In 1938 one figure received more press coverage than Mussolini, Hitler or Roosevelt. He was a cultural icon and a world-class athlete – and an undersized, crooked-legged racehorse by the name of Seabiscuit.
Misunderstood and mishandled, Seabiscuit had spent seasons floundering in the lowest ranks of racing until a chance meeting of three men. Together, they created a champion. This is a story which topped the bestseller charts for over two years; a riveting tale of grit, grace, luck and an underdog’s stubborn determination to win against all odds.
Made into a major motion picture starring Toby Maguire and Jeff Daniels.
Reviews of Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse
- ‘A rip-roaring narrative from a cobwebbed chapter of the Depression.’ Sunday Times
- ‘Hillenbrand tells the story of the triumphs and tribulations of her cast of misfits with flair and skill, relishing the larger than life characters who inhabited this forgotten demimonde.’ Sunday Times
- ‘Most readable … a wonderful tale.’ Daily Mail
- ‘This season’s literary sensation.’ Financial Times