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ISBN13: 9780345465085
ISBN10: 0345465083
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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.

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"There have been numerous biographies of famous horses, but this one is the best by open lengths..." Booklist, starred review

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-383) and index.

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Hillenbrand's number-one "New York Times" bestseller about the most famous race horse in history is also the basis for the film of the same name from Universal Pictures, starring Jeff Bridges and Tobey McGuire, released on July 25, 2003.

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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Love it, love it, love it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345465085
Subtitle:
An American Legend
Author:
Hillenbrand, Laura
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Horse racing
Subject:
Race horses
Subject:
Seabiscuit
Subject:
Seabiscuit (Race horse)
Subject:
Race horses -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
108-142
Publication Date:
20030701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
3 x 8 inches

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Product details 480 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345465085 Reviews:
"Review" by , "There have been numerous biographies of famous horses, but this one is the best by open lengths..."
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-383) and index.
"Synopsis" by , Hillenbrand's number-one "New York Times" bestseller about the most famous race horse in history is also the basis for the film of the same name from Universal Pictures, starring Jeff Bridges and Tobey McGuire, released on July 25, 2003.
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