Books tagged: olympics

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Chariot of Knowledge: The Lost History of the Ancient Olympic Games
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,900. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2016 by Sandra Rato. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Olympics
“Chariot of Knowledge” finally reveals the long-hidden story of the wider traditions that the Ancient Olympics were just one part of. Based on years of research into ancient sporting events and European mythology, it connects the famous games to a nigh-universal set of mystical beliefs that reach all the way back to the roots of Indo-European civilisation.
Crossing The 101
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 28,510. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
This is the remarkable story of Rob Holder, coach of the East Palo Alto Razorbacks, who through rugby, his own personal setbacks, his family and his faith provides inspiring lessons of how we should value humility above ambition, honesty above stature, altruism above entitlement. Most of all, Rob’s story teaches us that people should not be judged by color, class status _ or even their rap sheets.
No Horse Left Behind
Series: Shamrock Stables, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,320. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Champion show rider, Dani Wilkerson, loves her Quarter Horse mare, Lady, and wants to ride Western or ‘cowgirl’ style with her friends at Shamrock Stable. However, her glory-seeking parents have other plans for Dani that include three-day eventing and an eventual career in Olympic competition. They think all her riding activities should support this goal.
Dragon Games
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,650. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Beijing, China. August 2008. The world, and hundreds of thousands of attendees, are riveted by the epic grandeur of the Summer Olympics. But just beneath the surface of the pageantry and athletic competition pulsates a drama of terror in this latest thriller from Stephen Mertz.
Finding Our Balance
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,040. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary, Fiction » Sports
Amalia Blanchard, Ruby Spencer, and Emerson Bedford are months away from the 2016 Olympic Games. All three have something to prove, and if the pressure of competition wasn't enough, drama outside the arena adds a further challenge as they struggle to keep their focus on their goal of making the team.
Kazakhstan Weightlifting System for Elite Athletes
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Weightlifting
Before the 2008 Olympics, Kazakhstan had never won gold in weightlifting. The secrets of Kazakhstan’s success lie in four elements: gifted athletes, a big goal, government funding, and a good plan.This book will provide new insights into the programming of Master of the Sport level weightlifters in Kazakhstan. This information will help elite athletes reach new levels of performance.
The Stern Years: 1984-2014
Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,900. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports business, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
David Stern began his association with the National Basketball Association in 1966. The NBA of 1966 will never be confused with the NBA of February 1, 2014 when Stern retired after a 30 year reign as National Basketball Association commissioner. By the time Stern retired, basketball was the second most popular sport in the world.
The Circle of Friends Series
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 630,510. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015 by Dancing Lemur Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Get inspired to achieve your dreams! Book I...Lori - Driven by Olympic dreams... Book II...Sarah - No rewards for second best... Book III...James - Haunted by a troubled past... Book IV...Mike - A prisoner of guilt for so long... Book V...Heather - When confidence turns to frustration...
Willa's Coach: The Olympic Series - Book Three
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,520. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015 and represented by Durragraphix. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Willa Ferrier is headed for Olympic curling gold, if she can keep her mind on her team, her strategy, and her drive, and keep her mind off her aching knee, and above all, off the thoroughly annoying curling official and sometime coach, Stoney Turner, who keeps reminding her of their shared past and former passion.
A Week With Beijing
Price: $6.12 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015 by Neon Books. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Chinese poetry
A Week With Beijing – published February 7th 2015 – is Neon‘s second chapbook. This book of twenty-one poems charts the narrator’s relationship with the mysterious Beijing, a woman who personifies the city for which she is named.