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Comments by Nancy Kesteven on Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 03:06 IP Logged
Dear Laura, I so enjoyed your book on Seabiscuit. My dad loved horseracing. He was a redhead from Scotland. I could just imagine him in the crowds and can now understand his love of the sport. My mother once told me that they were at the races and my dad was so excited about a horse that won. My mom said "but Tom you didn't bet on him and he answered but what a magnifcant ride he gave." I never forgot that. thanks for bringing those memories of my dad back. Nancy
bethesda, md USA

Comments by Dr. Al Baron on Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 00:58 IP Logged
Dear Laura, After being mesmorized By the television accounts of our terrible national tragedy I needed something to restore my sanity. I have been involved in standard bred horse racing for many years and a friend suggested I read your book. I would like you to know how much I enjoyed it, and hope that someday you will elect to write something similar about the harness industry. Thanks again for a great effort. A. Baron
Pearl River , NY USA

Comments by John Jaeckle on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 09:41 IP Logged
Ms. Hillenbrand: this a two part story. 1. Nov.1,1938, I was 15, though Seabiscuit I remember hearing about. I am sure my older brother would have,as a horse loving farmer in Iowa, of course he had farm animals. What causes me to write here is your skill as writer no question THE TOPS. 2. This book I ask you to write will be about CFS, after you read books that have the anwers, because if this restores you health problems you will be the one to present a book for other CFSers to learn from!I had (CFS) symptoms since 1/22/69. Didn't learn until mid 80s it was CFS, as is now known. Please read these books>You will be glad you did. 1. THE MIRACLE OF NATURAL HORMONES,1999 D.Brownstein,M.D. 2. OVERCOMING ARTHRITIS,2001 IBID Dr."B" has some more CFS information here also.Cost 1.$14.95 2.$15.00 FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE,INC can be read on www.healthcomm.com/fun_med/home.html PULL IT UP AND BECOME AWARE OF ONE OF THE GREATEST RESEARCHERS AND CEO OF A LARGE ORGANIZATION at P.O. Box 1729, Gig Harbor,WA 98335 1-206-851-3943 Jeffrey S. Bland, Ph.D., CEO He may find time in his busy attivities,tell him about your Book and your CFS on (I hope I'm correct)ABC News several weeks ago. (I found ENERGY MEDICINE cleared some toxins stored in fats, I quess.) I had chemistry at U of WI, GI bill, 1946-47 This helped sense thw value of Nutrition. But above are way beyond me! My addess; John E. Jaeckle 145 S. Festival Rd #101 Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 714-685-999. Ineed to know where to send several papers I wrote about my dicovery how to rid the body of toxins. Or can I send it to Random House, directed to you? I've never had much luck getting through over the years. Ms Laura: I feel it in my bones your skills of presenting your experiences solving you CFS conditions would serve what I always wish to do.Your prestige, skill and now these facts could be a big winner. Talk to Dr. Bland for a few thoughts he might add. Last but not least. I see why your on best sellers list for 23 weeks. Thank you very much, Another thought, you might get Bland to edited your technical parts? a
Anaheim Hills, CA USA

Comments by John Jaeckle on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 09:39 IP Logged
Ms. Hillenbrand: this a two part story. 1. Nov.1,1938, I was 15, though Seabiscuit I remember hearing about. I am sure my older brother would have,as a horse loving farmer in Iowa, of course he had farm animals. What causes me to write here is your skill as writer no question THE TOPS. 2. This book I ask you to write will be about CFS, after you read books that have the anwers, because if this restores you health problems you will be the one to present a book for other CFSers to learn from!I had (CFS) symptoms since 1/22/69. Didn't learn until mid 80s it was CFS, as is now known. Please read these books>You will be glad you did. 1. THE MIRACLE OF NATURAL HORMONES,1999 D.Brownstein,M.D. 2. OVERCOMING ARTHRITIS,2001 IBID Dr."B" has some more CFS information here also.Cost 1.$14.95 2.$15.00 FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE,INC can be read on www.healthcomm.com/fun_med/home.html PULL IT UP AND BECOME AWARE OF ONE OF THE GREATEST RESEARCHERS AND CEO OF A LARGE ORGANIZATION at P.O. Box 1729, Gig Harbor,WA 98335 1-206-851-3943 Jeffrey S. Bland, Ph.D., CEO He may find time in his busy attivities,tell him about your Book and your CFS on (I hope I'm correct)ABC News several weeks ago. (I found ENERGY MEDICINE cleared some toxins stored in fats, I quess.) I had chemistry at U of WI, GI bill, 1946-47 This helped sense thw value of Nutrition. But above are way beyond me! My addess; John E. Jaeckle 145 S. Festival Rd #101 Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 714-685-999. Ineed to know where to send several papers I wrote about my dicovery how to rid the body of toxins. Or can I send it to Random House, directed to you? I've never had much luck getting through over the years. Ms Laura: I feel it in my bones your skills of presenting your experiences solving you CFS conditions would serve what I always wish to do.Your prestige, skill and now these facts could be a big winner. Talk to Dr. Bland for a few thoughts he might add. Last but not least. I see why your on best sellers list for 23 weeks. Thank you very much, Another thought, you might get Bland to edited your technical parts? a
Anaheim Hills, CA USA

