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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.
The Kobe Code: Eight Principles For Success -- An Insider's Look into Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant's Warrior Life & the Code He Lives By by Pat Mixon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,220. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Strength & Honor. A code that Kobe Bryant seems to live by. This inspiring & practical guide takes a unique spin on the traditional unauthorized biography by providing insight into how Kobe approaches his life, on & off the court. Also, by highlighting Eight Principles For Success pulled from various stages in his life, this book allows you to potentially apply these practices to your own 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.
Running Beyond the Marathon: Insights Into the Longest Footrace in the World by Grahak Cunningham
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 47,990. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Loaded with training tips, anecdotes and race stories, join four-time 3100 mile race finisher Grahak Cunningham as he takes you on the journey from his first race in 2007 as a multiday novice to his ultimate victory in 2012, and discover what he learnt along the way in the world's longest ultra marathon.
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.
Bernborough by Duncan Stearn
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,370. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011 by Proglen. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Bernborough by Duncan Stearn is the eBook edition of this definitive book on this famous Australian racehorse. Was Bernborough the greatest racehorse Australia has ever seen?
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.
From Harvard to Hagerman by Myron Finkbeiner
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,130. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012 by Borderline Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Harry Who? Famous Harry’s: Truman, Houdini, Belafonte, Potter? All fascinating personalities, but no! This is about an unknown Harry. This Harry is unwritten, invisible and obscure. This Harry was an adventurer, commoner, countryman and athlete. This is a story about a Harry that flew under the radar and was unknown to fame
Pound for Pound: The Modern Gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts by Brian D'Souza
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 97,040. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Pound for Pound traces the five greatest fighters of all time—Georges St-Pierre, BJ Penn, Anderson Silva, Maurício Rua and Fedor Emelianenko—through their humble origins, baptism by blood and fire, and rise to the pinnacle of MMA, where the sword of Damocles constantly threatens.
My Time At Bat by Chuck Hinton
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 44,710. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011 by Christian Living Books, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
"My Time At Bat" is one man’s tale of success in a career where the odds were clearly not in his favor—in Major League Baseball. Chuck Hinton takes us down the road to the big league, over every bump and hurdle along the way. He took a chance and hitchhiked 300 miles for a baseball tryout and made it. He reveals his secrets about how he stayed there for eleven years.
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...
Escalating Success: 101 Ways to Move Past Depression by Keshawn Durant
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,660. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Poinsettia Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Keshawn Durant, the oldest brother of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguar,Justin Durant, and the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughrider, Darian Durant releases his autobiography/self-help title about depression and athletics.Listen to other athletes' stories and hear expert commentary from top sports psychologists.101 natural ways to move past depression are included.
Lydia Lassila Jump by Andrew Clarke
Price: $25.00 USD. Words: 79,970. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Lydia Lassila Jump is a story about mind, body and a fighting spirit. It is journey of self discovery, self belief and battles to overcome injury and setbacks. It’s about commitment and the dedication required to reach the top and win Olympic Gold.
Carved by God, Cursed by the Devil by Ted Archer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,070. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
The event is The Marathon of the Sands, one of the world's most brutal adventure races. A 153-mile run through Morocco's Sahara Desert, it is one of the toughest races on the planet. It winds through sand dunes, rock gardens, salt flats, and mountains - all in 120-degree heat. Ted Archer, a top American finisher, tells of the struggles and the people who persevere to conquer this grueling event.
Because It Was Sunday: The Legend of Jack Youngblood by D.W. Cooper
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,190. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
He roamed gridirons of grass and turf for a quarter century with a speed, fury, grace and skill the likes of which have never been seen before or will be witnessed again. On those fields, Pro Football Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood left everything. Enjoy this book, as the "John Wayne of football" takes us in the huddle, on the field, and into his life. A life led as uniquely as anyone, ever.
So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey? by Jamie McKinven
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,200. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Less than 0.001% of all kids that start playing hockey will play a single game in the NHL. Those lucky enough to come close will experience a world filled with incredible highs and perilous lows. "So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey" takes the reader on a journey through the various levels of hockey to learn about the cultural intricacies of hockey and all its moving parts.
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