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Comments by Susan Sutton on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 09:31 IP Logged
What are the chances that four brilliant planets could line up on a straightaway to mother earth: Charles Howard, Tom Smith, Red Pollard -- and Seabiscuit? What a story for the ages. Thank you, Laura, for showing us what it all meant.
Concordia, KS USA

Comments by Jerry Nisker on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 08:31 IP Logged
Dear Laura, My cousin gave me your book last year and it sat on my shelf until two weeks ago when she said she wanted it back. I can't believe I let such a great book sit for so long. I have read a great number of horseracing books over the years, but never with such fantistic descriptions that you painted in words. In particular, I have read page 70 at least five times and have called friends and read it to them. One line "To pilot a racehorse is to ride a half-ton catapult" reminded me of Gary Stevens when he rode Winning Colors. She was so calm as she entered the starting gate I couldn't help but wonder if she would fall asleep before the gate opened. But once it did, Stevens had to hold on for his life. Congratulations on a most amazing book. Jerry Nisker
Orange, Ca USA

Comments by Kim on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 08:23 IP Logged
I just read the book in two weeks for my book report. I ride equestrian and am entering my first show at the end of the month. I absolutely LOVED the book and I can't wait for the movie!
Worcester, MA USA

Comments by george h. elwood on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 05:03 IP Logged
I was 11 years old when I heard the Seabiscuit-War Admiral match race on the radio. I guess I was part of the "eastern establishment" because War Admiral was my favorite horse & I was devastated when he lost to Seabiscuit.After reading your book, I am a Seabiscuit fan.The book was wonderful.
hancock, ny USA

Comments by K. Waldkirch on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 02:58 IP Logged
I just finished reading the book and it is FANTASTIC!! I am NOT a horseracing or horse fan, but I couldn't put this book down. It was so packed with information, I was simply astounded. I've told everyone I can think of that this book is worth reading, no matter what your literary tastes are. Congratulations Ms. Hillenbrand. I can only hope that the movie will do justice to this excellent book.
Wauwatosa, WI USA

Comments by John Grove on Monday, May 26, 2003 at 09:41 IP Logged
In the midst of reading Seabiscuit, had to stop to surf the web for more on this horse and the author of this great read!
Norwood, MA USA

Comments by Jeri on Monday, May 26, 2003 at 08:10 IP Logged
Dear Laura: Just finished reading "Seabiscuit." Wow, what a ride. Your description of the races put me on Seabiscuit's back. It was exciting and exhilarating. Your reseach was superb. My uncle, a former Calvary officer in WWII, gave me the book to read because I love horses as much as he does. He recognized your talent for research too. Your story makes me wish I had lived in those days and seen Seabiscuit run. However, I was a little late by being born in September, 1940. Keep up the good work and I'll be looking for future books from you.
Hickory Hills, IL USA

Comments by Barry Smith on Monday, May 26, 2003 at 08:09 IP Logged
Your book was fantastic! Thank you for a wonderful ride!
USA

Comments by L. Shull on Monday, May 26, 2003 at 05:34 IP Logged
If you would like to know the correct story of the race between Seabiscuit and Kayak you should contact Buddy Haas's Sister-in-law Dorothy Shull.
USA

Comments by tom hyland on Monday, May 26, 2003 at 00:36 IP Logged
Laura: Just finished reading your book and will only add a few comments as so much has been said already about it. Thank you for telling this story and a special thanks as a racing fan in treating this with the intelligence I hoped for. You explained racing terms to the layman, but did not dumb it down for us race fans. This is a natural story that would excite any reader, but the secret comes in how you tell the tale (I am a writer, so I envy your talent). Your text was thriiling, uplifting and most importantly, touching to the human spirit. Regards, Tom Hyland
chicago, il USA

Comments by Mary Forte on Monday, May 26, 2003 at 00:35 IP Logged
I have the 1935 Program from the Santa Anita Handicap. Is there a traveling Seabiscuit museum? Are you interested in this program for an historical exhibit?..from Mary Forte, horse racing historian, Solana Beach, California
Solana Beach, Ca. USA

Comments by JAVIER L. GONZALEZ on Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 05:49 IP Logged
Dear Laura, I was fortunate to be picked to be an extra on Seabiscuit. I am employed at Santa Anita Park and was at Pomona Racetrack for the Agua Caliente Racetrack scenes (assistant blacksmith). I had a copy of your book signed by all the stars in the movie. I would love to know if you are doing any book signings here in Los Angeles. Thank you for a great book. Javier
Long Beach, CA USA

