In Praise of Famous Horses: An A-Z of the Most Celebrated in History and Culture, Myth and Sport (Hardback)
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In Praise of Famous Horses: An A-Z of the Most Celebrated in History and Culture, Myth and Sport (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 01/10/2020
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Horses is an A-Z companion to perhaps the most loved of all domesticated animals. The book's entries include a wealth of unexpected, fascinating and serendipitous information, from horse-slang phrases to horses in British pub signs, and from the horse in advertising to the horse as a food item. Themes such as the horse in warfare and the horse in folklore abound.

These features add up to a richly satisfying accumulation of information about the horse's role in human culture and society over two millennia. Horses will not only be a helpful reference source and congenial bedside book for those who work with or enjoy horses, but also a satisfying and browsable companion for the inquisitive general reader.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780304365395
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 218 x 140 x 28 mm


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Many books have been written about famous horses but none like this; a well-informed, enthusiastic, engagingly written and unusually wide-ranging work. It was written to celebrate horses famous for whatever reason and it succeeds wonderfully well -- David Ashforth * THE RACING POST *

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