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Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit
  • Author : Laura Hillenbrand
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :453
  • ISBN : 0345465083
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Summary : Retraces the journey of Seabiscuit, a horse with crooked legs and a pathetic tail that made racing history in 1938, thanks to the efforts of a trainer, owner, and jockey who transformed a bottom-level racehorse into a legend.

Who Was Seabiscuit?

Who Was Seabiscuit?
  • Author : James Buckley,Who HQ
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 0448483092
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Summary : Describes the life and accomplishments of the race horse Seabiscuit, who thrived with a loving jockey and trainer and won the hearts of millions around the country.

Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit
  • Author : Gary Ross
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : While not looking the part, Seabiscuit was one of the most remarkable thoroughbred racehorses in history. In the 1930s, when Americans longed to escape the grim realities of Depression-era life, four men turned Seabiscuit into a national hero.

The Seabiscuit Story

The Seabiscuit Story
  • Author : John McEvoy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :165
  • ISBN : 9781581500981
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Summary : The amazing rags-to-riches story of 1930s hero Seabiscuit is chronicled in the pages of the country's most respected horse magazine.

Seabiscuit, the Rest of the Story

Seabiscuit, the Rest of the Story
  • Author : William H. Nichols
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-06
  • Total pages :182
  • ISBN : 160247298X
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Summary : Did you ever wonder what became of the principle characters after the conclusion of the Seabiscuit book and movie? Seabiscuit, The Rest of the Story, by Bill Nichols, answers that question. It takes the reader on a journey through the rest of the lives of Red Pollard, Charles and Marcela Howard, War Admiral, Tom Smith, George Woolf and the legendary champion Seabiscuit. Additional chapters deal with the descendants of Seabiscuit, the movie, author Laura Hillenbrand, artists who portrayed Seabiscuit, jockeys and Ridgewood Ranch, home of the champion. The author is one of the few surviving people who had a personal connection with the great Seabiscuit and those who were responsible for his success. He worked at Ridgewood Ranch as a teenager. He and his wife of fifty-eight years, Lillian, are the parents of two, Bob and Kathy. The Nichols own and operate Mares' Nest, a well-known Thoroughbred breeding farm in northern California and they are co-breeders of Seabiscuit's most successful racing descendant, Sea Orbit. Bill is on the Board of Directors of The Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation as well as The California Thoroughbred Breeder's Association. His book Seabiscuit, The Rest of the Story, has been described as a 'historically essential book.'

Come on Seabiscuit!

Come on Seabiscuit!
  • Author : Ralph Moody
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-01-01
  • Total pages :172
  • ISBN : 9780803282872
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Summary : 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.

Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit
  • Author : B. K. Beckwith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-09
  • Total pages :98
  • ISBN : 1787200590
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Summary : Seabiscuit: The Saga of a Great Champion is the first complete story of the legendary thoroughbred who captured the heart of a nation. Noted track writer B. K. Beckwith called Seabiscuit’s career a saga because, like a Greek myth or beloved fairy tale, it is the tale of a forgotten, abused animal who was rescued, fought his way to the top of horse racing, stumbled, and then returned for a spectacular victory. First published in 1940, when Seabiscuit and all the major characters were alive, its pages sparkle with stories about the great horse: the moment when trainer Tom Smith noticed the emaciated bay in a cheap claims race at Saratoga Springs, the events that led Charles Howard to take a chance and buy the “raced-out” three-year old colt with bad legs, and the exhilarating accounts from jockeys Red Pollard and George “Iceman’ Woolf of Seabiscuit’s trademark bursts of speed. Under Smith s training and care, Seabiscuit would defeat the Triple Crown champion, War Admiral, by four lengths in the most famous match race in history. Featuring period photographs and specially commissioned artwork by Howard Brodie, Seabiscuit: The Saga of a Great Champion follows the thoroughbred’s illustrious career, from his humble birth in Kentucky to his remarkable string of races across the country from 1936 to 1940, and culminating in his stunning victory at Santa Anita, a moment that confirmed Seabiscuit as one of the greatest racehorses of all time. “His courage, honesty, and physical prowess definitely place him among the thoroughbred immortals of turf history. He has intelligence and understanding almost spiritual in quality, and all of us who are close to ‘Biscuit’ naturally have the deepest affection for him.”—Charles S. Howard, Owner “Seabiscuit is the greatest horse I ever rode.”—George Woolf, Hall of Fame Jockey

Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse

Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse
  • Author : Meghan McCarthy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-05-04
  • Total pages :40
  • ISBN : 9781534495777
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Summary : Award-winning nonfiction picture book creator Meghan McCarthy tells the story of how an undersized, crooked-legged horse became one of the greatest racing champions of all time. In the late 1930s, times were tough. The United States was in the middle of the Great Depression, and people were desperate for something to believe in. They found their inspiration in Seabiscuit, a rags-to-riches, crooked-legged, overweight horse who ran more like a duck than a champion. Seabiscuit was the descendent of Man O’ War, one of the greatest racing horses in history but he had yet to win a single race. How did this downtrodden horse come to rise through the ranks and face off against Triple Crown champion, War Admiral? In her trademark easy-to-follow narrative voice, Meghan McCarthy brings the ultimate underdog story to life in this fact-filled picture book.

Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit
  • Author : Universal City Studios
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Seabiscuit Vs War Admiral

Seabiscuit Vs War Admiral
  • Author : Kat Shehata,Jo McElwee
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-05-02
  • Total pages :58
  • ISBN : 9781475296433
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Summary : Experience the greatest horse race in history as Seabiscuit, the Western underdog, takes on Triple Crown Champion, War Admiral, in the 1938 Pimlico Special. Both horses are record-breaking Thoroughbreds. Both have the best trainers and jockeys in the country. Both possess lightning speed, good breeding, and competitive instincts. Find out who wins the match race of the century and what happens in the final seconds of the race that lands one horse in the winner's circle while the other is left in the dust. Seabiscuit vs War Admiral is based on a true story. Includes classroom discussion topics, writing assignments, a glossary of over 70 horse racing terms, and other resources for teachers.

Seabiscuit and Secretariat

Seabiscuit and Secretariat
  • Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-01-20
  • Total pages :130
  • ISBN : 9781984037770
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Summary : *Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the horses' lives and races *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents Americans have always loved animals, and those living prior to World War II were still close enough to their pioneer roots to feel a special affection for horses. After all, it was these noble animals that had carried soldiers and pulled plows and milk wagons alike. A horse was more than just a pet; it was a partner in the fight for survival. Just as many Americans had known special, unforgettable individuals, so they had known special horses. Seabiscuit was one of these, and even the animal's name spoke to the heart of those struggling. A sea biscuit was a piece bread baked for so long in such a low oven that it was completely dry and would never mold. It was so tough that it had to be soaked in water, sometimes even rainwater, before it could be eaten. But it was nutritious and would allow a sailor to do his duty for one more hour, helping keep him alive until he reached a safe harbor. Seabiscuit was in many ways like his cracker namesake, for he was cultivated in many small races until he was ready for the big league. He was also at his best when soaked in the affection and attention given to him by his owners, trainer, and jockeys. Most of all, his wins and even his losses came to nourish a desperate nation and inspire its citizens to keep going until they reached a safer harbor of financial stability. He was also a friend, an inspiring leader who would rank in popularity and respect along with men like Roosevelt and Churchill. It is possible, perhaps even likely, that had he been born in another place and time, his name might never have been known outside of the racing world, but as one Horatio Alger story appealing to a nation full of them, his name became a household word and helped secure him a legacy as perhaps the most famous horse in history. Unlike other previous heroes like Seabiscuit, Secretariat's fame is based not on the way in which he overcame long odds against him but in the way that he and his trainers made the very most of the advantages he had from birth. Won by his owner in a lucky draw, he was cherished even before he was born and spent the first year of his life happily trotting around the green fields of a Virginia farm. As he grew up, he enjoyed the best food, care and training money could buy, and in return he learned to run, first fast and then faster, as it slowly dawned on his growing audience that they were in the presence of greatness. His career was short lived but full of glory, as he won nearly every race he ever ran. Of course, the peak of his career came in 1973, when he capped off a Triple Crown by shattering the track record at the Belmont Stakes on the way to winning by 31 lengths, a margin of victory that was never replicated. As he marveled at the performance, CBS announcer Chic Anderson couldn't help but gush, "Secretariat is widening now! He is moving like a tremendous machine!" Everyone the least bit familiar with horseracing has seen clips of Secretariat, and by the time Secretariat retired, he had won 16 of the 21 races he ran and only placed outside of the Top 3 once. Along the way, he ran at many race courses like Laurel, courses that most people don't remember, places where once full parking lots are now overgrown with weeds and where once glorious tracks are now being covered over with new construction. But while these courses may be nearly forgotten, Secretariat never will be. Seabiscuit and Secretariat: The History of America's Most Famous Horses looks at the life and career of two of the world's most famous horses. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Seabiscuit and Secretariat like never before.

Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit
  • Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-02-16
  • Total pages :36
  • ISBN : 9781530061938
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Summary : *Includes pictures *Includes spectator accounts of Seabiscuit's most famous races *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "In 1938... the year's #1 newsmaker was not FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. Nor was it Lou Gehrig or Clark Gable. The subject of the most newspaper column inches in 1938 wasn't even a person. It was an undersized, crooked-legged racehorse named Seabiscuit." - Laura Hillenbrand, Seabiscuit: An American Legend Of all the things that a nation, or even an individual, need to survive a crisis, none is perhaps as necessary as hope. That feeling that somehow one can survive, win even, though the odds are stacked against them and the outlook is grim. Throughout its history, the United States has been blessed, often when most needed, with hope from a strange place. In 1778 it came when the French joined the American Revolution, and in 1980, it was brought home with Olympic Gold by the men's hockey team. But in the late 1930s, during the midst of the Great Depression, it came in the form of a horse named Seabiscuit. Americans have always loved animals, and those living prior to World War II were still close enough to their pioneer roots to feel a special affection for horses. After all, it was these noble animals that had carried soldiers and pulled plows and milk wagons alike. A horse was more than just a pet; it was a partner in the fight for survival. Just as many Americans had known special, unforgettable individuals, so they had known special horses. Seabiscuit was one of these, and even the animal's name spoke to the heart of those struggling. A sea biscuit was a piece bread baked for so long in such a low oven that it was completely dry and would never mold. It was so tough that it had to be soaked in water, sometimes even rainwater, before it could be eaten. But it was nutritious and would allow a sailor to do his duty for one more hour, helping keep him alive until he reached a safe harbor. Seabiscuit was in many ways like his cracker namesake, for he was cultivated in many small races until he was ready for the big league. He was also at his best when soaked in the affection and attention given to him by his owners, trainer, and jockeys. Most of all, his wins and even his losses came to nourish a desperate nation and inspire its citizens to keep going until they reached a safer harbor of financial stability. He was also a friend, an inspiring leader who would rank in popularity and respect along with men like Roosevelt and Churchill. It is possible, perhaps even likely, that had he been born in another place and time, his name might never have been known outside of the racing world, but as one Horatio Alger story appealing to a nation full of them, his name became a household word and helped secure him a legacy as perhaps the most famous horse in history. Seabiscuit: The Life of the Most Famous Horse in American History looks at the life and career of the famous thoroughbred. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Seabiscuit like never before, in no time at all.

Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit
  • Author : Anne Russell,Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9781928556282
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Summary : Seabiscuit, a wild pony who lives on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, enjoys being free to swim in the ocean and climb the sand dunes.

