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Sweetwater: A Biography of Nathaniel “Sweetwater” Clifton
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,680. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
When Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey decided to break the “color line” and integrate major league baseball in the 1940s, he spent years doing exhaustive background research and interviewing players. This role could not just go to an extraordinary athlete, but one of immense character as well Things went down with integration in the National Basketball Association a bit differently.
The Family Swap: The Bizarrely True Story of Two Yankee Baseball Players Who Decided to Trade Families
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,310. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Despite the New York Yankees' storied history of abundant individual greatness and unrivaled team success, the 1972 squad was a pale imitation of the teams that had made the Bronx Bombers the most famous sports franchise in the world. The team was ready for change, and it came on January 3, 1973, when 42-year-old Cleveland-based businessman George Steinbrenner announced that he and a group of i
Pelé: A Biography of Edson Arantes do Nascimento
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,550. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Pelé! Pelé! Pelé! It was a familiar chant, a chant which had been screamed from the terraces for nearly thirty years. It was October 1977 and the final game of Pelé’s hugely successful career had just finished. As Pelé looked around the stadium, tears were streaming down his face, his emotions running wild. But what an amazing journey it had been. It was all a far cry from the scene that Pelé
Donald Sterling, Racist Team Owner: 100 Questions & Answers about the Scandal
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,710. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014 by KAW Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
L.A. Clippers basketball team owner & billionaire Donald Sterling is involved in a scandal related to a conversation his mistress taped. On that tape, he reveals himself to be a racist. This book pulls together information from diverse sources to answer frequently asked questions about the case, such as: “Who is Donald Sterling?” “Who is his wife?” “Who is his girlfriend?" and "What happens next?"
Manos de Piedra: A Biography of Roberto Durán
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,740. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
There are not many boxing stories that have happy endings. Roberto Duran's seems to be one. Now in his sixties he has both his faculties and an intact body. He still has money and his wife of more than four decades and his family are his greatest joys. He lives in a country that worships him. For a fighter who personified the face of evil in the ring he seems to have made no lasting enemies. He
NHL Nicknames
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey
Who is Twigy? Gargamel? Goose? Edge? Bugsy? Flanders? Wizard? Mimi? The answers are inside this book that features Twitter handles and game-used nicknames of over 200 current NHL hockey players. It's the perfect gift for young NHL hockey fans!
Underdogs: How Two Indian Athletes Beat the Million Dollar Arm and Became Professional Baseball Players
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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
Debating Destiny: Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James
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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?
Hell on Wheels: The Incredible Story of Rookie Roller Derby Queen Cindy McCoy
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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.
Shawn Michaels: One More Match? The WWE Show Stopper... Hasn't Stopped Yet
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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.
Michael Jordan: The Final Conquest
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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
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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
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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.
Jim Shoulders: King of the Rodeo Cowboys
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,920. 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.
The Forgotten League: A History of Negro League Baseball
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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
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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.
Tyson - The Concise Biography of Iron Mike
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,060. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
In his prime Tyson was the most dominant fighter the sport of boxing had ever seen. At twenty he became the youngest heavyweight champion in history after winning his first nineteen fights by KO. This mini bio covers Tyson’s life and career, beginning with his criminal childhood, through to his amateur career, his meteoric rise to champion, his shock fall from grace, and eventual retirement.
Muhammad Ali! The Man, His Life and His Famous Quotes - Classic Edition
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012 by Alan Rowley. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
Muhammad Ali! A brilliantly edited and compiled ‘flip through’ guide to the living legend’s life and times and quotes. Not another boringly long and tedious list of facts that you can’t be bothered to read past the 1st page – This is your pocket sized collection of Ali memorabilia.
Rodeo Dayz
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,180. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
The Story of Rodeo contestants lives Authored by Ritchie White, Timothy Bultman, Tamara Nalley, Eric berghammer, Leo Martin, Wayne Martin, Josh Mead, Chris Mead, and Donnie Baxter.
A True Maverick: Mark Cuban's path to the NBA championship
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,490. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
Eight Dallas journalists capture Mark Cuban's development from a broke kid just arriving in town to a sophisticated team owner in this short collection of stories and essays from The Dallas Morning News.