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Seabiscuit

by Laura Hillenbrand

Part of the Stranger Than... Series

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In 1938 one figure received more press coverage than Hitler, Mussolini and Roosevelt. He was a cultural icon and a world-class athlete- and an undersized, crooked-legged racehorse by the name of Seabiscuit.

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Seabiscuit Synopsis

Presents the story of three men and their dreams for a racehorse, Seabiscuit, which encompasses a pivotal moment in American history: its resurrection from the depression. This book talks about Tom Smith, Seabiscuit's trainer, Red Pollard, who became Seabiscuit's rider, and Charles Howard, who financed the entire project.
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Seabiscuit Press Reviews

'Most readable…a wonderful tale.' Geoffrey Wheatcroft, Daily Mail

'A literary sensation.' Mark Steinberger, Financial Times

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ISBN: 9780007241743
Publication date: 05/02/2007
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007241743
Publication date: 5th February 2007
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,
Categories: True stories, Horse racing,

About Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand has been writing about history and Thoroughbred racing since 1988 and has been a contributing writer/editor for Equus magazine since 1989. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Talk, American Heritage, Reader's Digest, ABC Sports Online, the New York Post, the Week, Attache, the Blood-Horse, Thoroughbred Times, the Backstretch, and many other publications. Her 1998 American Heritage article on Seabiscuit won the Eclipse Award for Magazine Writing, the highest journalistic award for Thoroughbred racing. She served as a consultant on the Universal film of this book, released in 2003, as well as on a PBS documentary on Seabiscuit's ...

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