Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Random House Publishing Group, 2001/05/01 - 399 ページ
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.
Author Laura Hillenbrand brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story, one that proves life is a horse race.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: Seabiscuit: An American Legendユーザー レビュー - Mike - Goodreads
Excellent book, very well written. Love Laura Hillenbrand's style of writing. She does her research and gives you a background on all the players and how they came together. I have read two of her books, this one and Unbroken and both are must reads. レビュー全文を読む
Review: Seabiscuit: An American Legendユーザー レビュー - David Gordon Burke - Goodreads
This is one of those cases where they got the film version right. The advantage of the book is the backstory and extra information that wouldn't fit into the film. I loved both book and film. レビュー全文を読む