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Laura Hillenbrand, author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story in this #1 New York Times bestseller.

BONUS: This edition contains a Seabiscuit discussion guide and an excerpt from Unbroken.

Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker 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 Seabiscuit’s fortunes:

Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile to the western United States and became an overnight millionaire. When he needed a trainer for his new racehorses, he hired Tom Smith, a mysterious mustang breaker from the Colorado plains. Smith urged Howard to buy Seabiscuit for a bargain-basement price, then hired as his jockey Red Pollard, a failed boxer who was blind in one eye, half-crippled, and prone to quoting passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Over four years, these unlikely partners survived a phenomenal run of bad fortune, conspiracy, and severe injury to transform Seabiscuit from a neurotic, pathologically indolent also-ran into an American sports icon.


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Seabiscuit - An American Legend
November 5th, 2014
This is my all-time favorite book! I've lost count of how many times I have read this book. Loaned this book to a friend and she finished it in less than 2 days.
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Seabiscuit - a very interesting read
January 24th, 2014
Laura's in depth research on biscuit, the times, and characters shines very brightly on how horses have influenced people and media. Very we'll researched and written.
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April 10th, 2013
I think any person who likes to read would enjoy this book. I cannot imagine who would not be transfixed And uplifted by this story. The author is a talented, even gifted writer. I have read both of her books and will definitely read another should she write one.
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