Comments by John Jaeckle on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 09:38 IP Logged
Ms. Hillenbrand: this a two part story. 1. Nov.1,1938, I was 15, though Seabiscuit I remember hearing about. I am sure my older brother would have,as a horse loving farmer in Iowa, of course he had farm animals. What causes me to write here is your skill as writer no question THE TOPS. 2. This book I ask you to write will be about CFS, after you read books that have the anwers, because if this restores you health problems you will be the one to present a book for other CFSers to learn from!I had (CFS) symptoms since 1/22/69. Didn't learn until mid 80s it was CFS, as is now known. Please read these books>You will be glad you did. 1. THE MIRACLE OF NATURAL HORMONES,1999 D.Brownstein,M.D. 2. OVERCOMING ARTHRITIS,2001 IBID Dr."B" has some more CFS information here also.Cost 1.$14.95 2.$15.00 FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE,INC can be read on www.healthcomm.com/fun_med/home.html PULL IT UP AND BECOME AWARE OF ONE OF THE GREATEST RESEARCHERS AND CEO OF A LARGE ORGANIZATION at P.O. Box 1729, Gig Harbor,WA 98335 1-206-851-3943 Jeffrey S. Bland, Ph.D., CEO He may find time in his busy attivities,tell him about your Book and your CFS on (I hope I'm correct)ABC News several weeks ago. (I found ENERGY MEDICINE cleared some toxins stored in fats, I quess.) I had chemistry at U of WI, GI bill, 1946-47 This helped sense thw value of Nutrition. But above are way beyond me! My addess; John E. Jaeckle 145 S. Festival Rd #101 Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 714-685-999. Ineed to know where to send several papers I wrote about my dicovery how to rid the body of toxins. Or can I send it to Random House, directed to you? I've never had much luck getting through over the years. Ms Laura: I feel it in my bones your skills of presenting your experiences solving you CFS conditions would serve what I always wish to do.Your prestige, skill and now these facts could be a big winner. Talk to Dr. Bland for a few thoughts he might add. Last but not least. I see why your on best sellers list for 23 weeks. Thank you very much, Another thought, you might get Bland to edited your technical parts? a
Anaheim Hills, CA USA

Comments by Dr. Kurt W. Kiessling on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 08:58 IP Logged
I received your book about Seabiscuit as a birthday present. I am a practicing veterinarian with ties to QH, TB and Arab racing through my employment as a veterinarian with the MI Racing Commission. There are many great athletes and heroes within the spectrum that we call horse racing and they deserve to be brought to the attention of the general public. Horse racing is a great sport! Good Job !
Fennville, MI USA

Comments by Audrey Findley on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 08:45 IP Logged
A truly fascinating and surprising book. It was sent to me by my son in LA and he raved about it. I received it and was amazed to find that a dear friend here knew all about Seabiscuit. It was famous here in Vancouver and although he was only a little boy he remembers the big race between Seabiscuit and War Admiral. Now he can't wait to read my book. Thank you. It's a gripping book. Audrey Findley
Vancouver , BC Canada

Comments by Bill Frazier on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 07:59 IP Logged
Just a great book - well researched, holds your interest throughout - very compelling reading. An amazing achievement! I have only been to a handful of horse races and never thought I would enjoy a book about a horse so much. I don't know and must have missed this - why did Seabiscuit not run in the Triple Crown races? Some eligibility issues?
northfield, il USA

Comments by Ron Dowdy on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 07:38 IP Logged
Laura- I have just finished your book about Sea Biscuit and thoroughly enjoyed it from cover to cover. What an insight to horse racing in its early days and just how big racing was back then. I worked at the race track in Detroit in the 70's as a teen and being a horse racing fan it brought back quite a few memories. Thank-you and thank you Sea Biscuit just a great book!! Ron Dowdy
South Lyon, Mi USA

Comments by Ron Dowdy on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 07:37 IP Logged
Laura- I have just finished your book about Sea Biscuit and thoroughly enjoyed it from cover to cover. What an insight to horse racing in its early days and just how big racing was then. I worked at the race track in Detroit in the 70's as a teen and being a horese racing fan it brought back quite a few memories. Thank-you and thank you Sea Biscuit just a great book!! Ron Dowdy
South Lyon, Mi USA

Comments by Michael A. Liff on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 04:33 IP Logged
Having just completed the book, I wanted to thank you for a terrific story. Never thought I'd ever read, let alone enjoy, a horse story. It was a great read and it was obvious how much time, research and energy went into the project. What's next? Mike Liff Kenyon College Class of 1968
Jacksonville, FL USA

Comments by SANDIE on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 00:06 IP Logged
I knew I would like a book about horses - but what a treat. Loved it - can't wait for your next.
TUCSON, AZ USA

