Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand, writer of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a common underdog tale during this number one New York Times bestseller.

Seabiscuit used to be essentially the most electrifying and renowned points of interest in activities background and the only greatest newsmaker on the earth in 1938, receiving extra insurance than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. yet his good fortune used to be a shock to the racing institution, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the unhappy tail. 3 males replaced Seabiscuit’s fortunes:

Charles Howard was once a onetime bicycle repairman who brought the auto to the western usa and have become an in a single day millionaire. whilst he wanted a coach for his new racehorses, he employed Tom Smith, a mysterious mustang breaker from the Colorado plains. Smith instructed Howard to shop for Seabiscuit for a bargain-basement cost, then employed as his jockey crimson Pollard, a failed boxer who was once blind in a single eye, half-crippled, and liable to quoting passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Over 4 years, those not going companions survived a ravishing run of undesirable fortune, conspiracy, and serious harm to rework Seabiscuit from a neurotic, pathologically indolent also-ran into an American activities icon.

From the Hardcover edition.

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