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Seabiscuit
Seabiscuit
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest news maker 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 S...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345465085
ISBN-10: 0345465083
Publication Date: 7/1/2003
Pages: 480
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4 stars, based on 524 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 8
I don't especially like horses, don't know anything about horses or horse racing, but this was one of the best books I read in 2006!
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Helpful Score: 7
It's been awhile since I read Seabiscuit, but I remember being struck with this: The author researched, wrote, and edited the book while confined to her tiny Wash.D.C. apt.while afflicted w/some kind of chronic fatigue syndrome. She literally had to drag herself across the floor at times to do her work. Juxtapose this with the story of a horse who had practically risen from the dead and beaten all odds, a horse who represented "every man" during the dark days of the nation's depression and beat out all the thoroughbreds, a horse who just wouldn't quit no matter how bleak things got...and you've got one heck of a story. This book drew me in right from the beginning and didn't let go. I grew up riding horses but realized I didn't know didley. I learned a whole lot about horses, jockeys, the race track set, circuit, and way of life that I had no idea existed. Great book.
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Helpful Score: 5
For a non-fiction book, this one reads like a novel. Very engrossing. I throughly enjoyed reading about Seabiscuit.
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Love....Love..... Love... this book and story. I did not want it to end. What an amazing little horse!
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"Seabiscuit" is a compelling story about a connection between a horse, his jockey, and the entire nation. Laura Hillenbrand's narrative contains the best of everything that makes any book, great: a touching storyline about a remarkably determined horse with as much of a personality as his fiery, red-headed jockey; a collection of fascinating and horrifying details of horse racing that blend right into the story and are just as captivating as the plot itself; and grand descriptions of Seabiscuit's worst and finest hours on the racetrack that transport any reader from the sofa to a front row seat on the metal bleachers of Santa Anita. Simply put, this book is a masterpiece.
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Very well written and interesting. I love reading books where I learn new things.
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I have not seen the movie yet, so I'm not sure how the 2 compare, but I thought the book was great. It's very descriptive about horse racing, but still stays very interesting. I would for sure reccommend it!
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I love this book. Anyone who loves horses will too. I cried so hard I had to put the book down. The relationship between the jockey and Seabiscuit is heart wrenching. So sad but a great look into the world or horse racing.

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