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Pelé: A Biography of Edson Arantes do Nascimento
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
Donald Sterling, Racist Team Owner: 100 Questions & Answers about the Scandal
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
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
Don Cockell Heavyweight Boxing Contender From England
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
World heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano fought British Empire champion Don Cockell on May 16, 1955 at San Francisco's old Kezar Stadium. The bout was not regarded as much of a test for Marciano in the pre-fight newspapers leading up to the event. It was the American's 5th title defense. Even British commentators failed to anticipate the highly competitive contest that was about to be staged.
NHL Nicknames
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!
A Short History of Diamond Palm Training Methods
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
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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
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
Off Loading with Sonny Bill Williams
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
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?
Hell on Wheels: The Incredible Story of Rookie Roller Derby Queen Cindy McCoy
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.
Lew Feldman 1930s Jewish Boxer From Brooklyn
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Lew Feldman was a very active boxer in both the lightweight and featherweight divisions of boxing, from 1927-1940. He fought Kid Chocolate for the featherweight championship of the world in 1932. Lew was a native of Scotland but came to Brooklyn early in his life. He was raised on the rough streets of Brownsville. I have used contemporary newspaper accounts to chronicle many of Feldman's bouts.
Shawn Michaels: One More Match? The WWE Show Stopper... Hasn't Stopped Yet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013 by Sports Entertainment Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
"Shawn Michaels: One More Match? The WWE Show Stopper… Hasn't Stopped Yet" is a compelling, controversial, and completely unauthorized look at Shawn Michaels' legendary career, dubious retirement, and rumored top-secret efforts by some inside the WWE (including Triple H) to coax Michaels out of retirement.
Michael Jordan: The Final Conquest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,710. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013 by Sports Entertainment Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
"Michael Jordan: The Final Conquest" is a compelling and controversial new book by bestselling author Michael Essany that explores an intriguing prospect recently raised by Michael Jordan himself: Will the Chicago Bulls legend make one final NBA comeback at the age of 50?
Greatest Bowlers: Anil Kumble
Series: Greatest Bowlers, Book 1. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Cricket, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Kumble bagged 619 Test wickets, and he is the third-highest wicket taker in the world. He is only behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne, as of 2012.
Against Heavy Odds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,030. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
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.
Jim Shoulders: King of the Rodeo Cowboys
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
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.
The Forgotten League: A History of Negro League Baseball
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,400. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012. Categories: 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.
Surfing Mavericks: The Unofficial Biography of Jay Moriarity
Series: Unofficial Biographies, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Categories: 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.
Tyson - The Concise Biography of Iron Mike
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,060. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
In his prime Tyson was the most dominant fighter the sport of boxing had ever seen. At twenty he became the youngest heavyweight champion in history after winning his first nineteen fights by KO. This mini bio covers Tyson’s life and career, beginning with his criminal childhood, through to his amateur career, his meteoric rise to champion, his shock fall from grace, and eventual retirement.