Friday, September 17, 2010

Secretariat by William Nack



I haven't read this book yet but the movie is coming out soon about Secretariat's life. I remember when I was a Freshman in high school Secretariat had his debut at the Kentucky Derby. What a gorgeous animal he was!! I have always loved horses since I was a really little girl and when Secretariat burst on to my TV screen I knew he was going to be something special. Below is a review from amazon.com about this book.

Product Description
"Secretariat is an elegantly crafted, exhilarating tale of speed and power, grace and greatness, told with such immediacy that the reader is lost in the rush of horses and the clatter and ring of the grandstand."
--Laura Hillenbrand, bestselling author of Seabiscuit
Updated with a new preface by the author

In 1973, Secretariat, the greatest champion in horse-racing history, won the Triple Crown. The only horse to ever grace the covers of Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated in the same week, he also still holds the record for the fastest times in both the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. He was also the only non-human chosen as one of ESPN's "50 Greatest Athletes of the Century." The tale of "Big Red" is an enduring and inspiring classic, more than thirty years after its initial publication.

8 comments:

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Looking forward to this movie. Should be amazing.

Mary said...

This is one that TIm and I are looking forward to seeing!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I know I will love the movie. Are you going to read the book before you see the movie?
Hugs,
Penny

Donnie said...

My husband and I saw the coming attractions at the theater 2 weeks ago and have it on our list. It looks really good.

Sherri said...

Penny, I probably won't have time to read the book before the movie. I would like to read the book though at some point.

French Basketeer said...

HI Sherri- I didn't know about this movie! thanks for stopping by today and I'll email you when I get back....all best,

Angie said...

I saw this the other day on tv and can't wait! Truth be told, I love horse racing and have every horse racing movie out there. Lookk forward to the racing season in the summer.

Maya said...

I'm looking forward to see the movie. If I'm right, Diane Lane is the lead character. Love her.

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