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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
Red Mittens & Red Ink: The Vancouver Olympics by Bob Mackin, Jr
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 84,370. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Farther Up the Strait by Wayne Lutz
Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,590. 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.
Up the Winter Trail by Wayne 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.
Dry Land: Winning After 20 Years at Sea with the Pittsburgh Pirates by Charlie Wilmoth
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 62,930. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
Dry Land follows fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates through the team's first winning season in two decades. Along the way, Bucs Dugout's Charlie Wilmoth explains how the Pirates finally built a team strong enough to end the streak with a 94-win season and a playoff run.
To Be Brave, My Life: Royal Robbins by Royal Robbins
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 54,020. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Royal Robbins' accomplishments as a rock climber are legendary. This first volume of his autobiography details his historic solo ascent of the Leaning Tower in Yosemite, and chronicles his youth growing up in LA. Robbins' adventurous life story stands as a beacon of inspiration to those who ever pondered how to reach higher by reaching within. He relates climbing in terms everyone can understand.
Paul Lebowitz's 2012 Baseball Guide by Paul Lebowitz
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 123,760. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
A Complete Guide to the 2012 Baseball Season. In depth analysis of all 30 teams with sections dedicated to: management, starting pitching, bullpens, lineups, bench, prospects, predictions and relevant statistical analysis and essays. Great for fantasy players and useful all season long.
Pound for Pound: The Modern Gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts by Brian D'Souza
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 97,040. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Pound for Pound traces the five greatest fighters of all time—Georges St-Pierre, BJ Penn, Anderson Silva, Maurício Rua and Fedor Emelianenko—through their humble origins, baptism by blood and fire, and rise to the pinnacle of MMA, where the sword of Damocles constantly threatens.
Sailing Adventures in Paradise by Vincent Bossley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,090. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Water sports
Vivid chronicle the authors' four years sailing adventures in the paradise of the South Seas. Told through the eyes of his sailboat it is a most refreshing and knowledge filled narrative with many insights and problem solving events. Great reading for anyone planning or contemplating planning their own sailing adventure cruise. Also includes '101 Dollar Saving Tips' useful for the cruising sailor
Around-the-World Sailing Guide by Alan Phillips
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,110. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Do you know how to sail around the world? Which seasons do you sail? Which way do you go? Where can you stop? What paperwork is needed? Are there storms? What about pirates? Food, sails, water, regulations, safety, communications, anchorage, weather etc.
Boat Girl: A Memoir of Youth, Love, & Fiberglass by Melanie Neale
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,660. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
“Boat Girl” is the heart-breaking memoir of what it’s like to grow up aboard a sailboat. Melanie paints a vivid picture of the trials and tribulations of family life aboard a sailboat without drowning the reader in the technical details of sailing. “Boat Girl” strikes a perfect balance between a coming of age story and a sea tale, enjoyable for boaters and land-lovers alike.
(possibly) The Best (golf) Vacation Ever by James C. Coomer
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,760. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
"Jim Coomer’s book should be read by everyone who is planning a golfing holiday to Scotland or anyone who has ever wondered what a golfing holiday to Scotland would be like. His descriptive writing about Scotland’s Scots, and Scotland's golf courses, known and unknown, is both delightful and instructive. — Donald Ford, author of the Carnoustie Sto
Collingwood's 50 Most Sensational Games by Jeff Dowsing
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 101,860. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Categories: 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.
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.
The Last Great Heavyweights-From Ali and Frazier to Lewis and Tyson by Ollie Odebunmi
Price: Free! 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.