The top 5 football e-books of the decade

Living on the Volcano, Michael Calvin

The world of football administration is largely inaccessible to the rest of us. We don’t see what goes on behind closed doors, how coaches do their business, and we sure don’t see how their minds work.

Michael Calvin’s third sport-book, Living on the Volcano, is just as close to finding out as you’re going to come. Via a series of interviews with managers at various stages of the English game, the award-winning writer has acquired a rare perspective.

I Think Therefore I Play – Andrea Pirlo

Every Christmas people open their stockings to find the new autobiography ‘authored’ by a soccer star trying to cash in on their name. It’s generally packed with cliché, scary crying, and not really enough perspective on what really makes them good at what they’re doing. Inevitably, they end up becoming bestsellers.

Andrea Pirlo’s cleverly titled endeavor not only shook up the pattern, but it also blew away the very best biographies of the sport.

The Numbers Game – Chris Anderson & David Sally

The tagline of this book is Why all you know about soccer is wrong,” and that’s a good description of how this writer feels after reading it. At the time of its publication in 2013, ‘data’ was almost a dirty word in sport, but this work foreshadows a lot of the improvements we’ve seen behind the scenes of the game in recent years.

As the latest New York Times report on Liverpool’s analytics division shows, it’s now very much part of the mainstream. The Numbers Game is a soccer game

Fear and Loathing in La Liga – Sid Lowe

There are hundreds of books on individual teams, leagues and tournaments, but there are far too few games on popular rivalries. Among them, it’s no joke to say that Sid Lowe’s Terror and Loathing in La Liga is definitely the best.

Focusing on the deep rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid in Spain, Lowe’s marvelous task is to interweave the two club’s respective backgrounds, bound not only by football, but also by decades of civil war politics and all the baggage that it entails.

A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke – Ronald Reng

No one wants to finish on a negative note, but A Life Too Brief, based around the horrific death of German goalie Robert Enke, is one of the most moving football books ever.

The athlete who took his own life in 2009 when he was just 32 years old seemed at least outside, to have it all. He was a professional goalie who played for Barcelona and the German National Team. There was however a deeper tale under the surface, which Ronald Reng explores, about his inner chaos.

Seven Major Steps to Find an Online Library (part 2)

Step 4. Check out your university resources. If your university does not have a digital library, it can point you to some free online libraries that you can make use of. Some universities cooperate with massive online libraries that provide a paid service, in addition to free online libraries. The universities usually pay for this service, allowing their students to use for free. Typically, these libraries concentrate on providing digital versions of academic journals and other periodicals. They occasionally provide digital books as well.

Even if you are not studying at the university, a university website still can direct you to a helpful resource. Any free resources in the library will generally be available to the public, while paid services are only available for free for students with valid student IDs.

Step 5. Do a wide search on the Internet. If you want to find an online library, one of the fastest and simplest ways to do a search is to use your favorite Internet search engine with a good set of basic search terms such as “online libraries”, “list of online library services”, “free online libraries”, or “free list of online libraries.” Although a library typically connotes the idea of a free lending service, some websites offering online library services first require users to sign up for a paid membership. That is still fine if a small fee does not bother you; however, free digital libraries often have comparable collections.

Step 6. Consult websites that recommend or review online library lists. When searching for online libraries, you may come across a variety of websites that provide a list or directory of online libraries. These lists provide you with lists and informative explanation of what makes a certain library’s services stand out among all.

Step 7. Read the terms of services clearly. Before borrowing from any online library, read to understand clearly the rules and conditions of borrowing. Some online libraries are free while others require you to pay a small fee for partial or full access. Some libraries allow you to keep the books you borrow forever, while others set a limit. Some libraries place a limit on how many books can be checked out at once or during one day.

Seven Major Steps to Find an Online Library

Libraries are always a convenient resource for information and entertainment, but online libraries make the process even faster and more convenient. Online libraries commonly offer a wide selection of e-books in both audio format and digital text, and typically, the service is provided for totally free. Just follow these steps if you want to find a helpful online library.

