Seabiscuit (Hillenbrand)

Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Laura Hillenbrand, 2001
Random House
480 pp.
ISBN-13: 9780345465085

Seabiscuit was an unlikely champion: a roughhewn, undersized horse with a sad little tail and knees that wouldn't straighten all the way. But, thanks to the efforts of three men, Seabiscuit became one of the most spectacular performers in sports history.

The rags-to-riches horse emerged as an American cultural icon, drawing an immense following and becoming the single biggest newsmaker of 1938 — receiving more coverage than FDR or Hitler. Laura Hillenbrand beautifully renders this story of one horse's journey from also-ran to national luminary. (From the publisher.)

Seabiscuit was adapated to film in 2003 and stars Jeff Bridges and Tobey Maguire.

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