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By P J G Robbins
Price: Free! Words: 50,610. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
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.
Depression Boxer
By John Jarvis
Price: Free! Words: 27,110. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Depression Boxer is the biography of Jack Jarvis, New Zealand Lightweight Boxing Champion 1935-1945 and is a "must read" for all those interested in boxing history.
Underdogs: How Two Indian Athletes Beat the Million Dollar Arm and Became Professional Baseball Players
By Fergus Mason
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,890. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Baseball players come from Cuba, Korea, Japan...India? India is the least likely place anyone would expect a professional baseball player to come from, but one man saw potential, and gave two men a chance to prove themselves. After a strong display of athletics on the Indian television show Million Dollar Arm, two pitchers (Rinku Singh and Dinsesh Patel) were invited to America by the Pittsburg
Still Turning Left
By Scott Reeves
Price: Free! Words: 8,610. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013 by Scott Reeves. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
In this short sequel to Keep Turning Left, Scott Reeves recounts the spectacular World Final and meets the new World Champion. Featuring colour photographs and based on interviews with James Rygor, this is the story of one racing driver's journey to shock success.
Debating Destiny: Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James
By Sports Entertainment Publishing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,720. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
"Debating Destiny: Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James" is a first-of-its-kind and exceedingly controversial attempt to answer the question that some believe will define an era in sports. Michael Jordan or LeBron James: Who is the greatest NBA player of all time?
Team Ben: A Year as a Professional Gamer
By Chris Fabiszak
Price: Free! Words: 22,340. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: 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.
Hell on Wheels: The Incredible Story of Rookie Roller Derby Queen Cindy McCoy
By Karen Mueller Bryson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,420. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013 by Short on Time Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
This captivating biography reveals the details of sports legend, Cindy McCoy's inspirational life story. She was voted Roller Game Rookie of the Year and Roller Game Queen of the Year, an honor that was never repeated.
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.
Shawn Michaels: One More Match? The WWE Show Stopper... Hasn't Stopped Yet
By Michael Essany
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013 by Sports Entertainment Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
"Shawn Michaels: One More Match? The WWE Show Stopper… Hasn't Stopped Yet" is a compelling, controversial, and completely unauthorized look at Shawn Michaels' legendary career, dubious retirement, and rumored top-secret efforts by some inside the WWE (including Triple H) to coax Michaels out of retirement.
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. Category: 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.
Michael Jordan: The Final Conquest
By Michael Essany
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,710. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013 by Sports Entertainment Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
"Michael Jordan: The Final Conquest" is a compelling and controversial new book by bestselling author Michael Essany that explores an intriguing prospect recently raised by Michael Jordan himself: Will the Chicago Bulls legend make one final NBA comeback at the age of 50?
Greatest Bowlers: Anil Kumble
By Cricketing World
Series: Greatest Bowlers, Book 1. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Cricket
Kumble bagged 619 Test wickets, and he is the third-highest wicket taker in the world. He is only behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne, as of 2012.
Against Heavy Odds
By Darren Shell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,030. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Against Heavy Odds is the story of how little guy Eddie Swanson ended up becoming a world champion power lifter. This “little guy makes it big” tale will make you an Eddie Swanson fan and have you cheering for all the things he stands for in life.
Pete Elliott's 1956 Nebraska Cornhuskers
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $2.75 USD. Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
In 1956 the University of Nebraska hired Pete Elliott to coach its football team. The new coach was a 29-year-old former All-American football player at the University of Michigan. He won 12 letters at UM. The Big 7 conference, of which NU was a member, was dominated by Bud Wilkinson's Oklahoma Sooners. Elliott coached backs at OU before coming to Nebraska. He brought with him the Split-T offense.
Pioneers Of Sport
By James W Bancroft
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,140. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Extensively-researched biographical tributes to a selection of great pioneers of sport.
Jim Shoulders: King of the Rodeo Cowboys
By Stan Paregien, Sr
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
This Ebook tells about the life and rodeo career of the legendary Oklahoma cowboy Jim Shoulders. He was born in Tulsa but lived most of his adult life in tiny Henryetta, Oklahoma. Shouders was tough as a boot, mentally and physically, until the day he died. That is how he won an astounding 16 world championships in rodeo competition. And he still continues to inspire youngsters today.
Bob Harmon St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
My eBook is about an early 20th century Major League Baseball pitcher who faded into obscurity after winning 23 and 18 games in the 1911 and 1912 seasons. Harmon played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations. After his baseball career ended in 1918, he settled in Ouachita Parish, near Monroe, Louisiana. He became a successful dairy farmer and remained close to sports.
The Forgotten League: A History of Negro League Baseball
By BookCaps
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,400. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Rube Foster, Cool Papa Bell, Monte Irvin, Buck Leonard…they are some of the greatest players to ever play the game; so why have so few people heard of them? Because they never played in the MLB; they were the heroes of a baseball league often forgotten: The Negro League.
Surfing Mavericks: The Unofficial Biography of Jay Moriarity
By BookCaps
Series: Unofficial Biographies, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Jay Moriarity was a big wave surfer whose positive spirit, relentless dedication, and respect for his sport earned him the admiration of the entire surfing world. Although, he lost his life just one day before his 23rd birthday, he is still an inspiration to not just the surfing community, but to countless people that he met in his life.
Reality is Fabulous: 250 Anecdotes and Stories
By David Bruce
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 32,010. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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.”