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Seabiscuit
Seabiscuit
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
ISBN-13: 9780345465085
ISBN-10: 0345465083
Publication Date: 7/1/2003
Pages: 480
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 524 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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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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Helpful Score: 3
"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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I loved this book! I had the opportunity to get close to thoroughbreds when my former neighbor was raising them. Magnificent animals! This books details a piece of history that had been unknown to me before. A fascinating true story!
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Tremendous horse and a tremendous book to honor him. I loved this book. I recommend it for horse lovers and non horse people.
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This is not the type of book that I normally read but it was recommended to me by my brother. I was truly impressed by the research and presentation of this book. It drew me in and I felt like I was part of the story. I felt that this was an excellent book and didn't want it to end. I would recommend it to anyone regardless of what type of book you "normally" read. A truly good read.
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Great book! The author takes you through each race and you feel as though you are right on top of the horse. The story of the men involved make this an exciting and inspiring read.
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A detailed account of Seabiscuit and of all the people who helped him be one of the greatest horses.
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Terrific book! Well researched, and reads like a novel. Most of our family read it and loved it, even though none of us is interested in horseracing, or even sports.
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Wow Wow Wow Wow. What a book. This is a great story of Seabiscuit and the men that played the role in making him one of the best racers in history. Charles Howard, the owner, Tom Smith, the trainer and Red Pollard the jockey and Henry Woolf, the other jockey who filled in for Pollard when he was hurt. The story was very well told. It starts out with the history of the each of the 3 men. Hillen brand does a fabulous job being clear and concise and building up the excitement of a race through her words. This is going on my best list.
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Excellent story of three men brought together during the depression by a great horse. This is the larger size paperback which contains more pictures than the small paperback. It is approx. 9 x 5. War admiral, races, etc.
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Very interesting book with a lot more information than the movie.
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I liked the book better than the movie. Good read.
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I really liked the story. Underdog does well. Great book club book.
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Seabiscuit was an unlikely champion: a roughhewn, undersized horse with a sad little tail and knees that wouldn't straighten all the way. But, thanks to the efforts of three men, Seabiscuit became one of the most spectacular performers in sports history. The rags-to-riches horse emerged as an American cultural icon, drawing an immense following and becoming the single biggest newsmaker of 1938 -- receiving more coverage than FDR or Hitler. Laura Hillenbrand beautifully renders this story of one horse's journey from also-ran to national luminary.
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I read this book a while ago, but still remember it as an all time favorite. I loved the detail and the historical events. I remember thinking that if history books were written like this, everyone would want to major in that subject! I give this book more that two thumbs up!!!
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I found this to be quite the page turner, enjoyed is first to last page.
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detailed and interesting story of the amazing racehorse, his unlikely rise to fame against long odds, and the equally unlikely coming together of a number of different personalities, who all became rather devoted to this horse. The story also includes much background on the depression, and on the history of racing.
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He was a cultural icon. A world-class athlete. A champion who triumphed over terrible handicaps to become a legend of the racetrack. No other racehorse has rivaled Seabiscuit's fame or his sway over the nation's imagination. This spellbinding story of this marvelous animal, the world he lived in, and the men who staked their lives and fortunes on his dazzling career. A riveting tale of grit, grace, luck, and an underdog's stubborn determination, Seabiscuit is an American classic.
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He was a cultural icon, a world class athlete, a champion who over came terrible handicaps to become a legend of the racetrack. The author tells the spellbinding story of this marvelous animal, the world he lived in, and the men who staked their lives and fortunes on his dazzling career. A riveting tale of grit, grace, luck, and an underdog's stubborn determination!
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Beautifully written account of an incredible story.
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A wonderful story of a champion horse.
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This is so much better written than 90% or more of today's books. It is really beautiful even if you know the whole horse, jockey, trainer, and owner story. I feel it is a must-read. I could not believe how beautifully it was written. It is the classic page turner.
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Very beautiful, moving story about one larger than life little horse. The author does an excellent job of really bringing you into the story, you will definitely empathize with the people involved in bringing this horse into his star role.
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I read the book first and then watched the movie. While the movie was awesome, the book was even better! Isn't that always the way it is? Enjoy!
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Excellent book much better than the movie
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This book draws you in and you do not have to know about the world of horse racing to enjoy it!
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This is a wonderful tribute to a spunky horse and the people who used, trained and loved him. I had no idea about who Seabiscuit was until this book and the movie. Highly recommended to horse lovers.
