Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse

Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse

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By (author) Laura Hillenbrand

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  • Publisher: FOURTH ESTATE LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 192mm x 30mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 2 April 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1841150924
  • ISBN 13: 9781841150925
  • Illustrations note: portraits
  • Sales rank: 41,059

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From the author of Unbroken - a major motion picture releasing in 2015 - 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.

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Author information

Laura Hillenbrand is the author of the number-one bestseller Seabiscuit, which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. It was made into a major international film, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Hillenbrand's New Yorker article, 'A Sudden Illness,' won the 2004 National Magazine Award, and she is a two-time winner of the Eclipse Award. She and actor Gary Sinise are the co-founders of Operation International Children, a charity that provides school supplies to children through American troops. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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'A rip-roaring narrative from a cobwebbed chapter of the Depression.' Sunday 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.' Sunday Times 'Most readable ... a wonderful tale.' Daily Mail 'This season's literary sensation.' Financial Times