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Jesse Owens And The Sprinting Buddha
By Charles Bryce
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
Strange yet true, American Olympian Jesse Owens encountered, and personally confirmed, a sprinting freak in the Malayan jungle in the 1950s. Reported first-hand by a witness to the event, it also gives rare insight into the great athlete’s humble nature. Reporter Charles Bryce accompanied Owens in this visit to frontline troops.
The Stuff of Legends
By Patrick Triplett
Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
Between 1971 and 1975 three men's paths crossed to create the greatest five year period in the history of heavyweight boxing. This is their incredible story.
Chasing the Runner's High
By Ray Charbonneau
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,500. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
In "Chasing the Runner's High", Ray Charbonneau tells the story how he pushed his addiction to running up to, and then past, his limits. It's a memoir that shares what he learned, what he should have learned, and what he still has to learn from running. Marshall Ulrich, 4 time winner of the Badwater Ultramarathon calls Chasing the Runner's High "a hard look at the mind of a runner".
Bobby Murdoch, Different Class
By David Potter
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 86,780. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2010 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
The rise of Celtic's Bobby Murdoch mirrored his club's emergence in the Sixties. With Murdoch in midfield, the Hoops became one of the most formidable teams in British football history - winning an unprecedented 9 Scottish titles in a row, 5 Scottish Cups, 5 Scottish League Cups to add to their immortal triumph in Lisbon in 1967.
Collingwood's 50 Most Sensational Games
By Jeff Dowsing
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 101,860. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
The Collingwood Football Club is the biggest show in Australian professional sport for a reason. Loved and reviled in equal measure, The Club is steeped in a rich, sometimes turbulent 120 year history. Here, fifty of the seminal on-field moments have been identified, described and analysed for posterity - historical snapshots that go some way to explain the Magpie mystique.
José Mourinho: The Rise of the Translator
By Ciaran Kelly
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,850. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013 by Bennion Kearny. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
From Porto to Chelsea, and Inter to Real Madrid – the Mourinho story is as intriguing as the man himself. Now, a new challenge awaits at Stamford Bridge. Covering the Mourinho story to October 2013 and featuring numerous exclusive interviews with figures not synonymous with the traditional Mourinho narrative.
Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympic Games - What really happened before, during and afterwards
By Don Hale
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
When the 1936 Olympic Games was hosted by Germany at their magnificent Berlin stadium, the country was a far different place from when they were first awarded the event. Now run by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, this is a genuine account of what really happened in the lead up the games, during and after; how their own athletes were treated, and the contrast to their public and propaganda image.
The Return of King Kenny - Liverpool FC's 2010-2011 Season from a Fan's Perspective (Unauthorised)
By Oliver Smith
Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 104,320. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011 by Punked Books. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
At over 100,000 words, The Return of King Kenny is the most comprehensive guide yet published to Liverpool Football Club’s 2010-2011 season, arguably the most tumultuous of any in the club’s history. The previous lacklustre year had ended with the sacking of Rafael Benitez, which led the author of this book to believe that things could only get worse…
The Cassius Clay Story
By David W. Coleman
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,210. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
This biography of the boxer better known as Muhammad Ali, details the early part of his career, when he was still called Cassius Clay. The book focuses on the action inside the ring, but also spotlights the men who fought Cassius Clay: who they were, where they came from, how they got to fight Clay, and what happened to them. As such, it is a pocket history of heavyweight boxing during the 1960's.
Who is the Greatest Sportsmen of the Modern Era?
By Frank Oliver
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.
The Weight of the World
By Patrick Triplett
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
Of all the legends and famous moments in the history of sports, none can match what happened on the night of June 22nd, 1938.
When It Was King
By Patrick Triplett
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
The sport of boxing has declined in popularity significantly over the last quarter century. But there was a time when it ranked among the major sporting events in the country. This is a concise history of the golden age of heavyweight boxing in America, from John L. Sullivan to Muhammad Ali.
Greatest Bowlers: Glenn McGrath
By Cricketing World
Series: Greatest Bowlers, Book 6. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Cricket
McGrath is considered to be one of the greatest fast medium pace bowlers in the history of cricket.
The Baby Boomer's Top Ten Sports List
By Patrick Triplett
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
All sports lists are flawed in one way or another. They are subjective, based on other's opinions and often end up comparing apples to oranges. This is a list of greatest athletes, teams and moments of the modern era of sports, as witnessed first hand by a sports writer.
O.C. High School Sports Interviews of 2011
By Patricia La Bella
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
O.C. High School Sports Interviews of 2011 is a collection of interviews by pro athletes who grew up or currently live in Orange County, California. These young stars share their thoughts on what high school sports meant to them; what they have learned from being a pro athlete; and what it takes to make dreams come true. Inspirational for any young person on a path to success.
Bowling Better: Tips To Improve Your Average
By E. Don Harpe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,500. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
I'm not a professional bowler nor a professional bowling coach, and I suggest that if any of you have the time and the money you should take advantage of one of the many excellent clinics that are available today. However, me not being a pro is the very reason I think this book will work for many average league bowlers like myself.
Great Bowlers: Michael Holding
By Cricketing World
Series: Greatest Bowlers, Book 10. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Cricket
Michael Anthony Holding is one of the greatest fast bowlers from the West Indies. He was born on 18th of February, 1959, in Kingston, Jamaica.
The Funniest People in Sports, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
By David Bruce
Series: The Funniest People in Sports, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 26,540. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
A sample: When future NFL player Pat Tillman was attending Arizona State, his coach, Bruce Snyder, planned to redshirt him, thus keeping him eligible to play college football for an additional year. Mr. Tillman told him, “You can do whatever you want with me, but in four years I’m gone. I’ve got things to do with my life.”
Greatest Bowlers: Richard Hadlee
By Cricketing World
Series: Greatest Bowlers, Book 13. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Cricket
Hadlee is one of the most successful former New Zealand cricketers. He is regarded as one of the most effective and greatest fast bowlers and all rounders in the history of Test Cricket.
Creating Champions
By Jonothan Page
Price: $8.72 USD. Words: 100,290. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Coaching / Soccer
CREATING CHAMPIONS Contains a great set of winning tactics for football that I (FA level 2 coach) formulated through research into the professional game, whilst tailoring them into a simple format to be used at grass roots level. The football knowledge and ideas within this book can save much time for managers and coaches wanting to lead their team to winning silverware and improve their players.