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From Flat Cap to Bronx Hat
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.
Under the Laughter of Eagles
Price: Free! Words: 35,690. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
True stories of some of the Wildlife and Navy people I served with during my tour of duty while stationed on Adak, Alaska. Viewed from a sometimes sideways sense of humor.
The Way of the River: My Journey of Fishing, Forgiveness and Spiritual Recovery
Price: Free! Words: 44,650. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This collection of memoirs reflect Randy Kadish’s journey of fly fishing and spiritual recovery that began when he admitted his life had become unmanageable. Then, he asked for help and relived the deep pain of his very traumatic childhood. To soothe himself, he turned to fishing. Finally, after an unexpected crisis, he found a way to forgive and connect to the good in the world.
Day Tripping: Kayak Wisconsin Door County Peninsula Bluffs, Beaches, Lighthouses, and Shipwrecks
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,890. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Kayaking, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Door County Peninsula is a premier kayaking destination with 300 miles of shoreline vacillating between towering bluffs to pristine sandy beaches. Discover historic lighthouses, nature areas, and century old shipwrecks. This fun to read guidebook provides all the launch sites with driving directions and GPS coordinates for day paddles that you can customize to your own desires and abilities.
Training on Empty
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,020. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Eating disorders, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
(5.00 from 1 review)
An engaging and honest autobiography of a former elite runner who nearly perished from anorexia, one that also explores the biopsychosocial and sociological aspects of this pervasive, malignant, but ultimately surmountable disease. Brittin's comprehensive account of her tribulations combined with her background in psychology makes this a unique must-read for athletes & health professionals alike.
Just Another Race Horse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,910. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sonny is JUST ANOTHER RACE HORSE with a story to tell that will open a well of emotion in your soul and melt your heart as you read each endearing page of his young life! His life story is told from his own perspective and he talks about his experiences with the dark side of horse racing - where being drugged, overworked and exploited is considered normal for many horses.
Small Time: A Life in the Football Wilderness
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,420. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013 by Bennion Kearny. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
(5.00 from 1 review)
In 1988, 23-year-old American goalkeeper Justin Bryant thought a glorious career in professional soccer awaited him. But professional soccer, he found, is rarely easy. Small Time is the story of a life spent mostly in the backwaters of the game, battling numerous issues, but experiencing fleeting moments of triumph that no amount of money can buy. "A Fabulous Book" Neville Southall
An Old Salt's Practical Guide to Boating
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 46,890. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
(5.00 from 1 review)
A basic boating guide, told in a salty tale format. Emphasis is on the practical and not on calculations and theory that the average boater doesn't need. The author has over 40 years of experience on the water as a pleasure boater, Coast Guardsman and commercial tug captain. This is an easy reading and entertaining way to become a proficient boater.
A Philosopher and A Firefighter Go Up A Hill
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?
Denali Nights: A Commercial Expedition to Climb Mt McKinley's West Buttress
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries, Book 19. Price: Free! Words: 32,700. Language: British English. Published: August 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
(5.00 from 1 review)
There had been an unprecedented spell of good weather on Denali, a peak notorious for its severe conditions and cold temperatures that trapped climbers in storms for days on end. Would the weather hold for Mark Horrell's team or would they find themselves fighting to survive in the teeth of a storm? This is his account of a commercial expedition to climb the West Buttress.
Making Sense of the NFL Draft
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.
Violence in Rugby
Price: Free! Words: 48,350. Language: British English. Published: November 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
(5.00 from 1 review)
This book focusses on unsanctioned violence in rugby, and describes rugby's most renowned violent deeds, profiles infamous players and chronicles the most notorious incidents. It examines violence in the past, how rugby violence is changing in the modern game and its relationship with the criminal and civil law. This is the first book to explore violence in rugby in the widest sense.
Birdies, Bogies and Kiwis: Golfing and Touring New Zealand
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 51,550. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(5.00 from 1 review)
With 400 established courses, no country on Earth has more golf courses per capita than New Zealand. We’d heard visitors easily enjoy a game without the overcrowding experienced in many other parts of the world. So, when Geoff, my best pal and golfing partner popped the question, I was pretty darned pleased. “A golfing trip to New Zealand? When do we leave?”
Riding into The Sunrise - Recollections of a bicycle journey across Russia
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.
Itching After Rovers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,630. Language: British English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
(5.00 from 1 review)
The story of a football fan embarking on an odyssey following his hometown team by hitchhiking around the British Isles and Europe. It charts the rise of his club from obscurity to English Premier League Champions. Interspersed with tall tales written by the author for his club fanzine, this story should prove entertaining to not only football fans, but also those not interested in sport.
Vagabond on a Bicycle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,650. Language: American English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
(5.00 from 1 review)
This book comprises sixteen articles describing my bicycle trips in/on Route 66, the Santa Fe Trail, the Natchez Trace, the Deep South of the United States, New England, Montana to Alaska, Maritime Canada, Washington state to Israel, Northern Europe, Eastern Hungary, South Africa, New Zealand, Tonga, the Cook Islands, and Central Chile.
A Gigantic Whinge on the Celtic Fringe
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
Escort
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,720. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Water sports, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports safety
(5.00 from 1 review)
An experienced kayaker shares her passion, insights & the 'how to' of escort kayaking for the open water, long distance swimmer.
Kilimanjaro: One Man's Quest to Go Over the Hill
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.
The President - Hobo Chronicles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,440. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
When The Hobo tries to get justice for a fractured skull, the Hobart police refuse to arrest the perpetrator. Instead they try to entrap the innocent victim, giving him no choice but to sleep in the woods. In order to stay sober, he spars in hard gyms with great Australian fighters. Even when fit and sober, he realizes without the puppet master, he’ll never get to fight in Australia ever again.