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Seabiscuit An American Legend

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ISBN-10: 1400060982

ISBN-13: 9781400060986

Edition: 2003 (Collector's)

Authors: Laura Hillenbrand

List price: $29.95
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A deluxe illustrated edition of one of the most beloved books of our time, with nearly 150 historic photographs personally selected by the author The spellbinding true story of how three men and a great racehorse captivated a nation, Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit: An American Legend became an immediate number one bestseller and cultural phenomenon upon its publication in 2001. Named one of the best books of the year by more than twenty publications—including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, People, USA Today, and The Economist—Seabiscuit was also honored as the BookSense Nonfiction Book of the Year and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, and was a finalist for several…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/3/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.88" tall
Weight: 2.596
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