The winner of the 2001 "William Hill Sports Book Of The Year", which tells the story of three men and a racehorse. A story of success against the odds, which is potrayed here as symbolising modern America's emergence from the depression. Potentially, one of the biggest sports books of the year, with appeal that goes far beyond the confines of horse-racing aficionados. 16pp plates.
Laura Hillenbrand is the author of the number-one bestseller Seabiscuit, which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. It was made into a major international film, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Hillenbrand's New Yorker article, 'A Sudden Illness,' won the 2004 National Magazine Award, and she is a two-time winner of the Eclipse Award. She and actor Gary Sinise are the co-founders of Operation International Children, a charity that provides school supplies to children through American troops. She lives in Washington, D.C.