Seabiscuit : an American legend
(Book on CD)

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Published
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2001.
Physical Desc
12 CDs (13 hrs. 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Accelerated Reader
IL: UG - BL: 7.5 - AR Pts: 21
Status
Arroyo Grande Library - Adult Book on CD - Adult Audiovisual
798.4
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Nipomo Library - Adult Book on CD - Adult Audiovisual
798.4
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Format
Book on CD
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 7.5, 21 Points

Notes

General Note
Unabridged.
General Note
Compact discs.
Participants/Performers
Read by Richard M. Davidson.
Description
"Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three men changed Seabiscuit?s fortunes: Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile to the western United States and became an overnight millionaire. When he needed a trainer for his new racehorses, he hired Tom Smith, a mysterious mustang breaker from the Colorado plains. Smith urged Howard to buy Seabiscuit for a bargain-basement price, then hired as his jockey Red Pollard, a failed boxer who was blind in one eye, half-crippled, and prone to quoting passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Over four years, these unlikely partners survived a phenomenal run of bad fortune, conspiracy, and severe injury to transform Seabiscuit from a neurotic, pathologically indolent also-ran into an American sports icon." -GoodReads

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