UFC Encyclopedia by Thomas Gerbasi
Non-Fiction , Sports / October 14, 2011

Book Review UFC Encyclopedia by Thomas Gerbasi is quite simply the ultimate resource on the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). In its 400 pages, fans will find profiles, biographies and stats on hundreds of fighters; 170 event results; 1,500 photos; an authoritative history of the sport; season recaps of The Ultimate Fighter reality TV show; UFC Hall of Fame inductees; information on famous matches and rivalries; and much, much more. Published by Brady Publishing and released on October 17th 2011, this book will be your complete UFC library. UFC Encyclopedia Summary The first and only official and fully illustrated encyclopedia of the UFC® covers over 300 fighters and over 170 event results. This full-color, 400-page compendium is filled with over 1,500 images and captures all facets of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, detailing the history of the organization from its beginnings in 1993. The encyclopedia includes unprecedented access to the most dynamic fighters in the world, through profile and action photos, detailed biographies, win/loss records, vital stats, and titles held in the organization. This book reveals: -The history of the UFC® from its inception -The most memorable submissions, knockouts, and fights -Fighter profiles, complete with biographies and vital stats -Results for every…

Walter Payton’s Biography ebook: Sweetness
Biography/Memoir , Non-Fiction , Sports / October 4, 2011

Sweetness Review Jeff Pearlman, author of The Bad Guys Won! and Boys Will Be Boys –both are New York Times bestsellers books–, write a beautiful biography and portrait of Walter Payton, a legend in life and remains one in death. First Published by Gotham on September 29th 2011, 448 pages of Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton shows Walter Payton’s life as the greatest football player —but even greater as a human being. It hurt to read the end of Payton’s life and his death. Sweetness Summary The first definitive biography of Chicago Bears superstar Walter Payton. At five feet ten inches tall, running back Walter Peyton was not the largest player in the NFL, but he developed a larger-than-life reputation for his strength, speed, and grit. Nicknamed “Sweetness” during his college football days, he became the NFL’s all-time leader in rushing and all-purpose yards, capturing the hearts of fans in his adopted Chicago. Crafted from interviews with more than 700 sources, acclaimed sportswriter Jeff Pearlman has produced the first definitive biography of Payton. Sweetness at last brings fans a detailed, scrupulously researched, all-encompassing account of the legend’s rise to greatness. From Payton’s childhood in segregated Mississippi, where he…

Moneyball ebook by Michael Lewis
Business , Non-Fiction , Sports / September 24, 2011

Moneyball is a book for baseball fan about how a savvy team of baseball executives bucked conventional wisdom and found success, Business readers will also enjoyed this Michael Lewis‘s book as an as exciting business book. First released i May 10th 2003, the ebook version is now available since August 15th 2011 thanks to W. W. Norton & Company. Moneyball discover how Billy Beane make Oakland A become one of the best teams in baseball since Beane became general manager in 1997. It 320 pages details how Beane began focusing on particular assets of players that were being undervalued by other teams instead of trusting scouting intuition and traditional baseball thinking. In this way, they were able to build winning teams using players that were overlooked or discarded by wealthier or less skilled organizations. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game is quite simply an excellent book. Summary The Oakland Athletics have a secret: a winning baseball team is made, not bought.In major league baseball the biggest wallet is supposed to win: rich teams spend four times as much on talent as poor teams. But over the past four years, the Oakland Athletics, a major league team with a…

The Art of Fielding ebook by Chad Harbach
Love n Relationship , Sports / September 8, 2011

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach is a sports novel about baseball but it 528 pages is much more than baseball, it is a magical, melancholy story about friendship and coming of age. A fascinating reflection on friendship and fear. The Art of Fielding is remarkable for the depth of its characters. Living with them, sharing in their triumphs and disappointments is a thrilling, moving experience -and even at 528 pages- one that is over far too soon. Recommended for anybody. You don’t have to be a baseball lover to appreciate this book! Summary At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. Henry’s fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry’s gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners’ team captain and Henry’s best friend, realizes he has guided Henry’s career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert’s daughter, returns to Westish…

Rafa: My Story by Rafael Nadal BOOK
Biography/Memoir , Non-Fiction , Sports / August 22, 2011

After no longer become the no.1, Rafael Nadal, with an aid from John Carlin, write his memoir/biography book titled “Rafa: My Story”. Published by Hyperion, It goes back and forth between Rafa’s own remembrances of matches and growing up and John Carlin putting everything in context. For Tennis or Rafa’s fan, Rafa: My Story was an gripping insight to into the mind-set of a great champ and of a man who’s still coming into his own. Summary With nine Grand Slam victories at this writing, 25-year-old Rafael Nadal doesn’t have to wait for the end of his career to be acclaimed as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. In what has been called a golden age of the sport, this mild-mannered Spaniard has excelled even when competing with the likes of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Rafa: My Story presents Nadal’s astonishing stories through his own eyes. This autobiography, which Nadal wrote himself, provides our most revealing insights yet about a superlative athlete known for his modesty and reticence. ebook 1st rating: 7/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

The Sacred Acre: The Ed Thomas Story ebook by Mark Tabb
Non-Fiction , Self Improving , Sports / August 17, 2011

More than one year ago, March 2 2010 for exact, Ed Thomas’ killer sentenced life without parole. Mark Becker, the murderer, convicted for first-degree murder and his plea for insanity was denied by Butler County jury. Now, August 15th 2011, author Mark Tabb releasing an inspiring book about Ed Thomas story titled The Sacred Acre: The Ed Thomas Story. Published by Zondervan, The Sacred Acre: The Ed Thomas Story is an amazing story about an equally amazing man who managed to do great things when all odds were against him. It 256 pages discover that Ed Thomas was able to do great things because he never stopped believing. The Ed Thomas Story also proves that even a double tragedy, an F-5 tornado disaster and Ed Thomas’ murder, is no match for faith, love… and the power of forgiveness. This book contains an incredible story that have already inspire countless people. You will love this book even if you are not a football fan. ebook 1st rating: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