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Team Ben: A Year as a Professional Gamer
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Price: Free! Words: 22,340. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
From cramped basements to Las Vegas hotels, follow the journey of a few competitive video game players, as professional gaming gained momentum in the late 2000s. This story takes the reader through a formative time in the author’s life, focusing on the unlikely hobby that gave him new purpose in the wake of the murder of his best friend.
The Friend From Mexico (Greek Edition)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,170. Language: Greek. Published: August 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Hello, my name is Apostolos and I was born again on the sixth of February 2009 in a hospital in Mexico. These are the somewhat intense memories from the first one and a half months of my new life.
Iron Desire: The Legacy Of Notre Dame Football Coach Frank Leahy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,790. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
In the world of football, Frank Leahy was as important as Beethoven to music, Shakespeare to dramatic poetry, Michelangelo to sculpture. The life story of Notre Dame football coach, Frank Leahy, is one of fiery inspiration, humor, and unwavering determination. Leahy's philosophy and antics, both on and off the field, illustrate a model for greatness and the fantastic stuff of legends.
The Kobe Code: Eight Principles For Success -- An Insider's Look into Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant's Warrior Life & the Code He Lives By
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,220. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
Strength & Honor. A code that Kobe Bryant seems to live by. This inspiring & practical guide takes a unique spin on the traditional unauthorized biography by providing insight into how Kobe approaches his life, on & off the court. Also, by highlighting Eight Principles For Success pulled from various stages in his life, this book allows you to potentially apply these practices to your own life.
THE POET The Life and Los Angeles Times of Jim Murray
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Price: Free! Words: 195,640. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Jim Murray: America's best sportswriter
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Price: Free! Words: 50,610. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
Charting my journey from non-runner to ultra-runner, this book follows my training from the first tentative steps, through my first marathon attempt, to a blow by blow account of the crushing lows and soaring highs of the Marathon des Sables. This memoir is an expression and an explanation of my love affair with running.
Boxer Hobo
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Price: Free! Words: 40,390. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a homeless alcoholic boxer wakes up in a Tasmanian Neuro-Trauma ward with a fractured skull, doctors inform him he won't be able to box or drink alcohol ever again. That's not an option for this thirsty pugilist, after all, he took up boxing to keep off the grog. In his determination to get well and fight again, Johnny Noctor, The Hobo, regularly runs to the top of Mt Wellington.
Running Beyond the Marathon: insights into the longest footrace in the world
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,010. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Loaded with training tips, anecdotes and race stories, join four-time 3100 mile race finisher Grahak Cunningham as he takes you on the journey from his first race in 2007 as a multiday novice to his ultimate victory in 2012, and discover what he learnt along the way in the world's longest ultra marathon.
One For The Gipper
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,080. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012 by Arrowhead Classics Publishing Co.. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Patrick Chelland takes a look at the Gipp legend and examines what made the Gipper run. The only official biography, with an imprimatur from Notre Dame. Includes photographs.
Carved by God, Cursed by the Devil
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,070. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
The event is The Marathon of the Sands, one of the world's most brutal adventure races. A 153-mile run through Morocco's Sahara Desert, it is one of the toughest races on the planet. It winds through sand dunes, rock gardens, salt flats, and mountains - all in 120-degree heat. Ted Archer, a top American finisher, tells of the struggles and the people who persevere to conquer this grueling event.
Notre Dame, Chicago Bears &
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,160. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012 by Arrowhead Classics Publishing Co.. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Heartley "Hunk" Anderson is a football legend. He has been enshrined in the Football Foundation Hall of Fame, a coveted honor he richly deserves for his contributions and achievements in the sport. There is no one to equal Anderson as a the living witness of the evolution and development of the wonderful game of football -- both pro and collegiate.
From Harvard to Hagerman
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,130. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012 by Borderline Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Harry Who? Famous Harry’s: Truman, Houdini, Belafonte, Potter? All fascinating personalities, but no! This is about an unknown Harry. This Harry is unwritten, invisible and obscure. This Harry was an adventurer, commoner, countryman and athlete. This is a story about a Harry that flew under the radar and was unknown to fame
A Bedside Book For Older Cavers
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 51,680. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013 by Mirador Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Anyone who has passed the age of seventy needs to have a positive attitude to life in order to enjoy it. This book explains how ‘older cavers’ develop and maintain this attitude, as well as taking an active interest in their chosen sport.
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.
Pocket Rocket: The Autobiography of Steve Joughin
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,930. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
In the late 1970s, before Mark Cavendish was born, a diminuative Manxman with a big heart exploded onto the British cycling scene. What Steve Joughin lacked in stature, he more than made up for with natural talent. An explosive sprinter, he was instrumental in smashing the Eastern Bloc supremacy of the Milk Race and leading British cycling into a golden age.
Legacy of a Monarch- an Amercian Journey
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,220. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The biography of Byron "Mex" Johnson, an All-Star Negro League baseball player of the 1930s-1940s.It is a history of not only a black baseball player, but of an African-Americans journey through American history.With a forward by President Bill Clinton and an introduction by Don Baylor, Legacy of a Monarch was honored and inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame 2006.
Heart For The Game
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,760. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Field Sports
Simon Keith is not only one of the longest-living heart transplant recipients, he is also the first to have ever played professional sports after a transplant. This is his remarkable story.
Game: The Resurrection of Tim Tebow
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,950. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Tim Tebow had the world on a string. An all around nice guy with mad, albeit unorthodox, football skills that saw him shattering high school and college records on the way to the most coveted award in intercollegiate sports, The Heisman Trophy. There was not a cloud in the sky. But then something happened.
The Funniest People in Sports: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Sports, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,490. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
A sample: Joe Venuti played jazz violin much better than he played golf. After hitting the ball into the lake at the Lakeside Golf Club in Hollywood, Mr. Venuti became so frustrated that he threw his club into the water, then he threw his other clubs and golf bag into the water, then he picked up his caddy and threw him into the water, and finally he threw himself into the water.
This Is What We Are
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,470. Language: British English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This Is What We Are catapults you into experiencing the unaskable — What happens to you if your club dies? — while including broader reflections on rugby and football around Europe and even the States. It’s compulsive reading for fans. And if you’re close to one of those splendid lunatics who seem to live only for their team, this book will give you a unique insight into what makes them tick.