Seabiscuit

by Laura Hillenbrand | History | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0345465083 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ILuvToRead2 of Chicago, Illinois USA on 4/20/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by ILuvToRead2 from Chicago, Illinois USA on Saturday, April 20, 2019
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. 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.

Journal Entry 2 by ILuvToRead2 at Chicago, Illinois USA on Saturday, April 20, 2019
I'm hoping to release this book on International BookCrossing Day (which just happens to fall on Easter this year.) Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by ILuvToRead2 at Jewel Osco in Palatine, Illinois USA on Monday, April 22, 2019

Released 7 mos ago (4/22/2019 UTC) at Jewel Osco in Palatine, Illinois USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

This book was released at sunset in honor of International BookCrossing Day. It's on top of the redbox machine just outside the Jewel Osco on Plum Grove Road. Enjoy!

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