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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.
A Minute in March by Duncan Leigh
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,920. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Swimming & Diving, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Lou has reached an age of reflection and wants to swim to France. Or does he? Is his behaviour down to ambition, a sense of duty, escapism, or sheer desperation? Should he not be content with his lot? Has he got what it takes? This training diary documents the journeys and friendships that meet their inevitable test at the hands of nature. Sales of this book support the cancer charity Fish Aid.
Kelong Kings: Confessions of the world's most prolific match-fixer by Wilson Raj Perumal
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 146,310. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014 by Invisible Dog Srl. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
Wilson Raj Perumal has been labeled the world's most prolific match-fixer in football's recent history. Born a village boy in rural Singapore in the mid-60's, Wilson climbed the heights of international match-fixing across five continents, becoming FIFA's most wanted man. Kelong Kings is the ultimate tale about gambling, soccer and fixing, told in the words of the man who made it all happen.
Itching After Rovers by Mick Pickup
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,630. Language: British English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby(5.00 from 1 review)
The story of a football fan embarking on an odyssey following his hometown team by hitchhiking around the British Isles and Europe. It charts the rise of his club from obscurity to English Premier League Champions. Interspersed with tall tales written by the author for his club fanzine, this story should prove entertaining to not only football fans, but also those not interested in sport.
Collingwood's 50 Most Sensational Games by Jeff Dowsing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,850. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
The Collingwood Football Club is the biggest show in Australian professional sport for a reason. Loved and reviled in equal measure, The Club is steeped in a rich, sometimes turbulent 120 year history. Here, fifty of the seminal on-field moments have been identified, described and analysed for posterity - historical snapshots that go some way to explain the Magpie mystique.
Denali Ranger: A Life of Drama and Adventure on America's Tallest Peak by Lew Freedman
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 82,230. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2017 by Epicenter Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Roger Robinson has been Denali mountaineering for over forty years and has worked as a ranger for most of this time. Robinson has climbed Denali, at 20,310 feet, numerous times, leading patrols and rescues on the mountain and experiencing a series of adventures on one of the best-known and formidable mountains in the world, a mountain that for many is the symbol of Alaska, the 49th state.
Confessions of a Golf Slut by Susan Fornoff
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 72,590. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
Here is the funny and heart-warming "Drive, Putt, Love" golf sister to "Eat, Pray, Love." Trailblazing sports journalist Susan Fornoff tells how golf became her warm blanket through the heartbreaking loss of divorce and death, her compass for a hilarious journey through online dating, and her guiding light in the murky tunnel of midlife career change. Reads like fiction, but it's true!
Running Technique by Brian Martin
Series: Running Technique Tips. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,980. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports training, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports coaching(4.92 from 12 reviews)
A practical guide for distance runners to learn and train for the fundamentals of good running technique. Recognize problems with running form that cause injury, or frustrate achievement of your goals. A complete framework of coordination training, mental cues and a training philosophy to improve running technique. Foreword by Philo Saunders PhD, Senior Physiologist, Australian Institute of Sport.
Going with the Pitch: Adjusting to Baseball, School and Life as a Division I College Athlete (Second Edition) by Ken Jacobi
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 201,650. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
This book, a four part chronicle beginning with my freshman year and culminating with senior year, offers an insider’s view into the life of a college athlete. As I share my experiences on the baseball diamond, in the classroom, and up in the dorm room, the entire college baseball experience comes to life in this personal "Road to Omaha".
The Stern Years: 1984-2014 by Evan Weiner
Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,900. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports business, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
David Stern began his association with the National Basketball Association in 1966. The NBA of 1966 will never be confused with the NBA of February 1, 2014 when Stern retired after a 30 year reign as National Basketball Association commissioner. By the time Stern retired, basketball was the second most popular sport in the world.
The Indian River Lagoon Chronicles- A Narrative Paddle Adventure Through the History and Natural History of Florida's Indian River Lagoon by John Kumiski
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,040. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Natural history, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Kayaking
On December 1, 2013, five intrepid paddlers launched their vessels at JB's Fish Camp in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Their destination? Jupiter, Florida, 160 miles distant. During their nineteen day voyage of discovery they meet birds, snails, other paddlers, manatees, dolphins, scientists, restauranteurs, mangroves, seagrasses, the ghost of Henry Flagler, and much more.