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This Is What We Are by Jack Fenwick
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,470. Language: British English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: 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.
The Devil Within by Malcolm Alker
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,470. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013 by Scratching Shed Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
In The Devil Within, rugby star Malcolm Alker reveals all about his fiery and at times controversial career. A battler known for his integrity on and off the field, Alker lifts the lid on his own experiences with drugs, alcohol, illegal betting and depression. With a fight on almost every page, this is a frank and brutally honest confessional of a life on the sporting front line.
Confessions of a Football Reporter... Another Biggs at Large by Alan Biggs
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 63,990. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011 by Vertical Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
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.
Red Card by Tony Kelly
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 46,930. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Tony Kelly's soccer career was marred by a series of mishaps and misdeeds which drove him to disaster. Ruined by an addiction to gambling, he lost his job, his career, his partner and all his money. Now he has written his story – as Kelly puts it, to “invite the public, my family and my friends into my secret hell of racism, despair, depression, stardom and self destruction.
Rowing Against the Tide - A career in sport and politics by Martin Brandon-Bravo
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,670. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
Autobiography of sports star and politician, Martin Brandon-Bravo.
Through A Mother's Eyes, The Dana White Story by June White
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 48,360. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Ethics & morals
Dana's mom worked hard to give him a better life, she raised him as a single mom to be a powerful and wealthy man. The man known by many as the king of mma. But now she questions at what cost.. "Sometimes in the pursuit of greatness we get lost. Dana's mom says the cost was too great." Marc Anthony, Ringside Report
The Funniest People in Sports: 250 Anecdotes by David Bruce
Series: The Funniest People in Sports, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 24,490. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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.
Lifelong Looper ~ The Story of a Caddie Legend by Cindy O'Krepki
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 43,650. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Steeped in history and lore and mixed with humor and insight, Lifelong Looper showcases one of the most fascinating, amusing and time-honored tradition of golf — the caddie. This story of the longest-running club caddie known in history explores the many-faceted nature of golf, brings to life legendary characters and observations for deeper than its title suggests.
Stirling by Craig Lock
Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 37,030. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
A short, yet rewarding tale of faith, hope and especially love, together with many of my various articles on my great passion motor racing and the human mind . Anyway. ENJOY. My meeting Stirling Moss and other things.
An Aussie Takes A Punt - Mat McBriar's journey from Australia to the NFL by Forbes A James
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,040. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
let's face facts - nfl fans really don't like punters. for a start the punter only comes on when their team's offence has failed. so in this book I've tried to do two things. the easy bit is tracing mat's adventure from australia via hawaii to the nfl. the hard bit is putting the case for why punters deserve a little bit more love from the fans. see if I can convince you to reconsider your view!
596 Switch: The Improbable Journey From The Palouse to Pasadena by Crimson Oak Publishing
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 71,360. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
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.
Reality is Fabulous: 250 Anecdotes and Stories by David Bruce
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 32,010. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
This book contains 250 anecdotes, including this one: Marion Davies once invited teetotaler Calvin Coolidge to one of her parties and deliberately served him sweet wine, telling him that it was fruit juice. Mr. Coolidge liked the beverage so much that he had three servings and told his hostess, “I don’t know when I’ve had anything as refreshing.”
Where Are They Now? - Portsmouth FC by Andy Pringle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,200. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Have you ever wondered what happened to all those ex-Pompey players that you have seen come and go over the years? The Pompey edition of 'Where Are They Now?' may have the answer. It features over 450 stories (and lots of recent photographs) of fame, fortune, bankruptcy, and everything in between. Some names you will remember instantly, others may have slipped from your memory altogether.
Double T - Double Cross by Michael Lanning
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 54,650. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011 by Scottsdale Book Publishing, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
DOUBLE T – DOUBLE CROSS The Firing Of Coach Mike Leach: The Backroom Deal That Deflated the Red Raider Nation. By Michael Lee Lanning Acclaimed author Michael Lee Lanning uncovers the backroom dealings that led to the firing of Coach Mike Leach and turned the Red Raider nation against the Texas Tech administration.
I Dreamed, I Ran, I Conquered by Ben Gaetos
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,730. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
“I Dreamed, I Ran, I Conquered” captures Filipino runner Ben Gaetos’ quest for his goals in life and his bumpy ride along the way. Ben’s adventures led him to dream of running a herculean race, considered by many as the world’s toughest, the Badwater Ultramarathon. At Badwater, Ben relived the struggle of David vs. Goliath, facing 135 miles of furnace-like heat, endless roads, and heavenly climbs.
Major Impact by R.G. Yoho
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 63,580. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
From the gritty streets of Pittsburgh's Hill District to the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City, Major Harris has climbed the pinnacle of college football's elite. Recently elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, this two-time Heisman Trophy finalist's pioneering style of play would change the game forever. This is the story of an athlete who left a Major Impact on the game!
Finding Frank: Full Circle in a Life Cut Short by Buzz Ponce
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,790. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Finding Frank is a personal journey of one man’s incredible life until his untimely passing at a very young age. Frank Buncom was an All American at the University of Southern California and played professionally for seven years with the San Diego Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals. At his sudden death, he left his wife and seven week-old son, Frank Buncom III.
The Puck Talks Here: The Amazing Life & Turbulent Times of Peter Pocklington by Terry McConnell
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 95,150. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Peter Pocklington has been a public figure in Canada for more than 30 years. Here, the authors pull no punches telling the story of a complicated man who has enjoyed both fame and infamy, from his early years as a car-dealer in Ontario to his arrest by the FBI. Pocklington co-operated with the authors, but "Puck" however receives no benefit, financial or otherwise, from the sale of this book.
Unstoppable Woman by Dave & Gillene Laney
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,560. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
The almost forgotten story of Mavis Hutchison, first woman to run across America -- at age 53. A mousy housewife 'with no guts and no backbone' until she began running at the late age of 37, she became a national icon as she set records over distances women had never attempted -- and she still runs competitively at 87: "You're only old when you stop growing." She intends to finish life running.
Making Weight by Mike Zorick
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,050. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Did you ever wonder what it's like to be blind? This book is about the life of a 65-year-old blind athlete. There will be happy stories, sad stories, and funny stories and there will be problems and their solutions. The intent of this book is to educate the sighted world regarding situations as they relate not only to blind people, but also to all society.