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Author : Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Page : 447 pages
File Size : 51,6 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

The Seabiscuit Story

Author : John McEvoy
Publisher : Eclipse Press
Page : 172 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 158150098X

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The Seabiscuit Story by John McEvoy Pdf

The amazing rags-to-riches story of 1930s hero Seabiscuit is chronicled in the pages of the country's most respected horse magazine.

Come on Seabiscuit!

Author : Ralph Moody
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Page : 188 pages
File Size : 43,8 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.

Who Was Seabiscuit?

Author : James Buckley, Jr.,Who HQ
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 112 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2015-10-20
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780399539770

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

In the middle of the worst depression in U.S. history, one young racehorse lifted a nation's spirits. Seabiscuit was born in 1933 on a farm in Kentucky. Though bred for racing, he was weak and undersized. He slept too long and ate too much. Against the odds, he began to win local races. He was given a new coach who trained him to race in larger circuits. Soon enough, this scrappy horse began beating the best racehorses in the country. He became a media darling and won national competitions. In 1938 he was voted U.S. Horse of the Year. Seabiscuit's undying spirit and come-from-behind story made him a celebrity and hero for millions.


Author : Gary Ross
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 260 pages
File Size : 47,8 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 : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : African Americans in motion pictures
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. --

Letters to Seabiscuit

Author : Barbara Howard
Publisher : Seven Locks Press
Page : 140 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 1931643288

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Letters to Seabiscuit by Barbara Howard Pdf

The story of Seabiscuit as told so eloquently by Laura Hillenbrand in her bestseller Seabiscuit: An American Legend dominated the book scene for two years. Now comes another gift. In 1975, Barbara Howard received from her great aunt Marcela Howard a box of letters from fans written to Seabiscuit and Charles Howard, Marcela's husband and Seabiscuit's owner.

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2005

Author : Roger Ebert
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Page : 980 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Motion picture producers and directors
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 : 41,5 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.


Author : Toney Allman
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Page : 114 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2013-11-22
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781420511383

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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.

Sports Around the World

Author : John Nauright,Charles Parrish
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Page : 1848 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781598843002

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Sports Around the World by John Nauright,Charles Parrish Pdf

This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. * Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world * Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck * Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters * Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series * Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed

Reel Views 2

Author : James Berardinelli
Publisher : Justin, Charles & Co.
Page : 627 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : DVD-Video discs
ISBN : 9781932112405

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Reel Views 2 by James Berardinelli Pdf

Presents a collection of film reviews and criticism by James Berardinelli. Offers access to current reviews and an archive of past reviews. Includes reviews of selected films on video. Contains commentaries and opinions, as well as a FAQ section and a site search engine. Lists the films of the current year that have been reviewed, arranged by rating. Notes the star rating, the date of the review, and the release status for each film. Also notes the cast, the running length, and the letter rating of each movie.

Creative Compounding in English

Author : Réka Benczes
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
Page : 228 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2006-01-01
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 9027223734

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Creative Compounding in English by Réka Benczes Pdf

Metaphorical and metonymical compounds – novel and lexicalised ones alike – are remarkably abundant in language. Yet how can we be sure that when using an expression such as land fishing in order to speak about metal detecting, the referent will be immediately understood even if the hearer had not been previously familiar with the compound? Accordingly, this book sets out to explore whether the semantics of metaphorical and metonymical noun–noun combinations can be systematically analysed within a theoretical framework, where systematicity pertains to regularities in both the cognitive processes and the products of these processes, that is, the compounds themselves. Backed up by recent psycholinguistic evidence, the book convincingly demonstrates that such compounds are not semantically opaque as it has been formerly claimed: they can in fact be analysed and accounted for within a cognitive linguistic framework, by the combined application of metaphor, metonymy, blending, profile determinacy and schema theory; and represent the creative and associative word formation processes that we regularly apply in everyday language.

Inspired by True Events: An Illustrated Guide to More Than 500 History-Based Films, 2nd Edition

Author : Robert Niemi
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Page : 632 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2013-10-17
Category : History
ISBN : 9781610691987

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Inspired by True Events: An Illustrated Guide to More Than 500 History-Based Films, 2nd Edition by Robert Niemi Pdf

An up-to-date and indispensable guide for film history buffs of all kind, this book surveys more than 500 major films based on true stories and historical subject matter. When a film is described as "based on a true story" or "inspired by true events," exactly how "true" is it? Which "factual" elements of the story were distorted for dramatic purposes, and what was added or omitted? Inspired by True Events: An Illustrated Guide to More Than 500 History-Based Films, Second Edition concisely surveys a wide range of major films, docudramas, biopics, and documentaries based on real events, addressing subject areas including military history and war, political figures, sports, and art. This book provides an up-to-date and indispensable guide for all film history buffs, students and scholars of history, and fans of the cinema. Clearly organized to facilitate quick location of specific films and topic areas Provides near-equal emphasis on both the films themselves and the historical events or persons on which they were based Presents carefully researched and highly informative coverage on a wide range of films that address military history, politics, sports, art, business and economics, and crime Offers pointed ideological assessments often avoided by more conventional treatments