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Waiting for the Fall: A Decade of Dreams, Drama and West Virginia University Football by Mike Casazza
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,870. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Zone Read. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports business
When native son and head coach Rich Rodriguez led the West Virginia Mountaineers to an unexpected Sugar Bowl victory at the end of the 2005 season, behind a youthful roster that included electrifying freshmen Patrick White and Steve Slaton, West Virginia fans figured the best was yet to come. Instead, the seasons that followed served up endless, stomach-churning drama.
Keeping Track: The Inner Eye of an Outdoor Life by Ed Gray
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,440. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2010 by Graybooks. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hunting, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing
Written over the course of 20 years by the founding editor of Gray’s Sporting Journal, these 70 short pieces form a very personal and moving memoir of a thoughtful life spent in the outdoors with his growing family and a few like-minded and unforgettable characters. By the end of this book, they’ll all be etched in your mind, too.
Kilimanjaro: One Man's Quest to Go Over the Hill by M.G. Edwards
Series: World Adventurers Series, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,020. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues(5.00 from 1 review)
Kilimanjaro: One Man's Quest to Go Over the Hill chronicles the author's attempt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. At forty years old and on the verge of a midlife crisis, he tried to change his life by climbing a mountain. This book is for climbers and hikers interested in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and for anyone who feels over the hill and needs to make a life change.
Chasing the Runner's High by Ray Charbonneau
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,390. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
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".
Glory Nights: From Wankdorf to Wembley by Mel Gomes
Price: $6.42 USD. Words: 54,750. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Tottenham Hotspur returned to play in the European Cup for the first time in 49 seasons in 2010/11. Mel Gomes followed them over land and sea on their journey, staying on the Champions League Gravy Train for one of the epic series of Clasicos as Barcelona played Real Madrid four times in sixteen days, and then onto Barca's Final against Manchester United at Wembley. This books tells that story.
The Business and Politics of Sports by Evan Weiner
Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,040. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
The Business an Politics of Sports contains over 100 of Evan Weiner’s columns that describe the power plays, players, media and political (federal, state and local) connections, which rule the 19 billion dollar a year business of sports. At the heart of Evan Weiner’s writing lies his belief that “it’s great to watch a game and report on it, but democracy deserves more
Running Easy - Beginner Marathon Guide by Craig Blewett
You set the price! Words: 116,030. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports training
Running Easy is an amazing, unique approach to running. Rather than “try harder” it’s all about “Try Easier”. The Running Easy approach was developed by, and for “ordinary people” like you, and backed by loads of scientific research. If you think words like “fun”, “easier”, “healthy”, “lifestyle”, and “running” should be together, then this approach is for you.
Retrospecticus: 2013-2014 Professional Basketball Yearbook by Ian Levy
You set the price! Words: 50,690. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
Assembled with creativity and care, joy and ambition, Retrospecticus is a yearbook-style review of the 2013-2014 NBA season written in collaboration by the contributors at Hickory-High.
Bobby Murdoch, Different Class by David Potter
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 86,780. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2010 by Empire Publications. Categories: 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.
Red Mittens & Red Ink: The Vancouver Olympics by Bob Mackin, Jr
Price: $1.16 USD. Words: 84,350. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Olympics, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics were the Games of the Great Recession. A $6 billion-plus party that inspired a nation. But at what cost? This is more than a story of the thrill of victory and agony of defeat. It's about fear and greed, unity and division, celebration and anguish. It is red mittens and red ink.
Lenny, Lefty, and the Chancellor: The Len Bias Tragedy and the Search for Reform in Big-time College Basketball by C. Fraser Smith
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 131,290. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2010 by Bancroft Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
On June 19, 1986, Len Bias, one of the greats of college basketball, destined for NBA stardom, died of a cocaine overdose. The nation was stunned, and for the next several months, millions followed the unfolding tragedy at University of Maryland. In this account, Baltimore Sun reporter C. Fraser Smith examines the abuses that led to the Bias tragedy, and the crucial reform that followed.
Spanish Castle to White Night by Mark Chisnell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,600. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Water sports, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing(4.00 from 1 review)
So, you think you’d like to sail around the world? Sunsets across calm oceans, cocktails at cosy anchorages, landfalls in amazing new places? Not if you take part in one of the planet’s last great adventures. An incredible race, ripping and roaring through the seven seas. This is a tale of endurance, deprivation and adventure, a story of winners and losers, those who made it and those who did not.
An Incredible Journey: The Idlewild Expedition by Ben Gray
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 77,820. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Hillbilly landlubber Ben Gray and his sons launched a 55 hp boat near their ranch in Alberta. 2,000 miles with portages and groundings to the Arctic Ocean. Then west past Alaska to the Bering St and turned back North and East through the ice choked NW Passage to circumnavigate the world in 2005. From hurricanes to pirates to being arrested to meeting lovely people, it was An Incredible Journey.
MOUNTAINS OF MY YOUTH Hiking and Skiing In the Mountains of Victoria With the Rover Scouts and Youth Hostels Association 1941 to 1951 by GORDON J R SMITH
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,130. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Snow sports
Mountains of My Youth 1941 to 1951 is a book about my love of mountains. It describes the history and adventures of hiking and skiing with the Rover Scouts and the Youth Hostel Association, which embraced skiing as a recreational sport when skiing was in it's infancy. and. The book describes with many photos the routes of hikes and ski tours in the Victorian mountain ranges and high country.
Farther Up the Strait by Wayne J Lutz
Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,580. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Boating and survival off the grid in coastal British Columbia, where mountains drop into the sea and people practice self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Destinations on the Strait of Georgia, with contrarian views of the people and places of coastal British Columbia. A follow-up book to the original 'Up the Strait,' which constitutes a set of two books that can be read in either order.
So Much More Than A Game by Julie Wyckoff
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 58,810. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports coaching
During one magical summer, a group of young boys played baseball with heart, spirit and joy, but not at the beginning of the season. Starting as a disparate group, some unhappy with being stuck with a woman coach, some battling their egos, some battling their confidence and some battling their fears, they grew into a team with purpose, and unity, and with a never quit attitude, and they had fun.
4 Minutes Of Time Added On Vol.1 - rjb81media Football Blog 2012 by Richard Brook
Price: Free! Words: 54,880. Language: British English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
A review of 2012 in, predominantly English, football as it appeared to Richard Brook, of 4 Minutes Of Time Added On the football blog from rjb81media.
Up the Winter Trail by Wayne J Lutz
Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,740. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Winter in coastal British Columbia is supernatural. Off-road riding on quad and motorcycle, with emphasis on the people and local geography. Hiking and survival off the grid in coastal BC, where mountains drop into the sea and individuals possess self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Winter hiking adventures in the Powell River area, including numerous photos and maps.
The Last Great Heavyweights-From Ali and Frazier to Lewis and Tyson by Ollie Odebunmi
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 118,230. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Starting with the historical clash between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in 1971, and ending with the much anticipated fight between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson in 2002, this book looks at the great heavyweight champions who were the standard bearers of boxing over a thirty-year period. Grab a ringside seat and relive the epic fights and rivalries of boxing's legendary heavyweight champions.
Assault on Lake Casitas by Brad Alan Lewis
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,910. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Rowing, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Lewis’s story is more than a book about a man attempting to win a gold medal in a sport that offers little more than personal rewards. It is about challenging convention, overcoming defeat and working outside of an established system. Assault on Lake Casitas is a compelling tale of competition at the highest possible level and the emotions that fuel obsession.