Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Ballantine Reader’s Circle)

By | December 6, 2018
Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Ballantine Reader's Circle) Author Laura Hillenbrand
ISBN-10 0449005615
ISBN-13 9780449005613
Year 2002-03-26
Pages 399
Language English
Publisher Ballantine Books
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Laura Hillenbrand author of the runaway phenomenonUnbroken brilliantly re creates a universal underdog story in this 1 New York Times bestseller 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 Seabiscuits 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 From the Hardcover edition

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