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Pigeon Man by Jim Emerton
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 127,870. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2017 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Jim Emerton bred and raced birds for 40 years and had birds return to the loft from as far as 879 miles away. Now in retirement from active racing, he devotes his time and energies to sharing his experiences and his expertise with the rest of the fancy. Here in one volume is a collection of his thoughts about pigeons and pigeon racing.
Tony C: The Triumph and Tragedy of Tony Conigliaro by David Cataneo
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,610. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Boston sportswriter David Cataneo's definitive biography of the brilliant Boston star, covering his life from local boy star, to record-breaking AL slugger, to near death from a bean ball, to comebacks, more failure, then a tragic, early death. Tony C's turbulent relationship with the Red Sox is covered, as is his playboy adventures, ventures into pop singing, pro karate, and pitching.
Sydney-en-Chablais: Aventure savoyarde d’une famille australienne by Susan Steggall
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,450. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
En 1978 la famille Steggall − John, Susan, fils Zeke sept ans, fille Zali quatre ans − quitta son pays natal, Australie, pour vivre dans les Alpes françaises . Ce fut le début d’un rapport d’une réussite extraordinaire avec les sports d’hiver. Nous sommes partis ni pour le travail, ni pour les études, mais tout simplement par le goût d’aventure. Ce livre est le récit de ces dix ans.
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...
Confessions of a Wrestler by Martin R Gillott
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 60,600. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Martin Gillott, better known in the wrestling world as Jackie 'Glitterboy' Evans, knew early in his career that life in the ring would be no walk in the park. Now he tells all, including hilarious accounts of adventures in and out of the ring.Confessions Of A Wrestler will have you in stitches - just like 'Glitterboy'.
John McGraw: A Giant in His Time by Charles Alexander
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 146,160. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bowling, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
The definitive biography of the greatest figure from the Dead Ball Era, written by the highly respected chronicler of baseball biographies. John McGraw was an intense, driven man who followed up a highly successful playing career (.334/.466/.410) with a fabulous run as manager of the mighty New York Giants that included 10 pennants, 8 second place finishes and 3 World Series titles in 32 years.
Plant Water Grow by Ian Gold
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 140,070. Language: American English. Published: August 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Ian Gold [Former NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker] reveals his weaknesses, indiscretions, and flaws, as he discusses paying prostitutes, child abuse charges, and bribing a woman to have an abortion? In "Plant Water Grow", we get an insight into how one lonely, insecure child found redemption and Gold shows the path to consider, for us as well. Without judgment. Only love. -Khurum Sheik
Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hellraiser by Austin Gisriel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,400. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
What is a "Boots Poffenberger"? You mean "The Baron"? The "Prince of Pilsner"? Only one of baseball's original Wild and Crazy Guys, that's who. The one with the major league record for laughs per career innings pitched. Travel with Boots on his journey across the baseball landscape - from Detroit to Brooklyn to Nashville to the Marines in WWII to years as a local hero in the semi-pros.
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.
Higher Than Eagles: The Tragedy and Triumph of an American Family by Maralys Wills
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,270. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Parenting » Family tragedy
He was the first in a family of six children, with parents who initially balked at his fantasies. Prevailing against all the people who called him impractical, a dreamer, Bobby Wills became a legend in the fledgling sport of hang gliding. A family saga written by a mother and one of her six children.
Making Weight by Mike Zorick
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,050. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Did you ever wonder what it's like to be blind? This book is about the life of a 65-year-old blind athlete. There will be happy stories, sad stories, and funny stories and there will be problems and their solutions. The intent of this book is to educate the sighted world regarding situations as they relate not only to blind people, but also to all society.
A Bedside Book For Older Cavers by John Gillett
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 51,680. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013 by Mirador Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Anyone who has passed the age of seventy needs to have a positive attitude to life in order to enjoy it. This book explains how ‘older cavers’ develop and maintain this attitude, as well as taking an active interest in their chosen sport.
Rowing Against the Tide - A career in sport and politics by Martin Brandon-Bravo
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,670. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
Autobiography of sports star and politician, Martin Brandon-Bravo.
My Wild Ride: The Untamed Life of a Girl with No Self-esteem by Susan Bump
Price: $3.97 USD. Words: 119,900. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013 by All Star Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
"I am the daughter of the town drunks in a small town in upstate New York and this is my story. Life started off well enough. In the beginning there wasn’t even a hint of the chaos that would eventually swallow us all." My Wild Ride is the life story of Susan Bump, which is ultimately a story of triumph. The former California trainer overcame a severely dysfunctional family to...
Rik Smits - Dunking Dutchman by Tim Overdiek
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,830. Language: Dutch. Published: May 31, 2013 by Fosfor. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Rik Smits - Dunking Dutchman beschrijft de lange weg die Smits moest afleggen voordat hij in 1988 zijn eerste profcontract bij Indiana Pacers kon tekenen, en de hindernissen die hij moest nemen voordat het publiek in Indianapolis hem in de armen sloot.
Speed Kills: Who killed the Cigarette Boat King, the fastest man on the seas? by Arthur Jay Harris
Series: Harris True Crime Collection. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 122,180. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Ocean racing superstar Don Aronow loved it when writers called him a living legend. His life of adventure is well known. It is his death that baffles police. He was afraid of nothing, no one. In his final hour, when a stranger talked about killing, Aronow laughed. He felt no fear until he lowered the window of his white Mercedes and looked death in the face. And then it was too late. —Miami Herald
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.
From the Fields to the Garden: The Life of Stitch Duran by Zac Robinson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,260. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts
From a humble beginning in a dirt-poor migrant camp where he picked cotton and fruit with dreams of playing baseball and seeing the world, to being stationed in Thailand as a member of the United States Air Force, to the quiet of the locker room before a big fight, to the center of the cage in the middle of chaos, this is the life of Stitch Duran.
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.