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Comments by thomas pohl on Friday, July 06, 2001 at 05:49 IP Logged
Echt Super die Seite macht weiter so.
Düsseldorf, Germany

Comments by Janice Smith on Friday, July 06, 2001 at 05:34 IP Logged
Just reading the cover of your book gave me chills....what an amazing story! You brought the characters and the events of the day to brilliant life. This book is for everyone, whether they know the least bit about racing or not (I don't). This may be my favorite book of all time. Thank you!
Columbus, OH USA

Comments by lisa on Friday, July 06, 2001 at 01:58 IP Logged
Great book! Wonderfully written. Beautiful story! Good job!
greenbrae, ca USA

Comments by Ken Zurski on Friday, July 06, 2001 at 00:19 IP Logged
I very much enjoyed your book. I am an avid racing fan and knew of Seabiscuit but not his remarkable story. Your descriptions of the races were as exciting as the races themselves. I was struck by many of the pictures in the book, specifically the pictures of the races. They could have been taken today and there would be little noticable diffrence. The silks, the saddlecloth, the tracks, the overall look of the sport has been untouched through the years. That's what I love the most about this sport. It's history is as important as it's future. It's past heros are remembered and revered. There was only one Seabiscuit.
Chicago, IL USA

Comments by Billy Marshall Stoneking on Friday, July 06, 2001 at 00:14 IP Logged
Sydney, Australia

Comments by Kathleen Smith Walker on Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 09:16 IP Logged
Laura, I hope everyone knows that the Seabiscuit exhibit will open later this month at the National Museum of Horse Racing and Hall of Fame at Saratoga, and that our Uncle Tom will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on August 6.

Comments by Fred Elkins on Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 09:13 IP Logged
Did you make a mistake in the book about Seabiscuits age? You state he was 8 when he won the Santa Anita Handicap, but in another place in the book he was introduced in 1934 as a yearling, which would have made him 7 when he won not 8. When was he born 1933 or 1934?? I enjoyed the book, but I would have liked a more accurate dates of all his records. Did he ever win the triple crown or the Kentucky derby?? Fred Elkins
Liverpool, NY USA

Comments by vickie on Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 08:59 IP Logged
Dear Laura, just finished reading Seabiscuit and I loved it! I have been a horse woman all of my life and as a child I would watch the local broad casts of racing from Sullfolk Downs so it was kind of a thrill to read that Bisciut was found by the Howards there.Your book eloquently reveals the love that Biscuits people had for him and would be a great read for even a none horse person.I plan to pass it on to a friend who loves to read about US history.Good luck with the film,can't wait and I'll be the first in line in ME to see it!!
cumberland, me USA

Comments by Al Metz on Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 06:20 IP Logged
You have written a Classic. This is a wonderfull book about human and animal spirit. Words can not describe the joy I got reading SEABISCUIT. This is a must read for everone !!!

Comments by John Haire on Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 02:47 IP Logged
Dear Ms.Hillenbrand:I just finished your remarkable book and have four regrets. (1) that the book is over; (2)that, in spite of the Depression, I was not around in the late 30's to experience all that was Seabiscuit; (3) that my Father, who regularly invoked the name of Seabiscuit during any race in which a come-from-behinder came charging down the homestretch, and who died six years ago, never had a chance to read your book; and, (4)that, unless I missed something, I never found out if Mr. Howard and Mr. Smith ever discovered Red Pollard's partial blindness. Did they?
Churchville, NY USA

Comments by Sandy Mendez on Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 02:27 IP Logged
Dear Miss Hillenbrand, Finished your book - it's a masterpiece!!! I have requested your book accompany my burial. I have been a "student" of this horse for over 30 years. MUST talk with you. I have many questions and probably some enlightening facts!! A children's book was written @ Seabiscuit and it was a good one. Please need to speak with you. Call me collect if necessary. My work number is 561-451-9070 We must talk. Regards, Sandy
Boca Raton, FL USA

Comments by Norm Forsyth on Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 02:14 IP Logged
I finished your outstanding book in the wee hours this morning and I am now doing something I have never done, that is, telling the author what a great piece of writing you have accomplished. Although I have been a thoroughbred fan for 30 years, I have never read a non-fiction book on the subject (other than handicapping tutorials). Your book is much more than a book about a horse or horse racing. The story is a compelling one and you tell it well. It reads like a suspenseful piece of non-fiction. Your development of Seabiscuit's and the three main humans' "personalities" involved in his life left me knowing all of them, as if they were contemporary. Your book also gave me some previously unknown insights into the era in U.S. history depicted. So, a history lesson, biographies of some very interesting people and a horse, and a suspensful storyline, all extremely well written, adds up to one of the best books I have ever read. You are to be commended for your research and the book. You and your work are terrific! I cannot wait for the movie.
Chehalis, WA USA

