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First: Three African-American Athletes That Changed the Game by Frank Foster
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 43,960. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
For change to happen, there has to be someone daring enough to suffer through the negativity of being first. The three players profiled here, beat the odds and changed the game. Profiled in this book: Jackie Robinson — The first African-American baseball player Fritz Pollard — The first African-American coaches in the NFL and one of the first African-American players in the NFL Nathaniel Clif
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.
Sweetwater: A Biography of Nathaniel “Sweetwater” Clifton by Frank Foster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,680. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: 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 by Frank Foster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,310. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: 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
Yolande Pompey Light Heavyweight Boxer From Trinidad And Tobago by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Yolande Pompey, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, was ranked as high as 3rd by Ring Magazine and the World Boxing Association. He was the product of Belmont Orphanage in Princes Town. Pompey came to prominence after he defeated Gentle Daniel, the boxing champion of Trinidad. Yolande faced Archie Moore in the most important fight of his career, in London, on June 5, 1956. Pompey boxed from 1949-'61.
Pelé: A Biography of Edson Arantes do Nascimento by Frank Foster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,550. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: 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
Loving The Game When The Game Doesn't Love You Back by Brandon Sweeney
Price: Free! Words: 43,850. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Brandon wrote this book to motivate, inspire and challenge athletes to recognize the importance of preparing for life on and off the field, but ultimately to help others discover their full potential and their God-given purpose beyond the game.
Super Broncos: From Elway to Tebow to Manning by Woody Paige
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.”
Donald Sterling, Racist Team Owner: 100 Questions & Answers about the Scandal by Morgan Berkshire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,710. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014 by KAW Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
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 by Frank Foster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,740. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: 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 by Manny Aujla
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
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!
Red Card by Tony Kelly
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 46,930. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Tony Kelly's soccer career was marred by a series of mishaps and misdeeds which drove him to disaster. Ruined by an addiction to gambling, he lost his job, his career, his partner and all his money. Now he has written his story – as Kelly puts it, to “invite the public, my family and my friends into my secret hell of racism, despair, depression, stardom and self destruction.
My Journey - Memoir of a Kung Fu Master by Austin Goh
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,320. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Join Sifu Austin Goh as he illustrates the historical events of the birth of Wing Chun in London. The journey from student to master and bouncer to bodyguard; using his Wing Chun skills to protect himself and others. Challenges in his London Wing Chun school as well as memories of training with his Master; meeting other famous masters and Bruce Lee.
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.
Inspiring Sports Stories: Four Athletes That Inspired a Nation by LifeCaps
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,380. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Some athletes play the game…and some inspire the game. The four plays profiled in this book were part of the second group. This book profiles the following athletes: Jay Moriarity, Jackie Robinson, and Rinku Singh and Dinsesh Patel. This is a collection of previous published books, which may also be purchased separately.
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.
A Short History of Diamond Palm Training Methods by Lee E. Shilo
Series: Diamond Palm Breaking Techniques, Book 9. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography(5.00 from 1 review)
It was around early 1978 as my failing and inaccurate memory serves, when I was first introduced to a hand conditioning then called Iron Palm. Numerous descriptions of the process were discussed and explained to me. At that time, it was only a discussion, not a prelude to actually practicing it.
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. Categories: 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
The Devil Within by Malcolm Alker
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.