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Homewood Senior Center Book Club

"Seabiscuit: An American Legend"- Laura Hillenbrand

2018-04-17 13:00:00 2018-04-17 14:00:00 America/Chicago Homewood Senior Center Book Club This book club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 1pm at the Homewood Senior Center. Everyone is welcome. Homewood Senior Center

Tuesday, April 17
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-04-17 13:00:00 2018-04-17 14:00:00 America/Chicago Homewood Senior Center Book Club This book club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 1pm at the Homewood Senior Center. Everyone is welcome. Homewood Senior Center

This book club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 1pm at the Homewood Senior Center. Everyone is welcome.

"Seabiscuit: An American Legend"- Laura Hillenbrand

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. 
Author Laura Hillenbrand brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story, one that proves life is a horse race.

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