Seabiscuit

Author: Laura Hillenbrand

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345467396

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken comes a universal underdog story about the horse who came out of nowhere to become a legend. 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 Seabiscuit’s 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. BONUS: This edition contains a Seabiscuit discussion guide and an excerpt from Unbroken. Praise for Seabiscuit “Fascinating . . . Vivid . . . A first-rate piece of storytelling, leaving us not only with a vivid portrait of a horse but a fascinating slice of American history as well.”—The New York Times “Engrossing . . . Fast-moving . . . More than just a horse’s tale, because the humans who owned, trained, and rode Seabiscuit are equally fascinating. . . . [Laura Hillenbrand] shows an extraordinary talent for describing a horse race so vividly that the reader feels like the rider.”—Sports Illustrated “REMARKABLE . . . MEMORABLE . . . JUST AS COMPELLING TODAY AS IT WAS IN 1938.”—The Washington Post

The Seabiscuit Story

Author: John McEvoy

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 9781581500981

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 165

View: 6772


The amazing rags-to-riches story of 1930s hero Seabiscuit is chronicled in the pages of the country's most respected horse magazine.

Come on Seabiscuit!

Author: Ralph Moody

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803282872

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 172

View: 7277


During the Great Depression, Seabiscuit captured the hearts of Americans from the streets to the White House, winning more money than any horse at that time and shattering speed records across the country. Moving and inspirational, "Come on Seabiscuit!" is a reminder of the qualities that make a real American champion.

Seabiscuit

Author: Gary Ross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

View: 6627


True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

Letters to Seabiscuit

Author: Barbara Howard

Publisher: Seven Locks Press

ISBN: 9781931643283

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 140

View: 3591


The story of Seabiscuit as told so eloquently by Laura Hillenbrand in her bestseller Seabiscuit: An American Legend dominated the book scene for two years. Now comes another gift. In 1975, Barbara Howard received from her great aunt Marcela Howard a box of letters from fans written to Seabiscuit and Charles Howard, Marcela's husband and Seabiscuit's owner.

Equus

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Horses

Page: N.A

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Sunset

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: California

Page: N.A

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New York

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: N.A

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