Step 1. Head to your local public library’s website. Now, many public libraries partner with various e-book providers in order to establish a collection of digital books that are available for lending. That may be the case of your local library. These e-books are often available in both text and audio form, including both current and classic selections. Digital lending technology allows these libraries to lend out a certain number of books for a limited period of time. If the time expires, the books automatically stop working on the computer of the patron and are made available to other patrons once more.

Step 2. Search about public libraries with an online library. If you are not sure about what public libraries are available in your area, or if your local public library does not have digital book lending services, you can access a searchable database of libraries featuring online e-book services. However, you will be required a library card before being allowed to check out e-books from a public library’s collection. Many public libraries also require you to be a citizen of the city or county that they are based in before allowing you to apply for a library card.

Step 3. Check whether your university has an online library or not. Just like some public libraries have a digital book collection, and some university libraries do so. Many of the digital books available through university libraries are academic in nature, but you may find some that are not. In order to borrow digital books from a university’s online library, you are usually required to have a current and valid student ID number.

The Best New Sports eBooks To Read In 2020 (Part 2)

Made in Africa (Kindle Edition)

For African players in English football, the 2018/19 Premier League season was a historic one. Over 130 years after Arthur Wharton became the first, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané shared the Golden Boot with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a record-breaking campaign seeing Liverpool pipped for the title by one point against Manchester City.

Now there stands a statue of Wharton at the Football Association’s headquarters at St George’s Park. However, the story of how it came there is far from straightforward. Made in Africa shows how they confronted racism in order to change the face of football, therefore help the modern generation of stars such as Mané and Salah to flourish. The book also features an exclusive interview with Jürgen Klopp – Liverpool manager, who broke the record for transfering an African player for the third time in 14 months when he signed Naby Keïta for almost £53 millions in 2017.

Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back (Kindle Edition)

It’s fun to be a fan of sports. But when a football player takes a hit to the head after a study has just warned of the dangers of CTE, or when a relief pitcher accused of violence saves the game, how to cheer? Welcome to the club for sports fans in Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back.

For the authors, sticking to sports is not an option when college athletes aren’t getting paid at all and our taxes are paying for the stadiums. However, quitting our favorite team simply won’t deplorable practices and change corrupt. Andwe need to confirm that the causes of many of these problems are endemic in our society. For modern sports fans, this book is an essential read to explore how we may start to reconcile our conscience with our fandom.

The best places to download free e-books (part 2)

6. offers over 29,000 free e-books at your fingertips so that you are bound to find one that interests you here. You can browse by most popular titles, recent reviews, authors, genres, titles, languages, and much more. These books are compatible for most e-readers like iPads or Kindles.

7. Free eBooks

Free eBooks is a plethora of free book downloads, providing everything from self-improvement e-books to poetry downloads, from romance to mystery and drama. It is a good source for all sorts of free e-books. You can go through reviews and ratings for each book to make your selection. If you are looking for a wide variety of books in various categories, this site is for you.

8. PDF Books World

With its public domain, PDF Books World‘s enormous digital library provides the PDF versions of all the classics you want to read. Literature, poetry, plays, and non-fiction texts are all available there for you to download whenever you want.

9. LibriVox

If you want to listen to books instead of reading them, visit LibriVox, which is home to thousands of free audiobooks, including classics and out-of-print books.

10. Feedbooks

Like PDF Books World, Feedbooks allows users who sign up for an account to download a variety of free e-books that have become accessible through public domain and cost them nothing to access. Remember to always head to the “Public Domain” tab when you are on Feedbooks’ site in order to avoid its collection of “premium” books which are only available for purchase.

11. International Digital Children’s Library

If you find it hard to find a good children’s book amongst so many free classics available online, you should head to the International Digital Children’s Library to easily find award-winning books ranging in length and reading levels. There is also a wide selection of languages available, from English to Farsi.

The best places to download free e-books (part 1)

As the year rolls on, you may want to spend time to catch up on reading. If you are a digital bookworm, we have good news for you that thanks to the development of the internet, you can get in a good read without spending a dime. The internet is full of free e-book resources for you to download both new reads and old classics from the comfort of your tablet or whatever eReader you like.

