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Laura
Just arrived from USA through BM.

Since I absolutely loved Unbroken, I decided to read LH's famous book after have watched the movie based on this book a long time ago.

The main characters, Charles Howard, Red Pollard and Tom Smith are entwined into Seabiscuit's career and the book shows how his life changed their own lives forever.

Even if it's a non-fiction book, Hillenbrand knows how to give a true fictional character to the narrative itself, putting her own heart on it.

I am looking forward for
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Elizabeth S
Oct 23, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: n-history, n-bio
Amazing book. And I highly recommend the illustrated edition. The extra photos add even more to the already-great life of the story. Hillenbrand tells it excellently. She gives it life, depth, and reality. You feel the heartbreak and jump around the room at the triumphs. As you read the descriptions of the races, you pray about the results as much as if you were on the racetrack. And as you read about the tough decisions the owner and trainer had to make, you cringe and hope as if the decisions ...more
Heidi-Marie
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Frustrating. I know I read this. I'm sure I have. Because I've recommended it to others. Perhaps it was when I was working at PCL. Unfortunately, I was not on GoodReads then. I have memories of really liking Hillenbrand's writing style as well as enjoying the stories and noting the differences from the movie. I can't remember anything else. But I'm positive that I've read it and that I really did like it!

I think I read it as an audiobook....
Tina
Jun 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: horse fans
Recommended to Tina by: book club
I had trouble getting through this book until I started the audio and ended up liking it in the end. Seabiscuit was one tough cookie. I liked his story. I also liked how Smith, Pollard, and Howard formed an unlikely trio and shared the journey with the horse. Too bad he never raced in Kentucky.
Heidi
Nov 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Dory
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jenny
Nov 21, 2011 rated it liked it
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Fran Smith
Jul 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Lisa
Jan 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Rhonda Rae Baker
Nov 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
Irene
Sep 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jill
Jan 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Melissa
Dec 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
Laura
Apr 07, 2012 marked it as to-read
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Jill
Aug 12, 2009 rated it liked it
Chadron
Jun 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Isabel
Jun 14, 2009 rated it liked it
Ed
May 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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Xstch3
Mar 19, 2015 marked it as to-read
Molly
Jul 19, 2008 rated it really liked it
Tracyene
Mar 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Toni
Mar 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Mary
Dec 23, 2007 rated it really liked it
Kathy
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Edel
May 15, 2013 marked it as to-read
Emilie
Apr 24, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Kim
May 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
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