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Seabiscuit - An American Legend

Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand, author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story in this #1 New York Times bestseller. 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. From the Hardcover edition.

Laura Hillenbrand, author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story in this #1 New York Times bestseller. 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. From the Hardcover edition.
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Laura Hillenbrand, author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story in this #1 New York Times bestseller. 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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Newbern

Length:

13h 16m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:07


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:44


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:10


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:58


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:38


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:08


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:03


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:53


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:05


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:12


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:04


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:37


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:07


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:25


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:42


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:24


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:29


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:26


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:08


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:49


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:59


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:55


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:44


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:42


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:55


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:57


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:31


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:53


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:45


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:02


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:58


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:49


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:15


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:27


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:04


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:46


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:12


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:38


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:00


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:39


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:06


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:58


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:21


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:56


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:51


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:53


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:04


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:02


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:30


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:01


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:31


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:02


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:59


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:42


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:42


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:37


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:12


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:10


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:45


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:16


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

00:34