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Seabiscuit

Author : Laura Hillenbrand
ISBN : 0345467396
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822031999170
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross
ISBN : NWU:35556033678210
Genre : Literature
File Size : 85.78 MB
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Category: Literature

Books In Print Supplement

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025417838
Genre : American literature
File Size : 49.94 MB
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Category: American literature

Jeff Herman S Guide To Book Publishers Editors Literary Agents 2007

Author : Jeff Herman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063268838
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Presents a guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents, including information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Book Club Companion

Author : Diana Loevy
ISBN : 042521009X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 20.91 MB
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A guide to creating and maintaining a reading group presents innovative ideas on how to enhance the book club experience, providing lists of ten key titles in a variety of literary genres, tips on special places for meetings, and drink and food recipes.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025888475
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature