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Team Ben: A Year as a Professional Gamer
Price: Free! Words: 21,160. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
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From cramped basements to Las Vegas hotels, follow the journey of a few competitive video game players as professional gaming gained momentum in the late 2000s. This story takes the reader through a formative time in the author’s life, focusing on the unlikely hobby that gave him new purpose in the wake of the murder of his best friend.
THE POET The Life and Los Angeles Times of Jim Murray
Price: Free! Words: 195,640. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Essay » Political
Jim Murray: America's best sportswriter
Price: Free! Words: 50,610. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Charting my journey from non-runner to ultra-runner, this book follows my training from the first tentative steps, through my first marathon attempt, to a blow by blow account of the crushing lows and soaring highs of the Marathon des Sables. This memoir is an expression and an explanation of my love affair with running.
One For The Gipper
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,060. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012 by Arrowhead Classics Publishing Co.. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Patrick Chelland takes a look at the Gipp legend and examines what made the Gipper run. The only official biography, with an imprimatur from Notre Dame. Includes photographs.
The Funniest People in Sports: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Funniest People in Sports, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,750. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A sample: Joe Venuti played jazz violin much better than he played golf. After hitting the ball into the lake at the Lakeside Golf Club in Hollywood, Mr. Venuti became so frustrated that he threw his club into the water, then he threw his other clubs and golf bag into the water, then he picked up his caddy and threw him into the water, and finally he threw himself into the water.
Reality is Fabulous: 250 Anecdotes and Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,590. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
This book contains 250 anecdotes, including this one: Marion Davies once invited teetotaler Calvin Coolidge to one of her parties and deliberately served him sweet wine, telling him that it was fruit juice. Mr. Coolidge liked the beverage so much that he had three servings and told his hostess, “I don’t know when I’ve had anything as refreshing.”
Loving The Game When The Game Doesn't Love You Back
Price: Free! Words: 43,850. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Brandon wrote this book to motivate, inspire and challenge athletes to recognize the importance of preparing for life on and off the field, but ultimately to help others discover their full potential and their God-given purpose beyond the game.
Champions Never Quit: God Is Close By Your Side
Price: Free! Words: 53,930. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
Never never never never never never quit. The book is about how I prayed and asked God what I should do in my life and he answered my prayer and told me to play basketball. And I wanted to become the greatest basketball player ever. Everything seemed like it was falling apart and God was not there helping me. But I never gave up, and it turned out he was helping me the whole time...
I'd Trade Him Again: Wayne Gretzky & Peter Pocklington
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,480. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
THE TRADE! 25 years later, in the annals of professional hockey, no incident has resulted in such furor, such angst among Canadians as did the decision by team owner Peter Pocklington to trade Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings. Pocklington's biographers focus on the relationship between the two men, today and during the heady heydays of the five-time Stanley Cup champion team.

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