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    612-822-4611

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend

Seabiscuit: An American Legend

Hillenbrand, Laura

Hardcover

Fiction20th Century United States HistoryRacing

Publisher Price: $27.00

ISBN10: 0375502912
ISBN13: 9780375502910
Publisher: Random House
Published: Mar 6 2001
Pages: 416
Weight: 1.65
Height: 1.29 Width: 6.54 Depth: 9.54
Language: English
Awards: ALA Notable Books, Book Sense Book of the Year Award, Colorado Blue Spruce Award, Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, L.A. Times Book Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award
#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.

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

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