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From Peach Baskets to Dance Halls and the Not-so-Stern NBA
By Evan Weiner
Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,530. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
The 21st century version of the National Basketball Association will never be confused with the various leagues that cropped up after Dr. James Naismith came up with a game in the fall of 1891 at a Springfield, Massachusetts YMCA. Dr. Naismith put up some peach baskets and gave 18 players a soccer ball and the game of "basket ball" was born. A century later, basketball was a global sensation.
America's Passion: How a Coal Miner's Game Became the NFL in the 20th Century
By Evan Weiner
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.
Ride Like a Trooper
By Jack Hawkins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,240. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Ride Like a Trooper is based upon the first of the manuals adopted by the United States Army, translated from the “Notes on Equitation and Horse Training” which were the answers to the examination questions at the School of Application for Cavalry at Saumur, France. It was adopted by the US Army and the Mounted Service School on 16 July, 1910.
Mystic Seafarer's Trail: Secrets behind the 7 Wonders, Titanic's Shoes, Captain Sisson's Gold, and Amelia Earhart's Wedding
By Lisa Saunders
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,530. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Journey to and from the center of adventure--Mystic, Connecticut. Includes little known facts behind Mystic’s pizza, "7 Wonders," hurricanes, cemeteries and massacre, plus information on area shipwrecks, Amelia Earhart's wedding, Benedict Arnold’s treachery and Ernie the Ledge Light Ghost.
Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call: A 21st Century Survival Guide for High School Football Coaches
By K. Russell DePriest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,340. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Coaching / Football
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The conclusions drawn by analyzing statistics from college and professional football often do not translate to the high school game because the games are so different. This book puts those powerful statistical techniques for maximizing a team's chance of winning into the hands of high school coaches and fans. These techniques are illustrated using the Pulaski Academy Bruins as a case study.
How to Fix Basketball Games
By Arnold Popkin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,240. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
Changing a few rules in basketball will make the game much fairer and more enjoyable. The major changes concern intentional fouls near the end of a game and the fouling out rule. Other subjects discussed include changes in time outs, changing the shot clock to 24 or 30 seconds, and better use of replay. Logical explanations for change are given, and fairness is the most important criterion.
Day Tripping: Kayak Wisconsin Door County Peninsula Bluffs, Beaches, Lighthouses, and Shipwrecks
By Babs Malchow Smith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,560. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Kayaking
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
20 day paddles with GPS coordinates for small watercraft launch sites, public accesses and restaurants with beach landings along the way. The fun to read guide shares the most dramatic bluffs, hidden beaches, lighthouses, entertaining history, coastal landmarks, and 15 shipwreck locations visible from kayaks. This is why Wisconsin's Door Peninsula is a premier kayaking destination.
Hittin’ the Trail: Day Hiking the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
By Rob Bignell
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,230. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
“Hittin’ the Trail: Day Hiking the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway” is the only complete guide to the parks’ great day hiking trails. With one tap of the screen, you can: >>Plan days of fun family-friendly activities >>Learn which trails lead to great vistas, swimming beaches, and wildlife sightings >>Discover historical and geological wonders >>Find directions, entrance fees, and more!
Flexibility & Duct Tape
By Jack Campbell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,810. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing
As seen through the eyes of the “Wagon Master”, Author Jack Campbell, explores the worldly travels of fishing through dusty and dirty sunglasses. His gang of four, the purported swashbucklers of fly-fishing, and their adventures from pristine Alaska to “ugly water” are humorously told in this fast paced and entertaining book.
Why You Can't Shoot Straight: The Basic Science of Shooting
By John Cramer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,710. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hunting
Beginning with the most basic science, that gravity means you can never shoot straight, this book clearly and carefully explains the physical science behind all aspects of shooting. First it covers the basics of projectile motion, air resistance effects and the impact of rotational. It then moves to advanced and applied science topics like recoil control and optics of sighting and scopes.
Ghost Trails: Journeys Through a Lifetime
By Jill Homer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,200. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 reviews)
"Ghost Trails" is the true story of an ordinary person - timid, nonathletic, raised in the suburbs of Salt Lake City - and her unlikely route to one of the most difficult bicycle races in the world, a 350-mile epic along Alaska's frozen Iditarod trail. Through her struggles and intimate confrontations with her fears and weaknesses, she discovers the surprising destination of her life's trails.
A Deeper Shade of Red
By Mark Nevin
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 95,370. Language: British English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Manchester United fan Mark was born to Liverpool-supporting parents and went to school a stone's throw from the Merseyside boundary. A Deeper Shade of Red is the of two clubs that grew up close together with very different values: differences that remain as pronounced now as ever. It's set within a footballing battleground, and Mark Nevin was right among the enemy bullets.
David & Suzanne's Big Frickin' Canadian Motorcycle Adventure
By David Moore
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 132,530. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The trip began innocently enough. All they wanted was a simple, week-long vacation to celebrate their new freedom. How hard could that be? Armed with poor planning, poor judgment, laughter, love, and an optimism usually reserved for the perilously insane, our daring duo cast caution to the wind and headed straight into the heart of the deepest, darkest continent known to man: Canada.
Vagabond on a Bicycle
By Jim Hendrickson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,670. Language: American English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
Vagabond on a Bicycle comprises 16 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.
The Muzzleloading Rifle A shooter’s guide to the purchase, care and feeding of the Blackpowder rifle
By Mark Buchanan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,600. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Shooting
If you've ever wanted to know more about purchasing,shooting and caring for a muzzleloading rifle, then this short but comprehensive book is for you. You'll learn which style of rifle will best suit your shooting needs. Some of the history about the development of various types of rifles and a copious amount of "how-to" information to help you get the best out of your blackpowder experience.
The Indianapolis 500 - Volume Two: Roadsters, Laydowns and Another World (1954 – 1958)
By Brian G. Boettcher
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,460. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Second of five volumes closely examining the history of the Indianapolis 500 and American National Championship racing from 1946 to 1969. Volume Two: Roadsters, Laydowns and Another World includes the story of Bill Vukovich, USAC's formation, the growing genius of A.J. Watson, the "Race of Two Worlds" at Monza, Italy, plus details of each 500-mile race from 1954 through 1958.