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Seabiscuit An American Legend

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ISBN-10: 0449005615

ISBN-13: 9780449005613

Edition: 2002

Authors: Laura Hillenbrand, Laura Hillenbrand

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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. 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…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Laura Hillenbrand was born in Fairfax, Virginia on May 15, 1967. She studied at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, but was forced to leave before graduation because she contracted chronic fatigue syndrome. She has been writing about history and thoroughbred racing since 1988 and has been a contributing writer and editor at Equus magazine since 1989. Her work has appeared in many other publications including The New Yorker, American Heritage, ABC Sports Online, Thoroughbred Times, Talk, and The Backstretch. Her 1998 American Heritage article on Seabiscuit won her an Eclipse Award for outstanding feature article. In 2004, she won the National Magazine Award for the New Yorker article, A Sudden…    

Preface
The Day of the Horse Is Past
The Lone Plainsman
Mean, Restive, and Ragged
The Cougar and the Iceman
A 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
The Wise We Boys
Fortune's Fool
I Know My Horse
The Dingbustingest Contest You Ever Clapped an Eye On
Deal
The Second Civil War
"All Four of His Legs Are Broken"
A Long, Hard Pull
Four Good Legs Between Us
One Hundred Grand
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes