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The Last Boy Free from Amazon Kindle Store

The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood by Jane Leavy is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/ikw9Xo into your computer’s web browser.  Please note this is an enhanced book with audio and video – if you have the Kindle for iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch applications, you will receive the enhanced (and very large) version; if you have a regular Kindle like me, you will get the version without the enhanced video.

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The enhanced e-book of The Last Boy includes 30 minutes of video that provide unique analysis of Mantle’s left and right handed swings * Mantle memorabilia not found in the book * Insight into the structure of the book * And other information sure to interest Mantle and baseball fans.

Meticulously reported and elegantly written, The Last Boy weaves together the author’s own memories of Mickey Mantle with stories and reminiscences, both on and off the field, of a man who led the Yankees to seven world championships, was voted the American League’s MVP three times, won the Triple Crown in 1956 and dueled teammate Roger Maris in the thrilling 1961 chase for the single season home-run record — all the while battling crippling injuries and the lifelong drinking problem that eventually led to his death.

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Ten Moments That Shook the Sports World Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Ten Moments That Shook the Sports World by Stan Isaacs is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/kjtsYK into your computer’s web browser.

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

“The Shot Heard Round the World,” in 1951. “The Fight of the Century,” in 1971. The horror of the 1972 Munich Olympics. Secretariat’s legendary win at the 1973 Belmont Stakes. Stan Isaacs saw them all live. Isaacs covered thousands of sports stories in his more than fifty years as a journalist. But ten moments stand out in his memory. Ten Moments That Shook the Sports World offers Isaacs’s eyewitness accounts of the events that changed sports history. This collection offers those old enough to remember these events a chance to relive them, and younger sports lovers will get to hear this history from someone who was there. Isaacs makes sports history live again.

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Soccer Dad Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Soccer Dad by W.D. Wetherell is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on four customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/m588vj into your computer’s web browser.  Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Wetherell’s son Matt is a starter for a Hanover, N.H., high school soccer team, which is seeking its third straight state championship, and he details the season’s ups and downs, while describing the culture surrounding competitive youth soccer and saying good-bye to his son’s childhood. Wetherell (Chekov’s Sister; Morning) writes with energy and light humor, but he tries to cover so much territory that the narrative lapses into disorganization and unanswered questions. The account feels like a collection of short essays linked tangentially by Matt, whose challenging senior year isn’t well integrated into Wetherell’s musings on soccer parents or the grueling life of a teenage soccer star. Wetherell also indulges in sweeping, hero-making prose regarding soccer and Matt’s team, which has the opposite effect of its intent (cleats on the bass line that supplies the game’s rhythm—always there, hardly noticed, absolutely core). Still, Wetherell’s astute observations on soccer and the accompanying lifestyle plus his passion as a parent contribute to an often informative read.

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Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories by Alex Belth is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/lhaHD5 into your computer’s web browser.  Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories, editor Alex Belth of BronxBanterBlog.com collects personal essays by some of the most well-known and respected voices in sportswriting and entertainment today. In these revealing, sometimes hilarious, oft-touching essays, the contributors recount their favorite moments inside the most famed of all American stadiums. The book also includes a special chapter on the new Yankee Stadium. Contributors include Bob Costas (NBC, HBO), Richard Ben Cramer, Pete Hamill, Tony Kornheiser (ESPN), Tom Boswell (Washington Post), Dave Kindred (Washington Post), Leigh Montville (Sports Illustrated), William Nack (Sports Illustrated), Joe Posnanski (Sports Illustrated), Jane Leavy, Pat Jordan, Maury Allen (New York Post), Bob Klapisch (Bergen Record), Tyler Kepner (New York Times), Allen Barra (Wall Street Journal), Marty Appel, Jeff Pearlman, Alan Schwarz (New York Times), Charles Pierce (Boston Globe), Steve Rushin (Sports Illustrated), Nathan Ward, Mike Vaccaro (New York Post), Rob Neyer (ESPN.com), Ken Rosenthal (ESPN), Scott Raab (Esquire magazine), and Luis Guzman.

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Two Free Golf Books in Amazon Kindle Store

Amazon has released two books on golf for free this morning in the Amazon Kindle store.  Here they are, in no particular order:

Miracle at Merion by David Barrett has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on six customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/mDttiy into your computer’s web browser.

Ben Hogan’s Magical Device: The Real Secret to Hogan’s Swing Finally Revealed by Ted Hunt has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 18 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/jsMNct into your computer’s web browser.

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21 Golf Books Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Here’s something a little different: there are 21 books on golf for free in the Amazon Kindle store this morning.  Rather than a separate post on each, here they are all together.  I don’t know how long these will be offered for free, so if you are interested in any or all of them, I highly recommend you grab them now!

One thing to point out: these are massive files in terms of number of megabytes.  Why?  Because they also contain video – which makes sense if you are reading an instructional book on golf.  While your regular Kindle can show the text but not the video, that won’t stop the Kindle for iPad application. 

Golf Make Up of a Golfer: Swing the Handle with Eddie Merrinsclick here or type in http://amzn.to/lg5acy into your computer’s web browser.

Golf Fine Tuning: Swing the Handle with Eddie Merrinsclick here or type in http://amzn.to/mBwPeN

Golf Fundamentals Swing the Handle with Eddie Merrinsclick here or type in http://amzn.to/mfodnE

Golf Tips & Drills: Swing the Handle with Eddie Merrinsclick here or type in http://amzn.to/mzhn1u

Golf Cause & Effect: Swing the handle with Eddie Merrinsclick here or type in http://amzn.to/m3RWAT

The Game: Swing the Handle with Eddie by Eddie Merrins – click here or type in http://amzn.to/iAzNGX

Jerome Andrew Golf: Synchronized Swing by Jerome Andresw – click here or type in http://amzn.to/kf8cna

Jerome Andrews Golf Swing Mechanics by Jerome Andrews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/kAvxpu

Jerome Andrews Golf: Golf Myths and Drills by Jerome Andrews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/keDNjk

8 Step Golf Swing: #1 Set-Up and Approach by Jim McLean – click here or type in http://amzn.to/mgCeh3

8 Step Golf Swing: #2 Backswing by Jim McLean – click here or type in http://amzn.to/ix3U6L

8 Step Golf Swing: #3 ¾ Backswing by Jim McLean – click here or type in http://amzn.to/lkCEH6

8 Step Golf Swing: #4 Backswing Complete by Jim McLean – click here or type in http://amzn.to/kr79zN

8 Step Golf Swing: #5 The Transition by Jim McLean – click here or type in http://amzn.to/k5LKSM

8 Step Golf Swing: #6 Impact – by Jim McLean – click here or type in http://amzn.to/jdgeNH

8 Step Golf Swing: #7 Follow Through by Jim McLean – click here or type in http://amzn.to/mPthYh

8 Step Golf Swing: #8 Finish and Rebound by Jim McLean – click here or type in http://amzn.to/ivLX0H

Golf Swing: The X Factor I by Jim McLean – click here or type in http://amzn.to/m0hzHb

Golf Swing: The X Factor II by Jim McLean – click here or type in http://amzn.to/mpAkxQ

Golf Swing: The X Factor III by Jim McLean – click here or type in http://amzn.to/ks3YsL

Golf Swing: The X Factor IV by Jim McLean – click here or type in http://amzn.to/mA4Kl0

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38 Free Books from Amazon Kindle Store

As I mentioned in my first post this morning, Amazon released a lot of books for free today in the Kindle format.

When I say “a lot,” I mean over 100, maybe more: the script I run to notify me of free books had to be reset a few times.

Rather than an individual post for each, here are some of the offering listed by genre (as near as I could tell) with the title, author’s name, and a link for you to go check them out and see if they are for you.  As always, I do not know how long these will be offered for free so if you are interested in them please grab them now!

Advice and How-To

In the Company of Strangers by Jim Haffner – click here or type in http://amzn.to/lLriyl into your computer’s web browser.

