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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Collingwood's 50 Most Sensational Games by Jeff Dowsing
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 101,850. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.