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My Trinities
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,110. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
NEWLY REVISED for next year's hiking season! The most comprehensive guide to Northern California's most spectacular wilderness area, the Trinity Alps (plus a lengthy chapter on the Russian Wilderness). Over 200 lakes, all major peaks and trails, plus extensive off-trail info. Geology, botany, birds, human history, swimming holes, bear dens, life-or-death narratives, and humor throughout. Photos!
Youth Sports: Still Failing Our Kids - How to Really Fix It
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,360. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports coaching, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports Psychology
Bob Bigelow, former NBA player and 25-year youth sports reform advocate, demonstrates how improved play models increase children’s skills. Bob has conducted unique quantitative studies that show how to truly solve the problems in today’s youth sports environment. Bob offers a genuine blueprint for success and real-world examples. If you really want to change kids’ sports, this book is a must-read!
Robert "Big Bob" McCullough Al Capone Associate Illinois Horse Racing Official and Murderer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
"Big Bob" McCullough was questioned by Senate investigator George B. White at his plush Cedar Lake, Indiana residence. McCullough had admitted threatening crime expose' reporter William Drury. However he only went so far as admitting that someone had beaten him to killing Drury. McCullough lived a long life. He died in a Florida nursing home when he was 97. My book examines his criminal career.
A Gigantic Whinge on the Celtic Fringe
Price: $2.45 USD. Words: 51,680. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
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This is the story of a circumnavigation of Ireland aboard my 27ft yacht in 2011. From the Forth I went round Ireland anti-clockwise, which people tell me is the ’wrong way round’. Most of the journey was sailed solo. I skirted a lot of the bits of the ‘Celtic Fringe’. By sea Celtdom doesn't look so much a 'fringe' as the centre, a fact which I rant about quite a lot
Skagerrak and Back
Price: $2.40 USD. Words: 32,070. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
“Skagerrak and Back” is the story of my North Sea circuit aboard my 27ft yacht. This is not a tale of astonishing derring-do and bravery in the face of insurmountable odds. Neither does it purport to be a pilot book or sailing directions. It’s just the story of an achieveable summer cruise aboard a seaworthy wee boat.
Tigers and Tamangs: How Not to Do a Nepalese Adventure Travel Reconnaissance
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 23,340. Language: British English. Published: March 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Mark Horrell sets off on an adventure travel reconnaissance with his friends who own a Nepalese trekking agency. On a desperate crusade to see a tiger in Bardia National Park they experience a bizarre set of escapades involving the Nepalese Army, a tame rhino and a surreal rafting trip. After visiting the birthplace of Buddha they are then terrorised by leeches on a monsoon trek.
Tales from the Top Flight : A review of the 2015/16 English Premier League
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,920. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
“Tales from the Top Flight” is an all encompassing review of the 2015/16 Premier League season and the ending still seems bizarre even though we all know what happened. Through his newspaper column “Tales from the Top Flight” author and sports writer Chris Darwen cast his satirical eye over proceedings and now the collection of ramblings have been put together in this book.
Elbrus By Any Means: An Unconventional Ascent of Europe's Highest Mountain
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries, Book 17. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 15,630. Language: British English. Published: August 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Mark Horrell boards a cable car at the village of Azau, a ski resort in the Baksan Valley on the southern side of Elbrus, the first of many forms of transport he takes across both summits as he traverses the mountain to its wilder northern side. This is the humorous account of an unusual ascent of Europe's highest mountain, and will appeal to anyone with a total disregard for cheating.
The True Peruvian Route: An Ascent of Aconcagua, South America's Highest Mountain
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries, Book 13. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 15,820. Language: British English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Mark Horrell was privileged to climb Aconcagua with a wise old Peruvian who had climbed the mountain more times than any other, and who had discovered one of its main routes. It soon became clear that you don't get a record like that unless you are willing to do all you can to defeat every obstacle the mountain throws at you.
In the Footsteps of Whymper: Climbing Ecuador's Volcanoes
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries, Book 10. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 17,670. Language: British English. Published: December 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
This is the story of Mark Horrell's journey in the highlands of Ecuador following in the footsteps of the Victorian mountaineer Edward Whymper, who is best-known for making the very first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. In 1879 he made first ascents of many of Ecuador's highest mountains, and Mark was determined to find out more by climbing some of them himself.
To the Top of Central America: Bagging Volcanoes in Guatemala
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries, Book 18. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 18,270. Language: British English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Guatemala has a chain of thirty volcanoes, four of which are active. It's not the sort of place most people think of spending their Christmas holidays, but that's exactly what Mark Horrell did. Accompanied by a disparate group of people, he sets out to climb seven volcanoes in eleven days, including Volcan Tajumulco, the highest mountain in Central America.
Virgin Conquests: First Ascents in Ladakh
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries, Book 4. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 18,780. Language: British English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Mark Horrell sets out with a new group of companions from Leh in northern India, near the banks of the Indus and surrounded by mountains, to spend two weeks trekking in a remote valley near the Pakistan border. His objective is to explore the region and find an unclimbed Himalayan peak to climb. This is the diary of his journey.
Yakking with the Thunder Dragon: Walking Bhutan's Epic Snowman Trek
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries, Book 9. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 28,620. Language: British English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
More people have climbed Everest than completed the Snowman Trek. Mark Horrell sets out to walk the famous long-distance trail in the magical Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, where economic welfare is measured not in Gross Domestic Product, but a commodity known as Gross National Happiness. Along the way he encounters feisty yaks and dramatic mountain landscapes. This is his travel diary.
Cocuy Sniffing in Colombia: Walking One of South America's Classic Treks
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries, Book 15. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 16,820. Language: British English. Published: March 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Mark Horrell sets out to trek and climb in the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, an area which was previously a stronghold of drug funded guerrillas who would have regarded a climber, especially a foreign one, as easy ransom money. What he finds is a green and pleasant land of mountains, lakes and glaciers which belie Colombia's reputation as a den of terrorism. This is the diary of his journey.