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I devoured this book in a day. I have no particular interest in horses or horseracing but this held my attention completely. It is full of amazing real life characters and fascinating detail. I loved the movie, but the book has so much rich material that the movie had to leave out. I highly recommend this book to anyone.
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One of the best books I have ever read. The details in the book goes to show how much research and time Hillenbrand put into her book. The character development was wonderful and really gave me a different perspective towards the world of horse racing.
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I was surprised at the level of interest people had in horse racing during the 30's and 40's. This book makes me want to go to the horse races, not just to bet, but to watch the horses and jockies.
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Great story. I knew nothing about Seabiscuit and horse racing before I listened and enjoyed the whole thing.
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About more than just a horse!
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Fantastic book. Even though I had seen the film first and knew the basic story, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading. The races are described in incredibly vivid and exciting detail. Well worth your time to read this, even if you're not usually into non-fiction.
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I read this book while I was recuperating from a newly broken wrist. I couldn't put it down (literally!!!). Lauren Hillenbrand tells the story of the unlikely success of Seabiscuit and his jockey. Her writing is wonderful, her subject well researched; and all the more amazing when you consider that she wrote most of this book flat on her back in bed due to a crippling case of chronic fatigue syndrome. I highly recommend this book.
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It is easy to see why this book stayed on the New York Times bestseller list. Seabiscuit was a world glass athlete who captured the imagination of the American public during the Great Depression. No other racehorse has rivaled Seabiscuits fame. This is a spell-binding story of the world of horse racing, the men who staked fortunes on the outcomes of races, and the men who risked their lives to be jockeys. The authors ability to fill in the details and vivid writing style brings you to the race and into the jockeys quarters. I was particularly interested in the details of how they purged to reduce their weights to the acceptable level right before a race, and the risks entailed in riding horses. Another fascinating detail was how a mountain of horse manure melted during a flood and washed away a track. The story ends with the death of Seabiscuit, whose skills made fortunes for his owners and for many other people.
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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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A beautiful book. I fell in love with Seabiscuit and felt as if I really had known him. I used to be friendly with the former owner of a horse training farm and several trainers and jockeys. What a totally different life they live and how tightly they unite. I was very flattered to be welcomed into their circle and learned a lot about horses, training, racing and people with a lot of heart. I'm sure you'll enjoy the book. Even though I'm giving up a copy of it here, I bought another copy to keep in my permanent library, something I seldom do.
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My son read this first at age 13 and couldn't put it down. So much better than the movie!
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Good book. If I remember this follows the movie pretty closely and the book is a little dry so if you want to hear the story but don't want to read the book, watch the movie!
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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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Better then the movie!
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I've always been fascinated by horses and horse racing, glad to learn a lot more about one of the greatest horses ever. Very hard to imagine our society today getting so wrapped up in horse racing. I must say I was very close to shedding a tear at the end when The Biscuit passed away.
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If you are a horse lover, you will want to read this. The book contains so much more valuable information then the movie.
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Enjoyable book. Ms Hillenbrand has encyclopedic knowledge of horse-racing and training.
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Without question one of the best books I ever read. Not only because it inspires but it is so well written. It was effortless reading it. Usually a book has a "slow part" that's boring or hard to read for some other reason. Not this one,it flows smoothly in a natural way that is a pleasure to experience. Even those with a casual interest in horse racing will find this interesting. A great book.
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This is one of my all-time favorite books. It is a great portrait of what life in the Depression era 30's was like. The story is irresistible and impeccably researched. You may find yourself becoming a thoroughbred horse racing fan!
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A great book and a great subject.

Wonderful famous horse. Being from Saratoga this book really hit home
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Fascinating story. Keeps you interested all the way along.
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Couldn't put the book down. Reads like a novel.
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The book is even just as great as the movie!
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Outstanding nonfiction story of an American race horse who caught the public's fancy during the Great Depression.
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He was a cultural icon. A world-class athlete. A champion who triumphed over terrible handicaps to become a legend of the racetrack.
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You don't have to know or care about racehorses or horse racing to love this remarkable book -- part history, part biography -- Seabiscuit is so much more than and predictably better than the movie made from it. This is a great read, superbly written, and filled with memorable characters about a memorable period of American history.
