Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit

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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

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2003-07-01
File : 448 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780345467393


The Seabiscuit Story

The Seabiscuit Story

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The amazing rags-to-riches story of 1930s hero Seabiscuit is chronicled in the pages of the country's most respected horse magazine.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author by : John McEvoy
Publisher : Eclipse Press
Release : 2003
File : 165 Pages
ISBN-13 : 158150098X


Come On Seabiscuit

Come On Seabiscuit

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During the Great Depression, Seabiscuit captured the hearts of Americans from the streets to the White House, winning more money than any horse at that time and shattering speed records across the country. Moving and inspirational, "Come on Seabiscuit!" is a reminder of the qualities that make a real American champion.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author by : Ralph Moody
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2003-01-01
File : 172 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0803282877


A Study Guide For Laura Hillenbrand S Seabiscuit An American Legend

A Study Guide For Laura Hillenbrand S Seabiscuit An American Legend

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
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File : 22 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781410357410


Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit

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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.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author by : Gary Ross
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Release : 2003
File : 229 Pages
ISBN-13 : UCSC:32106017771236


Visual Economies Of In Motion

Visual Economies Of In Motion

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Sport films have been central to American cinema, playing an increasingly important role in the communication of a commonsense understanding of race, gender, class, history, and social relations. Oddly, scholars have neglected sport films and their significance. Offering a comparative, theoretically grounded, and interdisciplinary approach, Visual Economies of/in Motion marks a novel and important point of departure in sport studies and cultural studies. It brings together a dozen essays on feature films and documentaries to probe the articulation of ideologies and identities, play and power, and sporting worlds and social fields. -- Amazon.com.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author by : C. Richard King
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release : 2006
File : 274 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0820478520


Letters To Seabiscuit

Letters To Seabiscuit

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The story of Seabiscuit as told so eloquently by Laura Hillenbrand in her bestseller Seabiscuit: An American Legend dominated the book scene for two years. Now comes another gift. In 1975, Barbara Howard received from her great aunt Marcela Howard a box of letters from fans written to Seabiscuit and Charles Howard, Marcela's husband and Seabiscuit's owner.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author by : Barbara Howard
Publisher : Seven Locks Press
Release : 2003
File : 144 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1931643288


Roger Ebert S Movie Yearbook 2005

Roger Ebert S Movie Yearbook 2005

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A collection of every movie review the popular, Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic has done from January 2002 to mid-June 2004 includes the past year's interviews and essays, as well as reviews from all the major film festivals, his biweekly "Questions for the Movie Answer Man," profiles of leading actors, and more. Original. 50,000 first printing.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author by : Roger Ebert
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release : 2004
File : 964 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0740747428


Equestrian

Equestrian

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Author Toney Allman provides an in-depth look at the scientific principles behind equestrian events such as racing, dressage, hunting, endurance events, steeplechase, and polo. Chapters cover physics, biomechanics, genetics, physical training, and how tack affects the rider and the horse, and the psychology of training. Includes graphics to help explain the scientific principles being discussed and a list of sources for further research.

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Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
Author by : Toney Allman
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release : 2013-11-22
File : 112 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781420511383


Sports Around The World

Sports Around The World

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This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. * Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world * Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck * Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters * Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series * Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : John Nauright
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2012
File : 1848 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781598843002