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Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
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Sep 30, 2011

really liked it
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Read from September 30 to October 21, 2011

Never a true fan of horse racing, I nonetheless fell in love with the knobby-kneed colt named Seabiscuit as I read this interesting and occasionally hard-hitting book by Laura Hillenbrand. I decided to read it simply because I have loved horse books since grade school, when I was a fan of such classics as "Little Black, a Pony," by Walter Farley, and Marguerite Henry's beloved "Misty of Chincoteague."

"Seabiscuit: An American Legend" is the tale of three men coming together for the love of one very special horse. Charles Howard, a self-made millionaire who was grieving the loss of his young son; Tom Smith, a homeless, former horse trainer; and Johnny "Red" Pollard, a scrawny, unknown jockey, find in Seabiscuit and in each other a friendship and life calling they had never known before. This fascinating, well-researched book educates and lifts the human spirit all at the same time. Read it, and you will fall in love with "The Biscuit" too.

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