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The Last Great Heavyweights-From Ali and Frazier to Lewis and Tyson
By Ollie Odebunmi
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 118,230. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
From the steamy night-heat of Zaire in Africa, to the early morning wet-cold of Cardiff, Wales and celebrity studded ringsides in the sin-city of Las Vegas. Grab a ringside seat and relive the epic fights of Ali, Frazier, Foreman, Holmes, Tyson, Holyfield, Lewis and Bowe. Only the strongest of courage survive. Ultimately, there is one man left standing. The last great heavyweight champion.
Thar's Joy in Braveland: The 1957 Milwaukee Braves
By Society for American Baseball Research
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 209,990. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
A collaborative effort of 32 members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), Thar's Joy in Braveland! The 1957 Milwaukee Braves portrays that memorable team with life stories of all of the roster players, the manager and coaching staff, the owner, the general manager, and sportswriters and radio announcers. Summaries of the regular season and World Series re-create the magic of 1957.
Life Boat: How a century old boat and a new dream inspired an adventure of a lifetime
By Mark Harwood
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,450. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Mark, Karen and the Arab, a 100-year-old leaking lifeboat, battle October gales around the Coast of England, find themselves blocked in by ice in France, take unbelievable detours, and make minor mistakes that lead to major problems. Equal parts romantic travelogue, suspense, high sea adventure and resurrection, Life Boat is one biographical voyage you won’t want to miss.
And Monkeys Threw Crap At Me: Adventures in Hunting, Fishing, and Writing
By Gayne C. Young
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,770. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hunting
Certifiably psychotic guides, angry knife wielding natives, feces chucking primates, Hemingway’s incensed niece, and breakaway jungle toilets are just a few of the trials and tribulations author Gayne C. Young faced during his first few years as an outdoor writer. Join this natural born raconteur as he travels the world seeking adventure.
Big Balls! World Cup Nations
By Chris Whitfield
Price: Free! Words: 114,420. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
BIG BALLS! World Cup Nations is a collection of informative and irreverent football histories of the thirty-two countries represented at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. If you like football, you will love this book. It is BIG and is complete and utter BALLS!
The Suitors of Spring
By Pat Jordan
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,890. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
Few writers know more about pitching, and no pitcher knows more about writing, than Pat Jordan. Included are eight classic essays about pitchers and pitching. Featuring subjects ranging from Tom Seaver to Johnny Sain to Bo Belinsky to Steve Dalkowski, Jordan's portraits hauntingly show us that wins and losses have more to do with a pitcher's heart and mind than do his velocity and location.
Baseball Research Journal Vol. 43 Issue 1
By Society for American Baseball Research
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,130. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
The Baseball Research Journal is the flagship research publication of the Society for American Baseball Research. Founded in 1971, SABR now has over 6,000 members investigating every aspect of the sport, from statistical analysis to biographical research, to psychology, economics, physics, and more. Includes stories on Allan Roth, John McGraw, attendance factors, physics of hitting, and more.
The Miracle Braves of 1914: Boston's Original Worst-to-First World Series Champions
By Bill Nowlin
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 236,810. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014 by Society for American Baseball Research. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Long before the Red Sox "Impossible Dream" season, Boston’s now nearly forgotten “other” team, the 1914 Boston Braves, performed a baseball “miracle” that resounds to this very day. The "Miracle Braves" were Boston's first "worst-to-first" winners of the World Series. Includes biographies of every player, coach, and owner, a season recap, and other great stories from the 1914 season.
The United States Open Golf Champions: Their Championship and Story
By Tony Dulio
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 187,440. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
A history of the US Open champions.
The 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook
By Jay Blue
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 90,100. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
The 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook is the complete guide to the Toronto Blue Jays Minor Leagues. This book in unprecedented in size and scope and covers everything in the Jays' minor league system from the Buffalo Bisons to the Dominican Summer League. The book features over 250 player profiles, team profiles, a 2013 draft report and much, much more.
Missouri Proud
By Robert Mellberg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,520. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography
Missouri is a Wonderful State! It is a scenic, historic, and entertaining region surrounding the mean population center of a great country.
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. Category: 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.
Finding The Perfect Balance
By Heather Doak Nishimura
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,410. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Gymnastics
After a seventeen-year career in gymnastics, this is the personal reflections of an average gymnast's experiences and tells the story of how gymnastics shaped this little girl and teenager into the woman she has become today.
Gold Prospecting & Placer Deposits: Finding Gold Made Simpler
By Adam Koch
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 56,840. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Reference
Gold prospecting is growing in popularity. There are numerous books out there, but this one was written to read like a novel, yet teach you how you can be successful at finding some gold of your own. The old-timers didn't get it all, contrary to urban myth. This book is based on the author's lifetime of prospecting and is aimed at getting the beginner and the novice alike, into some gold!
Golf Tough: Practice, Prepare, Perform and Progress
By Dan Abrahams
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 57,270. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014 by Bennion Kearny. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
Golf Tough is an original and inspiring book– a book that will transform your game. Dan Abrahams is Lead Psychologist for England Golf, as well as a former touring professional golfer, and PGA coach. In Golf Tough, Dan offers you a powerful blueprint for improvement and a detailed plan for consistent high performance no matter what your standard of play.
A Warm Sea - Dreaming of Sailing and Making It Happen: Tales of our cruising life in the Mediterranean
By Ben Ho
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 86,490. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
This is the whimsical story of a couple who left their comfortable suburban life and embarked on a journey of exploration and self-discovery by living on board their sailboat and cruising the Mediterranean. It is about the challenges and delights of the cruising life, the cultures and histories from the Middle East to the Tuscan Islands, the friendly people they met, and the irresistible cuisines.
Crossing Europe Northeast To Southwest By Bicyle.
By Tomas Carlsson
Price: Free! Words: 60,230. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
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A travelogue of my bicycle tour across Europe in 2013. I crossed Europe northeast to southwest.
Horse Racing UK: The Inside Line
By James Aubrey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 349,330. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports statistics
What’s the best and safest way to make a profit on the UK Horse Racing Market? Is it possible? Or are the odds simply stacked against you? The aim of this book is to test the effectiveness of betting and laying in the UK Horse Racing Market using predictions based on past performance, and the selection of favourites. This book also examines the use of compound techniques, and exposure to risk.
The Friend From Mexico: A True Story of Surviving an Intensive Care Unit
By Apostolos Mavrothalassitis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,690. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Near-death experiences
The author had a mid-air collision with a fellow competitor at 10,000 feet while participating in the 2009 World Paragliding Championships in Mexico, as a member of the Greek National Team. The book describes the author's near-death experience while in induced coma and the important events while in an intensive care unit and his repatriation to Greece.
Pragmatic Karate
By Mark Jennings
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 54,080. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts
Can training in the martial arts help you in everyday life? In Pragmatic Karate Mark Jennings argues that it certainly can. Provided you have a thorough grounding in the principles of this ancient fighting art and take the right approach, both physically and mentally, the karate moves you learn in the dojo can prove invaluable in a confrontation. This is a detailed work from a karate practitioner