The Power of PAO: How to Go from Victim of Circumstance to Master of Your Destiny by Joe Champion – click here or type in http://amzn.to/lRXDBg

Business

The Ultimate Investment, Achieving Life’s Highest Returns, an Allegory by H. Bradley Stucki – click here or type in http://amzn.to/k2hDji

All Employees are Marketers by Richard Parkes Cordock – click here or type in http://amzn.to/ig5mDC

Children’s Books

Henry Burp – Mind Your Manners by Mike Winn – click here or type in http://amzn.to/jpWcfu

The Blurting Beetles of Baloogo Loogo by Mathew Ferguson – click here or type in http://amzn.to/kQFS7n

The Mouse and the Christmas Cake click here or type in http://amzn.to/kGUtai

Fantasy

Peregrin by A. Sparrow – click here or type in http://amzn.to/lQJ4RZ

Xenolith by A. Sparrow – click here or type in http://amzn.to/mACptj

The Ancient Lands: Warrior Quest, Search for the Ifa Scepter by Jason McCammon – click here or type in http://amzn.to/itjZ3g

Heku by T.M. Nielsen – click here or type in http://amzn.to/kgLTpl

The Smoke Dragon by Shane Jiraiya Cummings – click here or type in http://amzn.to/m1dQZK

General Fiction (aka, Who Knows?)

The Graduate by Charles Webb – click here or type in http://amzn.to/it7SqM

Stealing Flowers by Edward St. Amant – click here or type in http://amzn.to/lB0ww0

Historical Fiction

Miss Anna’s Frigate by Jens Kuhn – click here or type in http://amzn.to/m3qowZ

There Must Be Murder by Margaret C. Sullivan and Cassandra Chouinard – click here or type in http://amzn.to/mtP799

Horror

The Allnighter by Stuart Connelly – click here or type in http://amzn.to/kAg1gr

Apocrypha Sequence: Deviance by Shane Jiraiya Cummings – click here or type in http://amzn.to/ikrf2m

A Guiding Light by Gerard A. Whitfield – click here or type in http://amzn.to/jJ4ede

Parallel II – The Gift by Paul A. Rice – click here or type in http://amzn.to/jEwjVJ

I Witch: The Powers of the Blood and the Heart by Erin Munday – click here or type in http://amzn.to/igio7l

Humor

101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire by Joleene Naylor – click here or type in http://amzn.to/igJn3w

Comedy: Memoirs of a Bar Steward by Scott Evans – click here or type in http://amzn.to/kuRNYW

The Life and Death of Bayou Billy by C.L. Bevill – click here or type in http://amzn.to/iJnHeS

Mystery

Synsunder by Ami Braverman – click here or type in http://amzn.to/iGp6tD

Soul View by Jeff Inlo – click here or type in http://amzn.to/kEx6my

Concrete Underground by Moxie Mezcal – click here or type in http://amzn.to/janK5z

Poetry

The Tits Quadrilogy by German Alcala – click here or type in http://amzn.to/kjV8aN

Religion

The Book of Talismans, Amulets, and Zodiacal Gems by William Thomas and Kate Pavitt – click here or type in http://amzn.to/jP0UTu

The Awakening of Humanity by Benjamin Crème – click here or type in http://amzn.to/khOZQ4

The World Teacher for All Humanity by Benjamin Crème – click here or type in http://amzn.to/lnXwxp

Be Vigilant: Daily Meditations for Advent by Michael Dubruiel and Amy Welborn – click here or type in http://amzn.to/iYGbb0

Science

The Circumcision Decision by  Dr. Darryl Ableman – click here or type in http://amzn.to/jWFcmP

Science Fiction

Astra: Synchronicityby Lisa Eskra – click here or type in http://amzn.to/j6Mfyq

The Fourth World by Laurence Moroney – click here or type in http://amzn.to/mtaFNn

The Thorn by Daron Fraley – click here or type in http://amzn.to/jWEasF

Bob Moore: No Hero by Tom Andry – click here or type in http://amzn.to/iF5LEe

Sports

Advantage Disadvantage by Yale R. Jaffe – click here or type in http://amzn.to/iyFgwM

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