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Three Strides Before The Wire

Author : Elizabeth Mitchell
ISBN : 1840189215
Genre : Horse racing
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Charismatic, a colt nobody wanted, is ridden by Antley, a jockey everybody doubted. That either could be a mere mile and a half from winning the Triple Crown would be astounding; that the two of them together are so close to racing immortality would be a fantasy . . . except that it is real.'So ran a newspaper story days before jockey Chris Antley and his horse Charismatic attempted to make history by winning the third and final race of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes. After battling depression and drug and alcohol abuse, Antley had made a stunning comeback by riding the unknown Charismatic to victory at both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. Antley's success was viewed as symbolic of the new path he was forging in his life, but his story, and his horse's, would not have a fairy-tale ending. In Three Strides Before the Wire, journalist Elizabeth Mitchell takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the world of horse racing by tracing the intertwined lives of jockey Chris Antley, trainer D. Wayne Lukas, owners Bob and Beverly Lewis, 1999 Derby winner Charismatic, and the author herself, who placed a crucial bet on the race. The adventure takes us behind the scenes of the world's racetracks, revealing the colourful history of horse racing, while also exposing the underbelly of racing scandals. The story of horse racing goes beyond the jockeys, the trainers, the owners and the swindlers. For all people, rich or poor, horse racing offers a dramatic tale that is thrilling at its best moments and heart-wrenching at its worst.
Category: Horse racing

Three Strides Before The Wire

Author : Elizabeth Mitchell
ISBN : 0786886226
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Explores the world of horse racing by focusing on 1999 Derby winner Charismatic, from his birth through his tragic death, discussing the important people in his life, including jockey Chris Antley, whose own tragic story matches that of his horse.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Survival

Author : K.J.D.
ISBN : 1477227350
Genre : Fiction
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One person Two sisters Twelve people Four murderers Seven saviours Curiosity of someone’s sadistic fantasy is was draws us to adventure...when love is torn but the battle must commence the weak are soon drawn from the brave like seeds from a well-made fur coat. We curiously partake in their dreams and speculation. The only question is...who are ‘they’? Antonia only has one thought in mind, protect her family and protect most importantly the one she claims to hate, her sister. Love is what drives us, but it’s the love that we chose to hate which is the most spellbinding. What lengths will she go to; to save those she cares for most? The world that Antonia lived in has just become more complex and diverse than she could ever have imagined.
Category: Fiction

Horse People

Author : Rebecca Louise Cassidy
ISBN : 9780801895968
Genre : Social Science
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The world of Thoroughbred racing is glamorous, secretive, dangerous, and seductive—the sport of kings and the poor man's obsession. While the spectacle of racing stirs the imagination, it belies the ruthless business that lies beneath. This engaging original study demystifies this complex world by comparing centers of excellence in Britain and North America. Drawing from intensive field work in Suffolk's Newmarket and Kentucky's Lexington, Rebecca Cassidy gives us the inside track on all players in the industry—from the elite breeders and owners to the stable boys, racetrack workers, and veterinarians. She leads us through horse farms, breeding barns, and yearling sales; explains rigorous training regimens; and brings us trackside on race day. But the history of Thoroughbred racing culture is more than a collection of fascinating characters and exciting events. Cassidy's investigation reveals the factors—ethical, cultural, political, and economic—that have shaped the racing tradition. -- Margaret Taylor
Category: Social Science

Showtym Adventures 1 Dandy The Mountain Pony

Author : Kelly Wilson
ISBN : 9780143771500
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In the first Showtym Adventure, Vicki must train her own wild pony in order to continue her dream of riding. When nine-year-old Vicki Wilson’s beloved lease pony is sold, she is heartbroken. Her family doesn't have much money, and she is desperate to have a pony of her own so she can keep riding. Then Vicki has the chance she has been waiting for, to tame and train her own wild pony! How will she earn the trust of her beautiful new chestnut? And will Dandy ever be quiet enough for her to ride at Pony Club or compete at Ribbon Days? This story is inspired by the Wilson Sisters’ early years, where Vicki, Kelly and Amanda Wilson first encounter horses in the wild and learn what it takes to make them champions.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Citation

Author : Phil Georgeff
ISBN : 9781461661771
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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When Citation (1945-1970) retired in mid-1951, he was horseracing's first and, to that point, only millionaire racehorse. Following his 1948 triumphs at the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont in 1948, it would be twenty-five years before another horse (Secreteriat) would again wear the coveted Triple Crown. Citation, by legendary announcer and longtime horseracing insider Phil Georgeff, reveals all about the thoroughbred, his remarkable career, and those in his inner circle. Georgeff delves into Citation's unusual bloodline; the death of his original rider, Al Snider, swept out to sea while fishing off the Florida keys; Citation's stunning 1948 Triple Crown victory; and the ultimate effects of the horse's excessive, aggressive schedule (racing on little rest after traveling cross-country in sweltering vans and railroad boxcars). Based on interviews from those who knew the thoroughbred, including famed jockey Eddie Arcaro and renowned son-and-father trainers Ben A. and Jimmy Jones; Citation is more than merely the biography of a gifted horse. It the full story of the greatest sports figure in the history of horseracing, a champion who won or placed in thirty different contests in his career and whose spirit continue to captivate the American public.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Down To The Wire

