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Overthinking the Marathon
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,810. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
Overthinking the Marathon is an intimate look at one man's preparation for his 21st marathon, covering the details that make running interesting and fun, even – no, especially – when it hurts. "Ray's loaning himself out as a thoughtful, veteran, and funny training partner. You couldn't find a better one as you get ready for your next 26.2-miler." -Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon winner
Bobbing to the Baltic
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 94,490. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the story of my cruise from Edinburgh to the Russian border aboard my 27ft yacht ‘Zophiel’. In 2012 we left the Forth to cross the North Sea. Though we had intended to go to Denmark, wimpiness and poor navigation took us to Holland instead. I sailed to the Baltic, cruising the islands of Sweden and Finland as far as Russia. I returned, via Estonia and the east of Sweden, to Holland.
The Adventures of Lucky Mike - All at Sea (Book Three)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,040. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Without a penny in his pocket, Lucky set out at the age of twenty to build a yacht and sail around the world. Two years later, he made the money, built the yacht and sailed away to begin the voyage of a lifetime! From a five-year circumnavigation, to exciting tales on some of the largest and fastest yachts afloat, Lucky offers a unique insight into living life as a free spirit upon the ocean.
The Adventures of Lucky Mike - The Danger Zone (Book Two)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,510. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
At fifteen, Lucky finds himself desperately alone, living in the subways of London! In a dramatic twist of fate he is conscripted into the navy as a diver, which has some breath-taking moments, like being attacked by a Great White shark! In a quest to overcome his fear of heights, he takes up skydiving and Base jumping, perhaps the worlds most dangerous and thrilling sports!
Ten Thousand Minutes: Pro Basketball Player Rankings 1952-2012
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,740. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
At Alltimehoops, we've mathematically ranked almost 1,000 NBA and ABA players in order to determine who was most (and least) valuable. There are also lists within the main list, such as "Best Players to Never Make an All-Star Team," and "Worst #1 Picks." Features 960 player ratings, over 400 player comments, essays on current and historical basketball, and 18 original full-page drawings.
LASTCAR: The First Year-By-Year Chronicle of Last-Place Finishers in the NASCAR Cup Series (1949-2013)
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Series: LASTCAR, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,700. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
LASTCAR’s Brock Beard pens his own history of the NASCAR Cup Series from the perspective of the series’ last-place finishers, providing detailed analysis of every season run from 1949 through 2013.
Diccionario Náutico y Marítimo
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 104,050. Language: Spanish. Published: January 2, 2013 by e-Diciones KOLAB. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
Este Diccionario Náutico y Marítimo le permitirá familiarizarse con los términos que se usan habitualmente a bordo de una embarcación hasta llegar a convertirse en un auténtico "lobo de mar" en cuanto a lenguaje se refiere. Su lectura es entretenida, ya que recoge multitud de ejemplos, anécdotas y curiosidades lo que hace que más que un libro de consulta parezca un compendio de temas relacionado
Chelsea here Chelsea there
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 91,620. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013 by Gate 17. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
a flawless time capsule for fans seeking a trip down memory lane or those on the lookout for enlightenment in the ways of the old school, chelsea here chelsea there presents a compelling assemblage of fascinating player interviews, rare and previously unseen photographs and the anecdotal recollections of a broad cross section of blues fans present on that special day at highbury back in 1984.
Stormy The Barrel Horse
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 131,780. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Book Description The challenge of the rodeo arena drives Ann Olsen in her quest for a barrel racing championship. Struggling to compete against powerful contenders in a fast paced event, Ann faces insurmountable obstacles as she desperately rides for her future. A Valiant woman, courageous horses, cunning horse thieves and a handsome bronc rider intertwine in this epic novel of horses.
America's Passion: How a Coal Miner's Game Became the NFL in the 20th Century
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Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,150. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
(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.
FodBoldøje - en rejse i fodboldens univers
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Price: Free! Words: 68,760. Language: Danish. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Fodbold i Afrikas slumghettoer, lokalderby i Rio og fanoprør i de lavere engelske fodboldrækker. "FodBoldøje" beskriver de følelser, fodbolden påfører mennesker i alle aldre og alle kulturer. Bogen er en personlig rejseskildring i fodboldens mangeartede univers. Ti lande, elleve historier om mennesker og deres største lidenskab. Om politik, historie, kultur, men mest af alt - om fodbold.
Pound for Pound: The Modern Gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 97,040. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts
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.
Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8000 metre peak circus in Pakistan's Karakoram mountains
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,210. Language: British English. Published: December 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
This is the tale of Mark Horrell's not-so-nearly ascent of Gasherbrum in Pakistan; of how one man's boredom and frustration is conquered by a gutsy combination of exhaustion, cowardice, and sheer mountaineering incompetence. But that's enough about his attempt; there were some talented climbers on the mountain as well, and this story is also about them.
"Double Duty" Radcliffe--36 Years of PItching & Catching in the Negro Leagues
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Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 77,210. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
"Double Duty" Radcliffe is the biography of one of the most unique baseball stars in history. Nicknamed "Double Duty" because he was an all-star pitcher and catcher, Radcliffe played from 1919-1954 in the Negro Leagues with and against the best white and black players in the world. Radcliffe's own words are intertwined with background information and interviews with more than 30 ex-teammates.
A Philosopher and A Firefighter Go Up A Hill
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Price: $5.55 USD. Words: 57,770. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Fatherhood
(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?
Aaron Torres Presents: The Year in Sports 2012 A Collection of the Year’s Best Names, and Storylines from the World of Sports and Beyond
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,610. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
The year 2012 really was a fantastic year in sports, and join author, journalist and blogger Aaron Torres in looking back at it all, through a collection of his best articles from the website www.aarontorres-sports.com.
Soccer Tough: Simple Football Psychology Techniques to Improve Your Game
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Series: Peak Performance, Book 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,750. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012 by Bennion Kearny. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports coaching
Technique, speed and tactical execution are crucial components of winning soccer, but it is mental toughness that marks out the very best players. The ability to play when pressure is highest, the opposition is strongest, and fear is greatest. Soccer Tough demystifies this crucial side of the game and helps banish the fear, mistakes, and mental limits that holds players back.
"How America Can Bike and Grow Rich, the National Bicycle Greenway in Action"
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Price: Free! Words: 111,640. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
As I work to actualize the Greenway I envisioned in 1994 in “Awake Again”, this book is set against the national Mayor's Rides we have run since my true comeback story became a book. In this sequel, from the Eagle HiWheel, I show the fun work I have been doing to make the NBG real, the actual Route and what it’s like to ride on it as we celebrate the 16 major cities it passes through.
The White Bear
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 60,910. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hunting
Tal Leverett and Bob McCarter became friends in junior high and grew up in the same North Carolina town, both becoming avid outdoorsmen. Tal eventually moved to Lake Tahoe, NV. Thirty years later they still maintained their friendship.
The Tahiti Syndrome-Hawaiian Style
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 172,800. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
The Tahiti Syndrome Hawaiian Style is an introspective journey taken under sail into the very heart of the Great Pacific Ocean to the magnificent Hawaiian archipelago. The author seeks life and love while attempting to ascertain the meaning of life as seen from the deck of a 52 foot ketch, the sailing vessel Maiatla II.