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Laura Hillenbrand has written a book so good that it not only sets the gold standard for all racing histories, it simultaneously transcends its subject and becomes a classic portrait of early 20th century America. "Seabiscuit: An American Legend" is the story of the miraculous meeting of 4 self-made men: the owner, the trainer and two colorful jockeys and one less than promising racehorse. Together they lived the greatest adventure in racing history. Hillenbrand makes racing interesting to reader through wonderful anecdotes. Not only will you learn the physical feats and tactical strategy a jockey must employ during a race, but you will also enjoy Hillenbrand's vivid description of the jockey's life. The tale of Seabiscuit's rise from obscurity is filled with so many twists and turns that it will keep you on the edge of your seat...Highly recommended
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This is a fantastically written book for any horse lover. Hillenbrand does an excellent job keeping you hooked with many small but important details and paces the story well. Her amazing research caught the words and memories of people who lived during that era and were involved in racing-sometimes catching interviews shortly before the person died. If you love horses, like racing, or just like accurate historical accounts this is a wonderful, colorful, interesting story.
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Thoroughly enjoyed reading about the horse racing circuit. Seabiscuit was amazing. Very good book.
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Everyone needs a winner even in the worst of times. The depression was affecting everyone and along comes this most unlikely hero. Not perfect not pretty but boy can he run and with his running goes everyones spirt right to the finish line. I loved this book. It makes you feel good to read and that's a feeling we all need once in a while.
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Wow! What an informative book. I read this book solely because I had heard about Seabiscuit and wanted to hear more of the story. Knowing nothing about horses, jockeys, etc. I wondered if I would even finish the book due to lack of interest. I did finish, and it was a fabulous book. Laura Hillenbrand provided so much explanation & details that I had no trouble following. A fabulous story and a "must read" for anyone.
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Slow in some parts, but over all a good story. Lots of details about horseracing.
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Classic American story of underdogs (both equine and human, in this case) rising to the top, despite many adversities. Well-written and interesting. Captures the period (Depression era, 1930's) well. This book is well worth the time it takes to read it, which feels like no time at all once the true story gets you in its grip.
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This is a wonderful story about this famous horse and the jockey. A great read, don't miss this one.
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Excellent book on SeaBiscuit and all the humans that interacted with him. The author did a great job on research and giving us a view of the lives of all involved with this great horse!
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Wonderful story of a horse that overcame terrible handicaps to become the hero of a nation. A story of the heart and determination of an underdog's career and the men who believed in him.
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Truly exceptional story. To me, the most interesting part was about how the jockeys lived and were treated.
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The best non-fiction book I've ever read.

I don't care about horses, racing, depression-era history and don't like gambling.

But when I was reading this book, I actually took it into the bathroom to finish exciting sections when I was visiting my boyfriend long-distance. It's amazing.
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A fascinating and engaging look at all the lives touched by one little horse. It's part sports writing, part history, part cultural commentary, but never dry or boring. Whether you're a horse racing fan or not, there's plenty to enjoy here!
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This is an excellent account of the story behind Seabiscuit. The book also had interesting information about jockeys and how they lived during this era. I found it to be a very fun and exciting read, especially the descriptions of the races. I would highly recommend this book to others.
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Book was better than the movie.
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Very well written and interesting. I love reading books where I learn new things.
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Excellent, well researched and moving! Best writing about horses since Beryl Markham wrote her book The Splendid Outcast. If you love horse stories you have to read that book. Not all the stories in the book are horse stories but they are all wonderful just the same.
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He was a culteral icon. A world class athlete. A champion who triumphed over a terrible handicap to become a legend in the racing world. No horse ever has rivaled Seabiscuit's fame or his sway over America's imagination. This is a story about the world he lives in , the men who staked fortunes on his career. A tale of grit, grace, luck and stubborn determination.
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Absolutely fascinating!
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Fantastic book -- even better than the movie!!!
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Inspiring true story. Great for horseracing and animal lovers - about overcoming adversity. Heroic!
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Great and amazing story! Jockeys had a tough life!
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A true story, about a horse who loved to win.
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I am not a horse race fan. This book was given to me otherwise it never would have occurred to me to read it. And I loved it! A great read for anyone.
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a real sleeper I would never have bought this book for myself but someone gave it to me and said read. so I did and i found it to be very heartwarming
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Absolutely fabulous book.
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The movie doesn't hold a candle to the book. Reading about the lives of the jockeys was one of the most riveting and heartbreaking experiences I've had as a reader.
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Way more detailed than the movie.
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Great story-enjoyed it very much. Has a bit of wrinkling due to being packed and recently moved.
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You saw the movie now read the book, it is even better.
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Not only a great read, but the end notes and index add immeasurably to the book.
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This was a great read. Much better and fuller than the movie which couldn't possibly have covered all of this horse's remarkable life. Did you know Seabiscuit slept lying down? See, lots to learn & enjoy here.
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He was a cultural icon. A world class athlete. A champion who triumphed over terrible handicaps to become a legend of the racetrack. No other racehorse has rivaled Seabiscuit's fame or his sway over the nation's imagination. Now Laura Hillenbrand unfolds the spellbinding story of this marvelous animal, the world he lived in, and the men who staked their lives and fortunes on his dazzling career. A riveting tale of drit, grace, luck, and an underdog's stubborn determination, Seabiscuit is an American classic.
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The story behind the movie -enjoyable read.
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This book gives you a great insight into horse raising. This is far more detailed than the movie and creates a great story that the movie doesn't come close too.
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I enjoyed the book even more than the movie.
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The research that has gone into this book is incredible. Truly an example of how history, well-told, can be more exciting than fiction. This is a story for everyone who has ever been told "It can't be done" - whether you like horseracing or not!
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HGifted sportswriter Hillenbrand unearths the rarefied world of thoroughbred horse racing in this captivating account of one of the sport's legends. Though no longer a household name, Seabiscuit enjoyed great celebrity during the 1930s and 1940s, drawing record crowds to his races around the country. Hillenbrand, a contributor to Equus magazine, profiles the major players in Seabiscuit's fantastic and improbable career. In simple, elegant prose, she recounts how Charles Howard, a pioneer in automobile sales and Seabiscuit's eventual owner, became involved with horse racing, starting as a hobbyist and growing into a fanatic. She introduces esoteric recluse Tom Smith (Seabiscuit's trainer) and jockey Red Pollard, a down-on-his-luck rider whose specialty was taming unruly horses. In 1936, Howard united Smith, Pollard and "The Biscuit," whose performance had been spottyDand the horse's star career began. Smith, who recognized Seabiscuit's potential, felt an immediate rapport with him and eased him into shape. Once Seabiscuit started breaking records and outrunning lead horses, reporters thronged the Howard barn day and night. Smith's secret workouts became legendary and only heightened Seabiscuit's mystique. Hillenbrand deftly blends the story with explanations of the sport and its culture, including vivid descriptions of the Tijuana horse-racing scene in all its debauchery. She roots her narrative of the horse's breathtaking career and the wild devotion of his fans in its socioeconomic context: Seabiscuit embodied the underdog myth for a nation recovering from dire economic straits.
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Great historical view of horse racing industry.
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Despite all the publicity, etc. I just couldn't get my head around it. I know I'm in a minority but so be it!
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I learned so much about horse racing, and -- oddly enough -- the history of automobiles. A very enjoyable read.
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This is a wonderful book. It is better than the movie and a very interesting examination of a time in history. You do not have to be a racing fan to enjoy this well-written tale.
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Tough to get through, but a pretty good read all the same.
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This ugly little knock-kneed little horse who looked more like a cow pony than a thoroughbred went on to win America's hearts by being one of the best racers ever.

Along with Man-O-War and Ruffian, this is one of my favorite horses, I loved this book and highly recommend it.
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A+++ Book The spellbounding story of a marvelous animal and a world class athlete..a wonderful racehorse and touching story,I enjoyed it : )
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This was really great reading enjoyed it a lot
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inspirational and exciting, compelling page-turning nonfiction.
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Story of the famous racehorse, Seabiscuit, the horse that depression era America fell in love with, along with his owner and his trainer.
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So much better than the movie!
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Very good insight into all the lives involved with Seabiscuit. If you have seen the movie, it will fill in all the blanks.
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Very good uplifting story.
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Loved it!
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Seabiscuit is an American classic character. This book entails the spellbinding story of this marvelous animal, the world he lived in, and the men who staked their lives and fortunes on his dazzling career.
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Loved this book.
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The same as the movie. An inspiring tale!
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An excellent account of the famous race horse and his handlers, very well written and fun to read.
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Excellent book, as was the movie. Author Hilenbrand was also consultant on movie.
Truly an inspiring sports bestseller.
