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Born Into Baseball: Laughter and Heartbreak at the Edge of The Show
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,650. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Jim Campanis, Jr. shares his unique perspective on baseball in this collection of stories about his childhood as part of the Dodgers' inner circle; his career as an All American at USC and minor leaguer; and being part of a baseball family whose history dates back to the days of Jackie Robinson. Campanis is funny, insightful, and refreshingly honest about both his triumphs and failures.
Tony C: The Triumph and Tragedy of Tony Conigliaro
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
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
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...
A Star Shattered: The Rise & Fall & Rise of Wrestling Diva
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,530. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2016 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
World famous wrestling diva Tammy Lynn “Sunny” Sytch has written a tell-all autobiography that follows her into the ring and on the road, through her romantic relationships, domestic abuse, her battle with cancer, incarceration, getting sober and the release of her adult film with Vivid Entertainment.
Alison Nicholas: Walking Tall
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 95,250. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015 by Bennion Kearny. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
In this candid and entertaining book, Alison Nicholas explores her years on both the LET and LPGA Golf Tours, the ups and downs, her tournament records, her faith, and – of course – the Solheim Cup.
The Yorkshire Hunter: The Paul Ingle Story
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,940. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015 by Scratching Shed Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
The story of Paul Ingle - aka 'The Yorkshire Hunter' - is one of tough northern English roots, ambition, glory, tragedy and ultimately hope. After an IBF featherweight world title win over Manuel Medina, Ingle came off the Madison Square Garden canvas to stop Junior Jones in an epic for the IBO belt. Then disaster struck. This is the tale of a fighter whose fiercest battle came outside the ring.
Confessions of a Wrestler
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 60,600. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015 by Memoirs Publishing. 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
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.
An Aussie Takes A Punt - Mat McBriar's journey from Australia to the NFL
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,040. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
let's face facts - nfl fans really don't like punters. for a start the punter only comes on when their team's offence has failed. so in this book I've tried to do two things. the easy bit is tracing mat's adventure from australia via hawaii to the nfl. the hard bit is putting the case for why punters deserve a little bit more love from the fans. see if I can convince you to reconsider your view!
Plant Water Grow
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
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.
THE POET The Life and Los Angeles Times of Jim Murray
Price: Free! Words: 195,640. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Essay » Political
Jim Murray: America's best sportswriter
Super Broncos: From Elway to Tebow to Manning
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 57,180. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014 and represented by David Vigliano. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Dickens was talking about the Broncos, right? Super Broncos: From Elway to Tebow to Manning, is the “definitive account of the 2013 season when the Broncos were the wildest west offensive show in NFL history.”
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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
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.
The Devil Within
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,470. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013 by Scratching Shed Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
In The Devil Within, rugby star Malcolm Alker reveals all about his fiery and at times controversial career. A battler known for his integrity on and off the field, Alker lifts the lid on his own experiences with drugs, alcohol, illegal betting and depression. With a fight on almost every page, this is a frank and brutally honest confessional of a life on the sporting front line.
Making Weight
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
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
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.

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