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Seabiscuit : an American legend

Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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. Author Laura Hillenbrand brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story, one that proves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Hillenbrand
ISBN: 0375502912 9780375502910
OCLC Number: 46369186
Description: xiii, 399 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Day of the horse is past --
Lone plainsman --
Mean, restive, and ragged --
Cougar and the iceman --
Boot on one foot, a toe tag on the other --
Light and shadow --
Learn your horse --
Fifteen strides --
Gravity --
War Admiral - No Pollard, no Seabiscuit --
All I need is luck --
Hardball --
Wise we boys --
Fortune's fool --
I know my horse --
Dingbustingest contest you ever clapped an eye on --
Deal --
Second civil war --
"All four of his legs are broken" --
Long, hard pull --
Four good legs between us --
One hundred grand.
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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. Author Laura Hillenbrand brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story, one that proves life is a horse race.

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