Reading Tutor, Grades 4 - 8

Reading Tutor, Grades 4 - 8
  • Author : Maureen Betz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-01-02
  • Total pages :48
  • ISBN : 1580372643
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Summary : Make reading fun for students in grades 4 and up using Reading Tutor: Biographies! This 48-page book captures readers' enthusiasm with interesting, age-appropriate biographies and activities relating to biographies. The book includes activities that reinforce difficult comprehension skills and improve reading levels. It is great for use in the classroom and at home!

History in the Media

History in the Media
  • Author : Robert Niemi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-01-01
  • Total pages :501
  • ISBN : 157607952X
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Summary : A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.

The Book Club Cookbook, Revised Edition

The Book Club Cookbook, Revised Edition
  • Author : Judy Gelman,Vicki Levy Krupp
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-03-01
  • Total pages :512
  • ISBN : 1101560568
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Summary : “Part cookbook, part celebration of the written word, [The Book Club Cookbook] illustrates how books and ideas can bring people together.” —Publishers Weekly "We are what we eat, they say. We can eat what we read, too. The Book Club Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp (Tarcher/Penguin, $21.95), first published in 2004 and now newly updated and revised, offers up dozens of new recipes inspired by book clubs’ favorite books, their characters and authors." —USA Today "It's pretty much a no-brainer why we love something like The Book Club Cookbook - it combines two of our all-time favorite things: food and books. Even better - the recipes in the book let us get a fuller experience of our favorite novels by thinking up recipes either inspired by the story or literally contributed by the author as essential to the book." —Flavorwire "The Book Club Cookbook excels at offering book groups new title ideas and a culinary way to spice up their discussions." —Library Journal Whether it's Roman Punch for The Age of Innocence, or Sabzi Challow (spinach and rice) with Lamb for The Kite Runner, or Swedish Meatballs and Glögg for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, nothing spices up a book club meeting like great eats. Featuring recipes and discussion ideas from bestselling authors and book clubs across the country, this fully revised and updated edition of the classic book guides readers in selecting and preparing culinary masterpieces that blend perfectly with the literary masterpieces their club is reading. This edition features new contributions from a host of today's bestselling authors including: Kathryn Stockett, The Help (Demetrie's Chocolate Pie and Caramel Cake) Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants (Oyster Brie Soup) Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper (Brian Fitzgerald's Firehouse Marinara Sauce) Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone (Almaz's Ethiopian Doro Wot and Sister Mary Joseph Praise's Cari de Dal) Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Annie Barrows's Potato Peel Pie and Non-Occupied Potato Peel Pie) Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See's Deep-Fried Sugared Taro) The Book Club Cookbook will add real flavor to your book club meetings!

The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports

The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports
  • Author : Stuart Miller
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :532
  • ISBN : 9780618574803
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Summary : A sports journalist pays tribute to great moments in New York sports history in an illustrated survey that ranks the top one hundred events that transformed American sports, from an 1823 horse race that pitted the North against the South, to Lou Gehrig's farewell speech, to the Ali-Frazier fight at the Garden, covering all of the city's storied franchises and more.

