March 1, 2001
March 1, 2001
Laura Hillenbrand, an award-winning racing journalist, delivers an in-depth, winning biography of a horse, detailing the lives of Tom Smith, a silent, eccentric trainer, Charles Howard, a wealthy horseowner, and Red Pollard, a half-blind, down-on-his-luck jockey, whose combined talents produced an unlikely champion. The struggles of Seabiscuit and his jockey paralleled those of an entire nation--which was suffering under the Depression and the threat of war--and caught its attention; in 1938 the horse reportedly received more newspaper coverage than Roosevelt, ******, or Mussolini. By delivering work that gives an impressive sense of a particular horse, the sport, the racetrack milieu, and the mood of the country during the time, the author inspires admiration and respect for the implausible champion and his team, and also does a great service to sportswriting. A New York Times Notable Book for 2001.
Genre: Sports + Recreation, History
Sub-Genre: United States / 20th Century, Horse Racing
- Genre: History, Sports + Recreation
- Subgenre: Horse Racing, United States / 20th Century
- Publisher: Random House, Inc.
- Pages: 399
- Language: English
- Release Date: March 1, 2001
- Author: Laura Hillenbrand
- National Book Critics Circle Award , General Nonfiction , 2001
- Online Item #: 11923981
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-4428
- ISBN: 9780375502910
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported