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Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse by Laura Hillenbrand

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Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse by Laura Hillenbrand

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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, and as America found the courage to bet on itself to win against the odds.

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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. This text is also the story of three men: Tom Smith, a former Wild West Showman was the trainer; Red Pollard, abandoned by his poverty stricken family at a race track became the rider; and Charles Howard, a pioneer car manufacturer in San Francisco in the 1920s was the owner and the financier. 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, and as America found the courage to bet on itself to win against the odds.

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SKU GOR001528336
Title Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse
Author By (author) Laura Hillenbrand
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 2001
Page Number 410
ISBN 1841150916
ISBN13 9781841150918
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes Winner of William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2001.
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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