Here’s a list of the best places where you can find a wealth of free e-books.

1. Google eBookstore

Google eBookstore has a free section where you can find a ton of free books from various genres. Here you can look for the bestsellers, favorite classics, and much more with books available in several formats. You can also check out ratings and reviews from other readers.

2. Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers a collection of above 45,000 free e-books. It is a volunteer effort with the aim of creating and sharing e-books online. It  requires no registration or fee and provides books available in ePub, Kindle, HTML, as well as simple text formats.

3. Open Library

Open Library is an open online project of Internet Archive, providing more than one million free e-books. This library allows users to contribute books. You can easily search by the title, subject, and author.

4. Internet Archive

If you are looking for out-of-print books in different languages and formats, check out Internet Archive. This non-profit digital library is filled with historical and academic books.

5. BookBoon

Do you need a particular educational textbook or business book? BookBoon may have what you are searching for. The library offers more than 1,000 free e-books. It is very easy to navigate and the best things of all is that you don’t have to register to download them.

The Best New Sports eBooks To Read In 2020 (Part 1)

Shamrock (Kindle Edition)

From his fights inside the cage with Hall of Famers Dan Severn and Royce Gracie to his even more fearsome battles outside of it, the book Shamrock: The World’s Most Dangerous Man takes an in-depth look at one of the most fascinating men in all of the combat sports. In this book, acclaimed Bleacher Report sportswriter Jonathan Snowden offers a compelling and hard-hitting look at the factors that led to the rise and incredible fall of one of the mixed martial arts most enduring icons Ken Shamrock.

Through extensive research and more than 100 interviews, Snowden reveals a complicated man who, even when on top of the sports world, was planting the seeds of his eventual fall. These are the stories behind the headlines, a rare glimpse at what life is really like for a WWE Superstar and UFC Hall of Famer including the drugs, crime, and debauchery that almost cost Shamrock everything.

The Back Roads to March (Kindle Edition)

In The Back Roads to March, the#1 New York Times bestselling author John Feinstein has already taken readers into the inner circles of top college basketball programs in The Legends Club.

This time, Feinstein pulls back the curtain on college basketball’s lesser-known Cinderella stories – the smaller programs that no one expects to win, who have no opportunity of attracting the most coveted high school recruits, who rarely send their players to the NBA.

Feinstein tells the story of a handful of players, coaches, and schools who dream of making it past their first or second-round games, rather than winning the NCAA tournament. Every once in a while, one of these players or coaches is plucked from obscurity to go on to play professionally or to lead a major team, cementing their status in these passionate fan bases as a legend. They are the gifted players who aren’t handled with kid gloves, they are hardworking, gritty teammates who practice and party with everyone else.

Boone Library’s Summer Reading Program to Be Digital this Year

The Boone County Public Library‘s summer reading program is now entirely digital.

The library announced its reading program for all ages (preschool, youth, and adult) will go live online on June 1.

Complete details and prize lists will also be available in the digital reading program.

The library will not be distributing paper reading logs this year, but the preschool and youth reading logs will be available at to download and print for personal use. Prizes can be picked up at any BCPL location beginning August 1 or earlier, depending on when they are able to reopen their buildings.

Boone County Summer Reading is a collaboration between Boone County Public Library, Boone County Schools, and Boone County Parks Department. A news release said they have found that by combining our resources and creating a shared vision, they can better serve the literacy needs of our community and more effectively implement the Summer Reading program.

How it works this year:

Preschool Program (birth to four years)

  • Complete 10 activities in order to earn a book. 
  • Complete 20 activities in order to earn a maraca.  
  • Earn up to four tickets to enter the drawings of your choice such as a Build-A-Bear gift card, a family hayride and more!

Youth program (Kindergarten to 12th Grade)

  • Read 300 minutes to earn your first digital badge and a book of your choice.
  • Read 600 minutes to earn your second digital badge, coupons from local businesses and 10 Library Bucks*. 
  • Complete the Boone County Activities Badge in order to earn an extra Grand Prize Experience drawing ticket.
  • For each badge you complete you will earn a ticket for an opportunity to win a Grand Prize Experience like a ride on a firetruck, Kings Island tickets, free pizza for a year, and more!

