Man O'War (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Sep 28, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
17 Reviews
Before Secretariat and Seabiscuit, Man o’ War set the standard for horse racing.

Walter Farley, the creator of the Black Stallion, chronicles the mightiest racer ever seen on an American racetrack from his surging power and blistering speed to his overwhelming desire to run!

Here is the unofficial biography of the “red giant,” from the moment he was foaled through all of his racing triumphs. Winning an astonishing 20 of his 21 starts, Man o’ War became a legend, and captured the heart of a nation before he retired in 1920 to sire Hard Tack, the father of Seabiscuit, and Triple Crown winner War Admiral.

With his seamless storytelling, Farley tells the life story of the horse most horse lovers continue to regard as America’s greatest thoroughbred. Told through the eyes of a fictional stableboy, Danny Ryan, Farley makes the intricate world of the “Sport of Kings” accessible and exciting to horse lovers and racing fans of all ages.
  

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User Review  - Lynne Page - Goodreads

After reading the official biography of the famous racehorse known as Man O'War, I decided it was about time I went back and read the fictional biography of the horse, written by the famous horse ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lindsay - Goodreads

I had forgotten about this book, but when I read it has a child, it had a HUGE effect on me as a budding racing fan. I think this book, more than any other, taught me about the historical world of ... Read full review

Contents

MARCH 29 1917
15
MAiiuBAHs FOAL
22
MAN 0
32
THE WEANLING
40
FLYING LEGS
47
DARK DAYS
55
LOOK HIM OVER
62
sOLD
77
REVENGE
214
15
223
THE UNWINDING
226
THE PREAKNESS
231
TIIE WAY OF A CHAMPION
241
JOHN P GRIER
252
AGAIN SARATOCA
261
RACING HIS SHADOW
269

DEMON
93
RIDER
111
FALL BREEZES
120
THE TRlALS
145
THE SIlRRlNC
171
RISING STAR
185
GOLDEN BROOM AGAIN
197
UPSET
207
32
277
THE CAMPAIGN ENDS
278
MATCH OF THE AGES
288
111
291
RULING MONARCH
301
THE BIG GAMBLE
311
THE SUMMING UP
319
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About the author (2011)

Walter Farley's first book, The Black Stallion, was an instant hit when it appeared in 1941. Mr. Farley went on to write thirty-three other enormously popular books about the Black Stallion and other horses which were published in more than twenty countries. He died in 1989, shortly before the publication of his last novel, The Young Black Stallion, written with his son Steven.

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