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Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit

An American Legend

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Published by Recorded Books .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL8373781M
ISBN 101402504861
ISBN 109781402504860

Seabiscuit. Seabiscuit was a Thoroughbred racehorse descended from the legendary Man o' War. His sire, Hard Tack, was known for speed but also a vicious temper. His dam, Swing On, belonged to a Mrs. Gladys Phipps. From his father, Seabiscuit inherited his stubbornness and competitive instinct. I knew of this book, and how much others liked it. It was a great book, with multiple heroes--the horse, his owner, trainer, and jockey. Putting the long journey for Seabiscuit to prove he could REALLY run into the context of the Depression improved it. This book could have benefitted from tighter editing.

Seabiscuit. True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation. Seabiscuit An American Legend (Book): Hillenbrand, Laura: Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in , 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.

Mar 06,  · Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in , 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/5(). Book Review Seabiscuit An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. from Random House, pages (includes acknowledgments, notes, and index) The recent abundance of horse racing books released can be attributed to this one masterpiece.


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Seabiscuit: An American Legend [Laura Hillenbrand] This book explains why: Seabiscuit was a national phenomenon. The book tells the story of the horse and the exceptional team of owner, trainer and jockeys that combined to create that phenomenon.

At the same time the details behind and within the 2 minutes of a horse prideofaberdeenawards.com by: Jun 30,  · Laura Hillenbrand (born ) is the author of the acclaimed Seabiscuit: An American Legend, a non-fiction account of the career of the great racehorse Seabiscuit, for which she won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in The book later became the basis of /5.

Jan 10,  · Great book about about a fairytale horse who stole the hearts of America. I'm 70 and can remember Seabiscuit appearing in cartoons we'd watch on Saturday mornings in the 50's.

I'd always wonder about those cameos and why they were there. This book explains why: Seabiscuit was a /5(K). Mar 28,  · The Paperback of the Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more.

B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Seabiscuit is a well written book but I got bored reading it. Well I'm not saying that it isn't that great of a book, it's just that I'm not fond of very /5. A first-rate piece of storytelling, leaving us not only with a vivid portrait of a horse but with a fascinating slice of American history as prideofaberdeenawards.com telling the Cinderella story of Seabiscuit and his devoted trainer, owner and jockey, the author Laura Hillenbrand has written an absorbing book that stands as a model of sportswriting at its best.

The story of Seabiscuit is the true "can't judge a book by its cover" antedote. Seabiscuit didn't look like a race horse but, a down on his luck trainer, a trusting owner and broke down jockey knew what he was capable of accomplishing.

Great narrator!!Would read again. Also wonderful historical events that are chronicled along with the story of. Summary and reviews of Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand, plus links to a book excerpt from Seabiscuit and author biography of Laura Hillenbrand. I have read lots of books and lots of books about horse racing and I have to say that the book Seabiscuit was a very good book.

I liked the way we got a history lesson as well as a great book. began a rehabilitation of Seabiscuit that would lift him, and them, from obscurity. For the Seabiscuit crew and for America, it was the beginning of =ve uproarious years of anguish and exultation.

From toSeabiscuit endured a remarkable run of bad fortune, conspiracy, and injury to establish himself as one of history’s most. Jul 25,  · The second is the horse Tom chooses for Charles, Seabiscuit, an unconventional choice as despite his pedigreed lineage, Seabiscuit is small at fifteen and a half hands tall with a slight limp.

But Tom can see something in Seabiscuit's nature to make him a winner, if only Seabiscuit can be retrained from his inbred losing ways/10(K). Her American Heritage article on Seabiscuit won the Eclipse Award for Magazine Writing, the highest award for Thoroughbred racing.

She is currently serving as a consultant on a Universal Studios movie based on this book. Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Laura lives in Washington, D.C/5(81). The book tells the story of Seabiscuit, possibly the most famous American racehorse of all time, with special emphasis on the human beings who discovered him, trained him, and risked both their lives and their money on him.

Seabiscuit captured the nation's imagination at the height of the Great Depression. Read my Seabiscuit book review, and see why this true story about a race horse is one of my all-time favorite books. Seabiscuit was an unlikely champion race horse that. Seabiscuit, (foaled ), American racehorse (Thoroughbred) that in six seasons (–40) won 33 of 89 races and a total of $, a record for American Thoroughbreds (broken ).

His unlikely success proved a welcome diversion to millions during the Great Depression, and he became a national. This isn't the great film it could've been and the book is much better but it is still very enjoyable.

Its many good points even out the flaws. And the true story of Seabiscuit has so much heart to it that you can't help but be moved by this movie.

This is a movie for everyone, not just horse lovers/5. In an era when Americans were in great need of heroic figures to help them forget their troubles, SEABISCUIT comes to the rescue. The picture relates a moving story of friendship and devotion in rehabilitating the main characters'fractured lives, as it interweaves the interactions between horse, jockey, trainer and owner and their adoring fans.

Mar 01,  · Seabiscuit, given his inauspicious start in life, could just as easily have faded away into non-existence running third tier races. However, the love and care he receives from his owner, jockey, and trainer have you cheering until the end of the book for Cited by: Companion site to the book by Laura Hillenbrand.

Who Was Seabiscuit,By: James Buckley. Seabiscuit was a one of the fastest horses the country has ever seen. He was a record braking racehorse. Seabiscuit was U.S. Horse of the year. Through Seabiscuits career he raised overdollars. Since Seabiscuit wasn't treated very well when he was young he was full of rage and meanness/5.

Laura Hillenbrand's fascinating and well-researched book Seabiscuit: An American Legend tells the story of this underdog, giving an old legend new life. While providing an authoritative account of the horse's storied career, Hillenbrand focuses on the men and women who helped Seabiscuit become a champion.

Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand About the Book Seabiscuit was an unlikely champion. For two years he floundered at the lowest level of racing, before his dormant talent was discovered by three men.

One was Tom Smith, an arthritic old mustang breaker. The second was Red Pollard, a half-blind jockey. This is a quiz based on Laura Hillenbrands biography of the race-horse Seabiscuit: Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Author roselafleur) prideofaberdeenawards.com Sections.Grounding the story in the people that touched and were touched by Seabiscuit also acts as a safeguard literary device that prevents the book from careening off into the dangerous territory of over-anthropomorphization which would be all too easy, given the subject matter.Mar 26,  · WN: No book on horse racing—and very few on any sport—has ever held the top spot on the New York Times best-seller list, as Seabiscuit did for six weeks.

Had you ever imagined, when you began the project, that you would have the No. 1 best-seller in the nation? Looking back now, how would you describe the experience?