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America's Passion: How a Coal Miner's Game Became the NFL in the 20th Century
By Evan Weiner
Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,150. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
(4.00 from 1 review)
The National Football League is the premier sport in the United States. But it always wasn't that way. Author Evan Weiner takes us back to the days when the NFL was a mom and pop store operation with the players and others who witnessed the league's growth first hand. The game started in the coal mines in western Pennsylvania and is a multi-billion dollar business today.
From Peach Baskets to Dance Halls and the Not-so-Stern NBA
By Evan Weiner
Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,530. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
The 21st century version of the National Basketball Association will never be confused with the various leagues that cropped up after Dr. James Naismith came up with a game in the fall of 1891 at a Springfield, Massachusetts YMCA. Dr. Naismith put up some peach baskets and gave 18 players a soccer ball and the game of "basket ball" was born. A century later, basketball was a global sensation.
Gems Among the Stones; My Path to Awakening
By John Samsen
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 72,750. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Along with careers in Aerospace Engineering and car designing, John studied the sciences, Mythology, Religions, Psychology, and philosophy, in a search to understand the "big questions". Many paranormal experiences opened his mind and prepared him for a metanoia, a transformation of consciousness. With the story of his life and experiences, he includes a number of his essays.
Songs And Devotions of David, Volume I
By Tom Wacaster
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 76,580. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
“Songs and Devotions of David, Volume I” is a devotional commentary on Psalms chapters 1-24. This is the first in a seven volume series on the book of Psalms. Each volume of “Songs and Devotions of David” contain an introduction on each chapter, some background information on that same chapter, and then closes with some application for daily Christian living.
How To Make A Social Justice Warrior
By Will Shetterly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,810. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014 by CatYelling. Category: Essay » Sociology
Will Shetterly may be the only person who has gotten death threats from both racists and anti-racists. This is his history of of flamewars, black lists, and mobbing by science fiction fans who believe they will make a better world by raging on the internet.
Tứ thư bình giải - Phần Đại học
By Lý Minh Tuấn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,730. Language: Vietnamese. Published: December 17, 2012 by Nguyễn Minh Tiến. Category: Essay » Literature
Đây là bộ sách đồ sộ lần đầu tiên được biên soạn bao gồm đủ bốn quyển sách lớn của nền văn học cổ Trung Hoa: Luận ngữ, Mạnh tử, Đại học và Trung dung. Soạn giả không chỉ làm công việc chuyển dịch, mà đặc biệt còn vận dụng những kiến thức chuyên môn của nhiều năm giảng dạy để phân tích và nêu bật từng vấn đề, trong mối quan hệ với xã hội hiện đại.
Collected Editions Guide to the DC Comics New 52 Vol. 1
By Collected Editions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,810. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Comics
The Collected Editions Guide to the DC Comics New 52 Vol. 1 collects all the reviews of the first New 52 collections published on the Collected Editions review site, with two never-before-published reviews and a new introduction by the author.
Heartfelt Devotionals, 366 devotions for common sense living
By Brenda J Wood
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,630. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
(5.00 from 1 review)
the heartfelt devotionals are short, well-written and to the point. most are sprinkled with humour. they are well thought out, crisp and snappy. the author, herself a recovered bulimic, pulls no punches but addresses a myriad of topics with honesty. some quizzes and puzzles add a different twist. this is not the usual run of the mill devotional read.