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From Flat Cap to Bronx Hat by Terry Wills
Price: Free! Words: 88,090. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby(5.00 from 4 reviews)
In the first 3 parts of his autobiography, veteran West Bromwich Albion supporter Terry Wills remembers the peaks and troughs of supporting the club between 1940 and 1976. His experiences include the dangers of watching football during National Service, the downside of a 16 hour queue for tickets and the joy of four Wembley trips.
Riding into The Sunrise - Recollections of a bicycle journey across Russia by Gregory Yeoman
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 89,390. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling(5.00 from 1 review)
Spring 1993. 14 months earlier the USSR had collapsed and with Russia accessible once more Gregory Yeoman and his expedition companions set off on their bicycles to ride from the Baltic to the Pacific. Over 153 days they encountered wild landscapes, wild people, crumbling hotels and Siberia’s two cheeses on an extraordinary adventure through a nation finding itself after 70 years of Communism.
A Philosopher and A Firefighter Go Up A Hill by S.A. Traina
Price: Free! Words: 57,770. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Fatherhood, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering(5.00 from 1 review)
A father-and-son memoir about a bookworm and a firefighter, a creature of contemplation and one of locomotion, the recollections of a child's journey from infancy to just before his wedding day set against an increasingly treacherous mountain climb. The theme is timeless: What's left for a father to tell and to give his son when that son has already become his own man?
Game Fishing Diaries - Volume 2 by Chic McSherry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,400. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing(5.00 from 1 review)
I do like to write, and for the most part some folks do like to read what I write and, since almost all of these stories were commissioned and written for publication in a variety of outdoor and travel magazines it seemed a shame not to expand on them a little bit and package them up into a second volume.
A Gigantic Whinge on the Celtic Fringe by Martin Edge
Price: $2.45 USD. Words: 51,680. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Rookies in the Wild by John Riha
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,060. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Backpacking(5.00 from 1 review)
A journey into the wilderness will reconstitute a lost soul. At least that's the theory. But when a newly unemployed dad decides to take his teenage son on a life-affirming backpacking trip along the Pacific Crest Trail, he unleashes deep-rooted fears of the unknown. Cougars, Bigfoot, and iliotibial syndrome are con-conspirators in this true comic misadventure set in the Trinity Alps Wilderness.
The Aging Athlete - Inspirational Interviews With Some of the Fittest Survivors of Elite Athleticism by Sifu Slim
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,620. Language: American English. Published: March 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports Psychology(5.00 from 1 review)
"The concept is provocative. It is somehow counterintuitive to think of great athletes becoming unfit in old age. The recent suit brought against the NFL by former players indicates the fitness and health can erode all too quickly. The aging pursuers of fitness featured in 'The Aging Athlete' are the exceptions. We can learn from their own stories of perseverance." Tom Jones, Author, 40plussports
Motors For Nothing, Kicks For Free by Dain Gingerelli
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,850. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motorcycling, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers(5.00 from 1 review)
"Motors For Nothing (Kicks For Free)" is not a typical motorcycle book. It's a non-fiction anthology by motorcycle journalist, racer and enthusiast Dain Gingerelli about the bikes he's ridden, raced, tested, and even crashed, since he took up the two-wheel sport in 1965.
Making Sense of the NFL Draft by Dr. Michael Lee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,930. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby(5.00 from 1 review)
Insights into the current NFL Draft process as a predictor of eventual player success in the NFL. Current draft ranking criteria are examined and de-bunked and substitute criteria, supported by scientific research, are suggested. The book analyzes the analyzers. Making Sense is written in a “conversational” style, with numerous examples, lists, tables and references.
Safe at Home: A Season in the Valley by Austin Gisriel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,490. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball(4.00 from 1 review)
Safe at Home: A Season in the Valley tells the story of the 2009 New Market Rebels and the townspeople who house them, feed them, and root for them; welcome them into their homes in June and send them back to their schools in August. In the process, both players and fans become part of something greater than themselves, even if it is just a baseball team in a little town in the Shenandoah Valley.
America's Passion: How a Coal Miner's Game Became the NFL in the 20th Century by Evan Weiner
Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,140. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Essay » Political(4.00 from 1 review)
The National Football League is the premier sport in the United States. But it always wasn't that way. Author Evan Weiner takes us back to the days when the NFL was a mom and pop store operation with the players and others who witnessed the league's growth first hand. The game started in the coal mines in western Pennsylvania and is a multi-billion dollar business today.
Why Bad Golf Happens To Good People/It's Your Brain Not Your Game! by Glenn R Kessler PhD
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,510. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf(4.00 from 1 review)
Every golfer has left the course thinking about the short putt they missed or trying to justify their poor performance by declaring that their “head wasn’t in the game.” All golfs recognize the importance of the mental game and need to practice as much mentally as they do physically.
Off The Map: Fifty-Five Weeks of Adventuring in the Great American Wilderness and Beyond by Bryan Snyder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,470. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues(3.00 from 1 review)
Off The Map is a collection of fifty-five outdoor adventures that take place along the rougher and more precarious edges of our country's natural splendor. If you enjoy tales of haunted hotels and hot springs, hypothermia and heat exhaustion, as well as snapshots of the most scenic locations this continent has to offer, Off The Map will satisfy your inquisitive and adventurous spirit.