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SEABISCUIT: An American Legend

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The former editor of Equus magazine retells the riveting story of an unlikely racehorse that became an American obsession during the Depression.Like all heroes of an epic, Seabiscuit had to endure setbacks, dispel doubts about his abilities, and contend with formidable rivals. Hillenbrand deftly mixes arcane horse lore with a narrative as compelling as any adventure yarn as she introduces first ... Read full review

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Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Mei-Ling Fong

"He had a sad little tail, barely long enough to brush his hocks. His stubby legs were a study in unsound construction, with squarish, asymmetrical 'baseball glove' knees that didn't quite straighten all the way, leaving him in a permanent semicrouch… His gallop was so disorganized that he had a maddening tendency to whack himself in the front ankle with his own hind hoof." If you are not a fan ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica Carol - Goodreads

I loved Hillenbrand's book Unbroken and I equally loved this. Her non-fiction writing reads just like a novel. It's fresh, funny, entertaing, informative, and gripping. There were parts where I simply ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kaili - Goodreads

I'm not usually a fan of horse books, but I genuinely loved seabiscuit. Laura Hillenbrand is a genius author, I'm obsessed with her writing. Fantastic history of a horse and the men who made him into ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erneilson - Goodreads

Great story - much more than just about a horse, but about the lives of the people closest to him and their own amazing stories, and that period of time from the Depression to World War II and the whole race horse industry. Glad I read it. Come on, Seabiscuit!!!! Read full review

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User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

What a great story and told so beautifully! Read full review

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User Review  - Mckinley - Goodreads

This is really about the whole of horse racing in early 20th century, horses, jockeys, races and so on. Read full review

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User Review  - Jamie - Goodreads

I really loved this book. It is a great story well told, full of challenges, heartbreak, humor, and triumph. Read full review

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User Review  - Cathy Ryan - Goodreads

So well written, I breezed through this. The author does a great job of creating tension in this non-fiction. I enjoy horses, though am not a big horse racing fan, so I may have enjoyed the book more ... Read full review

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User Review  - Seth - Goodreads

Cherie and I took the kids out to a horse race in Virginia once. Thought it would be fun. After the first race, watching those tiny specs in the distance round the corner and cross the finish line ... Read full review

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