Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit

An American Legend Laura Hillenbrand ... Inc. Ballantine Reader's Circle and colophon are trademarks of Random House, Inc. www.ballantinebooks.com/BRC) Library of Congress Control Number 2002090323 ISBN 0-449-00561-5 Cover photo ...

Author: Laura Hillenbrand

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345467393

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken comes a universal underdog story about the horse who came out of nowhere to become a legend. 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. BONUS: This edition contains a Seabiscuit discussion guide and an excerpt from Unbroken. Praise for Seabiscuit “Fascinating . . . Vivid . . . A first-rate piece of storytelling, leaving us not only with a vivid portrait of a horse but a fascinating slice of American history as well.”—The New York Times “Engrossing . . . Fast-moving . . . More than just a horse’s tale, because the humans who owned, trained, and rode Seabiscuit are equally fascinating. . . . [Laura Hillenbrand] shows an extraordinary talent for describing a horse race so vividly that the reader feels like the rider.”—Sports Illustrated “REMARKABLE . . . MEMORABLE . . . JUST AS COMPELLING TODAY AS IT WAS IN 1938.”—The Washington Post
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

Regnery 17 Slander : Liberal Lies About the American Right . 15 Seabiscuit : An American Legend . Laura Hillenbrand . Ballantine Reader's Circle 25 43 The Four Agreements . Don Miguel Ruiz . Amber - Allen ( 85 ) 21 26 * A Beautiful Mind ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822031999170

Category: American literature

Page: 1032

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Categories: American literature

Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit

Retraces the journey of Seabiscuit, a horse with crooked legs and a pathetic tail that made racing history in 1938, thanks to the efforts of a trainer, owner, and jockey who transformed a bottom-level racehorse into a legend.

Author: Laura Hillenbrand

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345465083

Category: History

Page: 486

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Retraces the journey of Seabiscuit, a horse with crooked legs and a pathetic tail that made racing history in 1938, thanks to the efforts of a trainer, owner, and jockey who transformed a bottom-level racehorse into a legend.
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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Special Advertising Section Circle # 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SEABISCUIT AN AMERICAN LEGEND BASEBALL A LITERARY ... life are delightful reading — not only for writers and would - be writers , but for all passionate readers as well .

Author: Harold Wallace Ross

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ISBN: NWU:35556033678210

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 912

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Categories: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Books in Print

Books in Print

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105025888467

Category: American literature

Page: 2792

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Categories: American literature

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

( Thoroughbred legends ; no . 13 ) Includes index . ... 798.4'0092'9 Seabiscuit : an American legend / Laura Hillenbrand , 1st trade pbk . ed . ... ( Ballantine reader's circle ) Originally published : New York : Random House , c2001 .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105111052911

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The Book Club Companion

The Book Club Companion

But then Smith sees a glimmer , and it is his training , and Seabiscuit's charm- ing personality and winning ways that makes Seabiscuit a real story . ... Discussion guide , Ballantine Reader's Circle : Very good .

Author: Diana Loevy

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 042521009X

Category: Reference

Page: 356

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Booksellers know very well how ubiquitous the reading group has become, and The Book Club Companion is full of innovative ideas designed to entertain their members and enrich the book club experience. Inside, club members will find: - The 10 Indispensable Titles across several literary genres including Beloved Lit, Brit Lit, Book Club Favorites, Classic Lit, Black Lit, Noir Lit, Literary Respite, Nonfiction that Reads Like Fiction, and Memoir - Childhood favorites - "Guilty pleasure" titles - Conversation starters and tips for keeping discussions lively - Theme gatherings and special places for meetings - Drink and food recipes - Craft ideas - And much more
Categories: Reference

Jeff Herman s Guide to Book Publishers Editors Literary Agents 2007

Jeff Herman s Guide to Book Publishers  Editors   Literary Agents 2007

... debut fiction , romance , narrative nonfiction Charlotte Herscher , Editor - Women's fiction , romance Adam Korn , Assistant Editor - Pop culture , hip hop BALLANTINE READER'S CIRCLE The Ballantine Reader's Circle ( BRC ) ...

Author: Jeff Herman

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105063268838

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 966

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Presents a guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents, including information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Quill Quire

Quill   Quire

Also , the book lacks maps sufficiently detailed to support such a finely drawn Canadian portrait of that day . ... Reviewed from bound galleys The key error that potential readers of A T a HARDCOVER FICTION 1 The Da Vinci Code Dan ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556035652460

Category: Book industries and trade

Page: 470

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