The Seabiscuit Story consists of actual news reports from the 1930s and 1940s, culled from the historic archives of The Blood-Horse magazine. Using firsthand accounts of Seabiscuit’s life and racing career—including his epic head-to-head victory against Triple Crown winner War Admiral—the book tells the amazing rags-to-riches story of this 1930s horse-racing phenomenon. It makes clear why Seabiscuit has been the subject of numerous books and films, including an adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand’s international bestseller that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. This is you-are-there reporting that brings to life an American legend.
John McEvoy (1936–2019), a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, was a newspaper reporter and college English professor who subsequently served as Midwest editor, then senior writer, for Daily Racing Form.
He was the author of Great Horse Racing Mysteries and Round Table, and coauthor with his daughter, Julia McEvoy, of Women in Racing: In Their Own Words. John McEvoy was also the author of Through the Pages of Daily Racing Form, a historical overview of American Thoroughbred racing based on material that appeared in that newspaper’s first one hundred years. In addition, McEvoy published a book of poetry.
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