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10 Sports Scandals That Rocked the Game
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,150. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Athletes…they become like heroes. We read about them; talk about them; look up to them…but sometimes heroes let us down. And when they let us down they can change the game. This book looks at ten of the biggest profiles of all time.
Plant Water Grow
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 140,070. Language: American English. Published: August 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Ian Gold [Former NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker] reveals his weaknesses, indiscretions, and flaws, as he discusses paying prostitutes, child abuse charges, and bribing a woman to have an abortion? In "Plant Water Grow", we get an insight into how one lonely, insecure child found redemption and Gold shows the path to consider, for us as well. Without judgment. Only love. -Khurum Sheik
Sweetwater: A Biography of Nathaniel “Sweetwater” Clifton
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,680. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
When Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey decided to break the “color line” and integrate major league baseball in the 1940s, he spent years doing exhaustive background research and interviewing players. This role could not just go to an extraordinary athlete, but one of immense character as well Things went down with integration in the National Basketball Association a bit differently.
The Family Swap: The Bizarrely True Story of Two Yankee Baseball Players Who Decided to Trade Families
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,310. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Despite the New York Yankees' storied history of abundant individual greatness and unrivaled team success, the 1972 squad was a pale imitation of the teams that had made the Bronx Bombers the most famous sports franchise in the world. The team was ready for change, and it came on January 3, 1973, when 42-year-old Cleveland-based businessman George Steinbrenner announced that he and a group of i
Pelé: A Biography of Edson Arantes do Nascimento
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,550. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Pelé! Pelé! Pelé! It was a familiar chant, a chant which had been screamed from the terraces for nearly thirty years. It was October 1977 and the final game of Pelé’s hugely successful career had just finished. As Pelé looked around the stadium, tears were streaming down his face, his emotions running wild. But what an amazing journey it had been. It was all a far cry from the scene that Pelé
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
Donald Sterling, Racist Team Owner: 100 Questions & Answers about the Scandal
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,710. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014 by KAW Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
L.A. Clippers basketball team owner & billionaire Donald Sterling is involved in a scandal related to a conversation his mistress taped. On that tape, he reveals himself to be a racist. This book pulls together information from diverse sources to answer frequently asked questions about the case, such as: “Who is Donald Sterling?” “Who is his wife?” “Who is his girlfriend?" and "What happens next?"
Manos de Piedra: A Biography of Roberto Durán
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,740. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
There are not many boxing stories that have happy endings. Roberto Duran's seems to be one. Now in his sixties he has both his faculties and an intact body. He still has money and his wife of more than four decades and his family are his greatest joys. He lives in a country that worships him. For a fighter who personified the face of evil in the ring he seems to have made no lasting enemies. He
NHL Nicknames
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey
Who is Twigy? Gargamel? Goose? Edge? Bugsy? Flanders? Wizard? Mimi? The answers are inside this book that features Twitter handles and game-used nicknames of over 200 current NHL hockey players. It's the perfect gift for young NHL hockey fans!
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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.
Underdogs: How Two Indian Athletes Beat the Million Dollar Arm and Became Professional Baseball Players
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,890. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Baseball players come from Cuba, Korea, Japan...India? India is the least likely place anyone would expect a professional baseball player to come from, but one man saw potential, and gave two men a chance to prove themselves. After a strong display of athletics on the Indian television show Million Dollar Arm, two pitchers (Rinku Singh and Dinsesh Patel) were invited to America by the Pittsburg
Debating Destiny: Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,720. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
"Debating Destiny: Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James" is a first-of-its-kind and exceedingly controversial attempt to answer the question that some believe will define an era in sports. Michael Jordan or LeBron James: Who is the greatest NBA player of all time?
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
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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.
Hell on Wheels: The Incredible Story of Rookie Roller Derby Queen Cindy McCoy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,420. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013 by Short on Time Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
This captivating biography reveals the details of sports legend, Cindy McCoy's inspirational life story. She was voted Roller Game Rookie of the Year and Roller Game Queen of the Year, an honor that was never repeated.
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.
Shawn Michaels: One More Match? The WWE Show Stopper... Hasn't Stopped Yet
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013 by Sports Entertainment Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
"Shawn Michaels: One More Match? The WWE Show Stopper… Hasn't Stopped Yet" is a compelling, controversial, and completely unauthorized look at Shawn Michaels' legendary career, dubious retirement, and rumored top-secret efforts by some inside the WWE (including Triple H) to coax Michaels out of retirement.
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.
Michael Jordan: The Final Conquest
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,710. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013 by Sports Entertainment Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
"Michael Jordan: The Final Conquest" is a compelling and controversial new book by bestselling author Michael Essany that explores an intriguing prospect recently raised by Michael Jordan himself: Will the Chicago Bulls legend make one final NBA comeback at the age of 50?
Greatest Bowlers: Anil Kumble
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Series: Greatest Bowlers, Book 1. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Cricket
Kumble bagged 619 Test wickets, and he is the third-highest wicket taker in the world. He is only behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne, as of 2012.
Against Heavy Odds
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,030. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Against Heavy Odds is the story of how little guy Eddie Swanson ended up becoming a world champion power lifter. This “little guy makes it big” tale will make you an Eddie Swanson fan and have you cheering for all the things he stands for in life.