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The Red Eye
By David Blatt
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 156,260. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
For any normal individual, a round the world trip of a lifetime would mean abandoning all thoughts of everyday life and embracing a jetset lifestyle. Not so David Blatt. While his long-suffering wife Hélène embarked upon a 90,000 mile global odyssey with thoughts of tickingoff as many of the world's wonders as possible, David felt the magnetic pull of the other love of his life, Manchester United.
A Deeper Shade of Red
By Mark Nevin
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.
From Hull to Hell and Back
By Lee Crooks
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 111,540. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013 by Scratching Shed Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Rugby league prop forward Lee Crooks was an archetypal blood and guts firebrand front-rower. His autobiography, From Hull to Hell and Back, is by turns confessional and controversial, moving and occasionally hilarious. This is the colourful story of a modern-day rugby league maverick. Think you know Lee Crooks? Think again!
In Search of the Double - AFC Sunderland 1912-13
By Mark Metcalf
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,520. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Although Charlie Buchan might still be a revered figure on Wearside, his team mates aren't and yet the 1912/13 season, which is the subject of this book, produced arguably the fi nest Sunderland team ever to grace the famous red and white striped shirts.
The Room: A Memoir of Youth, Football and a Win-or-Die Coach
By John M. Brewer, Jr.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,720. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013 by One Monkey Books. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
A high school football player’s memoir of rebellion against a “winning” coach who encouraged brutality and bullying and ignored concussions and other serious injuries to his players. An engaging, candid, often grim, often wry account of growing up in Pittsburgh’s African-American community in the 1950’s and early 60’s. This book should be read by young athletes, their coaches and their mentors.
From Flat Cap to Bronx Hat
By Terry Wills
Price: Free! Words: 59,550. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
In the first parts of his autobiography, veteran West Bromwich Albion supporter Terry Wills remembers the peaks and troughs of supporting the club between 1940 and 1968. His experiences include the dangers of watching football during National Service, the downside of a 16 hour queue for tickets and the incomparable joy of two Wembley trips.
Of Bread and Circuses: The Story of Bountygate and the 2012 New Orleans Saints
By Reid Gilbert
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,600. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Of Bread and Circuses (OBAC) chronicles the New Orleans Saints' 2012 calendar year, and examines the events of Bountygate. OBAC revisits the Saints' 2012 calendar year; traces the roots of Bountygate; analyzes the saga's distortions and misconceptions; offers a wider context for the events; and theorizes on the scandal's legacy.
The Insiders Guide to Manchester
By Ivan Ponting
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 140,960. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
THE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO MANCHESTER UNITED provides an in-depth look at both the significant and fleeting careers that have graced Manchester United. Alongside Ivan Ponting's comprehensive statistical analysis for each player, the entries will appear in debut order, offering an alternative chronology of the club while Doherty's comments will offer a former professional view of the players involved.
Back From The Brink
By Justin Blundell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 169,460. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
The twenty-odd years that separated the First World War from the Second World War have often been referred to as the long weekend. This book follows the fortunes of Manchester United from Friday night to Sunday afternoon.
From Goal line to Touch-Line
By Jack Crompton
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,610. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Jack Crompton is one of only two surviving members of Manchester United's illustrious 1948 FA Cup winning side and the first to pen his autobiography. Jack served the club as goalkeeper, trainer and caretaker manager for almost 40 years between the 1940s and the 1980s.
Section 6: a memoir of family, football and fandom
By Chris Garson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,830. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A memoir of family, football and fandom celebrating the sixty year romance between the Garsons and the Cleveland Browns.
The Complete George Best
By Darren Phillips
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,040. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
George Best is widely regarded as the finest footballer ever produced by the British Isles. His death in November 2006 prompted lengthy analysis of his career and his standing in the game, a debate 'The Complete George Best' will help settle.
The Complete Eric Cantona
By Darren Phillips
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,430. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Eric Cantona's career at Old Trafford lasted only 5 years but its lasting impact is still being felt today. During that comparatively small span, Cantona's dedication and self-confidence enabled a club to emerge from over a quarter of a century of failure and self-doubt. Cantona's career before he arrived in England had been nomadic at best, self-destructive at worst.
Old Trafford: 100 Years of the Theatre of Dreams
By Iain McCartney
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 118,710. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
In the past 100 years Old Trafford has hosted World Cup and European Championship matches, FA Cup Finals and a Champions League Final and has witnessed countless United wins, draws and defeats. Yet it endures, above all, as a monument to the vision of the club's founder and first patron John Henry Davies.
The Story of the Green & Gold: Newton Heath 1878 to 1902
By Charbel Boujaoude
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,600. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
The Green and Gold campaign recently launched by Manchester United fans against the club's owners, the Glazer family, took its inspiration from the colors of the original Newton Heath club from which United emerged in 1902. This book attempts to explain the characters and history of that club.
Sully: Grafting for England
By Tony Sullivan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,440. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
The early 1980s was a golden age for football hooliganism and shoplifting in Europe. With security forces on the continent yet to fully realise the extent of the English Disease and security relaxed in even the most expensive shops, Europe was ripe for pillage and Sully was one of many to take full advantage - funding his trips following the national team with ill-gotten gains.
When Football Was Fun
By Derek Potter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,620. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Over 40 years spent at the cutting edge of football reporting for "The Daily Mirror," "Daily Express" and "Today" newspapers, gave Derek Potter a unique insight into the characters of legendary personalities in the game.
All Shook Up: Bury FC's Amazing Cup Story - FA Cup Winners 1900 & 1903
By Mark Metcalf
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,930. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
This is the incredible true story of the Lancashire team who dominated the world's first cup competition at the beginning of the 20th century. Bury FC, FA Cup winners in 1900 and 1903, won the famous competition before Manchester United were formed and 65 years before Liverpool finally triumphed.
Celery! Representing Chelsea in the 1980s
By Kelvin Barker
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 213,910. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013 by Gate 17. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Celery! Representing Chelsea in the 1980s is a definitive period piece of True Blue writing which captures in amazing detail the trials and tribulations, the laughter and the tears, and the joy and pain of both watching and playing for Chelsea Football Club during a truly remarkable decade in the club's history.
Chelsea Football Fanzine
By Mark Worrall
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,580. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013 by Gate 17. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Renowned as the peoples publication, cfcuk has been on the streets since may 1999 when it was originally launched as Matthew Harding's Blue and White Army. Chelsea Football anzine, the best of cfcuk volume one, takes a look back at the first fifty issues showcasing a fascinating selection of articles, interviews and editorial material featured between may 1999 and September 2005.