Unbreakable: The Woman Who Defied the Nazis in the World's Most Dangerous Horse Race

Richard Askwith (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$27.95  $25.71
Publisher
Pegasus Books
Publish Date
September 03, 2019
Pages
440
Dimensions
6.4 X 9.0 X 1.5 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781643132105

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About the Author

Richard Askwith is the author of Feet in the Clouds, which was shortlisted for the William Hill and Boardman-Tasker prizes and was named by Runner's World as one of the three best running books of all time. He is also the author of Running Free, which was short-listed for the Thwaites-Wainwright Prize, and Today We Die a Little, a biography of Emil Zatopek.

Reviews

Askwith traces the inspiring, heartbreaking story of Czech countess Lata Brandisová in this rousing account. Askwith rescues her remarkable, forgotten story through dogged detective work and lyrical prose. This is an intense roller coaster from start to finish.
A significant contribution to international sports and steeplechase history, this is a moving, well-told account of a courageous heroine devoted to God, family, country, and her horses.-- (09/01/2019)
An astonishing story. Heart-stopping reading which left me in tears.--Cloud Strover
A racing story of Hollywood proportions.
An extraordinary story...a fitting tribute to a truly remarkable and courageous woman.
Vivid and stirring.
One of the most remarkable racing stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading.--James Crispe, Thoroughbred Owner/Breeder
A fabulously written book about a remarkable lady. A must-read.--James Fry, International Racing Bureau
Askwith's account is thrilling. We already know Lata prevailed, but that detracts nothing from her approach to the Snake Ditch. An SS riding instructor is described as believing that triumphs in the saddle were evidence of 'the new spirit of our nation.' In the face of such opponents, it is wonderful Lata prevailed.-- (10/10/2019)
Brandisova was a remarkable woman who overcame cultural barriers at a critical moment of history. The author's admiration for his subject is palpable, and he paints a compelling portrait of her courageous, enigmatic spirit.-- (10/29/2019)