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Perfect Run as No.1 by Brian Lester
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,130. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2017 by Aquitaine Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Sports
In the wake of a humiliating loss in the NCAA tournament a year earlier, no one imagined the University of Findlay men’s basketball team would rise up from the ashes of the defeat and produce one of the greatest seasons in college hoops history.
Touchstones: Rugby League, Rock'n'Roll, The Road and Me by Steve Mascord
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 82,540. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2017 by Scratching Shed Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Aussie sports journalist Steve Mascord sets himself the task of attending a game and a gig every week for 52 weeks to decide if his obsessions are worthy or worthless. The most basic aspects of life are up for review as he criss-crosses the globe, assessing the relevance of rugby league and hard rock, the foibles of modern journalism and nature of fame. Does growing up mean abandoning our dreams?
OOH-AAH: The Bob Booker Story by Greville Waterman
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 136,860. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2017 by Bennion Kearny. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
With contributions from former teammates, managers, and friends, the real Bob Booker is revealed in all his complexities. It is the kind, friendly, and humorous Bob that we all expected to find but also one who demonstrated grit, determination, courage, inner strength, guile and perseverance to forge such a long and successful career for himself.
Il peso delle ombre. Racconti veri o false storie? by Mario Casella
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 55,950. Language: Italian. Published: July 27, 2017 by Gabriele Capelli Editore. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
L’impatto di una bugia, o il solo sospetto di una menzogna, hanno condizionato molti destini umani e, nel caso specifico, di alpinisti: alcuni noti, altri meno conosciuti dal grande pubblico. Sono ombre che i protagonisti di questo libro hanno portato nel proprio zaino per tutta la vita. Cancellare l’ombra di un dubbio rimane spesso un’impresa impossibile.
Round the Top - Perth to Melbourne the Long Way by Stuart Robinson & Magda Robinson
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 50,410. Language: Australian English. Published: July 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Part blog, part guide book, part text book, this book documents a couple's 12 month sailing voyage around the top of Australia to some of the most remote and dangerous waters in the world. Full of stories, photographs and practical, down-to-earth tips, this is an ideal book for someone contemplating a similar voyage or just dreaming of it.
The National Pastime: 2017 Issue: New York, New York: Baseball in the Big Apple by Society for American Baseball Research
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,480. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
In 2017 the SABR national convention took place in New York City. As SABR has done since 2008, the annual issue of The National Pastime centered around the convention site. Organized chronologically, the articles in the 2017 issue include fascinating figures such as Joan Whitney Payson, Casey Stengel, and Graham McNamee, and events from Ruth playing at Sing Sing to the Titanic's sinking.
When the Dream Became Reality by Bobby Warshaw
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,240. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Sports
A young soccer player wanted to achieve something great, but quickly learned that to move up in the soccer world, he would have to live as two separate people: the ruthless player and the regular human. This heartfelt memoir pulls back the curtain on the life of a professional athlete, and tells the story of one's path and evolution, as a person and athlete, from childhood through six pro seasons.
Puerto Rico and Baseball: 60 Biographies by Bill Nowlin
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 266,480. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2017 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » Caribbean & West Indies / General
Biographies of 60 of the best and most significant Puerto Rican baseball players from Major League Baseball, as well as early pioneers of the game, Negro Leaguers, and more, from Roberto Clemente right up through the recently inducted hall-of-famer Ivan Rodriguez. This book is a collaborative effort of dozens of members of SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research.
Baseball Research Journal Vol. 45 Issue 2: Fall 2016 by Society for American Baseball Research
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 77,870. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
The flagship publication of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Baseball Research Journal is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed publication presenting the best in SABR member research on baseball. The Fall 2016 issue includes a history of the DH rule in the 19th century, history of night baseball, Chief Bender, ad much more.
Expressly Fed: Several Years Aboard The Federer Express by Matt Zemek
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,780. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Tennis
A collection of essays on the complicated but immensely successful post-prime period of Roger Federer's tennis career, from 2011 to 2017.
The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox: Pandemonium on the Field by Bill Nowlin
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 281,090. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
This book is a tribute to the members of the Impossible Dream team, including biographies of all 39 players that year as well as appreciations of this remarkable season by an all-star lineup featuring Joe Castiglione, Ken Coleman, Gordon Edes, Peter Gammons, Jim Lonborg, and many more. The book also presents over 300 rare photographs and memorabilia from this special Red Sox season.
No-Hitters by Bill Nowlin
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 323,100. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
Sixty no-hitters and the pitchers who threw them are profiled in this book which combines research from the SABR BioProject and Games Project. Sandy Koufax, Bob Feller, and many more that span all eras of baseball history with their amazing feats. Some are hall of famers, some returned to obscurity after their day of perfection. Plus articles on Negro Leagues, losing no-hitters, and more.
From Underdog to Winner: In Pursuit of 100% Performance by Barbara Teetor Waite & John A. Pfitsch
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,610. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2017 by Frendship Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports coaching, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports Psychology
John Pfitsch (1919-2012), coach at Grinnell College for 50 years, and Barbara Waite, former chair of the Sport Psychology Program at The University of Iowa, square off to scrutinize theories and philosophies behind 100% performance, Coach Pfitsch’s term for the best his athletes had to offer. A conversation between Waite and Pfitsch’s ghost reveals more than how to win sport contests.
Dr. Dyslexia’s Guide to Sports Psychology for Equestrians by Margot Nacey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,790. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports Psychology
In her revolutionary book, Dr. Dyslexia’s Guide to Sports Psychology for Equestrians, Margot Nacey explains the psychological concept of trauma, when not processed and released, as the root cause of sports failure. Throughout her book Nacey offers equestrians state of the art tools from EMDR, Energy Psychology, Brainspotting and her Mental Advantage Program to enhance and expand performance.
The 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook by Jay Blue
Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 179,290. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
The 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook is your complete guide to the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system. With over 250 player profiles, information on all eight teams, complete 2017 schedules, broadcast information and exclusive essays, the Handbook will accompany you to Buffalo, New Hampshire, Lansing, Vancouver, Dunedin, Bluefield and beyond!
The RuthlessGolf.com Quick Guide Megapack by Mike Southern
Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 87,230. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2017 by Defiant Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
The RuthlessGolf.com Quick Guides have helped players all over the world improve their games. Each Guide is a single lesson, priced to be easily affordable by all golfers. Now, for the first time, ALL SIX QUICK GUIDES ARE AVAILABLE IN A SINGLE PACKAGE! Save 35% over the single book prices. This special Megapack is available only through the RuthlessGolf.com website and Smashwords. Get yours NOW!
The Animal Keepers by Donn Behnke
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 86,760. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2017 by KCI Sports Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Track & field
The Animal Keepers tells the true story of the Stevens Point High School cross country team and their unforgettable journey through the 1985 season. Joined by first year runner Scott "The Animal" Longley the year takes an unexpected turn as this most unlikely hero leads them on a quest for a state title.
Everything Your Coach Never Told You Because You're a Girl by Dan Blank
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 51,930. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Coaching / Soccer, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports Psychology
This is what your coaches would have said to you if you were a boy, told through the story of a small-college team that won more games than it ever had a right to win. It’s an inspiring and straightforward look at the qualities that define the most competitive females, and what separates the ones who get it from the ones who don't. It's the call-to-arms for competitive female athletes.