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Seabiscuit
Seabiscuit: An American Legend | Laura Hillenbrand
The author 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.
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jrepka
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Great book! I didn't care about horse racing before reading this book but I'm a huge fan of Unbroken and read it just because Laura Hillenbrand is an amazing writer. In the end I too fell in love with Seabiscuit and had my heart in all the races as Hillenbrand so magically depicted them.

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EmilieGR
Seabiscuit: An American Legend | Laura Hillenbrand
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Amazing read- I loved the insight into this I interesting subculture: very emotional

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TheSpineView
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vkois88 💚💚 3y
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britt_brooke
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#youresovain | This is one my all-time favorite songs and I‘m going with verse three:

🎶 Well I hear you went to Saratoga
And your horse, naturally, won 🎶

Seabiscuit raced many times at Saratoga Springs during his Depression-era, underdog career and is even memorialized there in statue form. Hillenbrand‘s book is a lovely testament to the horse, jockey, owner, and trainer. The film is fantastic, too.

#marchintothe70s

Lizpixie Great interpretation🙌 3y
SweetAngst Kind of random, but I was a crowd extra in the movie adaptation. 🏇 3y
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AlaMich Such a classic song! 3y
TNbookworm Great book, love Laura Hillenbrand! 3y
britt_brooke @SweetAngst That‘s awesome! 3y
Cinfhen I‘ve been meaning to read this book FOREVER ~ thanks for the reminder and how cool @SweetAngst 3y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen It‘s a great read! 3y
britt_brooke @TNbookworm She‘s awesome! 3y
Bluestocking I live a couple hours from Saratoga, it‘s a great place to visit any time of the year- but race season is very fun! 3y
britt_brooke @Bluestocking I would love to visit there one day! 3y
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Texreader
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Bookmail! Two books arrived today from Littens and what joy! Thank you @OrangeMooseReads and @mdm139 ! Hillenbrand wrote a favorite nonfiction book of mine, Unbroken, and Seabiscuit was highly recommended even though I‘m not a fan of the sport. The Children‘s Blizzard looks so amazing but sad. Excited for both. Thanks again!!

OrangeMooseReads Yay! I hope you enjoy the book 3y
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Victoriahoperose
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I love this author‘s writing. She is so talented in her work in nonfiction. She truly makes the stories come to life and finds the best ways to make every part interesting for the reader. This was a great book about the famous race horse and the making of how he got to where he did.

Amiable I never would have picked this up if it weren't for my book club--and I loved it! 3y
Victoriahoperose @Amiable I randomly bought it at a book sale for $1 because I loved Unbroken and I was not disappointed at all 3y
Oracle Love love this book. A personal classic 🐎🐎💚❤ 3y
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Tarynitup
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What‘s not to love about this Biscuit of a horse. Touched my heart learning of him and all his quirks, I fell in love with him and in the end he fell in love with everyone around him. This is one of my favorite authors, also loved book Unbroken, I wish the author could write more. Thanks Laura Hillenbrand, your words make Seabiscuit live on in our hearts forever.

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walryan5
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One of the best books I‘ve ever read. It is a wonderful story about a horse that is very special. The horse has a real relationship with her jockey. You guys have to read this book!!!

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Ncostell
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I listened to this, and although the narrator didn‘t blow me away, the book was so engrossing that it didn‘t matter. As a kid I loved reading books about horses but didn‘t really have a burning desire to read this one. However, I enjoyed Hillenbrand‘s Unbroken so much that I thought I‘d give this a try. I‘m glad I did because it was such a great underdog story of Sea Biscuit and the people surrounding him. I will read anything she writes.

britt_brooke Such a great story! Have you seen the movie? It‘s very well done. 4y
Ncostell @britt_brooke I haven‘t seen the movie yet but now I‘m going to have to check it out! 4y
BkClubCare Fabulous story! 4y
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TheRiehlDeal
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This is kind of dragging on and is taking me forever to get through. How did you all like it? Should I continue with it or put it aside? Who knows, I might just start another book, just not feeling it with this one.

