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I Dreamed, I Ran, I Conquered by Ben Gaetos
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,730. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
“I Dreamed, I Ran, I Conquered” captures Filipino runner Ben Gaetos’ quest for his goals in life and his bumpy ride along the way. Ben’s adventures led him to dream of running a herculean race, considered by many as the world’s toughest, the Badwater Ultramarathon. At Badwater, Ben relived the struggle of David vs. Goliath, facing 135 miles of furnace-like heat, endless roads, and heavenly climbs.
When the Yankees Were on the Fritz --Revisiting the "Horace Clark Era" by Fritz Peterson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 87,030. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
"When the Yankees Were on the Fritz" is about a low time in New York Yankee history, the Horace Clarke Era, 1966-1974. Fritz's scouts had sold him on the concept that if he were on the Yankees he would be getting a World Series check almost every season, but instead, the Yankees fell to last place in the American League for the first time ever. Fritz never did get a World Series check.
Bulletproof Putting in Five Easy Lessons - The Streamlined System for Weekend Golfers by Michael McTeigue
Series: Golf Instruction for Beginners and Intermediate Golfers. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
Bulletproof Putting in Five Easy Lessons helps recreational golfers lower their scores by five shots or more per round, with minimal effort. This streamlined system is easy to learn and master with very little practice. Golfers who embrace the Bulletproof Putting System replace fear, uncertainty, and doubt with high-energy confidence and enthusiasm.
MOUNTAINS OF MY YOUTH Hiking and Skiing In the Mountains of Victoria With the Rover Scouts and Youth Hostels Association 1941 to 1951 by GORDON J R SMITH
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,130. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Snow sports
Mountains of My Youth 1941 to 1951 is a book about my love of mountains. It describes the history and adventures of hiking and skiing with the Rover Scouts and the Youth Hostel Association, which embraced skiing as a recreational sport when skiing was in it's infancy. and. The book describes with many photos the routes of hikes and ski tours in the Victorian mountain ranges and high country.
8,000 Miles Across Alaska: A Runner's Journeys on the Iditarod Trail by Jill Homer & Tim Hewitt
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 84,840. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
Lawyer and talented ultrarunner Tim Hewitt has achieved something entirely unique in the modern era: Eight thousand-mile treks across Alaska on the Iditarod Trail. This biography chronicles his adventures: the harrowing weather conditions, breathtaking scenery, fierce competition, kindness of strangers, humorous misadventures, humbling setbacks, battles for survival, and heroic victories.
Be Tough ... But Don't Be "A Tough Guy" by Craig Cicardo, Sr
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,240. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Coaching / Football(5.00 from 1 review)
Be Tough ...But Don't be “A Tough Guy" is for today's leaders and those that strive to be. It shares the idea of “toughness” being the combination of serving and caring for those they lead while demonstrating exemplary dignity and class. It is a guide for leaders who believe in this combination of compassion and toughness, and are committed to the values that will lead to their team's success.
Denali Nights: A Commercial Expedition to Climb Mt McKinley's West Buttress by Mark Horrell
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.
The Flying Sportsman by Peter Minto
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 31,520. Language: British English. Published: August 11, 2014 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
When Peter Minto first discovered the name of F.N.S Creek, he began to unravel a forgotten legend of British football. He soon found that there was far more to this man than it seemed. He was in the Royal Flying Corps in WWI, he studied at Trinity College, Cambridge and went on to manage Great Britain football teams at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics.
Once upon A Player by Agay Llanera
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,190. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Volleyball
Gorgeous college senior Val is the star spiker of her volleyball team who never runs out of dates. But this year, she sets her sights on an unexpected target--the unassuming yet ultra-cute Jake Clementia. Val is used to getting what she wants, and is sure she'll snag him before graduation. But in the process, she is sideswiped by a surprise move that sends her tumbling from her pedestal.
The Ullswater Foxhounds 1914–1965 The Second 50 Years : “It was not an ideal hunting morning” by Ron Black
Series: History of the Ullswater Foxhounds, The Second 50 Years. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,320. Language: British English. Published: August 8, 2014 by Gone2Ground Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hunting
Part Two of a planned trilogy mapping the history of the Cumbrian (UK) Ullswater Foxhounds using contemporary reports and featuring hunstmen George Salkeld, Joe Bowman, Braithwaite Wilson, Joe Wear and Anthony Barker. This is a collection of contemporary hunting reports and other 'doings', each one unique in its own way and a window through which can be viewed a world now long gone.
