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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.
Francesc Calvet, el campesino que triunfó en el Barça by Guillem Gómez
Price: $13.05 USD. Words: 40,240. Language: Spanish. Published: November 5, 2013 by OmniaBooks. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
De la dura posguerra a la gloria de las 5 copas. Francesc Calvet ingresó en el Futbol Club Barcelona a los 17 años, justo al terminar la Guerra Civil, y fue jugador del club azul-grana hasta la temporada 1951-52. Este libro recoge la historia y los detalles de la vida futbolística de Calvet y de su implicación en otros aspectos de la vida social de la época.
Off Loading with Sonny Bill Williams by David Riley
Series: Reading Warriors, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,450. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Off Loading with Sonny Bill Williams is the incredible story of how a determined and humble young man became a champion in three different sports . . . and one of the most sought after athletes in the world! Learn how Sonny did it and how you can achieve your dreams through hard work too.
Debating Destiny: Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James by Sports Entertainment Publishing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,720. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
"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?
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.
Game: The Resurrection of Tim Tebow by Marc Shapiro
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,950. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Tim Tebow had the world on a string. An all around nice guy with mad, albeit unorthodox, football skills that saw him shattering high school and college records on the way to the most coveted award in intercollegiate sports, The Heisman Trophy. There was not a cloud in the sky. But then something happened.
Team Ben: A Year as a Professional Gamer by Chris Fabiszak
Price: Free! Words: 21,160. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography(5.00 from 6 reviews)
From cramped basements to Las Vegas hotels, follow the journey of a few competitive video game players as professional gaming gained momentum in the late 2000s. This story takes the reader through a formative time in the author’s life, focusing on the unlikely hobby that gave him new purpose in the wake of the murder of his best friend.
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...
Hell on Wheels: The Incredible Story of Rookie Roller Derby Queen Cindy McCoy by Karen Mueller Bryson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,420. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013 by Short on Time Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Roller & In-Line Skating
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.
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.
Free Agent by Rennie Curran
Price: $20.00 USD. Words: 29,110. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
My greatest hope for anyone reading this book is for them to put themselves in my shoes, replacing my dream with whatever dream they may have, and realize that it is very much attainable.