Comments by Marilyn Anderson on Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 01:43 IP Logged
Dear Ms Hillenbrand, Thank you so much your beautifully written book. I heard you interviewed on NPR and consequently bought the book. Like the others before me, I couldn't put it down. Each time I opened the book, I escaped into another world.I was born in Seabicuit's day - 1938. I grew up very close to Santa Anita, learned to drive on the parking lot there. I've never been around horses, but that was not a requirement for the enjoyment of this book. You are a gifted writer. Thank you again. Marilyn anderson
San Diego, Ca USA

Comments by Laura Hillenbrand on Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 00:33 IP Logged
FROM THE AUTHOR: Several readers have asked about the availability of film footage of Seabiscuit. You'll all be happy to learn that the famed documentarian Stephen Ives is now creating a documentary on the horse's life. It will air on PBS' American Experience; the date has not been announced. This documentary will include filmed interviews with many of the sources I used for the book, plus extensive, rare footage of the horse. Check back on this website for updates! Thanks for all your support!

Comments by Lisa Iannucci on Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 08:32 IP Logged
Hi Laura! I just wanted to let you know that I'm still here! I have passed the book along to everyone in my family! Please email me if you get a chance-I lost Susan's email and would like to contact her!
Washington, DC USA

Comments by Carol Messchaert-Smith on Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 07:35 IP Logged
Dear Laura, I really loved your book. It was a book that I couldn't put down. It is good to know some down and outers can win big time. I hope you write more books like Seabiscuit. Carol.
Burke, VA USA

Comments by Ben Bycel on Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 04:50 IP Logged
Thank you for writing such a well written book. Your voice is clear and your empathy for the leading characters is quite evident. I will highly recommend it.
Lake Elmore, VT USA

Comments by Charlie Ratigan on Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 04:31 IP Logged
Laura: Seabiscuit is wonderful book, and an exceptional piece of literature. I grew up near Santa Anita Racetrack, and have had an interest in the horse for quite some time. This is the first thorough historical account I have read, however, which is so compelling. There are simply too few writers around today with your ability to turn a phrase or hold the reader's interest. I tried without success to get a signed first edition. Are you signing any owned copies on request? Please advise via e-mail. Charlie Ratigan
Chicago, IL USA

Comments by Granville A. Morse, Jr. on Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 03:29 IP Logged
Laura: I just finished reading your wonderful account of the legendary Seabiscuit. Your re-enactment of the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap brought tears to my eyes. I salute you for this magnificant effort and thank you for introducing me to those unique individuals responsible for making Seabiscuit the horse that he became.

Comments by Judith Millar on Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 03:26 IP Logged
Dear Ms. Hillenbrand: From the preface of Seabiscuit through the epilogue and acknowledgments, I enjoyed every word! It was a great read about a superb horse and the humans who loved him. I must confess a tear or two as I reached the end of the book having been touched deeply by the nobility of Seabiscuit and those close to him. Thank you very much for telling this compelling story and bringing Seabiscuit to life for those of us who had not been born when he was racing. Please tell me that racing footage of Seabiscuit will be available soon! I shall always think fondly of Seabiscuit, the Cinderella horse with "the sad little tail".
High Point, NC USA

Comments by Mike Rice on Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 03:13 IP Logged
Ms Hillenbrand, I heard you interviewed on talk radio in Kansas City. I have no back ground or previous interest in horses, but your story sounded fasinating, I asked for it for Father's Day, and it honestly is the best present I've ever gotten. What a wonderful setting for a History lesson! What a captivating story. I enjoyed this book as much as any I've ever read. There is greatness in all us, and all who we love. How we root for an unlikely one who has their gifts discovered and nurtured! Thank you.
Carrollton, MO USA

Comments by Jim Lewandowski on Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 02:55 IP Logged
Ms. Hillenbrand: Just finished "Seabiscuit." I am saddened that the story had to come to an end. I wanted to read more. It was a most interesting and inspirational story. The best since I read "Undaunted Courage" by Stephen Ambrose. Your writing style was very reader friendly. I was born in the middle of the period you describe and was too young to remember the events. But, in reading the book, I gained a better appreciation for what was going on in America at that time in our history. I only wish my Dad was still alive so I could compare notes with his memory of the events you described. He was a horse racing fan and I remember him taking me as a youngster to the Detroit Fairgrounds for my indoctrination to the world of that sport. I distinctly remember his "bias" against west coast "nags" as he called them. No doubt he viewed Seabiscuit as an exception. Thanks for writing the book. Jim Lewandowski
Rapid City, MI USA

Comments by Linda Lael Miller on Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 02:41 IP Logged
I'm listening to the book on tape, and it's fabulous. I've bought copies for friends and family.
Cave Creek, AZ USA

Comments by Kenneth H. laidlaw on Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 01:46 IP Logged
Dear Ms. Hillenbrand, I can hardly wait for the "Seabiscuit" episode of Ken Burns' next PBS documentary, ""They're Off!"-the Story of Horse Racing" - Oh Well, I can dream, can't I? Can you tell me if there are any films available of any of Seabiscuit's races? I would dearly love to see the newsreels of this great horse in action, particularly against War Admiral.
Norwell, MA USA

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