Seabiscuit

An American Legend

Author: Laura Hillenbrand

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345467393

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken comes a universal underdog story about the horse who came out of nowhere to become a legend. 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. BONUS: This edition contains a Seabiscuit discussion guide and an excerpt from Unbroken. Praise for Seabiscuit “Fascinating . . . Vivid . . . A first-rate piece of storytelling, leaving us not only with a vivid portrait of a horse but a fascinating slice of American history as well.”—The New York Times “Engrossing . . . Fast-moving . . . More than just a horse’s tale, because the humans who owned, trained, and rode Seabiscuit are equally fascinating. . . . [Laura Hillenbrand] shows an extraordinary talent for describing a horse race so vividly that the reader feels like the rider.”—Sports Illustrated “REMARKABLE . . . MEMORABLE . . . JUST AS COMPELLING TODAY AS IT WAS IN 1938.”—The Washington Post

Seabiscuit

mit dem Willen zum Erfolg

Author: Laura Hillenbrand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548364827

Category:

Page: 445

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Feuerpferd

Roman

Author: Jane Smiley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596158140

Category:

Page: 767

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Unbroken (deutsch)

Die unfassbare Lebengeschichte des Louis Zamperini

Author: Laura Hillenbrand

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608102396

Category: Fiction

Page: 520

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Louis Zamperini, Sohn italienischer Einwanderer, wird vom jugendlichen Schlitzohr zum Mittelstreckenläufer von Weltrang. Nach seinem fulminanten Schlussspurt beim Finale der Olympischen Spiele in Berlin 1936 beginnt seine Odyssee während des Zweiten Weltkriegs im Pazifik. Er gerät mitten ins Inferno der Gefangenschaft, wo er Folter und Hunger erträgt und überlebt. Laura Hillenbrand, die zurzeit erfolgreichste Sachbuchautorin der USA, erzählt mitreißend und erzeugt eine atemlose Spannung: den Flugzeugabsturz, die 47-tägige Irrfahrt im Schlauchboot durch den Pazifik, den Kampf gegen Haie, die Kriegsgefangenschaft unter einem der grausamsten Verbrecher des Zweiten Weltkriegs.

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328558

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Alphabetically arranged entries on 50 themes discuss 155 popular works of nonfiction widely read by students.

Der Kuss der Ewigkeit

Roman

Author: Kalayna Price

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641071291

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Gestaltwandler, Vampire und Magie – eine prickelnde Mischung Kita Nekai stammt aus einer Familie von mächtigen Gestaltwandlern. Ihre Geschwister verwandeln sich in Löwen, Tiger oder Panther. Nur Kita wird eine gefleckte Hauskatze. Als wäre das noch nicht schlimm genug, wird sie auch noch von einem Vampir gebissen, dann taucht ihr Exfreund wieder in ihrem Leben auf, und schließlich macht eine Magierschülerin sie zu ihrem Abschlussprojekt. Und um dem Ganzen die Krone aufzusetzen, wird Kita zum Tode verurteilt. Wie soll sie nur das Chaos ihrer Gefühle bewältigen und aus alldem wieder lebend herauskommen?

The Book Club Cookbook, Revised Edition

Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club's FavoriteBooks and Authors

