Seabiscuit: The Saga of a Great Champion, is the first complete story of the legendary thoroughbred who captured the heart of a nation. Introduced by Grantland Rice and written by seasoned track writer B. K. Beckwith, its pages are full of unique stories about the beloved horse and the people who were closest to him. Presented in its original oversized format and featuring period photographs, a full-color painting of Seabisicuit, and specially commissioned artwork by Howard Brodie, Seabiscuit: The Saga of a Great Champion follows the thoroughbred’s illustrious career, from his humble birth in Kentucky to his remarkable string of races across the country from 1936 to 1940, and culminating in his stunning victory at Santa Anita. In researching her best-selling Seabiscuit: An American Legend, Laura Hillenbrand drew on Seabiscuit: The Saga of a Great Champion, a rare contemporary account originally published in 1940 that preserves insights, anecdotes, and quotes found no where else. Beckwith’s book will delight anyone interested in seeing more and learning more about this great horse and will allow readers to experience the excitement of Seabiscuit as the story unfolded and in the words of those who were there—Charles S. Howard, Tom Smith, Red Pollard, and George Woolf.
About B. K. Beckwith
See more books from this Author
Published August 1, 2004
by Westholme Publishing.
Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors.