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Book: My Team Manchester United Wrapped Up In the Social History of Football by James & Barbara Kenyon
This book follows the local railway works football team Newton Heath FC from it's inception when they had poor grounds, boycotted the FA Cup, fought to enter the Football League. All this happened before their first brush with bankruptcy and finding a saviour in J.H. Davies who not only changed their name to Manchester United but built a magnificient stadium. His choice of manager was Ernest [...]
 
Book: College Football Etiquette - A Primer for True Fans of the Game by Jerri Blair
This little book packs a lot in its pages, starting with the story of one football fan's path to true blue college football fandom, followed by a list of things necessary to preserve the storied traditions of today's college football scene, combined with a slice of the game day traditions of all of the Power Five Conference teams and their crazy fans. It's guaranteed to make you want to go out [...]
 
Book: The Cheesehead Devotional - Hall of Fame Edition by Judy DuCharme
"The reading is simple, the characters are very different, and Coach Lombardi's challenge will guide us one day at a time." ~ Sara White, wife of the late Reggie White "This book is a blessing to comfort when it's fourth and one, or you've just fumbled in your own life." ~ Kevin Harlan, CBS TNT WestwoodOne Sports "Judy DuCharme has taken the quotes of Lombardi and the spirit of some of the [...]
 
Book: Basketball and Football by George Thomas Clark
In a rousing trip through the worlds of Basketball and Football, George Thomas Clark explores the professional basketball league in Mexico, the Herculean talents of Wilt Chamberlain, the difficulties and humor of attempting to play basketball in middle age, and observes that coaching at Caltech can be more painful than studying all night for a physics exam. We also peer into the minds of legends [...]
 
Book: An Unlikely Season - Destined, From Tykes to Titans, A Season Unbound by J.R. Wirth, Jim Joyce & Roy Rhino
What happens when you bring together a group of disgruntled high school senior football players, with a class of upstart juniors, and a group of coaches on their last attempt at greatness? It could be magic. These three stories are told from unique perspectives -- by the head coach, a returning All-League receiver, and an unlikely quarterback. In the fall of 1977 there was an aura about the [...]
 
Book: Incomplete Passes - Reflections On Life, Love, And Football by Linda Lange
Linda Lange turned twelve in 1959, the year Vince Lombardi arrived in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and changed everything. To say that Linda embraced the future kings of football would be an understatement. Her new passion transformed the way she viewed her hometown, the world, and most important, herself. In Incomplete Passes, Linda reflects on her coming-of-age journey as she grows into womanhood, [...]
 
Book: Only Fools And Losers by Chris Raman
The revolutionary, Karl Marx described religion as the 'the opium of the masses.' In the United Kingdom, at least, it is football not religion that opiates the working classes and to a certain extent helps them remain working class. As the clubs and of course the players, their agents and managers have got richer, the main losers of every football match are not the beaten side but the paying [...]
 
Book: Echoes from the Endzone - The Men We Became by Lisa Kelly
The Notre Dame Student-Athlete: Sports fans may have an idea of what it takes to play football at a Division I college: the training, the discipline, the pain, the motivation. But most of us have no idea what it takes to be a successful student-athlete at a top academic institution such as Notre Dame. Being a successful student-athlete at the University of Notre Dame requires more effort than [...]
 
Book: The Cheesehead Devotional - Daily Meditations for Green Bay Packers, Their Fans, and NFL Football Fanatics by Judy DuCharme
The Cheesehead Devotional is a great adventure for those who may not pick up a Bible for guidance." ~ Sara White, wife of the late Reggie White Sometimes humorous and sometimes serious, Judy DuCharme shows us that walking with God is as fun as watching a Packer game. By combining the love of football with insights from the Bible, readers will find this NFL devotional fun, inspirational, and even [...]
 
Book: From a Foreign Shore - Stories of History and Alternate History by Andrew Knighton
What if someone had conquered the Vikings, someone claiming to be their gods? What if King Arthur's knights met a very different metal-clad warrior? What if you were ordered to execute a statue, and hanging just didn't seem to work? These short stories explore different aspects of history, some of them grounded in reality, some alternative takes on the past as we know it. Stories of daring and [...]
 
Book: Sergeant Goldsby and the 10th Cavalry - The Worm Turns by Fred Staff
This fast paced, action packed historical novel follows the true life story of George Goldsby. He was born a slave and lived in Alabama until the Civil War broke out and was forced to work for his master in the war effort. He was at Picket's Charge and escaped during the battle at Gettysburg. He served in the Union Army until the end of the war and then returned home to find his life in as bad a [...]
 
Book: Beyond Acts by Paul R. Finch
Beyond Acts is a scholarly research study that intends to explain why the Book of Acts in the New Testament was never completed. Most of the Apostles were still alive when the Book of Acts abruptly breaks off without finishing the story of their last day's work. Nevertheless, there are many internal and external clues that help was fill in story. This book also addresses the chronology of the [...]
 
Book: Cat and Mouse by Tim Vicary
Cat and Mouse is the gripping story of two sisters fighting for women's rights in the turbulent months before the outbreak of war in 1914. Winner of the BRAG Medallion 2018 When Sarah Becket, a militant suffragette, discovers that her own husband, a respected Liberal MP, is involved in a scandalous prostitution racket, she takes a knife from her kitchen and goes out into London's West End, [...]
 
Book: Stoking the Embers of War by Jerry Genesio
Stoking the Embers of War is a historical novel set in Portland, District of Maine, Massachusetts, 1789-90. The Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the American Revolutionary War, was signed less than seven years earlier, in 1783, and though all that remained of the war's inferno was little more than smoldering embers in the memories of those who survived, passions ignited by the conflict [...]
 
Book: Rasputin and The Jews - A Reversal of History by Delin Colón
This book is an account of Rasputin as a healer, equal rights activist and man of God, and why he was so vilified by the aristocracy that their libelous and slanderous rumors became accepted as history. For nearly a century, Grigory Rasputin, spiritual advisor to Russia's last Tsar and Tsarina, has been unjustly maligned simply because history is written by the politically powerful and not by the [...]
 
Book: My Game - The switch by N. K. David
Hillary and, Rhoda were known to be enemies in school and during one of their usual fracas; he threatened her, openly, that he could have sex with her in public, if he wanted, while she threatened to teach him a lesson. It later happened that he had sex with her in public, but it was at gunpoint so the question was who planned it? Did he plan it to fulfill his threat or did she set him up to [...]
 
Book: The Republic by Peter O'Lalor
This is a student's guide to the The Never Realized Republic published in print, (2004) and a Kindle rewrite, (March of 2012). Since the book covers a lot of history it also explains what makes history non-fiction and explains the history of the written word. It is a lesson in scholarship as well as a lesson not only in history, but what history the American Founders were most familiar with. For [...]
 
Book: Slave - Escaping The Chains of Freedom by Jacqueline Malcolm
It's 18th Century New York and the slave trade continues amidst an historical political upheaval. Hezekiah Thomas, born the son of a white General and his black enslaved mother, suddenly finds himself a free man. But what is freedom without money? Through a concoction of chance and opportunities, Hezekiah is faced with the decision to go against all of his convictions and become an owner of [...]
 
Book: A Matter of Life and Death by Matt Carrell
In April 1981, ex-Liverpool manager Bill Shankly was interviewed by Shelley Rodhe on Granada TV. Alongside him in the studio was former Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Shankly told the audience, "Somebody said: 'Football's a matter of life and death to you.' I said, 'Listen it's more important than that.'" Coldharbour Town has climbed from the lower divisions of English football, finally reaching [...]
 
Book: Story of The Ghost by Charles Mahoney
Story of The Ghost is my debut novel that took me roughly 2.5 years to write. The title stems from my experience playing football at The University of Arizona. This was in the mid 90's. One day, a person who I did not know came up to me and said, "Hey, you're The Ghost." I had never heard that before and so I shrugged it off. Years later, the notion of that moment and those words struck me. Here [...]
 
Book: First Position by Prescott Lane
Emory faces life's challenges at the one place that's never failed her, the ballet barre. But even the barre can't steady her when fate brings her face-to-face with her old college flame, Mason, who's hoping to return to the NFL after a career-threatening injury. Before they can surrender to their sexual desires and find salvation in each other's arms, they need to come to terms with their past. [...]
 
Book: Goalden Sky by Tracey Morait
After her stepmother Shelley walks out, Gemma Sutherland is happy to have her dad back to herself again. Life is good: she's playing football at Naylorsfield School and Tyrone Collins, who she used to fight with all the time, is now one of her best friends. Then Portia, Shelley's daughter, comes back to live with the Sutherlands because her mother feels too depressed to look after her. Even [...]
 
Book: The Never Realized Republic - Political Economy and Republican Virtue by Peter O'Lalor
European and early American; social, political, and economic history. Focusing on Constitutional interpretation, and the precedents that were established, during the early 1790s. It is as well, a critique of present scholarship, which has altered the perception of America's federal role and its relationship with State governments' sovereignty.
 
Book: Empress Wu Zetian (The Legendary Women of World History Book 5) by Laurel A. Rockefeller
The most hated woman in Chinese history! Travel back in time over one thousand years and meet the first and only female emperor of China. Born Wu Zhao and given the reign title "Zetian" just weeks before her death in 705 CE, Empress Wu was the unwanted daughter of Chancellor Wu Shihuo -- too bright, too educated, and too politically focused to make a good wife according to contemporary [...]
 
