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An Aussie Takes A Punt - Mat McBriar's journey from Australia to the NFL
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,040. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
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!
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
Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hellraiser
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,400. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
What is a "Boots Poffenberger"? You mean "The Baron"? The "Prince of Pilsner"? Only one of baseball's original Wild and Crazy Guys, that's who. The one with the major league record for laughs per career innings pitched. Travel with Boots on his journey across the baseball landscape - from Detroit to Brooklyn to Nashville to the Marines in WWII to years as a local hero in the semi-pros.
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
Super Broncos: From Elway to Tebow to Manning
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 57,180. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014 and represented by David Vigliano. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Dickens was talking about the Broncos, right? Super Broncos: From Elway to Tebow to Manning, is the “definitive account of the 2013 season when the Broncos were the wildest west offensive show in NFL history.”
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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.
Higher Than Eagles: The Tragedy and Triumph of an American Family
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,270. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
He was the first in a family of six children, with parents who initially balked at his fantasies. Prevailing against all the people who called him impractical, a dreamer, Bobby Wills became a legend in the fledgling sport of hang gliding. A family saga written by a mother and one of her six children.
The Devil Within
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,470. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013 by Scratching Shed Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
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.
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.
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.
Rowing Against the Tide - A career in sport and politics
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,670. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Autobiography of sports star and politician, Martin Brandon-Bravo.
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...
Rik Smits - Dunking Dutchman
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,830. Language: Dutch. Published: May 31, 2013 by Fosfor. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Rik Smits - Dunking Dutchman beschrijft de lange weg die Smits moest afleggen voordat hij in 1988 zijn eerste profcontract bij Indiana Pacers kon tekenen, en de hindernissen die hij moest nemen voordat het publiek in Indianapolis hem in de armen sloot.
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
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.
...And Then They Won Gold: Stepping Stones to Swimming Excellence - Volume 1
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 127,430. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Swimming & Diving
Learn how eight of the greatest male swimmers in recent swimming history progressed from summer league swimming to collectively win 28 Olympic Gold Medals. Included are technique tips from the swimmers themselves and practice samples from each stage of their development.
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.
"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.
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.
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.