Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Seabiscuit: An American Legend is the ultimate underdog story.
New York Times - Jim Squires
[T]he story of this ragged-tailed racehorse [is] an allegory for Depression-era America. . . . [Hillenbrand's book] is a flawless trip, with the detail of good history . . . and the charm of grand legend.
Author : Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Published Year : 2002
Edition : 1
Format : Paperback, 399 pages
Language : English
Dimensions : 5.50 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.89 (d)
ISBN : 0449005615
ISBN13 : 9780449005613
Overview :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.
Second-place winner of Barnes & Noble's 2001 Discover Great New Writers Award for Nonfiction