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Don Cockell Heavyweight Boxing Contender From England
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
World heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano fought British Empire champion Don Cockell on May 16, 1955 at San Francisco's old Kezar Stadium. The bout was not regarded as much of a test for Marciano in the pre-fight newspapers leading up to the event. It was the American's 5th title defense. Even British commentators failed to anticipate the highly competitive contest that was about to be staged.
Red Card
By Tony Kelly
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 46,930. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: 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.
Demythologizing Michael Phelps
By David L. Hoof
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,170. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Demythologizing Michael Phelps is the first comprehensive evaluation of the rise and fall of the most decorated Olympian in history. With uncontroversial facts, it reveals the forces that created a perception of Michael Phelps’s spectacular greatness. Closer scrutiny reveals a needy person lacking true sportsmanship. This book is a real eye-opener. Every fact is verifiable.
My Journey - Memoir of a True Master
By Austin Goh
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 48,270. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: 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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By P J G Robbins
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.
Inspiring Sports Stories: Four Athletes That Inspired a Nation
By LifeCaps
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,380. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: 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
By Maralys Wills
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.
Depression Boxer
By John Jarvis
Price: Free! Words: 27,110. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Depression Boxer is the biography of Jack Jarvis, New Zealand Lightweight Boxing Champion 1935-1945 and is a "must read" for all those interested in boxing history.
A Short History of Diamond Palm Training Methods
By Lee E. Shilo
Series: Diamond Palm Breaking Techniques, Book 9. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
(5.00 from 1 review)
It was around early 1978 as my failing and inaccurate memory serves, when I was first introduced to a hand conditioning then called Iron Palm. Numerous descriptions of the process were discussed and explained to me. At that time, it was only a discussion, not a prelude to actually practicing it.
Underdogs: How Two Indian Athletes Beat the Million Dollar Arm and Became Professional Baseball Players
By Fergus Mason
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
Off Loading with Sonny Bill Williams
By David Riley
Series: Reading Champions, Book 2. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 17,450. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Off Loading with Sonny Bill Williams is the incredible story of how a determined and humble young man became a champion in three different sports . . . and one of the most sought after athletes in the world! Learn how Sonny did it and how you can achieve your dreams through hard work too.
Still Turning Left
By Scott Reeves
Price: Free! Words: 8,610. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013 by Scott Reeves. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
In this short sequel to Keep Turning Left, Scott Reeves recounts the spectacular World Final and meets the new World Champion. Featuring colour photographs and based on interviews with James Rygor, this is the story of one racing driver's journey to shock success.
Debating Destiny: Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James
By Sports Entertainment Publishing
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?
Making Weight
By Mike Zorick
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
By John Gillett
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.
Game: The Resurrection of Tim Tebow
By Marc Shapiro
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,950. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Tim Tebow had the world on a string. An all around nice guy with mad, albeit unorthodox, football skills that saw him shattering high school and college records on the way to the most coveted award in intercollegiate sports, The Heisman Trophy. There was not a cloud in the sky. But then something happened.
Rowing Against the Tide - A career in sport and politics
By Martin Brandon-Bravo
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.
Team Ben: A Year as a Professional Gamer
By Chris Fabiszak
Price: Free! Words: 22,340. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
My Wild Ride: The Untamed Life of a Girl with No Self-esteem
By Susan Bump
Price: $4.97 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...
Hell on Wheels: The Incredible Story of Rookie Roller Derby Queen Cindy McCoy
By Karen Mueller Bryson
Price: $2.99 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.