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    Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse

    ISBN: 9781841150925
    Format: Paperback
    From the author of Unbroken - a major motion picture releasing in 2015 - this is the bestselling true story of three men and their dreams for a racehorse, Seabiscuit.
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    The true story of three men and their dreams for a racehorse - Seabiscuit - that symbolized a pivotal moment in American history as modern America was born out of the crucible of the Depression and the dustbowl, as the 20th century's greatest nation found the courage to bet on itself to win against the odds. In 1936 the habits of 19th-century America were finally consigned to history just as Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind" was published. In their place, modern America was born. But what defined this new era? Nothing more than the story of Seabiscuit, a stunted colt with asymmetrical knees that had for two years been hacked around no-good race tracks which led to permanent leg damage. Yet by 1937 Seabiscuit could draw crowds of 60,000 and had more newspaper column inches devoted to him than Mussolini, Hitler or Roosevelt, his popularity peaking during his appearances at the Santa Anita Handicap. America had gone to the races for the first time since the Depression and fallen in love with a misshapen colt of great character. Now it wanted a winner. "Seabiscuit" is also the story of three men: Tom Smith, a former Wild West Showman was the trainer; Red Pollard, abandoned by hi
    The true story of three men and their dreams for a racehorse - Seabiscuit - that symbolized a pivotal moment in American history as modern America was born out of the crucible of the Depression and the dustbowl, as the 20th century's greatest nation found the courage to bet on itself to win against the odds. In 1936 the habits of 19th-century America were finally consigned to history just as Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind" was published. In their place, modern America was born. But what defined this new era? Nothing more than the story of Seabiscuit, a stunted colt with asymmetrical knees that had for two years been hacked around no-good race tracks which led to permanent leg damage. Yet by 1937 Seabiscuit could draw crowds of 60,000 and had more newspaper column inches devoted to him than Mussolini, Hitler or Roosevelt, his popularity peaking during his appearances at the Santa Anita Handicap. America had gone to the races for the first time since the Depression and fallen in love with a misshapen colt of great character. Now it wanted a winner. "Seabiscuit" is also the story of three men: Tom Smith, a former Wild West Showman was the trainer; Red Pollard, abandoned by hi
    Products specifications
    ISBN13 9781841150925
    Contributor Hillenbrand, Laura
    Language English
    Format Paperback
    Imprint Fourth Estate Ltd
    Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication Date 2002-04-02
    Short Description Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse Hillenbrand, Laura 9781841150925
    Author Biography Laura Hillenbrand is the author of the number-one bestseller Seabiscuit, which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. It was made into a major international film, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Hillenbrand's New Yorker article, 'A Sudden Illness,' won the 2004 National Magazine Award, and she is a two-time winner of the Eclipse Award. She and actor Gary Sinise are the co-founders of Operation International Children, a charity that provides school supplies to children through American troops. She lives in Washington, D.C.
    Review 'A rip-roaring narrative from a cobwebbed chapter of the Depression.' Sunday Times 'Hillenbrand tells the story of the triumphs and tribulations of her cast of misfits with flair and skill, relishing the larger than life characters who inhabited this forgotten demimonde.' Sunday Times 'Most readable ... a wonderful tale.' Daily Mail 'This season's literary sensation.' Financial Times