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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - satyridae - LibraryThing
I hesitate to complain about Farley. It's like complaining because the rain makes you wet while it also makes the crops swell. This one, which I never read as a kid, was interesting but so full of ... Read full review
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Fictional biography of one of the most famous race horses of all time. Excellent for young readers who are in love with horses (weren't we all?) Read full review
MARCH 29 1917
MAN O war
LOOK HIM OVER
The WAY OF A CHAMPION
JOHN P GRIER
RACING His SHADOW
The CAMPAIGN ENDS
MATCH OF THE AGES
The Stirring Up
the BIG GAMBLE
THE SUMMING UP