RaimeyGallant *cough* Watch the movie instead? *cough* 4y
2BR02B I kinda liked it, but I read it as an equine-obsessed teen. Not sure how it would hold up as a reread these days. 4y
TheRiehlDeal @RaimeyGallant @2BR02B Judging from both of your comments, I suppose I'll just put it aside. Even before this post, I was having second thoughts about this book. It's just taking a long time to read it. 4y
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TheRiehlDeal
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Happy Memorial Day everyone! 🎉
#ManicMonday
@JoScho

1. Started the tagged book yesterday and I'm loving it so far! I knew I would since I read Unbroken.
2. Not that I'm aware of.
3. Hot dog with a side of potato salad and baked beans.

JoScho ❣️💙❣️ 4y
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cariashley
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I absolutely loved this audiobook, and I wish Hillenbrand would write more books. It felt especially appropriate to listen to the recounts of the races, just like most people would have listened to them on the radio at the time. Highly recommend.

Here is Seabiscuit with his jockey, Red Pollard.

britt_brooke Such a great read! 4y
Tamra It is a good one! 4y
Texreader Have you read Unbroken by Hillenbrand? It‘s an amazing book and extremely well written. In the epilogue she explains she has fibromyalgia (I think that was the diagnosis) and how difficult it is for her to write. It‘s so so sad because I think she‘s brilliant and wish she could write many more books. 4y
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cariashley @Texreader I have read it, and I loved it too. I remember reading about her illness in the epilogue too - so sad, horrible for her of course and a huge loss for the reading world too. I suppose I should say I wish she *could* write more books instead of would! (edited) 4y
Samary I just finished this audiobook. It‘s so amazing!! The races were exciting! I wish she would write more too, but she is so well researched. Whatever is next will be worth the wait! 4y
Samary @Texreader I listened to Unbroken. Loved it! I heard about her diagnosis on a book podcast, I agree though she is brilliant! 4y
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StephanieGeiser
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#riotgrams Day 17 - #AnUnreturnedBook - All of these are on my #MountTBR And are all borrowed from other people 😳 (Note: after I took this photo I found 6 more that need to be read and returned. Whoops!)

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Allkat
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This book was so full of detail, I feel like I know sea biscuit and war admiral and all the people involved in care feeding and racing. Vacation reading #1

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mhillis
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These are the books we read for my IRL book club this year. Our favoritewas Seabiscuit but we enjoyed all of these picks📚 Our book club is at work, so book to screen choices work well because then people who haven‘t read the book can join our lunch discussions too! #bookclubread #jingleshelves

Bostonmomx2 Have you seen the Seabiscuit movie? It‘s so good! 4y
mhillis @Bostonmomx2 Actually I haven‘t seen it yet! I need to watch it!! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choices!!!! 4y
JazzFeathers I saw the film when it came out anf loved it. Didn't know there was a book 4y
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emilyesears
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Saw this misplaced book and it made me snicker. Also, can you even believe I did not buy one single book at Half Price Books today? I‘m trying to buy only from my wishlist these days since I already have so many books at home and I could find no wishlist books. But I did buy a pack of Christmas cards that have books and cats—my two loves—on them. I go to HPB so rarely that I used my Christmas-themed gift card from LAST year to pay for them.

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mhillis
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Reading Seabiscuit for my in person book club and enjoying this view in my garden! #litsypartyofone

Jess7 Beautiful 5y
Lindy Heavenly. 😊 5y
mhillis @Jess7 @Lindy Thank you! 5y
charissharpe Love hydrangea 💙 5y
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Mdargusch
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My rummage sale book haul to restock my Little Free Library. ($10.50!) Now I just need some customers. 🙃I'm trying to bulk up my preteen/teen selections.

saresmoore That Sophie Kinsella will be gone SO FAST, but I'd grab the Brian Jacques, myself! 5y
seebiscan Such good choices! I read Seabiscuit so long ago, but I loved it. 5y
Reviewsbylola Gotta check the stock this morning and see if anything disappeared overnight! 5y
minkyb Great project! 5y
Cinfhen Looking good, ladies 🤗🤗🤗 5y
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Reviewsbylola
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I put off reading this for years. But then three summers ago, a neighbor of my parents had a copy in a box of books they were giving away. I seriously could not understand why I would want to read a book about horse racing. But then I read it and was blown away. Phenomenal book! #GIVEAWAYSPORTS