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This would have been an excellent book at half the length. I really didn't need every hoof-beat of every race Seabiscuit ran. I ended up skimming those parts.
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a very entertaining book - even if you already know the story
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Not bad, if you like horse racing.
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Fantastic book, one of the best I've read of a true, larger than life story of a horse.
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The under-dog, or -horse in this case, strikes again. A story of a hopeless-looking horse and his owner, trainer and jockey who believed in him. I enjoyed it.
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heartbreaker and then a triumph!
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I would never have thought to buy this one, till I saw the movie. If you saw "Seabiscuit", give this one a read.
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great book, enjoyed book more than movie
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Better than the movie!!!
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Even better than the movie.
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this very popular book and movie did not move me.
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Enjoyable book about the tale of the famous horse, Seabiscuit. Some of the racing information is a little too detailed for me.
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This ugly little knock-kneed little horse who looked more like a cow pony than a thoroughbred went on to win America's hearts by being one of the best racers ever.

Along with Man-O-War and Ruffian, this is one of my favorite horses, I loved this book and highly recommend it.
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One of my favorite books ever
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A WONDERFUL TRUE STORY OF TRIAL AND TRIUMPH OF A FAMOUS RACE HORSE AND HIS OWNER AND HANDLERS.
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It's such a great read, that I'm reading it for the second time.
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A wonderful story!
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Some say it's better than the movie.
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He was a cultural icon. A world-class athlete. A champion who triumphed over terrible handicaps to become a legend of the racetrack. No other racehorse has rivaled Seabiscuit's fame or his sway over the nation's imagination. Now Laura Hillenbrand unfolds the spellbinding story of this marvelous animal, the world he lived in, and the men who staked their lives and fortunes on his dazzling career. A riveting tale of grit, grace, luck. an an underdog's stubborn determination, Seabiscuit is an American classic.
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Great story about a race horse. It will make you cheer and cry.
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This is a great story.
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Great story about a champion on the racetrack.
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The story of the underdog's triumph: the racehorse Seabiscuit who became a legend.
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Lovely story. Great for horse lovers.
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Interesting book.
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I loved this book! It wasn't just about a horse, it was about the men who recognized and brought along his greatness. It was fascinating!
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Great Story!
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This is a really good book! A story of a true American legend.
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This definitely is an American classic. One of the best books I've read - couldn't put it down - have read it at least three times. The movie was good, but the book is so much better.
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Absolutely enthralling!
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This is a graet book for anyone hat is an sdult it is a little hard to unerstand. But if you feel you can take on the challenge I say go for it!
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From the publisher.....Laura Hillenbrand unfolds the spellbinding story of Seabiscuit, the world he lived in, and the men who staked their lives and fortunes on his dazzling career. A riveting talke of grit, grace, luck. and an underdog's stubborn determiniation.
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great book!
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Very well written and kept my interest the whole way through. I owned a horse as a kid, and I also worked at the DRC (Detroit Race Course) back in the early 60's because my best friend's Mom owned race horses. If you read the book, then you must watch the movie too...
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Fantastic!!
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One of the best non-fiction books I've ever read.
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Just thrilling. I knew nothing about horses or horse racing but I loved this book.
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You have to be a horse lover to enjoy this book - I did!
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Great book!
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really fabulous historical book about a racehorse in the Depression. Writer doesn't get in the way.
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Excellent!
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#1 on the New York Times Bestseller List!

A captivating story in striking detail about a cultural icon, a world-class athlete, and a champion who triumped over terrible handicap to become a legend of the racetrack. The great race horse, SEABISCUIT. The author unfolds a spellbinding story about his fame, the world he lived in, and the men who staked their lives and fortunes on his dazzling career. This is an American classic!
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This was a wonderful true story of a jockey and the great horse Seabiscuit. I loved the story and saw the movie, but enjoyed the book more,
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Excellent book
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A great story
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Loved it!
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loved this book, loved the movie - recommend both
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A really great story!
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I never got through the whole book. Kinda slow to me. But other people who I know that have read it,said it was real good.
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Great read. My bookclub loved it.
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Great Book Loved It
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"More than just a horse's tale, because the humans who owned, trained, and rode Seabiscuit are equally fascinating . . . {Hillenbrand" shows an extraordinary talent for describing a horse race so vividly that the reader feels like the rider." SPORTS ILLSTRATED
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AWESOME!!!
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