Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography

...And Then They Won Gold: Stepping Stones to Swimming Excellence - Volume 1
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 127,430. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Swimming & Diving, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Learn how eight of the greatest male swimmers in recent swimming history progressed from summer league swimming to collectively win 28 Olympic Gold Medals. Included are technique tips from the swimmers themselves and practice samples from each stage of their development.
Finding Frank: Full Circle in a Life Cut Short
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,790. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Finding Frank is a personal journey of one man’s incredible life until his untimely passing at a very young age. Frank Buncom was an All American at the University of Southern California and played professionally for seven years with the San Diego Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals. At his sudden death, he left his wife and seven week-old son, Frank Buncom III.
Pioneers Of Sport
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,140. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Extensively-researched biographical tributes to a selection of great pioneers of sport.
This Is What We Are
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,470. Language: British English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 97,040. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
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
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 77,210. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
"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
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,010. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
(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
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.
Lifelong Looper ~ The Story of a Caddie Legend
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 43,650. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: 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.
Boxer Hobo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,390. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a homeless alcoholic boxer wakes up in a Tasmanian Neuro-Trauma ward with a fractured skull, doctors inform him he won't be able to box or drink alcohol ever again. That's not an option for this thirsty pugilist, after all, he took up boxing to keep off the grog. In his determination to get well and fight again, Johnny Noctor, The Hobo, regularly runs to the top of Mt Wellington.
Through A Mother's Eyes, The Dana White Story
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 48,360. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Ethics & morals
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
Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 37,030. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: 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.
Victory Courts: The Story of Coach Hughes and the PVIL I.M. Terrell Panthers
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 25,450. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Screenplays » Biographical
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
Black Knights of the Panhandle - Dumas Demons
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,510. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
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
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 32,010. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports 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.”
So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey?
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.
Unstoppable Woman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,560. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,930. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Categories: 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.
Heart For The Game
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,760. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Field Sports, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Simon Keith is not only one of the longest-living heart transplant recipients, he is also the first to have ever played professional sports after a transplant. This is his remarkable story.
The Puck Talks Here: The Amazing Life & Turbulent Times of Peter Pocklington
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 95,150. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Peter Pocklington has been a public figure in Canada for more than 30 years. Here, the authors pull no punches telling the story of a complicated man who has enjoyed both fame and infamy, from his early years as a car-dealer in Ontario to his arrest by the FBI. Pocklington co-operated with the authors, but "Puck" however receives no benefit, financial or otherwise, from the sale of this book.