Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse (Paperback)Laura Hillenbrand (author)
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Both a rip-roaring tale of equestrian achievement and an evocative account of the Great Depression, Hillenbrand’s compelling narrative pays tribute to a crooked-legged horse and the three individuals who transformed him into a champion. Gripping, uplifting and cinematic, Seabiscuit is a rich and rewarding sporting read.
From the author of Unbroken, this is the bestselling true story of three men and their dreams for a racehorse, Seabiscuit.
In 1938 one figure received more press coverage than Mussolini, Hitler or Roosevelt. He was a cultural icon and a world-class athlete - and an undersized, crooked-legged racehorse by the name of Seabiscuit.
Misunderstood and mishandled, Seabiscuit had spent seasons floundering in the lowest ranks of racing until a chance meeting of three men. Together, they created a champion. This is a story which topped the bestseller charts for over two years; a riveting tale of grit, grace, luck and an underdog's stubborn determination to win against all odds.
Made into a major motion picture starring Toby Maguire and Jeff Daniels.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
'A rip-roaring narrative from a cobwebbed chapter of the Depression.' - The Sunday Times
'Most readable ... a wonderful tale.' - The Daily Mail
'This season's literary sensation.' - The Financial Times
'Hillenbrand tells the story of the triumphs and tribulations of her cast of misfits with flair and skill, relishing the larger than life characters who inhabited this forgotten demimonde.' - The Sunday Times
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