Adult Program

Everything you read, listen to, or watch earns one Library Buck, one entry into weekly drawings for $25 Kroger gift cards, and an opportunity to win a Grand Prize Experience like a Cincinnati Zoo membership, Kings Island tickets, and more.

Seven US online libraries with specialized collections

Here are seven online libraries with specialized collections that you can visit right now to honor the contributions of the US libraries and library workers.

Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is a free online collection of more than 36 million digital materials from libraries, museums, and archives. Its digital collections and primary sources cover all fields, from the influenza pandemic in 1918 to the golden age of comic books.

Nautical Archaeology Digital Library

If you are interested in shipwrecks, the Nautical Archaeology Digital Library has you covered. The library is a collaboration of ShipLAB and Texas A&M University, containing ancient ship models and searchable shipwreck databases.

CIA’s FOIA Electronic Reading Room

If looking for digital data makes you feel like a secret agent, just head to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)’s Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room. The digital collection provides items from FOIA and CIA release programs, including a collection dedicated to the oldest classified documents in the US and more than 50 years of CIA information on UFOs.

Biodiversity Heritage Library

The Biodiversity Heritage Library offers open access to biodiversity literature. It is home to curated collections with books from field diaries from explorations of Antarctica to Charles Darwin’s personal collection.

New York Public Library

The online collection of New York Public Library contains about 890,000 digital items. It provides archives and manuscripts, including books, photographs, prints, and more unique collections, such as a massive database of more than 17,000 historical restaurant menus.

Getty Publications Virtual Library

The Getty Publications Virtual Library is home to an impressive collection of more than 300 publications of art books, which you can read and download for free, including some that are out of print.

National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine provides a huge collection of digitized materials that are related to health and disease. Through its online database, patrons can read about the history of forensic medicine, view the earliest anatomical drawings, and discover an exhibition that is dedicated to the accomplishments of women physicians.

What is the difference between ebooks and normal books?

What is an e-book? What is the difference between ebooks and normal books? Things to know when reading E-books?

These questions will be answered through the article below.

What is an e-book?

Ebook stands for “electronic book”. Like e-mail, ebooks can only be used by computer tools such as computers and personal digital assistants (palm, pocket pc) to view.

Ebook is a type of book used through personal computing devices such as computers and smartphones. Although this is one of many types of books, this is considered an electronic file and is designed like a real book but is a digital file.

Unlike regular printed books, e-books also have different formats. In a nutshell, books have many extensions like PDF, PRC LIT, etc. These files are different because they are made from different programs and therefore, want to read.

Electronic books have advantages that conventional print books do not: they are very compact, can be adjusted in font size, color, and personalized operations depending on the preferences of the reader. An outstanding feature of e-books is its storage capacity. The average book file is about 300 to 500Kb. Thus, with a capacity of 1 CD-ROM, you can store up to 2,000 books, an impressive number.

What is the difference of ebooks?

It is possible to immediately recognize what is the difference between ebooks and ordinary books through reading books, you have to directly read and flip through each page, but with ebooks, you can completely use electronic devices to read. In addition, the ebook can also be set as a link so you can move from page to page of the website.

Sharing eBooks on the internet is also easier with just the simple integrated buttons on the web that you can share document files with your friends on social networks.

How to read Ebook

However, there are many types of software that can read this ebook but can not read other ebooks so before downloading an ebook file, you need to identify the ebook format for example. it is Adobe Acrobat that only opens pdf and tiff files, why do these problems occur simply when e-book manufacturers or e-book publishers often have their own book format. So reading documents from one manufacturer to another is very difficult and it is important to unify a common file reading software among the manufacturers.

To read eBooks, you need to have an ebook reader software online or a reader application. These software applications are free to read ebook files, and some software can be downloaded directly. From the internet, like Foxit Reader, Adobe Reader, and other phone apps.