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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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I know nothing of horses and horse racing, then came the movie "Seabiscuit". After seeing the movie , I still did know anything... then i read Hillenbrand's book that left me wishing i was an American adult in 1938. I read the book several times now. It's a great read. A very superbly written book about an extra-ordinary story of rider and horse, it almost seemed fiction. But its not.  

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Great book

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I've read the book three times. Excellent. The movie was quite good too.

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It was very interesting and inspirational. I learned a lot of things that I never knew before.

Review: Seabiscuit: An American Legend

User Review  - Rachael - Goodreads

It took me a stupidly long time to finish this book, but it wasn't because I disliked it or got bored. I loved it. I know nothing about horse racing nor have I ever watched a race, but this book made ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carly - Goodreads

This book just makes you fall in love with Seabiscuit and all the people who loved him. An amazing story of a wonderful horse. Read full review

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User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

Laura, here's how it went down...A beautiful day for racing here at the Benedict Handicap. It's Short Attention Span carrying 30 minutes versus Seabiscuit carrying 342 pages... and they're off... at ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elyse - Goodreads

An odd assortment of men (owner, trainer and jockey) are able to transform an unpromising, goofy-looking racehorse into a legendary winner. Read full review

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