The Successful Treasure Hunter’s Essential Guide by David Villanueva
Price: Free! Words: 32,890. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History, Nonfiction » History » History of things
With over 40 years experience in the hobby of metal detecting or treasure hunting, David Villanueva tackles the major problems metal detectorists face. Obtaining search permission; research and finding sites; laws and code of practice; choosing a metal detector and overcoming detector limitations; identifying and preserving finds, coping with buried trash and techniques for locating finds.
The Art of Gas Blending by Anton Swanepoel
Series: Scuba Diving Books. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 26,530. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Thinking of becoming a gas blender or just want to know more about gas blending? Then this book is for you. Gas blending explained in easy steps.
Desert Spring - Learning to Love and Preserve Wild Arizona by Pete Chasar
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,630. Language: American English. Published: July 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Environment, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
This is a colorful first-hand account of one person's journey from a New Jersey-Manhattan commuter to a desert trekker and then advocate for one of Arizona's most successful land preservation programs. The story includes evocative narrative about the author’s many desert adventures, as well as the hard-fought battles involved in the preservation of natural areas threatened by development.
Climbing Back by Gilly Mara
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,260. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Canoeing
My heart is pounding, I try to relax and focus as I sit on a start line of my World Championship race. Years earlier my heart pounded for a very different reason, I was cold, alone and shaking in pain. I wondered if I would survive the night. After falling 200ft hours earlier, I thought my dream of racing internationally would never happen. This inspiring story describes how I climbed back.
2014 Longhorn Football Prospectus: Thinking Texas Football by Paul Wadlington
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 41,540. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Coaching / Football(5.00 from 5 reviews)
This 2014 Texas football preview is a season companion, reference guide, and resource for the entire football season. Our goal is to present a rational, entertaining assessment of Longhorn Football, Texas opponents, and the Big 12 Conference, while imparting a more comprehensive and deeper understanding of the game, so that you can enjoy game day, and our Longhorns, all the more. Hook 'em
The Unforgettable World Cup: 31 Days of Triumph and Heartbreak in Brazil by The Wall Street Journal
Price: Free! Words: 38,820. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
The 2014 World Cup brought with it excitement, drama, artistry and disappointment -- both on and off the field. This e-book from The Wall Street Journal collects dispatches from our coverage of the sights, sounds and culture of the world's favorite sport as seen in Brazil, its spiritual home.
Go Go Gato by Max Everhart
Series: An Eli Sharpe Mystery, Book 1. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 78,240. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014 by Camel Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
When “Go Go” Gato, a young Cuban baseball player, goes missing mid-season, his agent hires PI Eli Sharpe to investigate. Eli, an ex-player himself, delves into Go Go’s secret life, which includes a drug problem, a rich society girlfriend, and a druggie single-mom fiancée. Eli is determined to locate the young man before one of the nasty people in his life--or his own bad habits--do him in.
WARNING: Professional Sports Don't Make Millionaires by Chris "Fish" Fisher & Millicent Callahan
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 25,320. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports business, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Strategic planning
In part 1 of a 3 book series, “Warning: Professional Sports Don’t Make Millionaires”, the story futures a rookie super star athlete who recently was drafted to play professional basketball. Joining him on this journey is his veteran teammate, who turned into his mentor teaching critical business strategies on how to excel in his professional career from a business perspective.
Sport in America — Builder of Character or “Characters”? by Earle F. Zeigler
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,640. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sociology of Sports
This book looks specifically at the practice in the United States of permitting the type of sport competition in which fair play, honesty, and sportsmanship actually decline in the course of a university experience. The author also explores the belief of most that winning is the only thing that matters rules supreme, as well as the lack of intramural athletics in the schools, etc.
Möten med Internet Generationen by Håkan Anderberg
Series: Från Konsumtion till Internet i en Värld av Elektricitet, Andra Boken. Price: Free! Words: 100,130. Language: Swedish. Published: July 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
En sak som konfunderat mig under de år jag rest är att den unga generationen skiljer sig så enormt från tidigare generationer. Jag hade träffat dem vid flera tillfällen och jag har en son som föddes 1991 vars uppväxt jag följt på nära håll. Varför denna otroliga skillnad? Kunde det vara Internet, och i så fall, varför? Vad är det som gör att vi har en generation som har så hög empatiförmåga?