Twelve Mighty Orphans

Twelve Mighty Orphans
  • Author : Jim Dent
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-09-04
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 1429919345
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Summary : Jim Dent, author of the New York Times bestselling The Junction Boys, returns with his most powerful story of human courage and determination. More than a century ago, a school was constructed in Fort Worth, Texas, for the purpose of housing and educating the orphans of Texas Freemasons. It was a humble project that for years existed quietly on a hillside east of town. Life at the Masonic Home was about to change, though, with the arrival of a lean, bespectacled coach by the name of Rusty Russell. Here was a man who could bring rain in the midst of a drought. Here was a man who, in virtually no time at all, brought the orphans' story into the homes of millions of Americans. In the 1930s and 1940s, there was nothing bigger in Texas high school football than the Masonic Home Mighty Mites—a group of orphans bound together by hardship and death. These youngsters, in spite of being outweighed by at least thirty pounds per man, were the toughest football team around. They began with nothing—not even a football—yet in a few years were playing for the state championship on the highest level of Texas football. This is a winning tribute to a courageous band of underdogs from a time when America desperately needed fresh hope and big dreams. The Mighty Mites remain a notable moment in the long history of American sports. Just as significant is the depth of the inspirational message. This is a profound lesson in fighting back and clinging to faith. The real winners in Texas high school football were not the kids from the biggest schools, or the ones wearing the most expensive uniforms. They were the scrawny kids from a tiny orphanage who wore scarred helmets and faded jerseys that did not match, kids coached by a devoted man who lived on peanuts and drove them around in a smoke-belching old truck. In writing a story of unforgettable characters and great football, Jim Dent has come forward to reclaim his place as one of the top sports authors in America today. A remarkable and inspirational story of an orphanage and the man who created one of the greatest football teams Texas has ever known . . . this is their story—the original Friday Night Lights. "This just might be the best sports book ever written. Jim Dent has crafted a story that will go down as one of the most artistic, one of the most unforgettable, and one of the most inspirational ever. Twelve Mighty Orphans will challenge Hoosiers as the feel-good sports story of our lifetime. Naturally, being from Texas, I am biased. Hooray for the Mighty Mites.'' —Verne Lundquist, CBS Sports "Coach Rusty Russell and the Mighty Mites will steal your heart as they overcome every obstacle imaginable to become a respected football team. Take an orphanage, the Depression, and mix it with Texas high school football, and Jim Dent has authored another winner, this one about the ultimate underdog.'' —Brent Musburger, ABC Sports/ESPN "No state has a roll call of legendary high school football stories like we do in Texas, and, admittedly, some of those stories have been ‘expanded' over the years when it comes to the truth. But let Jim Dent tell you about the Mighty Mites of Masonic Home, the pride of Fort Worth in the dark days of the Depression. Read this book. You will think it's fiction. You will think it's a Hollywood script. But Twelve Mighty Orphans is the truth, and nothing but. It is powerful stuff. Some eighty years later, the Mighty Mites' story remains so sacred, not even a Texan would dare tamper with these facts. And Jim Dent tells it like it was." — Randy Galloway, columnist, Fort-Worth Star Telegram

Kentucky's Famous Racehorses

Kentucky's Famous Racehorses
  • Author : Patricia L. Thompson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-04-26
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 1439622523
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Summary : Central Kentucky is home to many magnificent horses and their farms. Although there are numerous places to witness these beautiful animals, including Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Pimlico, and Belmont, their history often gets overwhelmed by their statistics. Images of America: Kentucky’s Famous Racehorses goes beyond the numbers and provides insight into the character of these beloved creatures by featuring stories straight from those closest to the horses—the grooms.

Suffolk Downs

Suffolk Downs
  • Author : Christian Teja
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-06-22
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 1439632464
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Summary : Since opening on July 10, 1935, Suffolk Downs has played host to some of Thoroughbred racing’s greatest champions, including Triple Crown winners War Admiral, Whirlaway, and Assault, as well as other greats such as Seabiscuit, John Henry, and Cigar. In addition to these legendary horses, hall of fame jockeys George Woolf, Johnny Longden, Eddie Arcaro, Chris McCarron, Angel Cordero, and Jerry Bailey have all competed at the East Boston oval. The signature race at Suffolk Downs, the Massachusetts Handicap, maintains a prominent date on the Boston sports calendar. The list of heralded visitors to Suffolk Downs is in no way limited to the racing world. Entertainer Bing Crosby and television star Rin Tin Tin have made appearances, and the Beatles performed their final Boston show at Suffolk Downs in 1966. Through nearly two hundred images, Suffolk Downs revisits these monumental racehorses, personalities, and events.

A Horse Named Seabiscuit

A Horse Named Seabiscuit
  • Author : Mark Dubowski,Cathy East Dubowski
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :47
  • ISBN : 9780448433431
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Summary : An introduction to the life and career of Seabiscuit, the race horse who set sixteen track records and won more prize money than any other horse.