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Reality is Fabulous: 250 Anecdotes and Stories
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 32,010. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,200. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
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.
Finding Frank: Full Circle in a Life Cut Short
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,790. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: 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.
Major Impact
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Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 63,580. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011. Category: 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!
Double T - Double Cross
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 54,650. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011 by Scottsdale Book Publishing, LLC. Category: 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.
Unstoppable Woman
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,560. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: 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.
The Puck Talks Here: The Amazing Life & Turbulent Times of Peter Pocklington
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 95,150. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Business 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.
Making Weight
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,050. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Category: 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.
Tyler's Mountain Magic
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,090. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Based on the true story about a boy from Harpers Ferry with cystic fibrosis and the most magical sports ride in West Virginia public school history.
I Dreamed, I Ran, I Conquered
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,730. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
“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.
Loving The Game When The Game Doesn't Love You Back
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,850. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Brandon wrote this book to motivate, inspire and challenge athletes to recognize the importance of preparing for life on and off the field, but ultimately to help others discover their full potential and their God-given purpose beyond the game.
Crystal Palace F.C. 1969-1990: A Biased Commentary
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,480. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
An independent history of Crystal Palace Football Club, charting their progress from 1969, and their first ever game in Division One, right up to the unforgettable 1990 F.A. Cup final.
My Wild Ride: The Untamed Life of a Girl with No Self-esteem
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Price: $3.97 USD. Words: 119,900. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013 by All Star Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
"I am the daughter of the town drunks in a small town in upstate New York and this is my story. Life started off well enough. In the beginning there wasn’t even a hint of the chaos that would eventually swallow us all." My Wild Ride is the life story of Susan Bump, which is ultimately a story of triumph. The former California trainer overcame a severely dysfunctional family to...
Black
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Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 36,870. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
In Black, Heath tells his story, revealing the depths of his dark days in 2009, his struggle to get his life back and finally his triumph of learning to live with his conditions. It took him six years to work out what was going wrong in his life and find the right solutions. Black is about telling his story to try and help others who have lost their way in life.
Speed Kills: Who killed the Cigarette Boat King, the fastest man on the seas?
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Series: Harris True Crime Collection. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,180. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Ocean racing superstar Don Aronow loved it when writers called him a living legend. His life of adventure is well known. It is his death that baffles police. He was afraid of nothing, no one. In his final hour, when a stranger talked about killing, Aronow laughed. He felt no fear until he lowered the window of his white Mercedes and looked death in the face. And then it was too late. —Miami Herald
"Double Duty" Radcliffe--36 Years of PItching & Catching in the Negro Leagues
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Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 77,210. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
"Double Duty" Radcliffe is the biography of one of the most unique baseball stars in history. Nicknamed "Double Duty" because he was an all-star pitcher and catcher, Radcliffe played from 1919-1954 in the Negro Leagues with and against the best white and black players in the world. Radcliffe's own words are intertwined with background information and interviews with more than 30 ex-teammates.
I'd Trade Him Again: Wayne Gretzky & Peter Pocklington
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,480. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
THE TRADE! 25 years later, in the annals of professional hockey, no incident has resulted in such furor, such angst among Canadians as did the decision by team owner Peter Pocklington to trade Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings. Pocklington's biographers focus on the relationship between the two men, today and during the heady heydays of the five-time Stanley Cup champion team.
A Deeper Shade of Red
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 95,370. Language: British English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Manchester United fan Mark was born to Liverpool-supporting parents and went to school a stone's throw from the Merseyside boundary. A Deeper Shade of Red is the of two clubs that grew up close together with very different values: differences that remain as pronounced now as ever. It's set within a footballing battleground, and Mark Nevin was right among the enemy bullets.
Free Agent
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Price: $20.00 USD. Words: 29,110. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
My greatest hope for anyone reading this book is for them to put themselves in my shoes, replacing my dream with whatever dream they may have, and realize that it is very much attainable.
From the Fields to the Garden: The Life of Stitch Duran
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,260. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012 by Black Mesa Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
From a humble beginning in a dirt-poor migrant camp where he picked cotton and fruit with dreams of playing baseball and seeing the world, to being stationed in Thailand as a member of the United States Air Force, to the quiet of the locker room before a big fight, to the center of the cage in the middle of chaos, this is the life of Stitch Duran.