Comments by Karen Strossman on Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 04:23 IP Logged
If I sent you a copy of "Seabiscuit," would you sign it and then send it on to Maggie, who is 90 years old? She loaned her copy to me and I would love to send it back, signed. She would be thrilled! I would send you a prepaid shipping label and wrapper. I would need to know where to send the book. I hope this can be accomplished soon. If it is not possible, please let me know. Thank you
No. Rose., ny USA

Comments by jeanne on Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 01:31 IP Logged
Great Book!!!I was never really interested in racing just the horses. I have more respect for the sport since reading your book. I had several questions but they seem to have been answered by your fan mail. I felt the same as one of your other readers concerning the choice of cover for the book. I wanted a great picture of the horse, after all it was about him, "the Biscuit".Will read it again, as I got so engrossed I was sure to miss something. Thank for a great book!!!!
wernersville, pa USA

Comments by Jeanne Talbot on Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 00:03 IP Logged
Dear Laura-a friend sent me the Smithsonian article "Betting on Seabiscuit" because of my heath issues over the last five years. I am finally being treated and evaluated for chronic Lyme Disease with improvement. I assume you have researched the possibilty yourself, but thought I could add to your information on CFS and Lyme Disease. I have lived an incredible journey and would be happy to share. I find it difficult to get information and support in the D.C. area. I promise to read "Seabiscuit". Sounds like you drew from deep inner strength to write it. You should be very proud. Jeanne Talbot
USA

Comments by Greg on Friday, May 23, 2003 at 09:57 IP Logged
HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY, SEABISCUIT! IN YOUR HONOR, I'M WEARING RED AND WHITE TODAY. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING, LAURA!
Albuquerque, NM USA

Comments by Donald Kolko on Friday, May 23, 2003 at 08:57 IP Logged
I'm not a horse race fan nor a horse person in general. I loved your book. It was riviting! Great reseaerch and great writing! I have lived in view of Bay Meadows for most my life and I wouold like you and all those that visit this site that there are plans to tear it down. They already took the practice track away a few years ago and now want to tear down the rest. It is a shame and is not good for the community. Would all those who enjoy horse racing and history please send their objections to the San Mateo Planning commision.
Belmont/San Mateo, Ca USA

Comments by James J. Demma on Friday, May 23, 2003 at 08:30 IP Logged
I am the chairman of a lawyers' book group in Rockville, Maryland. We are discussing Seabiscuit at our next meeting on July 17th, and we would very much like to "hook-up" with you by a conference call. We've done this in the past with other authors, and it has worked well. Please contact me, if you can. I've finished reading your book and thinkd that it is wonderful. Hope to hear from you. Jim Demma
Rockville, MD USA

Comments by B.J. Warner on Friday, May 23, 2003 at 06:51 IP Logged
Excellent visuals! Our students in the Upper School (grades 9-12) will thoroughly enjoy this site. As a private college-preparatory school, we have chosen Seabiscuit as our school-wide required book to read this summer. This web page was entered on our network for our students to review. Wonderful!
Baltimore, MD USA

Comments by Richard Krupski on Friday, May 23, 2003 at 06:17 IP Logged
I Live in Saratoga Springs NY., and I am so glad that the Movie Seabiscuit is going to premiere here in my home town.
Saratoga Springs, NY USA

Comments by maggie van ostrand on Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 09:23 IP Logged
Seabiscuit lovers: Be a part of the grass roots movement to get SEABISCUIT ON A STAMP. Please write a card requesting SEABISCUIT be put on a U.S. postage stamp. Mail the card to Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee; Stamp Development; U.S. Postal Service; 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW; Room 5670; Washington DC 20260-2437 We need Seabiscuit as much today as during the Depression. Together, we can do this. maggie van ostrand
pine mountain, ca USA

Comments by Danielle on Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 02:32 IP Logged
I have been a fan of horse racing since I was ten years old. I think it is amazing and wonderful that when can be inspired by Seabiscuit even after all of this time. If I ever feel sad or depressed because my life isnt going the way I want it too I just look to Seabiscuit for inspiration and I feel better. He had everything against him and he beat the odds every time.
Augusta, GA USA

Comments by Tiffany on Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 01:28 IP Logged
Seabiscuit was an amasing race horse even though he was not very attractive
Downingtown, pa USA

Comments by Dawn on Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 00:52 IP Logged
I read your book twice, and am now on the third time. I read a lot!!!!!! So, that is saying a lot about your writing, and the story! Seabiscuit is one of my all time favorite stories! Thanks for the great read!
fl USA

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