Author: Judy Gelman,Vicki Levy Krupp

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101560568

Category: Cooking

Page: 512

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“Part cookbook, part celebration of the written word, [The Book Club Cookbook] illustrates how books and ideas can bring people together.” —Publishers Weekly "We are what we eat, they say. We can eat what we read, too. The Book Club Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp (Tarcher/Penguin, $21.95), first published in 2004 and now newly updated and revised, offers up dozens of new recipes inspired by book clubs’ favorite books, their characters and authors." —USA Today "It's pretty much a no-brainer why we love something like The Book Club Cookbook - it combines two of our all-time favorite things: food and books. Even better - the recipes in the book let us get a fuller experience of our favorite novels by thinking up recipes either inspired by the story or literally contributed by the author as essential to the book." —Flavorwire "The Book Club Cookbook excels at offering book groups new title ideas and a culinary way to spice up their discussions." —Library Journal Whether it's Roman Punch for The Age of Innocence, or Sabzi Challow (spinach and rice) with Lamb for The Kite Runner, or Swedish Meatballs and Glögg for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, nothing spices up a book club meeting like great eats. Featuring recipes and discussion ideas from bestselling authors and book clubs across the country, this fully revised and updated edition of the classic book guides readers in selecting and preparing culinary masterpieces that blend perfectly with the literary masterpieces their club is reading. This edition features new contributions from a host of today's bestselling authors including: Kathryn Stockett, The Help (Demetrie's Chocolate Pie and Caramel Cake) Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants (Oyster Brie Soup) Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper (Brian Fitzgerald's Firehouse Marinara Sauce) Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone (Almaz's Ethiopian Doro Wot and Sister Mary Joseph Praise's Cari de Dal) Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Annie Barrows's Potato Peel Pie and Non-Occupied Potato Peel Pie) Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See's Deep-Fried Sugared Taro) The Book Club Cookbook will add real flavor to your book club meetings!

The Great Depression in America

A Cultural Encyclopedia

Author: William H. Young,Nancy K. Young

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313335228

Category: Depressions

Page: 668

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Everything from Amos n' Andy to Zeppelins is included in this two-volume encyclopedia of popular culture during the Great Depression era. 200 entries explore the entertainments, amusements, and people of the United States during the difficult years of the 1930s.

The Seabiscuit Story

From the Pages of the Nation's Most Prominent Racing Magazine

Author: John McEvoy

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 9781581500981

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 165

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The amazing rags-to-riches story of 1930s hero Seabiscuit is chronicled in the pages of the country's most respected horse magazine.

History in the Media

Film and Television

Author: Robert Niemi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 157607952X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 501

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A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.

Adolf Hitler

Die Jahre des Aufstiegs 1889 - 1939 Biographie

Author: Dr. Volker Ullrich

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104028125

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1088

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Die neue große Hitler-Biographie für unsere Zeit Wer war Hitler wirklich? Eindrucksvoll zeichnet der Historiker und Publizist Volker Ullrich ein neues, überraschendes Porträt des Menschen hinter der öffentlichen Figur des »Führers«. Sichtbar werden dabei alle Facetten Hitlers: seine gewinnenden und ab-stoßenden Züge, seine Freundschaften und seine Beziehungen zu Frauen, seine Bega-bungen und Talente, seine Komplexe und seine mörderischen Antriebskräfte. Der erste Band schildert den Weg des Diktators von seinen frühen Jahren in Wien und München bis zum scheinbaren Höhepunkt seiner Macht im Frühjahr 1939. Eine glän-zend erzählte Biographie, die Hitler nicht als Monster zeigt, sondern als Meister der Verführung und Verstellung - und gerade dadurch nicht nur die Abgründe seiner Persönlichkeit, sondern auch das Geheimnis seines Aufstiegs greifbar macht. Der zweite Band dieser großen Biographie erscheint im Oktober 2018. Er behandelt die Jahre des Untergangs von 1939 bis 1945: von der Entfesselung des Zweiten Weltkriegs bis zum apokalyptischen Finale 1945. »Eine faszinierende ... Parabel darüber, wie ... zufällige Umstände, ein skrupelloser einzelner Mensch und die bewusste Blindheit anderer ... zusammen die Welt in einen unvorstellbaren Albtraum führen können.« Michiko Kakutani, New York Times »Jeder, der sich über den Zustand der Demokratie Sorgen macht, sollte dieses Buch lesen.« Sir Richard Evans, The Nation »Eine so verstörende wie aufschlussreiche Lektüre – nicht nur über die Vergangenheit, sondern auch mit Blick auf die Gegenwart.« Christopher Browning, The New York Review of Books »Eine großartige Leistung – eindrucksvoll und reich an Erkenntnissen.« Nicholas Stargardt, The Literary Review

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Ultimate Reading List

Author: John Charles,Shelley Mosley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440625603

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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"Great reads for busy people." This is a guide to help busy people find great reads in fiction and non-fiction. Filled with recommendations of popular, entertaining reading, this book covers mystery and suspense, romance, womenas fiction and chick lit, westerns, science fiction, such nonfiction topics as animals, art, biography, memoirs, business, true crime, and more. Plus, each entry includes a summary of the book, its significance, and a critique/observation/comment.

