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    Phar Lap (Paperback) By (author) Geoff Armstrong, By (author) Peter Dr. Thompson

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    DescriptionA chronicle of the impact of a much-loved and much-lauded horseracing icon, this is a complete account of Phar Lap's life. It details the many mysteries of his career, from his purchase as a gangly gelding bought cheaply in New Zealand to the infamous shooting that occurred just days before his great triumph in the 1930 Melbourne Cup and his tragic, previously unexplained death in the United States. Bringing to life the characters of the racetrack, this book also examines the way the media played a part in building the legend. Beautifully presented with archival photographs, newspaper articles, and racing memorabilia, this book commemorates one of the best racehorses of all time.

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    Phar Lap
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoff Armstrong, By (author) Peter Dr. Thompson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 212
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    ISBN 13: 9781865089942
    ISBN 10: 186508994X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BIC subject category V2: WSNB
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    DC22: 798.400929
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24480
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    BISAC V2.8: NAT001000
    B&T Approval Code: A74365600, A09406024
    BISAC V2.8: SPO021000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 75
    DC22: 798.400994
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 798.400994
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    LC classification: SF355.P45 A76 2003
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: SKG
    Edition statement
    Rev ed.
    Allen & Unwin
    Imprint name
    Allen & Unwin
    Publication date
    01 May 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Geoff Armstrong is the author of "A Century of Summers" and the coauthor of "The People's Game" and "Whiticisms." Peter Thompson is a sports commentator and writer for "Age," "Financial Review," and "Business Review Weekly."
    Review quote
    "The story of one of the greatest racehorses of all time." --"The Quarter Horse"