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Team Ben: A Year as a Professional Gamer by Chris Fabiszak
Price: Free! Words: 21,160. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography(5.00 from 6 reviews)
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.
824 by P J G Robbins
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.
Iron Desire: The Legacy Of Notre Dame Football Coach Frank Leahy by K Raven Rozier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,790. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
In the world of football, Frank Leahy was as important as Beethoven to music, Shakespeare to dramatic poetry, Michelangelo to sculpture. The life story of Notre Dame football coach, Frank Leahy, is one of fiery inspiration, humor, and unwavering determination. Leahy's philosophy and antics, both on and off the field, illustrate a model for greatness and the fantastic stuff of legends.
The Friend From Mexico (Greek Edition) by Apostolos Mavrothalassitis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,170. Language: Greek. Published: August 10, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Hello, my name is Apostolos and I was born again on the sixth of February 2009 in a hospital in Mexico. These are the somewhat intense memories from the first one and a half months of my new life.
Boxer Hobo by Johnny T. Noctor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,390. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes(5.00 from 1 review)
When a homeless alcoholic boxer wakes up in a Tasmanian Neuro-Trauma ward with a fractured skull, doctors inform him he won't be able to box or drink alcohol ever again. That's not an option for this thirsty pugilist, after all, he took up boxing to keep off the grog. In his determination to get well and fight again, Johnny Noctor, The Hobo, regularly runs to the top of Mt Wellington.
Champions Never Quit: God Is Close By Your Side by Timothy McGaffin II
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...
Cycling Widows by Alannah Foley
Series: Cycling Widows. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,520. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography(2.50 from 2 reviews)
CYCLING WIDOWS Lifting the Veil on Living with an Obsessive Cyclist Written by a long-suffering Cycling Widow, this is a satirical look at the world of cycling, and might just save a few marriages – as well as many a bike from being fed into the garden mulcher. A 'must read' for fanatical cyclists & Cycling Widows alike.
One For The Gipper by Patrick Chelland
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.
Who is the Greatest Sportsmen of the Modern Era? by Frank Oliver
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,930. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
Who is the greatest sportsman of the modern era? In this great value book Michael Jordan, Lance Armstrong, Andre Agassi, Michael Schumacher, Tiger Woods, and Valentino Rossi are analysed in seven detailed biographies; they are then compared against each other in the categories of Dominance, Popularity, Mental Toughness, Athleticism, Achievement, and Longevity to determine an overall winner.
Game: The Resurrection of Tim Tebow by Marc Shapiro
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,950. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Tim Tebow had the world on a string. An all around nice guy with mad, albeit unorthodox, football skills that saw him shattering high school and college records on the way to the most coveted award in intercollegiate sports, The Heisman Trophy. There was not a cloud in the sky. But then something happened.
Legacy of a Monarch- an Amercian Journey by Jan Sumner
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,220. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
The biography of Byron "Mex" Johnson, an All-Star Negro League baseball player of the 1930s-1940s.It is a history of not only a black baseball player, but of an African-Americans journey through American history.With a forward by President Bill Clinton and an introduction by Don Baylor, Legacy of a Monarch was honored and inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame 2006.
Red Card by Tony Kelly
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 46,930. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Tony Kelly's soccer career was marred by a series of mishaps and misdeeds which drove him to disaster. Ruined by an addiction to gambling, he lost his job, his career, his partner and all his money. Now he has written his story – as Kelly puts it, to “invite the public, my family and my friends into my secret hell of racism, despair, depression, stardom and self destruction.
Loving The Game When The Game Doesn't Love You Back by Brandon Sweeney
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.
The Funniest People in Sports: 250 Anecdotes by David Bruce
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.
Where Are They Now? - Portsmouth FC by Andy Pringle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,180. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Have you ever wondered what happened to all those ex-Pompey players that you have seen come and go over the years? The Pompey edition of 'Where Are They Now?' may have the answer. It features over 450 stories (and lots of recent photographs) of fame, fortune, bankruptcy, and everything in between. Some names you will remember instantly, others may have slipped from your memory altogether.
Reality is Fabulous: 250 Anecdotes and Stories by David Bruce
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.”
Finding Frank: Full Circle in a Life Cut Short by Buzz Ponce
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,790. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Finding Frank is a personal journey of one man’s incredible life until his untimely passing at a very young age. Frank Buncom was an All American at the University of Southern California and played professionally for seven years with the San Diego Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals. At his sudden death, he left his wife and seven week-old son, Frank Buncom III.
A Deeper Shade of Red by Mark Nevin
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 95,370. Language: British English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
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.
I'd Trade Him Again: Wayne Gretzky & Peter Pocklington by Terry McConnell
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.