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Playing in the Puddles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,000. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Type 1 diabetic and stroke survivor Barnaby Howarth was three-quarters of the way through writing his autobiography in 2005 when he had a stroke and was placed on life support after being bashed outside a nightclub in Sydney. He has teamed up with author Julie Lewthwaite to tell his story - that of a man who is proud to be living a "normal" life.
The Gospel According to Casey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,340. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
The GOSPEL ACCORDING TO CASEY is the ultimate Casey Stengel book for lovers and admirers of "The Ol' Perfessor." It is part collection of hilarious stories and 1-liners by and about Casey, and half an analysis of his managerial genius. Dozens of resources and interviews were done by Ira Berkow and Jim Kaplan, two highly esteemed baseball writers. The result is nothing short of AMAZIN'!
King Kwong: Larry Kwong, the China Clipper Who Broke the NHL Colour Barrier
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,450. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015 by Five Rivers Publishing info@5rivers.org. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Who broke the colour barrier in the NHL? A man whose professional hockey career statistics include leading the senior leagues for scoring and for low penalty minutes – and a single shift on the ice in an NHL game.
Confessions of a Wrestler
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 60,600. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Martin Gillott, better known in the wrestling world as Jackie 'Glitterboy' Evans, knew early in his career that life in the ring would be no walk in the park. Now he tells all, including hilarious accounts of adventures in and out of the ring.Confessions Of A Wrestler will have you in stitches - just like 'Glitterboy'.
John McGraw: A Giant in His Time
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 146,160. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bowling, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
The definitive biography of the greatest figure from the Dead Ball Era, written by the highly respected chronicler of baseball biographies. John McGraw was an intense, driven man who followed up a highly successful playing career (.334/.466/.410) with a fabulous run as manager of the mighty New York Giants that included 10 pennants, 8 second place finishes and 3 World Series titles in 32 years.
Cowboy Sweethearts
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,030. Language: American English. Published: November 22, 2014 by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Get a glimpse of rodeo life from the days of tent camps and telegrams to the age of traveling in luxury horse trailers with built-in living quarters and cell phones. Read the true stories of eleven women who married prominent men of the rodeo. Some stayed at home while other went with their husbands on the rodeo circuit. A few were rodeo participants, themselves.
An Aussie Takes A Punt - Mat McBriar's journey from Australia to the NFL
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!
Plant Water Grow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 140,070. Language: American English. Published: August 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
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
I Dreamed, I Ran, I Conquered
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.
First: Three African-American Athletes That Changed the Game
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 43,960. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
For change to happen, there has to be someone daring enough to suffer through the negativity of being first. The three players profiled here, beat the odds and changed the game. Profiled in this book: Jackie Robinson — The first African-American baseball player Fritz Pollard — The first African-American coaches in the NFL and one of the first African-American players in the NFL Nathaniel Clif
Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hellraiser
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,400. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
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
Price: Free! Words: 195,640. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Essay » Political
Jim Murray: America's best sportswriter
Loving The Game When The Game Doesn't Love You Back
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,850. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Categories: 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.
Super Broncos: From Elway to Tebow to Manning
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 57,180. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014 and represented by David Vigliano. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
“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.”
Red Card
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.
My Journey - Memoir of a Kung Fu Master
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,320. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Join Sifu Austin Goh as he illustrates the historical events of the birth of Wing Chun in London. The journey from student to master and bouncer to bodyguard; using his Wing Chun skills to protect himself and others. Challenges in his London Wing Chun school as well as memories of training with his Master; meeting other famous masters and Bruce Lee.
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Price: Free! Words: 50,610. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
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.
Inspiring Sports Stories: Four Athletes That Inspired a Nation
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,380. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Some athletes play the game…and some inspire the game. The four plays profiled in this book were part of the second group. This book profiles the following athletes: Jay Moriarity, Jackie Robinson, and Rinku Singh and Dinsesh Patel. This is a collection of previous published books, which may also be purchased separately.
Higher Than Eagles: The Tragedy and Triumph of an American Family
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,270. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Parenting » Family tragedy
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
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.