Keeneland Race Course

Author: Berkeley Scott,Jeanine Berkeley,Jeanine Scott

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738588741

Category: History

Page: 128

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Since 1936, Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, has represented the gentility and excitement of Thoroughbred horse racing. To central Kentuckians, it is an enduring part of their culture and a fun place for all generations. For horsemen from all over the world, Keeneland is also an honest marketplace for the best Thoroughbred racing and breeding bloodstock to be found. Keeneland's world-class library is the repository of the largest collection of Thoroughbred racing information in the world; all the images in this book are from its vast collection. The book opens with photographs of the Kentucky Association racetrack that came before Keeneland and continues with images of the people who made Keeneland possible: jockeys, trainers, grooms, exercise riders, owners, track management, track workers, customers, and others. Photographs in the book also capture famous horses from the past, including Iron Leige, Round Table, Seabiscuit, Man o' War, Nashua, Whirlaway, Citation, and Bull Lea.

Suffolk Downs

Author: Christian Teja

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439632464

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Since opening on July 10, 1935, Suffolk Downs has played host to some of Thoroughbred racing’s greatest champions, including Triple Crown winners War Admiral, Whirlaway, and Assault, as well as other greats such as Seabiscuit, John Henry, and Cigar. In addition to these legendary horses, hall of fame jockeys George Woolf, Johnny Longden, Eddie Arcaro, Chris McCarron, Angel Cordero, and Jerry Bailey have all competed at the East Boston oval. The signature race at Suffolk Downs, the Massachusetts Handicap, maintains a prominent date on the Boston sports calendar. The list of heralded visitors to Suffolk Downs is in no way limited to the racing world. Entertainer Bing Crosby and television star Rin Tin Tin have made appearances, and the Beatles performed their final Boston show at Suffolk Downs in 1966. Through nearly two hundred images, Suffolk Downs revisits these monumental racehorses, personalities, and events.


American Cinema of the 1930s

Themes and Variations

Author: Ina Rae Hark

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813543037

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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Probably no decade saw as many changes in the Hollywood film industry and its product as the 1930s did. At the beginning of the decade, the industry was still struggling with the transition to talking pictures. Gangster films and naughty comedies starring Mae West were popular in urban areas, but aroused threats of censorship in the heartland. Whether the film business could survive the economic effects of the Crash was up in the air. By 1939, popularly called "Hollywood's Greatest Year," films like Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz used both color and sound to spectacular effect, and remain American icons today. The "mature oligopoly" that was the studio system had not only weathered the Depression and become part of mainstream culture through the establishment and enforcement of the Production Code, it was a well-oiled, vertically integrated industrial powerhouse. The ten original essays in American Cinema of the 1930s focus on sixty diverse films of the decade, including Dracula, The Public Enemy, Trouble in Paradise, 42nd Street, King Kong, Imitation of Life, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Swing Time, Angels with Dirty Faces, Nothing Sacred, Jezebel, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and Stagecoach .

Robert Enke

Ein allzu kurzes Leben

Author: Ronald Reng

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 349295135X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

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Unter allen Fußballern war Robert Enke eine außergewöhnliche Persönlichkeit im deutschen Tor. Als überwältigendes Talent mit 20 berufen, für den legendären FC Barcelona zu spielen, war er mit 25 ein vergessenes Talent und etablierte sich schließlich, als es fast zu spät schien, noch als Weltklassetorwart. Ronald Reng erzählt von Erfolgen und Misserfolgen, aber vor allem erzählt er die Geschichte hinter dem öffentlichen Menschen: Robert Enke hatte immer ein offenes Ohr für die Sorgen derer, die ihn umgaben. Und blieb selbst nicht verschont von großen Schicksalsschlägen wie dem Tod seiner kleinen Tochter. Sein Freitod berührte und erschütterte Deutschland weit über die Welt des Fußballs hinaus.