britt_brooke Such a great read. The movie is excellent, too! 5y
JazzFeathers I watched the films many years ago. Absolutely loved it. Didn't know it was a book too 5y
Coleen I had the exact same experience with this book! 5y
Cinfhen I've only seen the film! Love this author, maybe one day I'll read the book! 5y
Reviewsbylola It's worth the read if you get to it! I know we all have ungodly amounts of books on our TBR. 😂 @Cinfhen 5y
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Dogearedcopy
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In March, I read 10 print/e-books, 11 shorts (Serial Reader app,) and listened to 8 audiobooks! I DNF-ed 1 other audiobook, watched 2 movies based on books; and continued on my campaign to catch up with the Games of Thrones TV series (Just 2 more eps before S7 begins!) My pick of the month is a backlist narrative NF book, 'Seabiscuit' (by Laura Hillenbrand.) Amazing writing, amazing story... 🐎 (Pictured: Flowering Shamrock on my windowsill)

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Nerdy_chic
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My stash from tonight's book exchange during our monthly book club meeting at Flora Lounge here in Mexico City!
#Mexico #bookclub #nerdclub 🤓📚🍷

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Dogearedcopy
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Narrative Non-Fiction at its finest, this was the story of an unlikely racehorse and even more unlikely champion; but he that he was, winning the hearts of Americans during the Depression and becoming a symbol of something greater, heart. He was a "gamer!" This was one of those books I never wanted to end, and savored each chapter. (Image: Detail of photo: Seabiscuit w/George "Iceman" Woolf)

Reviewsbylola It took me years to read this book because I don't have the slightest interest in horse racing. I was surprised that I loved it 5y
CrowCAH A great book and movie! 🐴🐎 5y
Dogearedcopy @Reviewsbylola Same here! The book had been languishing in my stax for *mire than ten years!* (I seriously do not know how it hid fir so long!) and I don't have any real interest in horse racing either; but Wow! I tried to parce out the reading to a chapter a day because I didn't want it to end! Ha! 🐎 5y
Dogearedcopy @CrowCAH I have a DVD of the movie too! I think I'll treat myself to a lunchtime viewing 😉 5y
CrowCAH @Dogearedcopy sounds marvelous! 5y
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Smrloomis
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Tanner
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Day #3 #recentnonfictionread #marchintoreading This was my most recent non-fiction read. I have a question about it though - the book is titled "Seabiscuit" but why don't we see his face on the cover (we just see his body)?"

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Dogearedcopy
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Looking back, my track record regarding the number of books read from my posted monthly #TBR stax hasn't been great: I read about 12 books a month; but only a couple from the nightstand. This month I've stacked 10 books and 1 DVD. Let's see if I can hit at least 5, and maybe some leftovers from January & February!

LeahBergen I have To the Ends of the Earth on my nightstand, too! (and Little Century on my shelf). 😀 5y
cariashley How was Little Century?? I have it but it's low on my TBR. 5y
cariashley Oops just saw this is your TBR! Never mind! 5y
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Dogearedcopy
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This book has been in my #TBR stax so long that the pages are yellowed; and my bookmark is the insert from the DVD... Note that it's a promo for a contest whose deadline was almost *13* years ago! I don't know how either the book or DVD survived the #bookpurgings; but I'm taking it as a sign to actually get to it! (Excuse the glare! I'm in a middle school gym waiting for the band concert to begin)

CrowCAH Such a heartwarming story! ❤️😊🐎 5y
BethFishReads My mm loved this 5y
Ellen My husband talked me into reading this - the subject matter didn't initially appeal - but it is excellent. Hillenbrand is an exceptional non-fiction writer 5y
LitHousewife That book picked you and its stubborn! 🙂 5y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Laura Hillenbrand is truly an inspiration. Despite living with CFS and being unable to leave her home, she's researched, written, and published two bestsellers. Some might say she lives with #disabilities, I wonder if she'd disagree or agree. #photoadaynov16

For more: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/magazine/the-unbreakable-laura-hillenbrand.htm...

