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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 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.
Bernborough
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,370. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011 by Proglen. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Bernborough by Duncan Stearn is the eBook edition of this definitive book on this famous Australian racehorse. Was Bernborough the greatest racehorse Australia has ever seen?
Pound for Pound: The Modern Gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 97,040. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts
Pound for Pound traces the five greatest fighters of all time—Georges St-Pierre, BJ Penn, Anderson Silva, Maurício Rua and Fedor Emelianenko—through their humble origins, baptism by blood and fire, and rise to the pinnacle of MMA, where the sword of Damocles constantly threatens.
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.
Escalating Success: 101 Ways to Move Past Depression
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,660. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Poinsettia Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
Keshawn Durant, the oldest brother of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguar,Justin Durant, and the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughrider, Darian Durant releases his autobiography/self-help title about depression and athletics.Listen to other athletes' stories and hear expert commentary from top sports psychologists.101 natural ways to move past depression are included.
Lydia Lassila Jump
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Price: $25.00 USD. Words: 79,970. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Lydia Lassila Jump is a story about mind, body and a fighting spirit. It is journey of self discovery, self belief and battles to overcome injury and setbacks. It’s about commitment and the dedication required to reach the top and win Olympic Gold.
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.
Because It Was Sunday: The Legend of Jack Youngblood
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,190. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
He roamed gridirons of grass and turf for a quarter century with a speed, fury, grace and skill the likes of which have never been seen before or will be witnessed again. On those fields, Pro Football Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood left everything. Enjoy this book, as the "John Wayne of football" takes us in the huddle, on the field, and into his life. A life led as uniquely as anyone, ever.
River of Champions
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,620. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey
A true, against-all-odds story about common teen-aged boys whose single goal, and the path to reach it, turned them into extraordinary young men. It is a heart-warming story of desire, grit, and determination of boys who dare to attempt the impossible dream.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Black Knights of the Panhandle - Dumas Demons
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,510. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Black Knights of the Panhandle is a memoir about life, seen through eyes of youngsters growing up in the panhandle town of Dumas, Texas during the 1950s and early 1960s. It captures lifestyles shortly after soldiers returned home at the end of World War II, as they wanted to forget about war and begin a new life.
Confessions of a Football Reporter... Another Biggs at Large
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 63,990. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011 by Vertical Editions. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Football journalist Alan Biggs—a BBC match summariser on television and radio—relates his comical escapades in the world of professional sport in Confessions of a Football Reporter.
596 Switch: The Improbable Journey From The Palouse to Pasadena
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Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 71,360. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
All-American Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf, who led the WSU Cougars to a Rose Bowl appearance in 1998, shares the ins and outs of a young man from Montana, attending college with dreams of a pro football career.