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Seabiscuit: An American Legend There s an alternate cover edition hereSeabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in , receiving 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 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 Author Laura Hillenbrand brilliantly re creates a universal underdog story, one that proves life is a horse race From the Hardcover edition


10 thoughts on “Seabiscuit: An American Legend

  1. Matthew Matthew says:

    I have been known to bet a couple of bucks on a horse race or two I lived in Kentucky for about 10 years where horse racing is king Now I live within a couple of hours of close to a dozen horse tracks including Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby Because of all this, I figured I might be interested in the biography of one of history s most famous horses I was


  2. Stephanie "Jedigal" Stephanie "Jedigal" says:

    Prior to November 2003, non fiction only entered my reading choices on sporadic occasions In November 2003, a pioneering member of my book club was the first to choose a non fiction book instead of a novel That book was Seabiscuit Even though I have always loved horses, I had avoided reading Seabiscuit I just couldn t believe that all the hype was real So many times I had p


  3. Nat Nat says:

    4.5 stars What a remarkable story Brilliant once it got going, and wonderfully crafted by Laura Hillenbrand.I learned a lot about horses and racing And that jockeys are badass


  4. Dean Dean says:

    Welcome to the sparkling, colorful and vibrant world of racehorses and tournaments with his legends, dramas and passions located in the USA of the nineteenth twenties.Openly speaking, friends, let me say that I would never have pick up a book about racehorses and only because of the greats and awesome reviews at goodreads, and also because Laura Hillenbrand was the author, did I in the


  5. Swaps55 Swaps55 says:

    I m jealous of this woman, because she writes better than I do I ve always been a little snobby towards Seabiscuit, as I m a devoted War Admiral fan, but this is probably the best book out there that really captures the essence of horse racing, and she picked the right horse to do it with.This story is not just about Seabiscuit It s also about humanity, and most importantly to me , racing it


  6. Bren Bren says:

    It s easy to talk to a horse if you understand his language Horses stay the same from the day they are born until the day they die They are only changed by the way people treat them Laura Hillenbrand, Seabiscuit An American LegendI love LOVE..the story of Sea Biscuit What a horse He seemed almost human to me.We here in my family are huge Horse fans and Derby fans and even have had Kentucky Derby p


  7. Laura Laura says:

    Can I give this 6 stars please Such a moving story Wonderful Full of heart Amazing I simply just adore it And it was even better than the movie Which should really tell you something since I probably know that movie by heart, having already seen it 6 times till now.Seabiscuit is the best Can I give this 6 stars please Such a moving story Wonderful Full of heart Amazing I simply just adore it And it was


  8. Atishay Atishay says:

    A true inspirational story about broken hearts and lost souls, the golden thread that holds them together and yes. belief Belief in oneself A horse, trained to lose right from its birth Lose so that others can look good when they win Lose, so that when they win, they can look back and see others way behind A horse, which has learned to live with pain and humiliation A horse, which is angry It is this horse th


  9. Angela M Angela M says:

    I don t read very much non fiction but I just loved this


  10. Rebecca Rosenberg Rebecca Rosenberg says:

    Laura Hillenbrand breathes life and intimate detail to the world of horse racing I loved Sea Biscuit, the underdog, who prevailed to a hero Laura writes non fiction like the best fiction, and I appreciate the way she makes it real Because of Seabisquit, I have attended horse races And even bet The latest race was the Breeders Cup at Del Mar, and the horse I bet on, One Wild Broad won What a thrill Rebecca Rosenberg THE S


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