Book: Catch of a Lifetime by Candee Fick
After a tragedy involving a football player destroys her family, athletic trainer and graduate student, Cassie moves across the country looking for a fresh start. But a sudden change in her financial aid package lands Cassie in the middle of a cash-crunch nightmare. When Reed, a rookie football coach, offers to help, she thinks her problems are solved. But as injuries and losses pile up, Reed's [...]
 
Book: The Cat That Became a Footballer (Astralia Wisdom Works) by Piero A. La Franca
By using modern football as a source, "The Cat That Became a Footballer" looks at humanity through the impartial and independent mind of a cat. This book is a constructive social satire filled with witty remarks and pearls of wisdom, humorous anecdotes, philosophical thoughts, solid mysticism and sometimes even bits of poetry. It also suggests how football, a sport that from its humble origins [...]
 
Book: The Farewell Season by Ann Herrick
In The Farewell Season Eric learns to deal with death and grieving, to keep one's heart open even after a great loss and the journey this requires. Eric is 17 and the death of his father has left a huge void in his life. He tries to deal with that mainly by ignoring his grief and burying himself in football practices. Eric's refusal to truly face his grief results in unexpected feelings such as [...]
 
Book: Mist Before the Rising Sun by Jonathan M. Nielson
For those familiar with the Indian Wars, the forty years of conflict fought for control of the Great Plains during ans after the Civil War, mention of the epic fight on the Arickaree Fork of the Republican River known as the battle of Beecher or Beecher's island, conjures images of heroism, sacrifice and survival, suffering unimaginable hardships against insurmountable odds. The distinction is [...]
 
Book: The Gray Ship by Russell F. Moran
The Gray Ship - A Novel of Time Travel - Revised Edition, November 2018 - "Captain, we have a problem."I hit the reply button on the intercom next to my bed. "What is it, Lieutenant?" "It feels like we're going aground, ma'am." No, they weren't going aground, but yes, they had a problem a big one. Get ready for the time travel adventure of your life. The USS California, a nuclear guided missile [...]
 
Book: The House on the Beach by Joan Fallon
Rocio and Inma meet as children and promise to be life-long friends. Set in Spain, in the years after the Civil War, their unlikely friendship faces many challenges. It is a time when women have few rights and are controlled not only by a dictatorial State but also by an ever-watchful Church. The girls come from different strata of society, one is poor and the other rich. But they each have their [...]
 
Book: The Rebel's Own (Crimson Romance) by M.O. Kenyan
Back in high school, a cruel "game" by the popular crowd left shy Kennedy Bailey pregnant and alone. But now she's gorgeous and grown-up and she won't let anything stop her from saving the life of her five-year-old son when he's diagnosed with leukemia. Even if it means confronting his father, NFL quarterback Ryan Carville. As her child's health takes a turn for the worse, Kennedy feels helpless [...]
 
Book: The Cult - A Novel of Two Norman Kingdoms (The Abraxas Chronicles Book 1) by Richard Devlin
HONORABLE MENTION, FOREWORD REVIEWS' INDIEFAB BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR HISTORICAL FICTION A meeting of two worlds. A tale of forbidden love. A chronicle of heresy and crime. Set at the time of the Third Crusade, THE CULT follows the fates of Elise, Edmond, and Martin, three pupils of a learned English scholar who become caught in a web of deceit and threatened by an ancient Gnostic cult [...]
 
Book: George Best - A Celebration by Bernie Smith and Maureen Hunt
Biography of George Best. Using George Best memorabilia, tributes and memories from well known footballers and celebrities together with George Best and football fans Made up of individual stories around the memorabilia then pieced together chronologically to show George's life story Over 200 pictures Stories have a brief social history context too Foreword written by George's best friend and [...]
 
Book: November Keys by Brian and Michael Turner
November Keys Inhabitant - "If we had known, we would not have sold the club. I admit we succumbed to greed but we did not realise we were putting our heritage at such risk. They did take the team to great heights but the consequences were disastrous." American Gangster - "They asked for what they got. Did they seriously think that we were interested in some run down hick football club?" November [...]
 
Book: The History of the Snowman by The History of the Snowman
My book is a non-fictional account of one of man's oldest forms of folk-art, snowman-making. This is not a children's book but a serious yet humorous adult book which explores this frozen Forrest Gump whose fascinating history, at times, gets blue (such as when in the Middle Ages snowman-making was an early form of pornography and political commentary). I spent seven years traveling around the [...]
 


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