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Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three men changed Seabiscuits fortunes:

Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile to the western United States and became an overnight millionaire. When he needed a trainer for his new racehorses, he hired Tom Smith, a mysterious mustang breaker from the Colorado plains. Smith urged Howard to buy Seabiscuit for a bargain-basement price, then hired as his jockey Red Pollard, a failed boxer who was blind in one eye, half-crippled, and prone to quoting passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Over four years, these unlikely partners survived a phenomenal run of bad fortune, conspiracy, and severe injury to transform Seabiscuit from a neurotic, pathologically indolent also-ran into an American sports icon.

Author Laura Hillenbrand brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story, one that proves life is a horse race.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

One of the greatest legends of the 20th century, "Seabiscuit" was a discarded, bottom-level runner who became a champion with the help of three men: a trainer, an owner, and a jockey. This is the spellbinding tale of how they did it. Abridged. 5 CDs.

About the Author

Laura Hillenbrand has been writing about Thoroughbred racing since 1988 and has been a contributing writer/editor for Equus magazine since 1989. Her work has also appeared in American Heritage, ABC Sports Online, The Blood-Horse, Thoroughbred Times, The Backstretch, Turf and Sport Digest and many other publications. Her 1998 American Heritage article on Seabiscuit won the Eclipse Award for Magazine Writing, the highest award for Thoroughbred racing. She is currently serving as a consultant on a Universal Studios movie based on this book. Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Laura lives in Washington, D.C.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780739306390
performance Read:
Scott, Campbell
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Read by:
Scott, Campbell
Read:
Scott, Campbell
Author:
Scott, Campbell
Author:
Hillenbrand, Laura
Author:
Laura Hillenbrand, read by Campbell Scott
Author:
Laura Hillenbrand, read by Scott Campbell
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Horse racing
Subject:
Race horses
Subject:
Seabiscuit
Edition Description:
Five CD
Abridged:
Y
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20030605
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
5 sound discs (6 hr.)
Dimensions:
4.90x6.38x1.00 in. .50 lbs.

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Product details 5 sound discs (6 hr.) pages Random House Audio Publishing Group - English 9780739306390 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , One of the greatest legends of the 20th century, "Seabiscuit" was a discarded, bottom-level runner who became a champion with the help of three men: a trainer, an owner, and a jockey. This is the spellbinding tale of how they did it. Abridged. 5 CDs.
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