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Blood horses

Author: John Jeremiah Sullivan
Publisher: London : Yellow Jersey, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One evening late in his life, veteran sportswriter Mike Sullivan was asked by his son what he remembered best from his three decades in the press box. The answer came as a surprise - 'I was at the Secretariat's Derby, in '73. That was - just beauty, you know?' John Jeremiah Sullivan didn't know, but he spent two years finding out, journeying from prehistoric caves to the Kentucky Derby. The result is 'Blood Horses,
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Named Person: John Jeremiah Sullivan; John Jeremiah Sullivan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Jeremiah Sullivan
ISBN: 9780224091862 0224091867
OCLC Number: 816155028
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: by John Jeremiah Sullivan.

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One evening late in his life, veteran sportswriter Mike Sullivan was asked by his son what he remembered best from his three decades in the press box. The answer came as a surprise - 'I was at the Secretariat's Derby, in '73. That was - just beauty, you know?' John Jeremiah Sullivan didn't know, but he spent two years finding out, journeying from prehistoric caves to the Kentucky Derby. The result is 'Blood Horses, ' a wise, humorous memoir exploring the relationship between a man and horse and the relationship between a sportswriter's son and his late father.

One evening late in his life, veteran sportswriter Mike Sullivan was asked by his son what he remembered best from his three decades in the press box. The answer came as a surprise. 'I was at Secretariat's Derby, in '73. That was ... just beauty, you know?' John Jeremiah Sullivan didn't know, not really, but he spent two years finding out, journeying from prehistoric caves to the Kentucky Derby.

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"An interestingly wayward memoir, exploring [...] the vibrant mixture of equine beauty and human ugliness to be found on the racetrack" -- Jane Shilling Evening Standard "A great father-son memoir, Read more...

 
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