Author : Amber Ooley
ISBN : 9780615155807
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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I'm Not Evil is the fastest horse that Marvin and his dad, Nick, have ever seen. When Evil is on the track, it seems like he could run all day. The black colt is just as big as he is fast. Evil's desire to run burns so strongly-no rider on his back or bit in his mouth can ever tame it. Can Evil win the Triple Crown and other big races? Will any other horse ever catch him?
Category: Sports & Recreation

Liberty S Torch

Author : Elizabeth Mitchell
ISBN : 9780802192554
Genre : History
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The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, a powerful symbol of freedom and the American dream. For decades, the myth has persisted that the statue was a grand gift from France, but now Liberty's Torch reveals how she was in fact the pet project of one quixotic and visionary French sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. Bartholdi not only forged this 151-foot-tall colossus in a workshop in Paris and transported her across the ocean, but battled to raise money for the statue and make her a reality. A young sculptor inspired by a trip to Egypt where he saw the pyramids and Sphinx, he traveled to America, carrying with him the idea of a colossal statue of a woman. There he enlisted the help of notable people of the age—including Ulysses S. Grant, Joseph Pulitzer, Victor Hugo, Gustave Eiffel, and Thomas Edison—to help his scheme. He also came up with inventive ideas to raise money, including exhibiting the torch at the Phildaelphia world's fair and charging people to climb up inside. While the French and American governments dithered, Bartholdi made the statue a reality by his own entrepreneurship, vision, and determination.
Category: History

Lady With A Past

Author : Elizabeth Mitchell
ISBN : 9781614520177
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Much of what you learned in grade school about our most beloved American icon is wrong. For starters, the Statue of Liberty was originally meant for Egypt, conceived to be a slave greeting travelers on the Suez Canal. And when instead she landed on American shores, she wasn't an outright gift from France, but the remarkable scheme of a grandiose Frenchman who tried to hustle everyone from Ulysses S. Grant to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in an attempt to get his colossus built--somewhere. In this surprising and entertaining biography of America's most famous metal Amazon, Elizabeth Mitchell, author of the Byliner Original bestseller "The Fearless Mrs. Goodwin", provides a portrait of not just the Statue of Liberty but her deluded creator. Powered by fierce ambition and ego, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi spent nearly two decades building Lady Liberty, which he considered to be less a symbol of freedom than a monument to himself. In Bartholdi's remarkable, mostly overlooked diary and in colorful letters to his mother--the model for Liberty's imposing face--Mitchell finds a comically self-serving artiste who looks down his Gallic nose at the young and burgeoning United States.But it's those same "subpar" Americans who, in the end, get the job done. Timed to the 125th anniversary of the statue, Mitchell's book tells the real, unvarnished story of how Lady Liberty, beacon to the world, came to be.Elizabeth Mitchell is the author of "Three Strides Before the Wire: The Dark and Beautiful World of Horse Racing", "W.: Revenge of the Bush Dynasty", and the Byliner bestseller "The Fearless Mrs. Goodwin."* * *Praise for "Lady with a Past""Elizabeth Mitchell is one of the smartest writers I know and you won't want to miss her take on our lady of the harbor."-- Ron Rosenbaum, author of "Explaining Hitler" and "How the End Begins: The Road to a Nuclear World War III.""Mitchell has written a page-turner, exposing the riveting history of the Statue of Liberty, a tale far more brilliant in its complexity than the short-hand version we all know. A stunning jewel of intrigue.-- Martha McPhee, National Book Award finalist and author of "Bright Angel Time," "Gorgeous Lies," "L'America," and "Dear Money."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Harness Horse

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ISBN : PSU:000068522285
Genre : Horse racing
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Category: Horse racing

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015079755628
Genre : Bibliography, National
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The Fearless Mrs Goodwin How New York S First Female Police Detective Cracked The Crime Of The Century

