Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Unabridged)
Written By: Laura Hillenbrand
Written By: George Newbern
Length:13 hours and 13 minutes
Customer Rating :3.7
Seabiscuit was among the most electrifying and well-known attractions in sports background as well as the single biggest newsmaker in the whole world in 1938, getting more protection than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a shock to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged race-horse with the unhappy tail. Three men changed Seabiscuit's fortunes:
Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the vehicle to the western United States and became an overnight millionaire. When he required a trainer for his new racehorses, he hired Tom Smith, a mysterious mustang breaker from the Colorado plains. Smith urged Howard to acquire Seabiscuit to get a bargain-basement price, then hired as his jockey Red Pollard, a failed boxer who had been blind in one single eye, half-crippled, and susceptible to quoting passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Over four years, these unlikely companions survived a phenomenal run of poor fortune, conspiracy, and severe injury to change Seabiscuit from a neurotic, pathologically indolent also ran into an American sports icon.
Author Laura Hillenbrandbrilliantly re-creates a universal underdog tale, one that proves existence is a horse-race.