My Turf by William Nack
Horses, Boxers, Blood Money, And The Sporting Life

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William Nack has won the prestigious Eclipse Award-given annually for the best magazine piece on horseracing-an unprecedented six times. His only previous book, Secretariat: The Making of a Champion, has been eloquently described by Laura Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscuit, as the "gold standard" of horse books.Now, Nack's finest turf writing, coupled with an ample assortment of dead-on profiles and investigative stories across the world of sports, is brought together in My Turf. Nack serves up unforgettable portraits: from his celebrated account of the death of Secretariat to his homage to both Yankee Stadium and Saratoga, including one-of-a-kind profiles of boxers Sonny Liston and Rocky Marciano, jockeys Willie Shoemaker and Robbie Davis, baseball players Keith Hernandez and the schizophrenic Martin Bergen, basketball coach Rick Pitino, and the chess master Bobby Fischer.

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WILLIAM NACK, a longtime Sports Illustrated senior writer, is the author of several books, including the classic Secretariat: The Making of a Champion, soon to be a major motion picture, My Turf, and Ruffian.
Published January 8, 2004 by Da Capo Press. 388 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Anyone who has tasted the drama of sports—that is, the drama of being human—will enjoy this book, finding in its profiles of the larger-than-life an abundance of small pleasures.

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