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The Forgotten League: A History of Negro League Baseball
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,400. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Rube Foster, Cool Papa Bell, Monte Irvin, Buck Leonard…they are some of the greatest players to ever play the game; so why have so few people heard of them? Because they never played in the MLB; they were the heroes of a baseball league often forgotten: The Negro League.
Victory Courts: The Story of Coach Hughes and the PVIL I.M. Terrell Panthers
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 25,450. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
The book focuses on the life and career of legendary basketball coach, Robert L. Hughes, and the direct influence he had on generations of young athletes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Victory Courts explores historical and socially relevant issues such as the role of family, community, education, and ways that high school and collegiate sports brought dignity and cultural change across the racia
Surfing Mavericks: The Unofficial Biography of Jay Moriarity
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Series: Unofficial Biographies, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Jay Moriarity was a big wave surfer whose positive spirit, relentless dedication, and respect for his sport earned him the admiration of the entire surfing world. Although, he lost his life just one day before his 23rd birthday, he is still an inspiration to not just the surfing community, but to countless people that he met in his life.
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.
Reality is Fabulous: 250 Anecdotes and Stories
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Price: $0.99 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.”
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.
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.
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.
The Puck Talks Here: The amazing life & turbulent times of Peter Pocklington
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 94,700. 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 and, in that time, volumes have been written and reported about him. So when we chose to make him the topic for this book, we asked ourselves: what is there about Peter Pocklington that has not been written, not been reported? The answer was striking in its simplicity: it was Peter Pocklington’s point of view.
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.
Tyson - The Concise Biography of Iron Mike
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,060. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
In his prime Tyson was the most dominant fighter the sport of boxing had ever seen. At twenty he became the youngest heavyweight champion in history after winning his first nineteen fights by KO. This mini bio covers Tyson’s life and career, beginning with his criminal childhood, through to his amateur career, his meteoric rise to champion, his shock fall from grace, and eventual retirement.
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.
Kicking The Odds
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 28,370. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012 by Founders House Publishing LLC. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Kicking The Odds is the story of Brett Sheldon, who was born with a birth defect that left him with short arms. In it, he talks about growing up, overcoming the obstacles and preconceptions of others, and how he excelled in athletics and in life. Sheldon also shares how the decision to walk on as a kicker for Indiana State Univerity led to an appearance on the Dr. Phil Show and much more.
Muhammad Ali! The Man, His Life and His Famous Quotes - Classic Edition
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012 by Alan Rowley. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
Muhammad Ali! A brilliantly edited and compiled ‘flip through’ guide to the living legend’s life and times and quotes. Not another boringly long and tedious list of facts that you can’t be bothered to read past the 1st page – This is your pocket sized collection of Ali memorabilia.
Rodeo Dayz
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,180. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
The Story of Rodeo contestants lives Authored by Ritchie White, Timothy Bultman, Tamara Nalley, Eric berghammer, Leo Martin, Wayne Martin, Josh Mead, Chris Mead, and Donnie Baxter.
A True Maverick: Mark Cuban's path to the NBA championship
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,490. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
Eight Dallas journalists capture Mark Cuban's development from a broke kid just arriving in town to a sophisticated team owner in this short collection of stories and essays from The Dallas Morning News.
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.
I'd Trade Him Again: Wayne Gretzky & Peter Pocklington
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,490. 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.
The Big German: Dirk Nowitzki's journey to NBA champion
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,800. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
By being himself and becoming a champion, Dirk Nowitzki rose from 10-time All-Star and 2007 league MVP and being arguably the best European-born player in NBA history to transcendent athlete.
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.