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The Resource Seabiscuit : an American legend, Laura Hillenbrand

Seabiscuit : an American legend, Laura Hillenbrand

Label
Seabiscuit : an American legend
Title
Seabiscuit
Title remainder
an American legend
Statement of responsibility
Laura Hillenbrand
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Author Laura Hillenbrand brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story, one that proves life is a horse race
Summary
To look at Seabiscuit one would never know that he had the potential to become the most popular racehorse of the 20th century. But, thanks to the efforts of his owner, his dedicated trainer, and his jockeys, Seabiscuit made racing history despite his stunted legs and knobby knees. The team's road to unimaginable fame and success (even President Roosevelt halted work to listen to the race between Seabiscuit and his foe, War Admiral) is the subject of this wildly popular and hugely compelling bestseller. -- Description by Dawn Towery
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2002.
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Nonfiction, 2002.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2001.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2001
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2001.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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154168
Cataloging source
CLE
Dewey number
  • 798.4/0092/9
  • 798.400973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SF355.S4
LC item number
H56 2001b
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990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an American legend
Label
Seabiscuit : an American legend, Laura Hillenbrand
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0414/2001267852.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Day of the horse is past -- Lone plainsman -- Mean, restive, and ragged -- Cougar and the iceman -- Boot on one foot, a toe tag on the other -- Light and shadow -- Learn your horse -- Fifteen strides -- Gravity -- War Admiral - No Pollard, no Seabiscuit -- All I need is luck -- Hardball -- Wise we boys -- Fortune's fool -- I know my horse -- Dingbustingest contest you ever clapped an eye on -- Deal -- Second civil war -- "All four of his legs are broken" -- Long, hard pull -- Four good legs between us -- One hundred grand
Control code
1391943
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 399 p.
Isbn
9780375502910
Lccn
2001267852
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm46369186
  • (OCoLC)46369186
Label
Seabiscuit : an American legend, Laura Hillenbrand
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0414/2001267852.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Day of the horse is past -- Lone plainsman -- Mean, restive, and ragged -- Cougar and the iceman -- Boot on one foot, a toe tag on the other -- Light and shadow -- Learn your horse -- Fifteen strides -- Gravity -- War Admiral - No Pollard, no Seabiscuit -- All I need is luck -- Hardball -- Wise we boys -- Fortune's fool -- I know my horse -- Dingbustingest contest you ever clapped an eye on -- Deal -- Second civil war -- "All four of his legs are broken" -- Long, hard pull -- Four good legs between us -- One hundred grand
Control code
1391943
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 399 p.
Isbn
9780375502910
Lccn
2001267852
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm46369186
  • (OCoLC)46369186

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