Three Strides Before the Wire: The Dark and Beautiful World of Horse Racing

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Product Details
Price
$24.99
Publisher
Hachette Books
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.33 X 8.14 X 1.02 inches | 1.07 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780786886227
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About the Author
Elizabeth Mitchell is the author of W: Revenge of the Bush Dynasty. She was formerly the executive editor of George magazine and features editor of SPIN magazine. She lives in New York City.
Reviews
"I did not know much about horse racing until I read Three Strides Before the Wire. Now, I've learned a good bit about the front and the back of the sport, and had all the pleasure en route of reading a novel and well-written book."
"Three Strides Before the Wire remains a strong contender with Seabiscuit down the backstretch."
"As with Seabiscuit, the jockey's story is the most interesting and dramatic... Mitchell also fills in, gracefully I think, her own heartbreak...Mitchell is a practiced and assidous delver...though always full of feeling."
"Mitchell has done a superb job reporting, giving us wonderfully privileged glimpses of a closed world. Adorned by a lucid, elegantly spare, nuanced prose style, this book conveys the romance and harsh pathos of the sport of kings, even to non-enthusiasts.