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Seabiscuit: An American Legend

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ISBN13: 9781400060986
ISBN10: 1400060982
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A deluxe illustrated edition of one of the most beloved books of our time, with nearly 150 historic photographs personally selected by the author

The spellbinding true story of how three men and a great racehorse captivated a nation, Laura Hillenbrands Seabiscuit: An American Legend became an immediate number one bestseller and cultural phenomenon upon its publication in 2001. Named one of the best books of the year by more than twenty publications—including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, People, USA Today, and The Economist—Seabiscuit was also honored as the BookSense Nonfiction Book of the Year and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, and was a finalist for several other major prizes, including the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

For this lavishly illustrated special edition, author Laura Hillenbrand has written a new Introduction and selected nearly 150 rare photographs from historic archives and private collections. Seabiscuit tells the story of three remarkable men: Charles Howard, a bicycle repairman who made a fortune by introducing the automobile to the American West; Red Pollard, a failed prizefighter and failing jockey who was abandoned as a boy at a makeshift racetrack; and Tom Smith, an enigmatic mustang breaker who came from the vanishing frontier, bearing generations of lost wisdom about the secrets of horses.

In the sultry summer of 1936, the lives of these men converged around a bad-legged, floundering racehorse named Seabiscuit. Forming an improbable partnership, they transformed the horse into one of the most extraordinary competitors in sports history. In four tumultuous years, the rags-to-riches horse overcame a phenomenal run of misfortune to emerge as an American cultural icon, drawing an immense following, prompting an avalanche of merchandising, and establishing himself as the single biggest newsmaker of 1938—receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or any other public figure.

Seabiscuit is an inspiring tale of unlikely heroes, a classic story of three embattled individuals and a remarkable racehorse overcoming the odds in the Great Depression.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-360) and index.

About the Author

Laura Hillenbrand has been writing about Thoroughbred racing since 1988 and has been a contributing writer/editor to EQUUS magazine since 1989. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, American Heritage, The Washington Post, and many other publications. She is a two-time winner of the Eclipse Award, the highest journalistic honor in Thoroughbred racing. She served as a consultant on the Universal Pictures movie based on this book as well as a PBS documentary on Seabiscuits life. Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Hillenbrand attended Kenyon College and currently lives in Washington, D.C. She can be reached via the Internet at www.seabiscuitonline.com.

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Horsegirl4492, January 26, 2007 (view all comments by Horsegirl4492)
it would be nice if it has free for school students
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The book was far more wonderful and exciting than the film version. Reading this book gives the almost physical sensation of adventure as you encounter the world of horse racing in the late 30's. This story unfolds to show the spirit of men, America and one truly amazing animal.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400060986
Subtitle:
An American Legend
Author:
Hillenbrand, Laura
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Horse racing
Subject:
Race horses
Subject:
Seabiscuit
Edition Description:
Special Illustr
Series Volume:
no. 218
Publication Date:
20030603
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
165 ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
10.28x8.42x.99 in. 2.56 lbs.

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