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The Seabiscuit Story

Author : John McEvoy
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 167 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2023-11-01
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9781493078967

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The Seabiscuit Story by John McEvoy Pdf

The Seabiscuit Story consists of actual news reports from the 1930s and 1940s, culled from the historic archives of The Blood-Horse magazine. Using firsthand accounts of Seabiscuit’s life and racing career—including his epic head-to-head victory against Triple Crown winner War Admiral—the book tells the amazing rags-to-riches story of this 1930s horse-racing phenomenon. It makes clear why Seabiscuit has been the subject of numerous books and films, including an adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand’s international bestseller that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. This is you-are-there reporting that brings to life an American legend.

Seabiscuit

Author : Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Page : 447 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2003-07-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780345467393

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Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand Pdf

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken comes a universal underdog story about the horse who came out of nowhere to become a legend. Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more 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. BONUS: This edition contains a Seabiscuit discussion guide and an excerpt from Unbroken. Praise for Seabiscuit “Fascinating . . . Vivid . . . A first-rate piece of storytelling, leaving us not only with a vivid portrait of a horse but a fascinating slice of American history as well.”—The New York Times “Engrossing . . . Fast-moving . . . More than just a horse’s tale, because the humans who owned, trained, and rode Seabiscuit are equally fascinating. . . . [Laura Hillenbrand] shows an extraordinary talent for describing a horse race so vividly that the reader feels like the rider.”—Sports Illustrated “REMARKABLE . . . MEMORABLE . . . JUST AS COMPELLING TODAY AS IT WAS IN 1938.”—The Washington Post

Come on Seabiscuit!

Author : Ralph Moody
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Page : 188 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2003-01-01
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 0803282877

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Come on Seabiscuit! by Ralph Moody Pdf

During the Great Depression, Seabiscuit captured the hearts of Americans from the streets to the White House, winning more money than any horse at that time and shattering speed records across the country. Moving and inspirational, "Come on Seabiscuit!" is a reminder of the qualities that make a real American champion.

Summary of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit

Author : Milkyway Media
Publisher : Milkyway Media
Page : 23 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2024-01-24
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Summary of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit by Milkyway Media Pdf

Get the Summary of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit in 20 minutes. Please note: This is a summary & not the original book. Charles Howard, a bicycle repairman turned automobile magnate, rose to prominence in the West, amassing a fortune through his vision for the future of transportation. Despite personal tragedy, including the loss of his son Frankie, Howard found solace in philanthropy and his passion for horses. He married Marcela Zabala and together they embraced the world of Thoroughbred racing...

Who Was Seabiscuit?

Author : James Buckley, Jr.,Who HQ
Publisher : Penguin Workshop
Page : 114 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2015-10-20
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780448483092

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Who Was Seabiscuit? by James Buckley, Jr.,Who HQ Pdf

Describes the life and accomplishments of the race horse Seabiscuit, who thrived with a loving jockey and trainer and won the hearts of millions around the country.

A Horse Named Seabiscuit

Author : Mark Dubowski,Cathy East Dubowski
Publisher : Putnam Juvenile
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Horse racing
ISBN : 0448433427

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A Horse Named Seabiscuit by Mark Dubowski,Cathy East Dubowski Pdf

Tells the story of Seabiscuit, the famous racehorse who defeated the odds and became a champion of the racetrack.

Seabiscuit

Author : Gary Ross
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 260 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Horse racing
ISBN : UCSC:32106017771236

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Seabiscuit by Gary Ross Pdf

True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

Visual Economies Of/in Motion

Author : C. Richard King,David J. Leonard
Publisher : Peter Lang
Page : 292 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 0820478520

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Visual Economies Of/in Motion by C. Richard King,David J. Leonard Pdf

Sport films have been central to American cinema, playing an increasingly important role in the communication of a commonsense understanding of race, gender, class, history, and social relations. Oddly, scholars have neglected sport films and their significance. Offering a comparative, theoretically grounded, and interdisciplinary approach, Visual Economies of/in Motion marks a novel and important point of departure in sport studies and cultural studies. It brings together a dozen essays on feature films and documentaries to probe the articulation of ideologies and identities, play and power, and sporting worlds and social fields. -- Amazon.com.

Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse

Author : Meghan McCarthy
Publisher : Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2021-05-04
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 1534495770

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Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse by Meghan McCarthy Pdf

Award-winning nonfiction picture book creator Meghan McCarthy tells the story of how an undersized, crooked-legged horse became one of the greatest racing champions of all time. In the late 1930s, times were tough. The United States was in the middle of the Great Depression, and people were desperate for something to believe in. They found their inspiration in Seabiscuit, a rags-to-riches, crooked-legged, overweight horse who ran more like a duck than a champion. Seabiscuit was the descendent of Man O’ War, one of the greatest racing horses in history but he had yet to win a single race. How did this downtrodden horse come to rise through the ranks and face off against Triple Crown champion, War Admiral? In her trademark easy-to-follow narrative voice, Meghan McCarthy brings the ultimate underdog story to life in this fact-filled picture book.

Reel Views 2

Author : James Berardinelli
Publisher : Justin, Charles & Co.
Page : 627 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781932112405

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Reel Views 2 by James Berardinelli Pdf

Thoroughly revised and updated for 2005! Includes a new chapter on the best special edition DVDs and a new chapter on finding hidden easter egg features.

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2005

Author : Roger Ebert
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Page : 980 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 0740747428

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Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2005 by Roger Ebert Pdf

Containing reviews written from January 2002 to mid-June 2004, including the films "Seabiscuit, The Passion of the Christ," and "Finding Nemo," the best (and the worst) films of this period undergo Ebert's trademark scrutiny. It also contains the year's interviews and essays, as well as highlights from Ebert's film festival coverage from Cannes.

Famous Animals in History and Popular Culture

Author : Ann C. Paietta,Jean Kauppila
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 315 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2023-05-02
Category : Nature
ISBN : 9781476635538

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Famous Animals in History and Popular Culture by Ann C. Paietta,Jean Kauppila Pdf

During the First World War, President Woodrow Wilson bought a flock of sheep to trim the White House grounds to save money on groundskeeping. One of the sheep, called Old Ike, even became a public phenomenon for his ornery disposition and his penchant for chewing tobacco. Included here are hundreds of well-researched accounts of the fascinating animals that have played vital roles throughout history. Featured animals include Able, who flew on a space mission; Bayou, Salvador Dali's ocelot companion; and G.I. Joe, a pigeon who saved more than 100 people during World War II. These and many other stories detail the unexpected contributions of our animal companions in settings of war, space travel, stage and screen. The book is organized alphabetically by the given name of each animal, and entries feature compelling factual descriptions in a storytelling format.

Equestrian

Author : Toney Allman
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Page : 112 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2013-11-22
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781420511802

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Equestrian by Toney Allman Pdf

Author Toney Allman provides an in-depth look at the scientific principles behind equestrian events such as racing, dressage, hunting, endurance events, steeplechase, and polo. Chapters cover physics, biomechanics, genetics, physical training, and how tack affects the rider and the horse, and the psychology of training. Includes graphics to help explain the scientific principles being discussed and a list of sources for further research.

American Sports [4 volumes]

Author : Murry R. Nelson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 1678 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2013-05-23
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780313397530

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American Sports [4 volumes] by Murry R. Nelson Pdf

America loves sports. This book examines and details the proof of this fascination seen throughout American society—in our literature, film, and music; our clothing and food; and the iconography of the nation. This momentous four-volume work examines and details the cultural aspects of sport and how sport pervasively reflects—and affects—myriad aspects of American society from the early 1900s to the present day. Written in a straightforward, readable manner, the entries cover both historical and contemporary aspects of sport and American culture. Unlike purely historical encyclopedias on sports, the contributions within these volumes cover related subject matter such as poetry, novels, music, films, plays, television shows, art and artists, mythologies, artifacts, and people. While this encyclopedia set is ideal for general readers who need information on the diverse aspects of sport in American culture for research purposes or are merely reading for enjoyment, the detailed nature of the entries will also prove useful as an initial source for scholars of sport and American culture. Each entry provides a number of both print and online resources for further investigation of the topic.