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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.
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.
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.
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: $1.99 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.
Gone Carp Fishing by Steve Graham
Price: $5.29 USD. Words: 54,170. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing
Steve Graham is a carp fisherman. He has been an angler for over fifty years, and during this time he has fished for many different species, but for the last twenty-five years he has fished almost exclusively for carp. He has caught many huge fish during this time, both in England and in France, and this book describes his recent angling adventures.
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: $2.99 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.
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.
Boston Red Sox: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports by Tucker Elliot
Price: Free! Words: 80,230. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Sports by the Numbers books are not just for diehard sports fans, but for every fan and sports history reader who loves sports and wants to know more about their heroes and favorite teams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sailing Adventures in Paradise. by Vincent Bossley
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,940. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Water sports
Vivid chronicle of the authors four year 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. Includes '101 Dollar Saving Tips' useful for the cruising sailor.
Shot and a Ghost: a year in the brutal world of professional squash by James Willstrop
Price: $4.65 USD. Words: 67,780. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Squash, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Racquet sports
Funny, sad and uplifting, Shot and a Ghost lifts the lid on a year in the life of James Willstrop, one of the world's top squash players. As critical of himself as of others, he talks openly about his relationship with father and coach, Malcolm; the devastating death of his mother, Lesley; and his fierce and often acrimonious rivalry with fellow Yorkshireman Nick Matthew. A must for sports fans.
From Peach Baskets to Dance Halls and the Not-so-Stern NBA by Evan Weiner
Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,530. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball, Essay » Business
The 21st century version of the National Basketball Association will never be confused with the various leagues that cropped up after Dr. James Naismith came up with a game in the fall of 1891 at a Springfield, Massachusetts YMCA. Dr. Naismith put up some peach baskets and gave 18 players a soccer ball and the game of "basket ball" was born. A century later, basketball was a global sensation.
Around-the-World Sailing Guide by Alan Phillips
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,380. 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.
GAMES-GIMMICKS-CHALLENGES for Swimming Coaches by Bob Steele
Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 122,290. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Swimming & Diving, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Swimming & Diving
A book for swimming coaches filled with ideas swimmers of all ages and abilities love to try. It contains over 600 ideas from over 500 successful coaches at all levels. along with the author's 56 years of experience. Chapters have activities divided by either Age Group or Senior. Checkout; Rock/Paper/Scissors Relay, Dem