PDF Seabiscuit An American Legend Welcome to the sparkling colorful and vibrant world of racehorses and tournaments with his legends dramas and passions located in the USA of the nineteenth twe
PDF Seabiscuit: An American Legend Welcome to the sparkling, colorful and vibrant world of racehorses and tournaments with his legends, dramas and passions.... located in the USA of the nineteenth twenties .......Openly speaking, friends, let me say that I would never have pick up a book about racehorses and only because of the greats and awesome reviews at goodreads, and also because Laura Hillenbrand was the author, did I in the end made my mind up to read this one......and thanks God that I did!!!!!Let me tell you also that this book is written brilliantly and masterly, believe me folks, if I say that you will not be able to put it down, its not an exaggeration at all.....Then if you will include the fact that Hillenbrand was severely sick at the time she wrote it and has rendered indeed a marvelous and thoroughly researched piece of work, then you will be left dumbfounded to the uttermost.Also, I have learned a lot about horses, jockeys, tournaments, competitions, and the feeling that existed in the America of the depression era, people trying to recuperate from a financial depression and a war going on!!!!Having said that, it remains still a tale of resilience, fight, and the story of an underdog--what in my opinion is almost always a good one, indeed--The main characters arouse empathy, so that you will suffer with them, although they are full of flaws and defects, but they never give up!!!!Please, let me say it again, Laura Hillenbrand can indeed write, and that very very good!!!!!Believe me....."Seabiscuit" has reminded me positively of her other book "unbroken"......A wonderful and an inspiring tale, I did love and enjoy it to the uttermost indeed......Five stars, and happy about that!!!!!Dean;D. Seabiscuit: An American Legend is Books Hillenbrand brilliantly re creates a universal underdog story, one that proves life is a horse race.Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had writtenHillenbrand brilliantly re creates a universal underdog story, one that proves life is a horse race.Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving 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.. Laura Hillenbrand born 1967 is the author of the acclaimed Seabiscuit An American Legend, a non fiction account of the career of the great racehorse Seabiscuit, for which she won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2001 The book later became the basis of the 2003 movie Seabiscuit Her essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Equus magazine, American Heritage, The Blood Horse, Thoroughbred Times, The Backstretch, Turf and Sport Digest, and many other publications Her 1998 American Heritage article on the horse Seabiscuit won the Eclipse Award for Magazine Writing.Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Hillenbrand studied at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, but was forced to leave before graduation when she contracted chronic fatigue syndrome, which she has struggled with ever since She now lives in Washington, D.C.. A viral Book Seabiscuit: An American Legend Prior to November 2003, non-fiction only entered my reading choices on sporadic occasions. In November 2003, a pioneering member of my book club was the first to choose a non-fiction book instead of a novel. That book was Seabiscuit. Even though I have always loved horses, I had avoided reading Seabiscuit. I just couldn't believe that all the hype was real. So many times I had picked up a non-fiction book on a topic that I was really curious about, and either put it down unfinished or forced myself to slog through it. Despite my interest in the subject matter, the writing would drive me crazy - too technical, too boring, too text-book like. In fact, as one of those over-achieving students who always completed college reading assignments, I would have to say that many textbooks were actually better reads than the average non-fiction offering on store shelves. Seabiscuit, I was happy to find, was a complete surprise. The hype was real. No wonder it had sold so many copies. It really does read like a novel, and yet it is so deep - Ms. Hillenbrand has really explored her topic thoroughly and passes on all the details to us. There is a section where she describes the jockeys' experience of riding in a race that is one of the best pieces of prose I have ever, and will ever, read. I read it over and over. It's so visceral, she really puts you in the saddle, plus the prose is beautiful in and of itself. Another reason for the success of this novel is her success at placing the events in their historical context. She not only puts you in the saddle, she takes you back in time. This was one of the universally best-received choices we've read in book club. Everyone loved it, whether or not they cared at all about horses or sports. And ever since then, I've given non-fiction more chances, and with better luck, than ever before. Sometimes I still put one down unfinished, but now that I know how they can be, I try more often. I highly recommend Seabiscuit to any of the following people: anyone who has the slightest interest in horses or sports, anyone who thinks jockeys have an easy job, anyone interested in American history, anyone with no interest in horses who just loves good writing, anyone who thinks non-fiction is dull and would welcome a surprise, and EVERYONE ELSE! :o) ==========================Update, 2011Just finished reading for the second time, this time aloud. Still LOVE this book. And while reading aloud (which really makes you take your time!) I was powerfully struck again by the Ms. Hillenbrand's facility with language - to say she has "a way with words" is entirely inadequate to express the beauty and expressiveness of her writing. But although beautiful, please don't think her writing might be too "prosy" - it is NOT unnecessarily flowery or overbearing. Seabiscuit is simply a fabulous read.
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