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Seabiscuit: an American legend

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Seabiscuit was a crooked little horse, built like a cinderblock, but there was something special about his attitude. In 1936, when a wealthy businessman, an aging trainer, and a destitute jockey focused their attention on Seabiscuit, they were astonished at the results. Despite heavy handicaps, Seabiscuit broke one track record after another. And despite the Great Depression, fans traveled hundreds of miles to see him
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Full title seabiscuit an american legend
Author hillenbrand laura
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auth_author2 Davidson, Richard M., 1940-
author Laura Hillenbrand
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display_description Laura Hillenbrand, author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story in this #1 New York Times bestseller.

BONUS: This edition contains a Seabiscuit discussion guide and an excerpt from Unbroken.

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 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.
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subject_facet Horse racing -- United States, Large type books, Race horses -- United States -- Biography, Race horses -- United States. -- Biography, Seabiscuit (Race horse)
title_display Seabiscuit : an American legend
title_full Seabiscuit : an American legend / Laura Hillenbrand, Seabiscuit An American Legend, Seabiscuit [sound recording] : an American legend / by Laura Hillenbrand, Seabiscuit [text (large print)] : an American legend / Laura Hillenbrand
title_short Seabiscuit :
title_sub an American legend
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, History, Horse racing, Large type books, Nonfiction, Race horses, Seabiscuit (Race horse), Sports & Recreations