Louise What an inspiration! 5y
Texreader I think she'd agree. She is an amazing woman and author!! 5y
RealLifeReading She's such a great writer! 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage 👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻@Louise Absolutely! @Texreader 😎👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 @RealLifeReading 5y
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Litsy
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This month is #NonfictionNovember!! All this month, we'll be recommending some our favorite nonfiction picks. First up, the unbreakable Laura Hillenbrand's debut SEABISCUIT. Though you may know her better for UNBROKEN, Hillenbrand's first book looks at an unlikely racing champion, Seabiscuit, and his down-on-his luck jockey. Simple and elegant, Hillenbrand's prose flows seamlessly across the page, making near-perfect storytelling look easy. 🏇😍📚

TheNextBook I loved this book! I am a huge fan of Hillenbrand and this was part of my #readingthrough30 #birthdaychallenge. Great read. I knew nothing about horse racing and devoured this! 5y
v_cuev Such an amazing read. What those jockeys put themselves through was really eye-opening! 5y
toofondbeth One of my favourite books of all time. 5y
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read_diverse_books Ahh, thanks for reminding me that I need to read more nonfiction! 5y
TNbookworm Love,love love this book and Laura Hillenbrand! She is one of my favorites! 5y
seebiscan Such a great read! It almost reads like fiction. Hillenbrand is such an incredible writer. 5y
BeckyRenner She is one of my favorite writers! 5y
ptkpepe98 Read this when it came out, and absolutely loved it. 5y
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Book_Gnome
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Opening line:
Charles Howard had the feel of a gigantic on rushing machine: You had to either climb on or leap out of the way."
#bookgnome #seabiscuit #laurahillenbrand

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Cortg
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I'm not really a horse person but I enjoy a good non-fiction book, especially on audio. I enjoyed this audio and loved learning about Seabiscuit's life and his personality. I also learned a lot about the behind the scenes of horse racing 🐴

RealLifeReading Loved this book! 5y
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Cortg
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When a library audiobook expires in 1 day, what's a girl to do? Go for a long book listening walk and enjoy the last of the flowers, that's what 🍃🌺

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samwinchester90
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My #funfridayphoto is Seabiscuit. Brilliant writing brings this story and characters in it to life. Hillenbrand has few rivals for writing and storytelling talent. @Liberty

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jessmontgmry
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"Four Good Legs Between Us"

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bookishdawg
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Laura Hillenbrand's beautifully written book hooked me on narrative nonfiction.
#septphotochallenge day 14... Nonfiction favorites

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TheNextBook
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I honestly cannot praise Hillenbrand enough. She is without a doubt an absolutely amazing non fiction writer. It's more than just a well researched story. This book about Seabiscuit encompasses so many different factors, many of which I was completely ignorant about, and I was hooked the entire time. The story of Seabiscuit, his jockey, owner and trainer is intriguing and so well told that I almost feel like an expert and believe me, I am not!

TheNextBook I think I want to buy a horse now and name him something supremely bookish! 5y
SaraFair Yes! Unbroken really knocked me out. 5y
TheNextBook @SaraFair Unbroken was freaking amazing. This book was just as good. 5y
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TheNextBook
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I've been in a serious reading funk which really sucks because my summer break will be over on Friday. In other news though, this book is amazing! I love Hillenbrand and her writing. I've never been interested in horse racing but put this on my list to read another Hillenbrand. And who knew how interesting horse racing was?! I didn't but now I'm sold! This is an amazing story.

britt_brooke Excellent book! 5y
TheNextBook @britt_brooke she is such an amazing writer. At this point if she writes it, I'll buy it. 5y
britt_brooke Same here! 💙 5y
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TheNextBook
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So Seabiscuit was an asshole! A great racing horse and somewhat of an asshole! 😂😂😂 #animalscanbeassholestoo

LeahBergen That's awesome! I'll never think of him in quite the same way again... 😂 5y
TheNextBook @LeahBergen Agreed! I think it is hilarious! 5y
BookishFeminist this reminds of a blog or something I saw several years ago called "Animals Being Dicks" ?? damn Seabiscuit! 5y
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TheNextBook @BookishFeminist I just saw this! OMG! How did he slide under that fence?! I cant! 😂 5y
BookishFeminist @TheNextBook 😂😂 I can't either! So many more dickish animals on there, too! 5y
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TheNextBook
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The next book on my list is... Jumping right back into my theme for this year! This is from 2001.

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