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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.
This Is What We Are
By Jack Fenwick
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,470. Language: British English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This Is What We Are catapults you into experiencing the unaskable — What happens to you if your club dies? — while including broader reflections on rugby and football around Europe and even the States. It’s compulsive reading for fans. And if you’re close to one of those splendid lunatics who seem to live only for their team, this book will give you a unique insight into what makes them tick.
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. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts
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.
"Double Duty" Radcliffe--36 Years of PItching & Catching in the Negro Leagues
By Kyle McNary
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 77,210. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
"Double Duty" Radcliffe is the biography of one of the most unique baseball stars in history. Nicknamed "Double Duty" because he was an all-star pitcher and catcher, Radcliffe played from 1919-1954 in the Negro Leagues with and against the best white and black players in the world. Radcliffe's own words are intertwined with background information and interviews with more than 30 ex-teammates.
Running Beyond the Marathon: insights into the longest footrace in the world
By Grahak Cunningham
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,010. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
(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.
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 Tucker Elliot. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
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.
Lifelong Looper ~ The Story of a Caddie Legend
By Cindy O'Krepki
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 43,650. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Steeped in history and lore and mixed with humor and insight, Lifelong Looper showcases one of the most fascinating, amusing and time-honored tradition of golf — the caddie. This story of the longest-running club caddie known in history explores the many-faceted nature of golf, brings to life legendary characters and observations for deeper than its title suggests.
Through A Mother's Eyes, The Dana White Story
By June White
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 48,360. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Dana's mom worked hard to give him a better life, she raised him as a single mom to be a powerful and wealthy man. The man known by many as the king of mma. But now she questions at what cost.. "Sometimes in the pursuit of greatness we get lost. Dana's mom says the cost was too great." Marc Anthony, Ringside Report
Stirling
By Craig Lock
Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 37,030. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
A short, yet rewarding tale of faith, hope and especially love, together with many of my various articles on my great passion motor racing and the human mind . Anyway. ENJOY. My meeting Stirling Moss and other things.
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.
Victory Courts: The Story of Coach Hughes and the PVIL I.M. Terrell Panthers
By Robin Hughes
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 25,450. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
The book focuses on the life and career of legendary basketball coach, Robert L. Hughes, and the direct influence he had on generations of young athletes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Victory Courts explores historical and socially relevant issues such as the role of family, community, education, and ways that high school and collegiate sports brought dignity and cultural change across the racia
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.
Black Knights of the Panhandle - Dumas Demons
By Don Samuels
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,510. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Black Knights of the Panhandle is a memoir about life, seen through eyes of youngsters growing up in the panhandle town of Dumas, Texas during the 1950s and early 1960s. It captures lifestyles shortly after soldiers returned home at the end of World War II, as they wanted to forget about war and begin a new 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.”
Unstoppable Woman
By Dave & Gillene Laney
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,560. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
The almost forgotten story of Mavis Hutchison, first woman to run across America -- at age 53. A mousy housewife 'with no guts and no backbone' until she began running at the late age of 37, she became a national icon as she set records over distances women had never attempted -- and she still runs competitively at 87: "You're only old when you stop growing." She intends to finish life running.
Pocket Rocket: The Autobiography of Steve Joughin
By Nemesis Publishing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,930. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
In the late 1970s, before Mark Cavendish was born, a diminuative Manxman with a big heart exploded onto the British cycling scene. What Steve Joughin lacked in stature, he more than made up for with natural talent. An explosive sprinter, he was instrumental in smashing the Eastern Bloc supremacy of the Milk Race and leading British cycling into a golden age.