Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and A Racehorse

Author(s): Laura Hillenbrand

Australian History

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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The true story of three men and their dreams for a racehorse -- Seabiscuit -- that symbolised a pivotal moment in American history as modern America was born out of the crucible of the Depression and the dustbowl, as the C20th's greatest nation found the courage to bet on itself to win against the odds. / WINNER OF THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2001 / The New York Times No.1 bestseller / Over 20,000 HBs in print in the UK / Paperback review coverage assured / Jockey dummy window display materials available / www.seabiscuitonline.com

Winner of William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2001 and William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2001.

'A rip-roaring narrative from a cobwebbed chapter of the Depression' Stuart Wavell, 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.' Stuart Wavell, Sunday Times 'Most readable ! a wonderful tale' Geoffrey Wheatcroft, Daily Mail 'This season's literary sensation' Mark Steinberger, Financial Times Sunday Times, 8 July: 'A classic tale' Observer, 8 July: 'great horse, great name, great story, very good book !. this one could run and run'

Laura Hillenbrand is an award-winning writer and contributor to American Heritage, and contributing editor to Equus magazine.

General Fields

  • : 9781841150925
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : Fourth Estate Ltd
  • : December 2001
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : 798.400973
  • : 426
  • : portraits
  • : Laura Hillenbrand
  • : Paperback
  • : 1114