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    Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Audio cassette) By (author) Laura Hillenbrand, Narrator Campbell Scott

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    DescriptionSeabiscuit 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. Author Laura Hillenbrand brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story, one that proves life is a horse race. From the Hardcover edition.


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    Title
    Seabiscuit
    Subtitle
    An American Legend
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laura Hillenbrand, Narrator Campbell Scott
    Physical properties
    Format: Audio cassette
    Width: 108 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375417146
    ISBN 10: 0375417141
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000
    DC22: 798.4
    B&T General Subject: 142
    BISAC V2.8: SPO021000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: SF355.S4 H55 2001B
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    Abridged
    Publisher
    RANDOM HOUSE
    Imprint name
    RANDOM HOUSE
    Publication date
    01 March 2001