Comments by Laura Altro on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 00:05 IP Logged
Dear Laura, While browsing through a bookstore recently,wedged in between Hockey and Hunting Coyote, I found your book on horse racing.Being a fan of both Harness and Thoroughbred racing, I grabbed it as if it was treasure. It is. I'm still reading it, and loving every word. It's beautifully written, and gives us a clear visual picture of Seabiscuit's life,which is important to those of us who never saw the horse in person. I hope the movie is coming along quickly. After the horror of last week's events here in New York, any movie that comes out should be Frank Capra "esk". This would fit the bill perfectly. Thanks for the book! PS-is there video of the match race?
Airmont, NY USA

Comments by Liz Radford on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 06:58 IP Logged
Laura, I bought this book b/c I read about you in the CFS Journal. I'm thoroughly impressed by your ability and drive and talent; I also wanted to offer you words of hope if you need them. I never thought I'd get well, but after over 10 years, I'm almost free of CFS. It can happen with the right approach. Take care of yourself, and enjoy your accomplishment. Good for you.
USA

Comments by Vivienne Gilbert on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 06:49 IP Logged
As with many of your other fans I have very limited acquaintance with horses or the track. Your book reminded me of the times I had as a sickly child being moved by classic books into worlds I could not possibly experience on my own, so powerfully and completely that I could disregard the unpleasant real one I was in. You have a remarkable gift. I hope you continue to exercise your talent at this level. I await your next book with joyful anticipation.
New York, NY USA

Comments by Bill Ervin on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 03:40 IP Logged
Ms. HIllenbrand- I just finished the book, and it was truly one of the finest sports biographies I have ever read (about man or beast)!I am not a horse owner or hrse racing fan, but I am fascinated by the stories of America in the 1930s ands 1940s. I was not around back then, but from what I have read and heard from people who were, your book certainly captures the spirit of the times. Seabiscuit is a classic tale of the underdog all Americans would love. Your descriptions and development of the characters were terrific; I really felt like I knew all of them well by the end of the book.I can't remember the last time I was so captured by a story; I just couldn't put it down. Keep up the great work and good luck with the movie. I can't wait for it to come out. Thanks for bringing this wonderful story to so many of us.
Memphis, TN. USA

Comments by Bill Ervin on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 03:30 IP Logged
Ms. Hillenbrand-Just finished the book, and it was truly one of the best sports biographies (of man or beast) I have ever read. I am not a horse owner or horse racing fan, but I am continually fascinated by anything having to do with America in the 1930s and 1940s. Your book truly captured the spirit of those times, (even though I am only 47 and wasn't here back then), but from what I have read and gathered from people who were there, the whole period really came alive in your book. Seabiscuit is a classic tale of the underdog that every American would love, and the characters were mesmerizing. Thanks for writing such an extraordinary book; I have already recommended it to several people, and I am very anxious for the movie to come out.Good luck and we all hope you write another great one like this soon.
Memphis, TN. USA

Comments by Dave McClure on Monday, September 17, 2001 at 09:55 IP Logged
You managed to capture the personality of Seabuscuit and his handlers so well in writing your story I was pulling for them in every race! Thank you for a wonderfully written book.
El Paso, TX USA

Comments by Harry Milman on Monday, September 17, 2001 at 08:41 IP Logged
I usually read novels. However, after seeing your interview on the "McNeill/Lehrer News Hour" on PBS in which you discussed your latest book "Seabiscuit", it peaked my interest and I decided to read the book. I just completed it and I want to tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only was it informative (I do not follow race horseing), but it read so well and was so colorful that I enjoyed it immensely. Moreover, I found myself rooting for the team of "Howard, Smith, Pollard and Seabiscuit" all the way to the last page. Thank you for opening up my eyes to a new subject.
Rockville, MD USA

Comments by chuck lustick on Monday, September 17, 2001 at 03:52 IP Logged
A friend of mine and I both love your book and are going to do our best to alert our friends and local media contacts to it.....congratulations on a superb job.
New Orleans, La USA

Comments by chuck lustick on Monday, September 17, 2001 at 03:52 IP Logged
A friend of mine and I both love your book and are going to do our best to alert our friends and local media contacts to it.....congratulations on a superb job.
New Orleans, La USA

Comments by Margaret Green on Sunday, September 16, 2001 at 09:41 IP Logged
Oh, dear, I just finished reading Seabiscuit and I wanted it to go on forever! Thank you so much for this beautifully written biography of a true American Hero! I laughed, cried and read and re-read. How wonderful you are to have given us Seabiscuit!
Claremore, OK USA

Comments by Margaret Green on Sunday, September 16, 2001 at 09:40 IP Logged
Oh, dear, I just finished reading Seabuscit and I wanted it to go on forever! Thank you so much for this beautifully written biography of a true American Hero! I laughed, cried and read and re-read. How wonderful you are to have given us Seabiscuit!
Claremore, OK USA

Comments by Don on Sunday, September 16, 2001 at 07:47 IP Logged
Dear Laura, I am posting this note on behalf of my Uncle John. He recently read Seabiscuit and although he thoroughly enjoyed it, he would like to know what became of Yum Yum. Apparently you didn't mention it in the book and this is a horse he new as a young man. If you have this information, would you please let me know? Thanks in advance Don
Brampton, on Canada

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