Author : Elizabeth Mitchell
ISBN : 9781614520108
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Manhattan, 1912. A time of greed, corruption, scandal and distrust, when the police commissioner had this advice for the citizenry: "Don't take a criminal investigation into your own hands. Don't poke about a dead body. Don't investigate a robbery all on your own." Then the most outrageous and brutal bank heist of the young century occurred, and the city combusted in fear and anger. Wall Street brokers were carrying guns. The police looked more ineffectual by the day. Not a single man could break the case. But perhaps a woman could. Mrs. Isabella Goodwin was a smart and resourceful police matron who had gone about as far as a woman in police work could go. The bank robbery presented a unique career opportunity. As Elizabeth Mitchell writes in "The Fearless Mrs. Goodwin," a true story so astounding it reads like fiction, only a woman could penetrate New York's underworld without attracting suspicion. When Goodwin got the call from headquarters, she was ready. With glimmering eyes, the widow with four children to support disappeared into Manhattan's underbelly. Would she return with her man? Would she make it back at all? In this Byliner Original, Elizabeth Mitchell, the author of "W: Revenge of the Bush Dynasty," and "Three Strides Before the Wire: The Dark and Beautiful World of Horse Racing," has delved into New York City's hurly-burly past and returned with a classic crime story all the more amazing for having actually happened. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Elizabeth Mitchell is an award-winning journalist and the author of "Three Strides Before the Wire: The Dark and Beautiful World of Horse Racing" and "W.: Revenge of the Bush Dynasty." She served as executive editor of "George" magazine and features editor of "Spin." She lives in Brooklyn, New York. PRAISE FOR "THE FEARLESS MRS. GOODWIN" "What a ripsnort! Elizabeth Mitchell's exploration of New York City in the early 1900s and the remarkable woman detective who took on savvy, brutal criminals is a fascinating piece of history and a riveting story. Old-timey CSI, but much wilder, and no deodorant." -Sam Lipsyte, author of "Home Land" and "The Ask" "Molls, tough guys, an insane bank heist and N.Y.C.'s feistiest chick-the perfect beach read. Loved it!!!" -Simon Doonan, author of "Beautiful People" "Elizabeth Mitchell brings to life the story of Isabella Goodwin, New York's first female police detective, with deep reporting and evocative details. This Film Noir tale of early New York is a scintillating read that grips you from the first page and never lets up." -Darcey Steinke, author of "Easter Everywhere" and "Suicide Blonde" "A fascinating real-life crime story, starring New York City's first female detective, and 1912 New York in all its corrupt and vivid glory." -Katha Pollitt, author of "Learning to Drive"
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Brighter

Author : Michael Horvath
ISBN : 0977614298
Genre : Fiction
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Two startling, quirky and wry novellas that present allegorical worlds around life, death and art. Graphite presents an otherworldly tale of a man in search of the source for the world's most perfect graphite lead cores, turning up a revelation profoundly altering his life. In Brighter, Jano Gambon, a decadent art dealer reveals events that led him to his honor and horror during his final days. "This is a journey of quirky surprises, startling wit and softly engulfing magic. Like Calvino, Kafka and even Roald Dahl, Michael Horvath takes us into a dream." --Elizabeth Mitchell, Three Strides Before the Wire
Category: Fiction

Wire Wire Products

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ISBN : UOM:39015024267596
Genre : Wire
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Category: Wire

Before It Breaks

Author : Dave Warner
ISBN : 9781925161205
Genre : Fiction
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Detective Inspector Daniel Clement is back in Broome, the tropical town where he grew up, licking his wounds from a busted marriage and struggling to be impressed by his new team of small-town, inexperienced cops. But stagnation and lethargy soon give way to a case with urgent purpose. On the edge of the desert, a man is found dead in a crocodile-infested watering hole. And he is only the first. The connection between the victims is elusive, but Clement must pursue it as a decades-old mystery begins to unravel and a monster cyclone brews on the horizon.
Category: Fiction

Duel For The Crown

Author : Linda Carroll
ISBN : 9781476733227
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A gripping look at the great duel between Affirmed, the last horse to win the Triple Crown—comprised of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes—and his archrival, Alydar. From the moment they first galloped head-to-head in Saratoga Springs, the two chestnut colts showed they were the stuff of racing legend. Alydar, all muscle with a fearsome closing kick, was already the popular favorite to win the Kentucky Derby. Affirmed, deceptively laid-back streamlined elegance, was powered forward by his steely determination not to settle for second place. In the Sport of Kings, the Triple Crown is the most valued prize, requiring a horse to win not just one race, but three: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. And 1978 would not be just for the record books, but also one of the greatest dramas ever played out in the racing world. There were names to conjure with, worthy of the Sport of Kings. The bloodline of Native Dancer. The teen wonderboy jockey Steve Cauthen. The once unbeatable Calumet Farm—the Damn Yankees of the racing world—now in eclipse and hoping for a comeback. The newcomer Harbor View Farm—owned by brash financier Louis Wolfson, who wouldn’t let even a conviction and a prison sentence for securities violations stand in the way of his dreams of glory. And the racetracks themselves: Belmont, Saratoga, Pimlico. And, of course, Churchill Downs. It has been thirty-five years since Affirmed and Alydar fought for the Triple Crown, thirty-five years when no other horse has won it. Duel for the Crown brings this epic battle to life. Not just two magnificent Thoroughbreds but the colorful human personalities surrounding them, caught up in an ever-intensifying battle of will and wits that lasted until the photo finish of the final Triple Crown race . . . and Alydar and Affirmed leaped into the history books.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Forthcoming Books

Author : R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
ISBN : 00158119
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The Horse Review

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ISBN : PSU:000055553605
Genre : Horse racing
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