and a few essentials strapped into place, he set out from his home patch near Lincoln and hit the road north. His mode of transport? An old bicycle that wasn't long for this world. This is the charming, funny and occasionally poetic story of what happened next.
MOUNTAINS OF MY YOUTH Hiking and Skiing In the Mountains of Victoria With the Rover Scouts and Youth Hostels Association 1941 to 1951
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Price: Free! Words: 67,130. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Mountains of My Youth 1941 to 1951 is a book about my love of mountains. It describes the history and adventures of hiking and skiing with the Rover Scouts and the Youth Hostel Association, which embraced skiing as a recreational sport when skiing was in it's infancy. and. The book describes with many photos the routes of hikes and ski tours in the Victorian mountain ranges and high country.
8,000 Miles Across Alaska: A Runner's Journeys on the Iditarod Trail
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 84,840. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Lawyer and talented ultrarunner Tim Hewitt has achieved something entirely unique in the modern era: Eight thousand-mile treks across Alaska on the Iditarod Trail. This biography chronicles his adventures: the harrowing weather conditions, breathtaking scenery, fierce competition, kindness of strangers, humorous misadventures, humbling setbacks, battles for survival, and heroic victories.
The Ullswater Foxhounds 1914–1965 The Second 50 Years : “It was not an ideal hunting morning”
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Series: History of the Ullswater Foxhounds, The Second 50 Years. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,320. Language: British English. Published: August 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Part Two of a planned trilogy mapping the history of the Cumbrian (UK) Ullswater Foxhounds using contemporary reports and featuring hunstmen George Salkeld, Joe Bowman, Braithwaite Wilson, Joe Wear and Anthony Barker. This is a collection of contemporary hunting reports and other 'doings', each one unique in its own way and a window through which can be viewed a world now long gone.
Desert Spring - Learning to Love and Preserve Wild Arizona
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,630. Language: American English. Published: July 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Environment
This is a colorful first-hand account of one person's journey from a New Jersey-Manhattan commuter to a desert trekker and then advocate for one of Arizona's most successful land preservation programs. The story includes evocative narrative about the author’s many desert adventures, as well as the hard-fought battles involved in the preservation of natural areas threatened by development.
Climbing Back
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,260. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
My heart is pounding, I try to relax and focus as I sit on a start line of my World Championship race. Years earlier my heart pounded for a very different reason, I was cold, alone and shaking in pain. I wondered if I would survive the night. After falling 200ft hours earlier, I thought my dream of racing internationally would never happen. This inspiring story describes how I climbed back.
Go Go Gato
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Series: An Eli Sharpe Mystery, Book 1. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 78,250. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014 by Camel Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When “Go Go” Gato, a young Cuban baseball player, goes missing mid-season, his agent hires PI Eli Sharpe to investigate. Eli, an ex-player himself, delves into Go Go’s secret life, which includes a drug problem, a rich society girlfriend, and a druggie single-mom fiancée. Eli is determined to locate the young man before one of the nasty people in his life--or his own bad habits--do him in.
Möten med Internet Generationen
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Series: Från Konsumtion till Internet i en Värld av Elektricitet, Andra Boken. Price: Free! Words: 100,020. Language: Swedish. Published: July 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
En sak som konfunderat mig under de år jag rest är att den unga generationen skiljer sig så enormt från tidigare generationer. Jag hade träffat dem vid flera tillfällen och jag har en son som föddes 1991 vars uppväxt jag följt på nära håll. Varför denna otroliga skillnad? Kunde det vara Internet, och i så fall, varför? Vad är det som gör att vi har en generation som har så hög empatiförmåga?
Discipleship with Horses - Journey of Joy
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,510. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
Christian Horse Training (CHT) is discipleship with horses, and describes, teaches, and shares how the same principles of your journey of joy with Jesus Christ can be used to offer leadership to a horse to bring it into delightful and confidant fellowship with you, a worthy master. "Discipleship with Horses- Journey of Joy" is both an inspirational and practical book.
Every Day Above A New Horizon
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,410. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Amusement & theme parks
John Davison sets out to recreate Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1878 journey across the south of France. Meeting kind, generous people (interspersed with the occasional idiot whom even a saint would want to throttle), battling bad weather and equipment failure, never losing his sense of the absurd, John heads through the hills towards journey’s end: the golden city down on the plain.
One Girl, One Team, One City: The Best of metsgrrl.com, 2006-2012: An eBook Anthology
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Price: Free! Words: 55,500. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
One Girl, One Team, One City: the best of metsgrrl.com is a passionate celebration of both baseball and the ups and downs of dedicated baseball fandom.
AC Milan: The Last Dynasty The Story of the Ancelotti Era
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 78,510. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History
Follow AC Milan from their triumph at Old Trafford in 2003 to their epic collapse on a cold night in Istanbul and their road to redemption which ended two years later in Athens. They were the last dynasty of a football club with a proud winning history on the continent and their demise ushered in an era of uncertainty at the club which is still felt to this day
Senior Tennis... Strokes, Strategies, Rules and Remedies
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Price: $9.63 USD. Words: 87,120. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Tennis
Senior Tennis... Strokes, Strategies, Rules and Remedies
Bowties & Bowl Games 2014 SEC Football Preview
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 122,470. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
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A comprehensive preview for the upcoming 2014 Southeastern Conference football season. Former football coach Nicholas Ian Allen provides observations, insight and analysis for all 14 SEC programs, including position-by-position breakdowns, coaching info, schedule analysis and in-depth feature articles. It's the best pre-season resource available for the country's most passionate football fans.
Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hellraiser
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,400. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
What is a "Boots Poffenberger"? You mean "The Baron"? The "Prince of Pilsner"? Only one of baseball's original Wild and Crazy Guys, that's who. The one with the major league record for laughs per career innings pitched. Travel with Boots on his journey across the baseball landscape - from Detroit to Brooklyn to Nashville to the Marines in WWII to years as a local hero in the semi-pros.
Find Me A Woman
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,830. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This time the quarterback didn't go for the cheerleader. He loves the girl in the stands with toddler stains on her shirt. The girl he never noticed, right in front of his nose.
Jagular Goes Everywhere: (mis)Adventures in a $300 Sailboat
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 65,220. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
With a steadfastly contrarian sensibility and a lively appreciation of both the profound and the absurd, Tom Pamperin sets out with his cantankerous sidekick Jagular (a fourteen-foot sailboat he built from cheap plywood, a 2x4 mast, and a $20 tarp for a sail) on a series of sail and oar (mis)adventures ranging from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.
The Spokesman
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 65,460. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Death, dirty money and cycling. Faced with the sudden death of his wife and children, ‘The Spokesman’ is a story of how one man takes on a long, difficult, and largely unplanned, journey to try to come to terms with his loss.
Running in the Back of the Pack
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 73,540. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
Startling with Bettie's first run, this story follows her journey from 5Ks to ultras, love to loss, grief to healing, from her first marathon to more than 225 more. She's logged more miles than she thought possible, and she's still going-on track to complete more than 70 this year. She runs in the back of the pack, where the view is different. Some benefits were expected--some quite surprising.